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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 604:  YARN > 85% SYNTHETIC STAPLE FIBER
                                         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      71.868     75.597     20.092     20.410      1.58    72.780     74.978     76.241     75.915       4.31  100.00

     INDNSIA    25.332     27.895      8.307      8.908      7.23    26.635     27.720     28.581     28.496       6.99   37.54

     INDIA      13.576     14.718      3.930      3.685     -6.22    14.455     14.693     14.478     14.473       0.13   19.06

     CANADA     11.303     13.724      3.117      3.073     -1.43    10.950     13.698     14.016     13.680      24.93   18.02

     CHINA P     5.580      3.297      0.845      1.040     22.99     4.727      3.327      3.626      3.491     -26.15    4.60

     SPAIN       1.985      3.389      0.724      0.576    -20.48     2.181      3.112      3.323      3.241      48.59    4.27

     TURKEY      3.186      3.545      1.108      0.584    -47.32     3.713      3.178      2.968      3.021     -18.63    3.98

     ROMANIA     2.204      1.490      0.219      0.463    111.63     1.710      1.611      1.611      1.734       1.38    2.28

     GERMANY     1.552      1.484      0.456      0.502     10.08     1.768      1.513      1.476      1.530     -13.44    2.02

     ITALY       1.392      0.871      0.147      0.397    170.04     1.343      0.879      1.007      1.121     -16.53    1.48

     THAILND     1.506      1.215      0.372      0.110    -70.50     1.229      1.118      1.108      0.953     -22.43    1.26

     MEXICO      0.738      0.722      0.102      0.117     15.59     0.687      0.695      0.687      0.738       7.39    0.97

     PHIL R      0.772      0.859      0.350      0.215    -38.67     0.889      0.873      0.788      0.723     -18.61    0.95

     GUATMAL     0.000      0.368      0.000      0.241       *       0.000      0.528      0.609      0.609        *      0.80

     VIETNAM     0.791      0.304      0.060      0.070     16.73     0.671      0.299      0.333      0.314     -53.23    0.41


     _WTO       71.868     75.597     20.092     20.410      1.58    72.780     74.978     76.241     75.915       4.31  100.00

     _ASEAN     28.402     30.275      9.089      9.309      2.42    29.423     30.013     30.812     30.496       3.64   40.17

     _OECD      20.636     23.926      5.748      5.439     -5.37    21.082     23.315     23.652     23.617      12.03   31.11

     _W HEMI    12.043     14.878      3.219      3.431      6.59    11.637     14.985     15.376     15.091      29.67   19.88

     _NAFTA     12.041     14.447      3.219      3.190     -0.90    11.637     14.393     14.703     14.418      23.90   18.99

     _EU27       7.928      7.830      1.640      2.051     25.06     7.611      7.772      8.072      8.241       8.28   10.86

     _EU28       7.928      7.830      1.640      2.051     25.06     7.611      7.772      8.072      8.241       8.28   10.86

     _CAFTA      0.002      0.432      0.000      0.241  81451.35     0.000      0.592      0.673      0.673   227157.4    0.89