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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  3/2018
   Country      2016       2017       3/2017     3/2018  % Change    3/2017     1/2018     2/2018     3/2018   % Change % Share


     WORLD   42788.838  44910.327   9757.544  10590.904      8.54 42970.763  45011.907  45480.279  45743.687       6.45  100.00

     CHINA P 23405.777  25083.921   4904.082   5497.998     12.11 23556.729  25111.013  25495.940  25677.837       9.00   56.13

     VIETNAM  2890.643   3166.523    735.242    774.620      5.36  2953.815   3170.145   3184.509   3205.901       8.53    7.01

     INDIA    2332.674   2504.607    598.532    652.350      8.99  2362.127   2540.948   2540.301   2558.425       8.31    5.59

     MEXICO   1868.187   1943.059    462.071    479.810      3.84  1887.752   1945.814   1958.194   1960.799       3.87    4.29

     KOR REP  1382.305   1438.172    349.382    367.016      5.05  1393.177   1424.473   1440.407   1455.805       4.50    3.18

     CANADA   1021.042   1034.570    240.022    279.827     16.58  1003.191   1054.125   1058.062   1074.376       7.10    2.35

     INDNSIA  1081.147   1016.718    286.075    271.852     -4.97  1069.916   1013.446   1013.973   1002.496      -6.30    2.19

     CHINA T   827.198    817.813    202.185    176.679    -12.62   847.800    804.185    801.055    792.307      -6.55    1.73

     BNGLDSH   669.805    722.896    219.075    222.915      1.75   682.474    716.678    726.994    726.736       6.49    1.59

     TURKEY    671.462    654.245    149.031    188.202     26.28   638.769    660.058    668.592    693.417       8.56    1.52

     CAMBOD    556.667    582.310    143.996    162.825     13.08   552.399    595.866    603.350    601.139       8.82    1.31

     HONDURA   493.350    491.869    116.840    112.002     -4.14   499.146    493.605    490.106    487.031      -2.43    1.06

     GERMANY   499.564    474.587    120.828    126.433      4.64   507.689    474.178    477.295    480.193      -5.42    1.05

     SALVADR   345.354    365.664     82.516    105.912     28.35   346.683    369.668    380.094    389.060      12.22    0.85

     PAKISTN   265.925    312.938     74.368     74.369      0.00   271.496    312.735    312.274    312.939      15.26    0.68

     JAPAN     263.579    273.889     63.827     70.055      9.76   258.894    275.484    277.938    280.117       8.20    0.61

     THAILND   287.109    258.220     69.133     61.603    -10.89   277.452    256.400    254.421    250.690      -9.65    0.55

     ITALY     263.350    241.009     54.540     59.608      9.29   253.806    246.892    246.168    246.077      -3.05    0.54

     NICARAG   251.980    243.509     59.699     62.201      4.19   259.516    246.474    248.072    246.012      -5.20    0.54

     GUATMAL   220.035    234.366     63.472     65.673      3.47   231.971    237.518    238.763    236.568       1.98    0.52

     SRI LKA   253.343    249.559     70.157     53.504    -23.74   259.042    244.385    240.116    232.905     -10.09    0.51

     ISRAEL    253.491    229.953     63.377     52.418    -17.29   238.529    233.669    225.292    218.994      -8.19    0.48

     EGYPT     179.267    187.073     48.882     65.364     33.72   171.988    191.245    193.610    203.555      18.35    0.44

     JORDAN    170.290    186.003     45.083     48.008      6.49   175.230    187.467    186.371    188.928       7.82    0.41

     PHIL R    196.571    173.706     45.886     45.438     -0.98   189.964    175.995    174.652    173.258      -8.79    0.38

     HAITI     131.330    151.980     34.927     40.837     16.92   136.838    152.427    155.499    157.889      15.38    0.35

     DOM REP   122.579    119.603     25.600     29.563     15.48   121.358    120.403    122.931    123.565       1.82    0.27

     PORTUGL    78.424    117.530     35.041     32.006     -8.66    76.485    115.903    119.144    114.495      49.70    0.25

     SPAIN      74.103    115.940     26.703     17.141    -35.81    83.344    112.666    111.713    106.378      27.64    0.23

