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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                         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       5.767      6.672      1.403      1.037    -26.08     5.660      6.396      6.281      6.306      11.41  100.00

     CHINA P     1.300      1.910      0.318      0.190    -40.07     1.341      1.787      1.809      1.783      33.02   28.28

     ROMANIA     1.328      1.833      0.182      0.063    -65.65     1.273      1.805      1.740      1.713      34.55   27.17

     ITALY       0.977      0.693      0.363      0.317    -12.80     0.990      0.578      0.551      0.647     -34.64   10.26

     HUNGARY     0.605      0.511      0.109      0.034    -68.49     0.549      0.493      0.454      0.437     -20.34    6.93

     FRANCE      0.463      0.312      0.084      0.140     66.22     0.368      0.318      0.236      0.368       0.20    5.84

     TURKEY      0.171      0.140      0.036      0.027    -25.69     0.146      0.140      0.143      0.131     -10.42    2.07

     LITHUAN     0.017      0.018      0.000      0.070       *       0.017      0.019      0.087      0.088     413.49    1.39


     _WTO        5.767      6.672      1.403      1.037    -26.08     5.660      6.396      6.281      6.306      11.41  100.00

     _EU27       3.960      3.770      0.842      0.709    -15.75     3.699      3.646      3.505      3.637      -1.67   57.69

     _EU28       3.960      3.770      0.842      0.709    -15.75     3.699      3.646      3.505      3.637      -1.67   57.69

     _OECD       2.787      2.060      0.696      0.604    -13.20     2.555      1.963      1.822      1.968     -22.99   31.21