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                                          |                                     |                              December 2, 2016
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2016 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     21184694  30248415   27442605   17402169    -36.59  31402493   19672072   19896063   20207979     -35.65  100.00

     CHINA P   18226102  25708173   23034845   15681606    -31.92  26142705   17434969   17656293   18354934     -29.79   90.83

     MEXICO        1560       200        200     523191  261495.5       200     523191     523191     523191   261495.5    2.59

     SWEDEN       79532   2350817    2335098     227945    -90.24   2349565     591617     593853     243664     -89.63    1.21

     KOR REP     119003    126632     106292     215653    102.89    120512     201168     221678     235993      95.83    1.17

     VIETNAM     152868    160070     150750     199897     32.60    150750     210385     283593     209217      38.78    1.04

     PAKISTN    2245600   1464068    1460468     104887    -92.82   2247968     149167     108487     108487     -95.17    0.54


     _WTO      21184694  30247815   27442005   17399779    -36.59  31401893   19670233   19893173   20205589     -35.65   99.99

     _OECD       248686   2541474    2500505     564089    -77.44   2536130     922356     942649     605058     -76.14    2.99

     _W HEMI       8599       729        644     523925  81254.81      3524     524110     524010     524010   14769.75    2.59

     _NAFTA        8599       729        644     523195  81141.46      3524     523380     523280     523280   14749.04    2.59

     _EU27       150327   2439732    2416256     413055    -82.91   2439192     785463     788361     436531     -82.10    2.16

     _EU28       150327   2439732    2416256     413055    -82.91   2439192     785463     788361     436531     -82.10    2.16

     _ASEAN      153707    162484     152641     200774     31.53    152830     212080     284985     210617      37.81    1.04