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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     239.898    246.519     62.443     66.891      7.12   234.844    248.382    250.594    250.968       6.87  100.00

     CHINA P    41.216     54.594     11.028     12.573     14.01    43.322     55.371     55.857     56.139      29.59   22.37

     MEXICO     59.321     49.408     13.166     10.477    -20.42    57.111     48.160     46.758     46.719     -18.20   18.62

     CHINA T    38.117     40.382      9.811      9.324     -4.97    39.555     39.922     40.097     39.894       0.86   15.90

     PORTUGL    18.263     15.678      7.971      7.356     -7.71    15.661     15.221     16.283     15.063      -3.82    6.00

     FRANCE      9.521      9.435      2.164      3.985     84.14     8.925     10.085     10.612     11.256      26.12    4.48

     CZECH       2.449      9.370      1.941      3.427     76.54     3.897     10.132     10.781     10.856     178.54    4.33

     INDIA       6.368      6.873      1.331      2.397     80.08     6.048      7.262      7.802      7.939      31.26    3.16

     CANADA      8.414      7.748      2.029      1.691    -16.69     8.375      7.651      7.316      7.409     -11.53    2.95

     VIETNAM     6.573      6.217      1.597      1.718      7.55     6.014      6.096      6.190      6.337       5.37    2.53

     TURKEY      3.441      5.261      1.002      1.701     69.67     3.272      5.611      5.787      5.959      82.10    2.37

     ITALY       4.921      5.572      1.210      1.166     -3.60     4.803      5.911      5.689      5.528      15.11    2.20

     ISRAEL      2.199      3.606      1.037      2.314    123.11     1.934      4.063      4.111      4.882     152.39    1.95

     THAILND     3.391      3.809      0.922      1.078     16.84     3.244      3.813      3.878      3.964      22.19    1.58

     POLAND      3.858      3.419      0.680      0.747      9.94     3.759      3.525      3.620      3.487      -7.24    1.39

     GERMANY     3.304      3.128      0.683      0.994     45.41     3.295      3.048      3.400      3.438       4.35    1.37

     JAPAN       6.266      2.690      0.609      1.079     77.21     4.724      2.959      3.057      3.160     -33.10    1.26

     KOR REP     3.437      3.502      0.852      0.471    -44.73     3.602      3.350      3.269      3.121     -13.34    1.24

     PHIL R      2.853      2.945      0.746      0.504    -32.37     2.670      2.698      2.779      2.703       1.27    1.08

     C RICA      1.711      1.981      1.065      0.996     -6.40     1.750      2.133      1.966      1.913       9.30    0.76

     U KING      1.535      1.486      0.213      0.575    170.27     1.353      1.606      1.658      1.848      36.63    0.74

     INDNSIA     1.705      1.551      0.479      0.317    -33.86     1.701      1.506      1.479      1.389     -18.35    0.55

     LATVIA      0.177      1.153      0.023      0.170    644.45     0.200      1.322      1.301      1.301     549.30    0.52

     GUATMAL     1.544      0.912      0.138      0.401    191.81     1.004      1.108      1.190      1.176      17.20    0.47

     HUNGARY     2.527      0.942      0.418      0.395     -5.59     2.064      0.997      0.900      0.919     -55.49    0.37

     ROMANIA     0.857      0.911      0.242      0.157    -34.88     0.899      0.819      0.842      0.826      -8.07    0.33

     HONDURA     0.545      0.406      0.124      0.148     19.75     0.437      0.438      0.430      0.431      -1.50    0.17


     _WTO      239.810    246.518     62.443     66.890      7.12   234.756    248.380    250.593    250.964       6.90  100.00

     _OECD      63.508     67.483     19.770     22.971     16.19    61.048     69.142     71.185     70.684      15.78   28.16

     _W HEMI    73.249     61.110     16.708     13.835    -17.20    70.016     60.108     58.324     58.237     -16.82   23.20

     _EU27      49.889     52.978     16.085     19.402     20.63    47.436     54.638     56.915     56.295      18.68   22.43

     _EU28      49.889     52.978     16.085     19.402     20.63    47.436     54.638     56.915     56.295      18.68   22.43

     _NAFTA     67.734     57.156     15.196     12.168    -19.93    65.486     55.812     54.074     54.129     -17.34   21.57

     _ASEAN     14.593     14.539      3.748      3.621     -3.37    13.700     14.131     14.349     14.413       5.20    5.74

     _CAFTA      3.813      3.303      1.326      1.546     16.61     3.195      3.683      3.590      3.523      10.28    1.40