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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million $$$

                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   52118.348  54470.068  11758.811  12866.970      9.42 51627.561  54722.490  55305.881  55578.227       7.65  100.00

     CHINA P 22468.442  23328.525   4445.423   5064.545     13.93 21921.523  23379.642  23752.382  23947.647       9.24   43.09

     VIETNAM  6354.884   6994.746   1554.076   1732.943     11.51  6430.271   7035.046   7130.435   7173.612      11.56   12.91

     MEXICO   2204.242   2565.010    587.153    612.257      4.28  2278.362   2606.759   2620.147   2590.114      13.68    4.66

     INDNSIA  2579.006   2562.587    663.683    633.263     -4.58  2564.761   2562.126   2565.022   2532.167      -1.27    4.56

     INDIA    1709.264   1785.827    468.184    471.909      0.80  1722.304   1787.201   1790.928   1789.553       3.90    3.22

     BNGLDSH  1192.170   1194.484    318.722    317.625     -0.34  1202.254   1188.225   1193.355   1193.387      -0.74    2.15

     HONDURA  1206.211   1190.247    262.802    264.249      0.55  1199.271   1195.932   1195.071   1191.694      -0.63    2.14

     SALVADR   964.080   1034.534    225.933    247.056      9.35   969.217   1033.097   1047.451   1055.658       8.92    1.90

     JORDAN    937.644   1021.591    216.873    240.941     11.10   952.742   1036.205   1034.997   1045.660       9.75    1.88

     CAMBOD    964.036   1005.451    233.912    271.312     15.99   942.315   1020.728   1030.431   1042.852      10.67    1.88

     CANADA    955.420    958.715    221.940    233.689      5.29   933.147    966.686    966.979    970.464       4.00    1.75

     TURKEY    750.719    892.859    192.199    254.271     32.30   754.001    908.604    920.424    954.931      26.65    1.72

     SRI LKA   968.332    990.395    268.292    232.127    -13.48   978.061    988.824    976.034    954.230      -2.44    1.72

     GUATMAL   686.006    708.229    190.452    188.685     -0.93   725.460    713.158    712.857    706.462      -2.62    1.27

     KOR REP   662.623    642.860    151.800    155.456      2.41   652.165    640.328    643.742    646.516      -0.87    1.16

     THAILND   659.699    633.546    150.337    154.083      2.49   631.479    638.585    641.335    637.292       0.92    1.15

     CHINA T   629.409    597.911    134.892    131.269     -2.69   618.517    592.245    597.712    594.289      -3.92    1.07

     ITALY     540.157    555.092    120.359    152.419     26.64   523.840    567.601    579.002    587.152      12.09    1.06

     EGYPT     506.787    515.824    125.803    150.895     19.95   485.212    521.182    524.748    540.916      11.48    0.97

     PHIL R    592.573    532.617    135.065    138.938      2.87   570.994    535.017    535.713    536.490      -6.04    0.97

     NICARAG   503.157    478.668    108.182    130.475     20.61   504.361    485.883    496.178    500.961      -0.67    0.90

     HAITI     292.548    372.956     78.264     90.094     15.12   307.772    373.513    379.626    384.787      25.02    0.69

     GERMANY   302.007    314.687     71.585     89.128     24.51   305.474    320.919    327.210    332.230       8.76    0.60

     JAPAN     327.082    322.167     78.261     84.032      7.37   323.590    321.231    323.683    327.937       1.34    0.59

     DOM REP   330.957    316.333     69.089     66.443     -3.83   332.710    316.822    316.476    313.688      -5.72    0.56

     PAKISTN   200.850    224.748     52.921     55.088      4.10   199.140    225.515    226.416    226.915      13.95    0.41

     LESOTHO   194.263    192.911     42.735     55.540     29.96   190.711    201.184    199.299    205.716       7.87    0.37

     KENYA     174.169    185.304     42.834     45.998      7.39   169.227    185.865    183.733    188.468      11.37    0.34

     FRANCE    138.277    144.533     36.516     40.351     10.50   136.803    146.611    147.929    148.368       8.45    0.27

     COLOMB    132.172    129.591     30.205     36.147     19.67   130.476    130.507    133.266    135.534       3.88    0.24