     CZECH      58.800     95.234     19.737     30.727     55.68    68.929     98.850    104.287    106.223      54.11    0.23

     S ARAB    176.633    105.370     26.667     26.919      0.95   150.146    110.978    106.698    105.622     -29.65    0.23

     FRANCE    116.537     95.447     25.324     24.504     -3.24   109.245     96.018     94.601     94.627     -13.38    0.21

     MALAYSA    86.515     88.226     22.829     25.701     12.58    86.499     87.411     87.871     91.098       5.32    0.20

     LUXMBRG   116.627     85.109     25.059     25.696      2.54   104.729     83.051     84.007     85.747     -18.13    0.19

     NETHLDS    86.091     83.480     23.221     19.598    -15.60    93.351     85.052     81.190     79.857     -14.46    0.17

     HG KONG    75.366     68.462     13.885     16.319     17.53    65.978     70.260     71.514     70.896       7.45    0.15

     BRAZIL     68.464     71.735     15.624     12.288    -21.35    70.135     68.114     70.785     68.399      -2.48    0.15

     U KING     59.147     63.212     14.273     14.560      2.01    60.343     63.728     64.234     63.499       5.23    0.14

     POLAND     83.962     59.979     16.013     13.334    -16.73    79.843     57.678     57.836     57.300     -28.23    0.13

     COLOMB     51.365     48.542     10.622     16.697     57.19    42.429     49.211     52.464     54.617      28.73    0.12

     KENYA      50.125     51.527     12.500     13.708      9.67    48.786     51.976     51.242     52.735       8.10    0.12

     LESOTHO    47.679     46.703     12.141     13.420     10.54    47.456     48.647     47.823     47.982       1.11    0.10

     LATVIA     28.594     36.828      3.850      9.445    145.33    27.108     39.279     39.783     42.423      56.50    0.09

     ARAB EM    66.242     45.712     12.264      7.170    -41.54    59.976     40.858     40.323     40.618     -32.28    0.09

     BELGIUM    43.828     42.425     12.182      9.979    -18.08    44.651     41.791     40.212     40.223      -9.92    0.09

     AUSTRAL    26.187     38.505      7.325      8.789     19.99    27.263     39.583     40.698     39.969      46.60    0.09

     BURMA      18.772     34.503      5.735      9.056     57.91    21.662     35.553     36.078     37.824      74.61    0.08

     PERU       30.807     29.786      7.459      8.882     19.08    30.643     29.567     30.959     31.209       1.85    0.07

     GREECE     28.610     29.659      7.912      9.235     16.73    28.267     30.368     30.693     30.982       9.60    0.07

     MADAGAS    21.548     29.646      5.670      6.579     16.03    23.647     30.399     30.044     30.555      29.21    0.07

     SWEDEN     56.176     19.473      3.977      3.931     -1.16    55.388     19.085     18.309     19.427     -64.93    0.04

     ETHIOP     11.400     13.608      1.921      5.958    210.13    11.302     15.228     15.980     17.645      56.13    0.04

     SWITZLD    12.708     16.221      3.393      3.970     17.02    13.214     16.395     16.483     16.798      27.13    0.04

     DENMARK     7.897     14.333      1.884      3.645     93.45     7.806     14.697     15.786     16.094     106.17    0.04

     REP SAF    17.201     14.338      2.534      3.679     45.19    16.786     15.110     15.399     15.483      -7.76    0.03

     SLOVENI    11.957     13.350      3.460      4.858     40.41    13.228     13.236     15.266     14.748      11.49    0.03

     UKRAINE     4.088      9.731      1.193      4.816    303.52     4.919     10.067     11.574     13.353     171.47    0.03

     TNZANIA    14.414     12.800      2.807      2.788     -0.69    14.955     12.909     13.228     12.781     -14.54    0.03

     MOROC      10.555     12.060      2.788      3.214     15.27    10.860     12.419     12.309     12.485      14.97    0.03

     ROMANIA    13.934     11.933      3.101      2.561    -17.39    13.691     11.955     11.629     11.394     -16.78    0.02

     FINLAND    12.224     12.780      4.325      2.918    -32.53    14.269     12.976     11.840     11.373     -20.30    0.02

