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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                         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    1405.689   1536.523    345.580    369.402      6.89  1433.754   1533.214   1543.007   1560.345       8.83  100.00

     CHINA P   391.172    446.707    100.923    109.887      8.88   410.340    447.268    452.189    455.671      11.05   29.20

     KOR REP   126.827    161.067     40.824     37.450     -8.27   134.138    158.840    156.911    157.693      17.56   10.11

     VIETNAM   167.141    160.878     33.873     28.913    -14.64   161.352    158.178    154.059    155.918      -3.37    9.99

     CHINA T   153.699    150.402     25.137     24.647     -1.95   151.704    149.887    151.636    149.913      -1.18    9.61

     JAPAN     125.121    123.655     31.417     31.024     -1.25   126.151    120.889    121.477    123.261      -2.29    7.90

     CANADA     87.692     97.541     20.973     29.336     39.88    86.117    100.559    102.382    105.905      22.98    6.79

     MEXICO     93.887     91.583     22.400     28.122     25.54    91.723     91.639     94.315     97.305       6.09    6.24

     GERMANY    41.102     53.375     12.690     15.769     24.26    45.643     54.409     55.088     56.453      23.68    3.62

     ITALY      21.132     30.430      6.651      8.242     23.93    23.233     31.511     32.949     32.022      37.83    2.05

     INDIA      28.232     30.945      5.811      5.898      1.50    29.528     31.025     31.001     31.032       5.09    1.99

     SWITZLD    27.792     29.736      8.285      7.328    -11.54    29.768     29.380     29.080     28.779      -3.32    1.84

     TURKEY     15.240     22.843      4.445      6.039     35.85    17.100     23.086     22.894     24.436      42.90    1.57

     U KING     15.977     17.870      3.830      4.665     21.82    15.841     17.935     18.472     18.706      18.08    1.20

     FRANCE     11.976     13.596      2.819      3.122     10.78    11.808     13.422     13.767     13.900      17.72    0.89

     SPAIN      12.042      9.259      2.457      2.154    -12.33    11.519      8.709      8.903      8.956     -22.25    0.57

     THAILND     7.880      8.535      2.072      2.153      3.88     7.503      8.674      8.400      8.615      14.82    0.55

     N ZEAL      9.385      9.679      2.796      1.384    -50.50    10.426      8.995      8.634      8.267     -20.71    0.53

     INDNSIA     8.543      7.217      1.567      1.678      7.05     7.577      7.372      7.166      7.328      -3.29    0.47

     COLOMB      2.217      4.968      0.874      2.386    173.03     2.658      5.126      5.930      6.481     143.80    0.42

     BELGIUM     4.612      5.311      0.929      1.315     41.59     4.459      5.623      5.676      5.698      27.77    0.37

     CAMBOD      3.896      4.770      1.143      2.029     77.51     4.100      4.893      5.204      5.656      37.94    0.36

     NETHLDS     6.199      5.687      1.687      1.575     -6.65     6.318      5.673      5.626      5.575     -11.77    0.36

     AUSTRAL     4.592      5.509      1.244      0.885    -28.90     4.826      5.448      5.256      5.150       6.71    0.33

     PORTUGL     2.573      4.674      0.932      1.173     25.87     2.896      4.729      4.901      4.915      69.70    0.31

     ROMANIA     2.296      3.959      0.848      1.263     48.89     2.664      3.973      3.989      4.373      64.15    0.28

     ISRAEL      1.795      3.745      1.069      1.604     50.04     2.459      3.928      4.140      4.280      74.06    0.27

     PERU        2.828      3.254      1.105      1.224     10.78     3.336      3.099      3.381      3.373       1.13    0.22

     SWEDEN      0.519      3.239      0.891      0.950      6.63     1.218      3.113      3.193      3.298     170.66    0.21

     SLOVAK      2.759      3.160      0.959      0.770    -19.71     3.165      3.068      2.969      2.971      -6.14    0.19

     AUSTRIA     2.709      2.922      0.771      0.758     -1.70     2.686      2.955      3.081      2.909       8.33    0.19

     LUXMBRG     5.772      2.052      0.395      0.939    137.49     4.743      2.021      2.166      2.595     -45.29    0.17

     REP SAF     2.849      2.127      0.378      0.748     97.88     2.710      2.428      2.431      2.497      -7.88    0.16

     CZECH       2.188      1.982      0.485      0.911     87.65     1.755      2.009      2.107      2.408      37.20    0.15

     HG KONG     0.943      1.320      0.119      0.493    315.13     0.878      1.577      1.729      1.694      93.03    0.11

     SALVADR     1.400      1.608      0.361      0.394      9.29     1.405      1.592      1.621      1.641      16.78    0.11

     PHIL R      1.463      1.336      0.294      0.163    -44.62     1.340      1.190      1.137      1.205     -10.06    0.08

     DOM REP     1.417      1.151      0.432      0.019    -95.63     1.325      0.946      0.912      0.738     -44.31    0.05

     ARAB EM     0.087      0.335      0.011      0.364   3303.83     0.088      0.385      0.518      0.688     685.24    0.04

     LITHUAN     0.299      0.493      0.101      0.153     50.84     0.369      0.570      0.548      0.544      47.31    0.03

     PAKISTN     0.517      0.635      0.286      0.060    -79.19     0.775      0.380      0.366      0.408     -47.36    0.03

     MALAYSA     0.464      0.320      0.106      0.160     51.62     0.478      0.259      0.257      0.375     -21.54    0.02


     _WTO     1405.628   1536.365    345.498    369.387      6.91  1433.632   1533.073   1542.903   1560.254       8.83   99.99

     _OECD     401.286    479.248    113.478    124.244      9.49   417.095    480.859    483.502    490.013      17.48   31.40

     _W HEMI   190.931    201.743     46.685     61.668     32.09   188.241    204.441    209.893    216.726      15.13   13.89

     _NAFTA    181.579    189.125     43.373     57.458     32.48   177.840    192.198    196.698    203.210      14.27   13.02

     _ASEAN    189.457    183.118     39.106     35.095    -10.26   182.458    180.614    176.271    179.107      -1.84   11.48

     _EU28     133.780    159.527     36.793     43.982     19.54   139.807    161.201    164.903    166.717      19.25   10.68

     _EU27     133.780    159.526     36.793     43.982     19.54   139.807    161.200    164.902    166.716      19.25   10.68

     _CAFTA      3.832      3.512      1.261      0.497    -60.56     3.980      3.133      2.998      2.748     -30.95    0.18

     _SUB-SAH    2.903      2.219      0.383      0.748     95.17     2.764      2.520      2.520      2.583      -6.53    0.17