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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 11/2016 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE 11/2016
   Country      2014       2015      11/2015    11/2016  % Change   11/2015     9/2016    10/2016    11/2016   % Change % Share


     WORLD     76117969  84877226   78158459   72013410     -7.86  85065697   80825031   79126464   78732177      -7.45  100.00

     MEXICO    18831601  20286423   18864868   19785208      4.88  20196988   22354974   21818448   21206763       5.00   26.94

     CHINA T   17070589  18838784   17698862   16181879     -8.57  19393443   18698981   17520270   17321801     -10.68   22.00

     CHINA P    7980970  10095545    9349349    8832823     -5.52  10163819    9151705    9284206    9579019      -5.75   12.17

     PORTUGL   10435159  11303152    9829133    7993492    -18.68  10949536    9480987    9484333    9467511     -13.54   12.02

     INDIA      3441627   3356833    3072224    3477985     13.21   3392606    3368311    3540583    3762594      10.91    4.78

     VIETNAM    2780169   3756219    3458119    2605327    -24.66   3703263    3018261    2924886    2903427     -21.60    3.69

     CANADA     2213087   1810773    1695297    1661855     -1.97   1816340    1834512    1883258    1777331      -2.15    2.26

     INDNSIA    1301454   1217468    1116771    1206345      8.02   1256778    1300018    1291243    1307042       4.00    1.66

     CZECH       824958   2904306    2821870    1138439    -59.66   2999952    1237393    1213595    1220875     -59.30    1.55

     POLAND       94518    523489     151043     704505    366.43    245443     822587     839631    1076951     338.78    1.37

     KOR REP    1080756   1127481    1016865     897287    -11.76   1123443    1041099     982336    1007903     -10.28    1.28

     C RICA     1211048    817310     703812     814084     15.67    883370     882300     985224     927582       5.00    1.18

     PHIL R     1351413   1287098    1224418     860184    -29.75   1342547    1008432     940291     922864     -31.26    1.17

     THAILND     477782    758995     730860     844066     15.49    802815     974165     920958     872201       8.64    1.11

     GUATMAL    1088918    909513     905827     731561    -19.24    939269     804817     752694     735247     -21.72    0.93

     ISRAEL      312099    681869     681869     698631      2.46    701819     698158     698158     698631      -0.45    0.89

     HUNGARY      88994    418065     408043     583856     43.09    409912     565052     591618     593878      44.88    0.75

     ITALY       659100    560218     514285     483429     -6.00    557948     514531     516486     529362      -5.12    0.67

     TURKEY      478945    860599     827166     408080    -50.67    867915     458521     432753     441513     -49.13    0.56

     FRANCE     1023491    625846     582003     384845    -33.88    635303     451151     434202     428688     -32.52    0.54

     JAPAN       715983    605631     563592     340289    -39.62    629513     425038     410816     382328     -39.27    0.49

     HONDURA     791515    671886     631056     263505    -58.24    689749     375002     340917     304335     -55.88    0.39

     U KING       50418    311999     259071     178169    -31.23    259997     278377     244083     231097     -11.12    0.29

     GERMANY     199183    341975     311631     190913    -38.74    317455     270643     250862     221257     -30.30    0.28


     _WTO      76103313  84869753   78151757   72006247     -7.86  85056970   80814787   79118610   78724243      -7.45   99.99

     _W HEMI   24291854  24729589   23007741   23458340      1.96  24748515   26497867   26034420   25180188       1.74   31.98

     _NAFTA    21044688  22097196   20560165   21447063      4.31  22013328   24189486   23701706   22984094       4.41   29.19

     _OECD     18113749  21048724   18664568   14841254    -20.48  20449370   17174680   17097830   17225410     -15.77   21.88

     _EU27     14075958  17387405   15243927   12012257    -21.20  16767355   14007967   13954675   14155735     -15.58   17.98

     _EU28     14075958  17387405   15243927   12012257    -21.20  16767355   14007967   13954675   14155735     -15.58   17.98

     _ASEAN     5915057   7019981    6530369    5552708    -14.97   7105604    6336547    6114164    6042320     -14.96    7.67

     _CAFTA     3091776   2399388    2241374    1809607    -19.26   2513067    2062540    2079292    1967621     -21.70    2.50