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                                          |                                     |                                   May 1, 2018
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  3/2018 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                         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      11.146     13.981      3.047      3.584     17.62    12.344     14.103     14.400     14.518      17.61  100.00

     CHINA P     7.508     11.628      2.620      2.886     10.16     8.791     11.604     11.862     11.894      35.30   81.93

     INDIA       0.431      0.565      0.087      0.177    103.66     0.416      0.666      0.659      0.656      57.45    4.52

     SWEDEN      0.284      0.448      0.073      0.130     77.89     0.261      0.479      0.503      0.505      93.32    3.48

     KOR REP     0.415      0.122      0.033      0.093    182.54     0.427      0.140      0.141      0.182     -57.27    1.26

     PAKISTN     0.175      0.165      0.000      0.000       *       0.082      0.165      0.165      0.165     102.31    1.14

     MEXICO      1.336      0.006      0.000      0.000       *       1.335      0.006      0.006      0.006     -99.57    0.04


     _WTO       11.134     13.964      3.047      3.581     17.50    12.332     14.083     14.379     14.497      17.55   99.86

     _OECD       1.051      1.141      0.196      0.358     82.85     1.026      1.203      1.251      1.303      27.00    8.98

     _EU27       0.862      1.150      0.180      0.285     58.65     0.779      1.208      1.249      1.256      61.25    8.65

     _EU28       0.862      1.150      0.180      0.285     58.65     0.779      1.208      1.249      1.256      61.25    8.65

     _W HEMI     1.339      0.014      0.000      0.005       *       1.338      0.014      0.015      0.019     -98.59    0.13

     _NAFTA      1.337      0.008      0.000      0.003       *       1.335      0.008      0.008      0.011     -99.18    0.08