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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 620:  OTHER SYNTHETIC FILAMENT 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     578.979    568.403    130.630    142.385      9.00   567.866    578.005    578.203    580.158       2.16  100.00

     CHINA P   127.624    130.496     28.917     35.346     22.23   129.736    132.787    135.121    136.925       5.54   23.60

     INDIA     131.816    119.747     26.814     28.131      4.91   127.766    120.961    121.323    121.064      -5.25   20.87

     CANADA     42.325     43.478      9.555     12.127     26.92    41.306     45.021     45.161     46.051      11.49    7.94

     CHINA T    32.738     30.938      7.495      8.776     17.10    31.965     31.746     32.070     32.219       0.80    5.55

     TURKEY     34.912     31.814      8.063      6.941    -13.92    32.499     31.946     30.960     30.692      -5.56    5.29

     S ARAB     24.943     28.082      5.530      7.859     42.13    23.264     30.967     30.213     30.411      30.72    5.24

     VIETNAM    15.194     21.457      4.046      5.826     43.99    16.277     22.534     22.429     23.236      42.76    4.01

     KOR REP    21.964     20.710      5.034      4.865     -3.36    22.024     20.996     20.523     20.541      -6.73    3.54

     ARAB EM    22.045     16.970      3.224      3.825     18.63    17.497     17.199     17.425     17.571       0.42    3.03

     JAPAN      16.076     16.172      3.809      3.572     -6.22    15.761     15.922     15.965     15.935       1.11    2.75

     MEXICO     10.831     12.951      2.684      2.739      2.07    11.120     12.777     12.858     13.006      16.96    2.24

     ITALY       9.435     10.171      2.409      3.640     51.12    10.134     10.144     10.490     11.402      12.52    1.97

     U KING      9.584     11.270      2.710      2.534     -6.49    10.150     11.419     11.232     11.094       9.30    1.91

     NETHLDS     9.455     10.889      2.147      2.223      3.58     9.132     11.239     11.686     10.966      20.09    1.89

     GERMANY     6.858      8.536      2.239      2.873     28.30     7.557      8.943      8.963      9.169      21.33    1.58

     THAILND    19.106     13.423      6.569      1.489    -77.33    19.294     12.016      9.990      8.343     -56.76    1.44

     GREECE      6.572      7.361      2.001      1.831     -8.52     6.590      7.207      7.169      7.190       9.11    1.24

     BELGIUM     7.263      6.769      1.518      1.646      8.39     6.830      6.772      6.845      6.896       0.96    1.19

     GUATMAL     2.365      4.263      0.540      1.533    183.71     2.307      4.751      5.016      5.256     127.81    0.91

     COLOMB      4.281      4.164      0.644      0.592     -8.15     3.492      4.281      4.245      4.111      17.74    0.71

     MALAYSA     1.310      1.702      0.314      0.265    -15.54     1.259      1.730      1.633      1.653      31.29    0.28

     ISRAEL      1.223      1.241      0.149      0.138     -7.55     0.796      1.258      1.239      1.229      54.36    0.21

     PORTUGL     0.794      1.353      0.299      0.057    -80.86     1.047      1.152      1.162      1.111       6.09    0.19

     HG KONG     2.023      0.901      0.178      0.323     81.32     1.890      0.939      0.971      1.046     -44.66    0.18

     SALVADR     0.327      0.421      0.080      0.071    -11.02     0.384      0.421      0.418      0.412       7.38    0.07

     INDNSIA     1.568      0.400      0.164      0.118    -27.80     1.527      0.366      0.389      0.354     -76.79    0.06

     ROMANIA     2.521      0.563      0.526      0.000   -100.00     2.412      0.405      0.214      0.037     -98.46    0.01


     _WTO      578.942    568.365    130.630    142.385      9.00   567.843    577.966    578.165    580.120       2.16   99.99

     _OECD     158.620    161.486     38.177     40.889      7.10   156.720    163.969    163.457    164.198       4.77   28.30

     _W HEMI    62.048     66.131     13.840     17.169     24.05    60.700     68.037     68.467     69.460      14.43   11.97

     _EU27      60.689     64.916     15.684     16.540      5.46    62.169     65.389     65.891     65.772       5.80   11.34

     _EU28      60.689     64.916     15.684     16.540      5.46    62.169     65.389     65.891     65.772       5.80   11.34

     _NAFTA     53.156     56.429     12.238     14.866     21.47    52.426     57.798     58.019     59.057      12.65   10.18

     _ASEAN     37.182     36.985     11.094      7.700    -30.59    38.360     36.652     34.447     33.592     -12.43    5.79

     _CAFTA      3.853      4.752      0.670      1.608    140.07     3.901      5.191      5.456      5.690      45.87    0.98