     PERU      113.449    125.671     30.414     32.861      8.05   117.666    126.035    128.056    128.118       8.88    0.23

     BURMA      62.686    116.411     18.176     24.982     37.45    69.629    120.542    121.948    123.218      76.96    0.22

     HG KONG   113.657    113.891     21.761     29.575     35.91   103.674    117.347    121.324    121.706      17.39    0.22

     PORTUGL   102.592    119.705     32.453     32.658      0.63   104.598    117.774    119.658    119.910      14.64    0.22

     U KING    120.146    115.532     27.319     27.362      0.16   116.919    115.929    116.417    115.575      -1.15    0.21

     MALAYSA   124.090    115.726     30.609     29.193     -4.63   124.025    116.518    115.655    114.309      -7.83    0.21

     BELGIUM   113.236    115.841     28.876     27.082     -6.21   110.342    116.327    115.423    114.047       3.36    0.21

     ISRAEL    132.329    111.971     36.250     24.748    -31.73   126.018    108.099    103.302    100.469     -20.27    0.18

     NETHLDS    86.083     92.408     20.271     23.985     18.32    89.021     93.829     94.743     96.122       7.98    0.17

     MADAGAS    53.242     82.440     15.263     18.230     19.44    59.192     84.560     83.978     85.408      44.29    0.15

     MOROC      63.609     75.635     16.512     20.931     26.77    65.570     77.600     77.930     80.055      22.09    0.14

     ROMANIA    83.459     74.758     14.195     19.210     35.33    79.698     76.789     77.889     79.773       0.09    0.14

     SPAIN      65.857     73.270     18.172     18.849      3.73    67.575     73.331     74.109     73.947       9.43    0.13

     SWITZLD    41.971     46.519     11.914     11.287     -5.26    44.447     46.315     46.106     45.893       3.25    0.08

     POLAND     51.070     44.759     12.407     10.838    -12.64    50.763     43.472     42.946     43.191     -14.92    0.08

     CZECH      28.224     35.631      7.676     11.187     45.74    29.646     37.007     38.473     39.142      32.03    0.07

     OMAN       17.092     34.825      3.852      5.526     43.49    19.317     34.534     36.476     36.500      88.95    0.07

     BULGAR     39.380     36.378      8.411      8.489      0.92    37.715     36.328     36.435     36.455      -3.34    0.07

     ARAB EM    31.074     34.383     10.239     11.374     11.09    32.011     32.796     34.496     35.518      10.96    0.06

     LUXMBRG    54.459     33.601      8.439     10.232     21.25    45.996     34.437     34.007     35.394     -23.05    0.06

     S ARAB     34.039     32.430      7.575      9.603     26.78    31.833     35.594     34.455     34.458       8.25    0.06

     ETHIOP     18.481     27.548      4.636     10.743    131.71    20.069     29.821     30.968     33.655      67.69    0.06

     BRAZIL     33.241     34.509      7.826      6.851    -12.45    33.421     33.241     34.006     33.534       0.34    0.06

     AUSTRAL    27.876     30.980      6.820      7.867     15.35    27.894     31.896     32.590     32.027      14.82    0.06

     TUNISIA    23.224     26.091      6.507      9.349     43.68    23.306     26.771     27.655     28.933      24.15    0.05

     TNZANIA    27.928     25.863      5.505      5.462     -0.79    29.288     26.150     26.719     25.820     -11.84    0.05

     DENMARK    14.220     22.432      3.474      4.242     22.14    14.389     23.237     23.168     23.201      61.24    0.04

     SWEDEN     21.556     21.315      4.820      5.273      9.39    21.085     21.056     20.761     21.768       3.24    0.04

     AUSTRIA    18.373     20.464      4.714      5.441     15.43    18.782     20.413     21.265     21.191      12.83    0.04

     C RICA     21.014     19.639      5.049      4.327    -14.29    20.927     19.806     19.266     18.918      -9.60    0.03

     HUNGARY    18.066     16.592      3.815      4.167      9.24    17.892     16.952     16.783     16.944      -5.30    0.03