     N ZEAL     10.838     11.876      3.290      2.257    -31.40    11.913     11.598     11.084     10.842      -8.99    0.02

     SLOVAK     12.711      8.944      2.028      2.780     37.07     8.978      9.283      9.355      9.696       8.00    0.02

     RUSSIA    106.938     18.544      9.694      0.812    -91.63    90.825     14.702     11.638      9.662     -89.36    0.02

     AUSTRIA     9.970      8.640      2.176      2.494     14.62    10.263      8.612      8.952      8.958     -12.71    0.02

     C RICA      8.997      9.382      4.335      3.578    -17.45     9.276      9.679      8.944      8.625      -7.01    0.02

     OMAN        4.069      7.696      0.803      1.154     43.80     4.351      7.703      8.085      8.048      84.96    0.02

     HUNGARY     7.421      4.821      1.539      2.023     31.39     6.103      5.549      5.214      5.304     -13.09    0.01

     IRELAND     4.994      3.935      0.578      1.697    193.68     4.530      4.778      4.779      5.054      11.57    0.01

     BULGAR      6.416      4.566      1.394      0.762    -45.33     6.392      4.236      4.066      3.934     -38.46    0.01

     GHANA       2.922      3.482      0.690      1.042     51.05     2.411      3.598      3.656      3.834      59.03    0.01

     ECUADOR     2.701      3.020      0.780      1.090     39.72     2.994      3.447      3.672      3.330      11.23    0.01

     LITHUAN     2.104      2.998      0.670      0.834     24.39     2.289      3.210      3.054      3.162      38.10    0.01

     BAHRAIN     6.419      2.559      0.312      0.419     34.33     4.462      2.755      2.840      2.666     -40.26    0.01

     BELARUS     3.499      1.500      0.482      1.596    230.79     3.644      1.426      2.204      2.613     -28.30    0.01

     NORWAY      2.570      2.600      0.424      0.237    -44.10     2.500      2.492      2.433      2.413      -3.48    0.01

     VENEZ       1.358      1.905      1.015      1.292     27.32     2.079      1.592      1.912      2.182       4.94    0.00

     MALTA       2.704      1.863      0.437      0.736     68.29     2.133      1.792      2.158      2.162       1.35    0.00

     MAURIT      2.016      2.111      0.563      0.520     -7.62     2.076      2.070      2.068      2.068      -0.39    0.00

     TUNISIA     1.747      1.669      0.485      0.623     28.59     1.746      1.731      1.747      1.807       3.53    0.00

     MACAU       1.761      1.760      0.247      0.195    -20.99     1.745      1.770      1.713      1.708      -2.12    0.00


     _WTO    42771.139  44890.858   9754.505  10581.883      8.48 42952.940  44990.648  45457.246  45718.235       6.44   99.94

     _ASEAN   5119.352   5322.908   1309.472   1351.641      3.22  5153.613   5337.573   5357.542   5365.076       4.10   11.73

     _OECD    4735.146   4763.811   1148.181   1249.829      8.85  4699.351   4780.625   4814.045   4865.459       3.53   10.64

     _W HEMI  4621.236   4750.627   1125.434   1220.336      8.43  4647.592   4783.593   4822.421   4845.529       4.26   10.59

     _NAFTA   2889.229   2977.629    702.092    759.637      8.20  2890.943   2999.939   3016.256   3035.174       4.99    6.64

     _EU28    1687.754   1648.742    410.389    421.671      2.75  1683.888   1655.551   1662.260   1660.024      -1.42    3.63

     _EU27    1687.364   1648.357    410.300    421.559      2.74  1683.542   1655.141   1661.848   1659.616      -1.42    3.63

     _CAFTA   1442.295   1464.393    352.461    378.929      7.51  1467.950   1477.347   1488.909   1490.860       1.56    3.26

     _SUB-SAH  169.726    176.398     39.349     48.091     22.21   169.645    182.065    181.572    185.140       9.13    0.40

     _CBI      132.362    152.260     35.090     41.273     17.62   137.784    152.990    156.088    158.443      14.99    0.35

     _ANDEAN     2.701      3.020      0.780      1.090     39.72     2.994      3.447      3.672      3.330      11.23    0.01