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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 604:  YARN > 85% SYNTHETIC STAPLE FIBER
                                             Data in Kg.,  7.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                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     23521517  23863667    7055780    6537623     -7.34  24666787   23458136   23702740   23345510      -5.36  100.00

     INDNSIA   11208753  12553636    4045681    3708928     -8.32  12361516   12224075   12434616   12216883      -1.17   52.33

     INDIA      5782861   5985323    1657762    1568055     -5.41   6201773    5994608    5977604    5895616      -4.94   25.25

     CHINA P    2267633   1070451     284667     400922     40.84   1887662    1131476    1218993    1186706     -37.13    5.08

     CANADA      864492   1038921     255327     223500    -12.47    858132    1006616    1012267    1007094      17.36    4.31

     TURKEY      792146    773833     227666     136820    -39.90    863882     717620     663074     682987     -20.94    2.93

     SPAIN       334144    614790     134783      61001    -54.74    404449     543740     566281     541008      33.76    2.32

     ROMANIA     492045    339540      53127      95883     80.48    385308     360890     360890     382296      -0.78    1.64

     THAILND     411575    429114     153813      29965    -80.52    392867     385939     373644     305266     -22.30    1.31

     PHIL R      203641    224367      94635      54319    -42.60    239600     224611     201288     184051     -23.18    0.79

     ITALY       186575    150344      15199      44640    193.70    177690     153041     166584     179785       1.18    0.77

     GUATMAL          0     91883          0      57546       *           0     130413     149429     149429        *      0.64

     VIETNAM     437236    133726      30387      41285     35.86    367993     132064     152117     144624     -60.70    0.62

     MEXICO      122167    121964      23129      21081     -8.85    123897     113463     110832     119916      -3.21    0.51

     GERMANY     129105     63214      26134      14902    -42.98    144468      63155      51656      51982     -64.02    0.22


     _WTO      23521517  23863667    7055780    6537623     -7.34  24666787   23458136   23702740   23345510      -5.36  100.00

     _ASEAN    12261205  13342428    4324636    3837525    -11.26  13362096   12968274   13163250   12855317      -3.79   55.07

     _OECD      2447705   2762639     687425     535082    -22.16   2591814    2610494    2582387    2610296       0.71   11.18

     _W HEMI     987504   1271645     278483     302191      8.51    982056    1269369    1291405    1295353      31.90    5.55

     _EU27      1213083   1224641     235193     243480      3.52   1163561    1201968    1226843    1232928       5.96    5.28

     _EU28      1213083   1224641     235193     243480      3.52   1163561    1201968    1226843    1232928       5.96    5.28

     _NAFTA      986659   1160885     278456     244581    -12.17    982029    1120079    1123099    1127010      14.76    4.83

     _CAFTA         845    110760         27      57610  213270.4        27     149290     168306     168343   623392.6    0.72