     SLOVENI    15.597     15.375      3.949      4.568     15.68    16.175     15.048     16.465     15.994      -1.12    0.03

     UKRAINE     9.644     13.224      3.657      5.893     61.16    11.253     13.244     14.220     15.460      37.39    0.03

     LATVIA      8.926     12.933      1.793      3.283     83.14     8.651     13.678     14.014     14.424      66.74    0.03

     REP SAF    13.756     12.749      2.657      2.566     -3.41    13.777     12.907     13.100     12.659      -8.12    0.02

     GREECE      9.778     11.431      2.893      3.155      9.05     9.907     11.482     11.677     11.692      18.02    0.02

     N ZEAL     10.743     12.255      3.038      2.431    -19.98    11.662     12.189     11.960     11.647      -0.12    0.02

     SLOVAK     12.322     10.797      2.226      2.825     26.87    11.005     11.147     11.285     11.395       3.55    0.02

     MAURIT     10.603     11.472      3.108      2.897     -6.79    10.746     11.171     11.219     11.261       4.79    0.02

     GHANA       6.017      8.066      1.573      2.772     76.18     5.333      8.515      8.639      9.264      73.72    0.02

     LITHUAN     8.610      8.571      2.161      2.772     28.27     8.725      8.891      8.715      9.182       5.24    0.02

     FINLAND     6.726      7.377      1.529      1.574      2.93     7.156      7.445      7.346      7.422       3.72    0.01

     IRELAND     5.754      4.631      0.729      1.710    134.50     5.353      5.211      5.310      5.612       4.84    0.01

     MACAU       3.176      4.600      0.586      0.482    -17.71     3.019      4.583      4.530      4.496      48.91    0.01

     ECUADOR     3.196      3.694      0.916      1.494     63.11     3.477      4.231      4.440      4.273      22.90    0.01

     RUSSIA     16.637      3.525      1.516      0.374    -75.31    13.907      3.111      2.697      2.383     -82.86    0.00

     NORWAY      1.720      1.660      0.099      0.176     77.79     1.457      1.627      1.617      1.737      19.19    0.00

     BAHRAIN    31.902      1.351      0.156      0.219     40.17    17.241      1.452      1.498      1.414     -91.80    0.00

     MALTA       1.010      0.975      0.189      0.285     50.41     0.765      0.935      1.038      1.070      39.80    0.00

     BELARUS     3.852      0.816      0.189      0.400    111.88     3.376      0.757      0.907      1.028     -69.56    0.00

     VENEZ       0.184      0.252      0.096      0.178     84.92     0.247      0.248      0.282      0.334      35.14    0.00


     _WTO    52084.863  54427.093  11750.288  12851.168      9.37 51591.983  54676.634  55258.313  55527.974       7.63   99.91

     _ASEAN  11343.500  11969.005   2787.938   2986.572      7.12 11340.448  12036.744  12148.400  12167.639       7.29   21.89

     _W HEMI  7452.816   7941.916   1819.306   1915.627      5.29  7563.024   8009.916   8057.977   8038.236       6.28   14.46

     _OECD    4148.023   4335.271    993.885   1134.849     14.18  4100.695   4380.806   4419.761   4476.235       9.16    8.05

     _CAFTA   3711.424   3747.650    861.507    901.236      4.61  3751.945   3764.697   3787.299   3787.380       0.94    6.81

     _NAFTA   3159.663   3523.725    809.093    845.946      4.55  3211.509   3573.445   3587.125   3560.578      10.87    6.41

     _EU28    1874.399   1915.500    440.703    512.537     16.30  1845.964   1942.356   1968.422   1987.335       7.66    3.58

     _EU27    1868.721   1910.570    439.298    511.450     16.42  1840.704   1937.371   1963.607   1982.721       7.72    3.57

     _SUB-SAH  506.352    550.630    120.497    145.114     20.43   506.070    563.556    560.750    575.247      13.67    1.04

     _CBI      294.836    373.532     78.539     90.292     14.96   309.943    374.181    380.212    385.284      24.31    0.69

     _ANDEAN     3.196      3.694      0.916      1.494     63.11     3.477      4.231      4.440      4.273      22.90    0.01