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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                             Data in Kg.,  8.50 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       520938    639294     127902      84503    -33.93    517783     591034     599699     595895      15.09  100.00

     CHINA P     183133    302150      55055      19976    -63.72    200240     271322     272946     267071      33.38   44.82

     ROMANIA     138495    175707      21229      10987    -48.25    134795     168760     167463     165465      22.75   27.77

     HUNGARY      37798     34992       4868       1954    -59.86     30765      33615      31657      32078       4.27    5.38

     ITALY        56300     35641      19148      14194    -25.87     57499      26262      25859      30687     -46.63    5.15

     FRANCE       53897     25666       7529      12465     65.56     32597      25934      18442      30602      -6.12    5.14

     LITHUAN       6160      6129          0      19301       *        6160       6218      25388      25430     312.82    4.27

     TURKEY       12387     11701       3772       1260    -66.60     12714      11024      10600       9189     -27.73    1.54


     _WTO        520938    639294     127902      84503    -33.93    517783     591034     599699     595895      15.09  100.00

     _EU27       310047    291798      55117      61247     11.12    277897     275452     283502     297928       7.21   50.00

     _EU28       310047    291798      55117      61247     11.12    277897     275452     283502     297928       7.21   50.00

     _OECD       178136    121697      37673      32220    -14.47    150026     111532     101272     116244     -22.52   19.51