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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE 10/2016
   Country      2014       2015      10/2015    10/2016  % Change   10/2015     8/2016     9/2016    10/2016   % Change % Share


     WORLD    194596893 208893775  175613260  186697707      6.31 209279910  215446052  217427846  219978222       5.11  100.00

     CHINA P   52139808  60391288   50564201   57797893     14.31  59787025   65971703   66692879   67624980      13.11   30.74

     VIETNAM   54385981  55567063   46365742   44143260     -4.79  56397054   53817851   53484520   53344581      -5.41   24.25

     KOR REP   20142370  21920835   18549150   19607657      5.71  21896772   22397285   22997450   22979342       4.94   10.45

     CANADA    17232308  15942541   13378264   13164566     -1.60  16600570   15527778   15458741   15728843      -5.25    7.15

     CHINA T   14128157  16103845   13913386   13052293     -6.19  15725959   14940049   14987831   15242752      -3.07    6.93

     MEXICO    10014949  10370064    8818059   11319841     28.37  10572236   12519891   12654659   12871846      21.75    5.85

     JAPAN      4741558   5471228    4502628    5253508     16.68   4949898    6096360    6049147    6222108      25.70    2.83

     GERMANY    2642405   2457394    2063898    3983294     93.00   2409019    3013206    3965507    4376790      81.68    1.99

     INDIA      3044113   3233647    2565362    3391189     32.19   3372812    3828569    4057796    4059474      20.36    1.85

     INDNSIA     205928    360235     225191    1879923    734.81    278984    1731892    1828426    2014967     622.25    0.92

     SPAIN       950351   1192399     887808    1378914     55.32   1018697    1612024    1615358    1683505      65.26    0.77

     SWEDEN       20218     19197      17499    1607363   9085.46     21986    1608298    1609144    1609061    7218.57    0.73

     CAMBOD      290572    990834     680973    1051466     54.41    778339    1383830    1316467    1361327      74.90    0.62

     ITALY       785159    939883     800789     937858     17.12    967815     997958     990807    1076952      11.28    0.49

     TURKEY      833668    857603     715158     784191      9.65    868599     905083     880457     926636       6.68    0.42

     N ZEAL      890420    984145     802860     733787     -8.60    929100     913254     945696     915072      -1.51    0.42

     THAILND    1017010    732211     591517     624314      5.54    808079     804911     796858     765008      -5.33    0.35

     NETHLDS     510975    525622     384427     603517     56.99    487775     728211     744709     744712      52.68    0.34

     U KING      537297    857746     771325     634769    -17.70    857617     720909     703984     721190     -15.91    0.33

     REP SAF     898070    762136     680675     568642    -16.46    899324     570788     619891     650103     -27.71    0.30

     LUXMBRG     317693    255644     211349     560772    165.33    283919     547161     578527     605067     113.11    0.28

     PORTUGL     666432    969663     799073     378704    -52.61    890683     654257     579570     549294     -38.33    0.25

     AUSTRAL     465934    618080     511571     377957    -26.12    609075     496044     480307     484466     -20.46    0.22

     SWITZLD     412361    434014     348176     353318      1.48    411173     413745     427345     439156       6.81    0.20

     COLOMB      261169    515468     425215     337658    -20.59    528022     454937     382882     427911     -18.96    0.19

     PERU        233869    325202     307349     341603     11.14    331805     379130     352870     359456       8.33    0.16

     CZECH       231469    272902     247093     192747    -21.99    280441     249941     225391     218556     -22.07    0.10

     PHIL R      216944    288570     273214     192511    -29.54    294155     256058     207223     207867     -29.33    0.09

     BELGIUM     177765    225327     185984     163458    -12.11    226269     215200     210571     202801     -10.37    0.09

     FRANCE      335848    277698     238635     154986    -35.05    275996     215973     213673     194049     -29.69    0.09

     SLOVAK       82122    133273     104096     136582     31.21    121999     167560     165346     165759      35.87    0.08

     AUSTRIA     143560    160496     140990     109931    -22.03    163364     159881     150294     129437     -20.77    0.06

     EGYPT       264533    254522     218988      89151    -59.29    219154     192850     142307     124685     -43.11    0.06

     ISRAEL     4564402   3700995    3678946      95102    -97.41   4295425     145770     123348     117151     -97.27    0.05

     HG KONG     166332    116711      90477      84304     -6.82    100141      97071     110307     110538      10.38    0.05

     PAKISTN      78336    128972      92483      64030    -30.77     94380     120100     106064     100519       6.50    0.05

     SALVADR      56670     72062      57306      63507     10.82     67287      76640      79766      78263      16.31    0.04

     ROMANIA      16602     38193      29827      53820     80.44     32099      57082      57085      62186      93.73    0.03

     DENMARK      52363     60217      51395      45986    -10.52     64363      55249      52457      54808     -14.85    0.02

     MACAU        43033     68188      66191      22508    -66.00     67961      28742      27266      24505     -63.94    0.01


     _WTO     194593481 208892704  175612357  186697024      6.31 209278760  215445461  217427045  219977371       5.11  100.00

     _ASEAN    56173348  57965621   48161257   47950982     -0.44  58581560   58043248   57681753   57755346      -1.41   26.26

     _OECD     47434960  49075919   41201836   45854472     11.29  49373184   51526259   52919542   53728555       8.82   24.42

     _W HEMI   27973934  27322453   23071470   25338989      9.83  28200294   29083338   29043589   29589972       4.93   13.45

     _NAFTA    27247257  26312605   22196323   24484407     10.31  27172806   28047669   28113400   28600689       5.25   13.00

     _EU27      7573908   8462208    6997360   10994861     57.13   8177419   11070542   11925068   12459709      52.37    5.66

     _EU28      7575935   8462208    6997360   10994861     57.13   8177419   11070542   11925068   12459709      52.37    5.66

     _SUB-SAHA   898569    762474     681013     571450    -16.09    900115     572322     621425     652911     -27.46    0.30

     _CAFTA      170629    117421      94708     114349     20.74    117404     122488     127388     137062      16.74    0.06