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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     19830224  26476501    5644734    9708196     71.99  20400411   27059449   30550602   30539963      49.70  100.00

     CHINA P   17842044  24278811    5164995    9280670     79.68  18345435   24792950   28401965   28394486      54.78   92.97

     PAKISTN     182423    654680          0          0       *       77633     654680     654680     654680     743.30    2.14

     SWEDEN      321944    504331      85240     147592     73.15    307997     542991     565225     566683      83.99    1.86

     INDIA       153653    238580      31952      96199    201.07    155995     312351     298948     302827      94.13    0.99

     KOR REP     265921    168550      30308      70440    132.41    276299     177230     179080     208682     -24.47    0.68

     MEXICO      523191     17016          0          0       *      522231      17016      17016      17016     -96.74    0.06


     _WTO      19827834  26472149    5644734    9707696     71.98  20398021   27054597   30545750   30535111      49.70   99.98

     _OECD       713525    958635     316507     237826    -24.86    821075    1010009     907770     879954       7.17    2.88

     _EU27       516542    823022     287847     171187    -40.53    588402     867176     762679     706362      20.05    2.31

     _EU28       516542    823022     287847     171187    -40.53    588402     867176     762679     706362      20.05    2.31

     _W HEMI     523925     17822          0        183       *      522961      17822      17905      18005     -96.56    0.06

     _NAFTA      523195     17715          0        100       *      522231      17715      17715      17815     -96.59    0.06