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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                             Data in M2.,  1.00 M2 per M2.. 

                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     19557532  12922271    3186024    3603989     13.12  18085596   12856581   13205234   13340236     -26.24  100.00

     KOR REP    9405608   5092995     903234    1733697     91.94   8754533    5492871    5851231    5923458     -32.34   44.40

     CHINA P    4300336   2833356     932248     636736    -31.70   3876539    2501155    2550643    2537844     -34.53   19.02

     CANADA     3029846   2464416     801190     586869    -26.75   2814990    2330471    2240576    2250095     -20.07   16.87

     JAPAN       881287    988715     186137     184056     -1.12    822195     914910     903312     986634      20.00    7.40

     ITALY      1223872    975820     231491     234645      1.36   1113148    1010418    1023448     978974     -12.05    7.34


     _WTO      19557433  12922271    3186024    3603989     13.12  18085497   12856581   13205234   13340236     -26.24  100.00

     _OECD     13819894   8679091    1962734    2618030     33.39  12837798    9001572    9296438    9334387     -27.29   69.97

     _W HEMI    3128577   2527588     822806     613157    -25.48   2905706    2397937    2309537    2317939     -20.23   17.38

     _NAFTA     3064868   2468740     801399     594156    -25.86   2837662    2334586    2244691    2261497     -20.30   16.95

     _EU27      1386061   1039721     245937     275272     11.93   1252242    1083919    1111334    1069056     -14.63    8.01

     _EU28      1386061   1039721     245937     275272     11.93   1252242    1083919    1111334    1069056     -14.63    8.01