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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                         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      30.420     27.715      6.707      7.070      5.41    29.624     27.934     28.243     28.078      -5.22  100.00

     ITALY       7.687      7.534      1.973      1.866     -5.42     8.021      7.774      7.830      7.427      -7.40   26.45

     KOR REP     7.016      5.142      1.157      1.918     65.81     6.402      5.522      5.853      5.904      -7.78   21.03

     JAPAN       3.611      4.642      0.770      0.639    -17.01     3.616      4.471      4.411      4.511      24.73   16.06

     CANADA      4.665      4.094      1.242      0.997    -19.72     4.530      3.968      3.769      3.849     -15.02   13.71

     CHINA P     4.398      3.794      1.002      0.774    -22.75     4.172      3.575      3.693      3.566     -14.51   12.70


     _WTO       30.419     27.715      6.707      7.070      5.41    29.622     27.934     28.243     28.078      -5.21  100.00

     _OECD      20.501     17.796      4.564      5.137     12.55    19.993     18.335     18.551     18.369      -8.12   65.42

     _EU27       8.516      8.096      2.063      2.080      0.83     8.741      8.345      8.450      8.113      -7.18   28.89

     _EU28       8.516      8.096      2.063      2.080      0.83     8.741      8.345      8.450      8.113      -7.18   28.89

     _W HEMI     4.949      4.265      1.297      1.080    -16.71     4.803      4.154      3.960      4.048     -15.71   14.42

     _NAFTA      4.783      4.110      1.243      1.023    -17.70     4.625      3.983      3.784      3.890     -15.89   13.85