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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 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  9/2017
   Country      2015       2016       9/2016     9/2017  % Change    9/2016     7/2017     8/2017     9/2017   % Change % Share


     WORLD     84807280  77765824   61453509   59624526     -2.98  80516160   76709578   75453115   75936841      -5.69  100.00

     CHINA T   18838784  17454076   13616562   14061356      3.27  18387028   18708255   18066794   17898870      -2.65   23.57

     MEXICO    20290956  20798178   17194752   11347958    -34.00  22354974   16548666   15619220   14951384     -33.12   19.69

     CHINA P   10094605   9789345    6918402    9182577     32.73   9171650   11637257   11658920   12053520      31.42   15.87

     PORTUGL   11261354   8517095    7855708    6799748    -13.44   9490745    7620613    7486862    7461135     -21.39    9.83

     CZECH      2904319   1362804     918039    3364856    266.53   1237393    3140689    3445440    3809621     207.87    5.02

     INDIA      3342861   3642198    2603549    2582459     -0.81   3349565    3366072    3459612    3621108       8.11    4.77

     VIETNAM    3756219   2858704    2193937    2017966     -8.02   3018261    2731780    2646640    2682733     -11.12    3.53

     CANADA     1810770   1796435    1365636    1166740    -14.56   1834560    1614084    1637298    1597539     -12.92    2.10

     ISRAEL      681869    866901     698158    1163265     66.62    698158    1225179    1296430    1332008      90.79    1.75

     INDNSIA    1217468   1333959     995961     823462    -17.32   1300018    1127602    1103272    1161460     -10.66    1.53

     C RICA      817310    891808     708321     908844     28.31    882300    1088995    1092331    1092331      23.80    1.44

     POLAND      523489   1057507     450141     439086     -2.46    822587     922353     904830    1046452      27.21    1.38

     KOR REP    1127481    978403     716422     761729      6.32   1041099     983654     933662    1023710      -1.67    1.35

     PHIL R     1273611    917162     754627     805741      6.77   1008432     970803    1008412     968276      -3.98    1.28

     THAILND     754951    897577     737318     757390      2.72    974165     900321     912890     917649      -5.80    1.21

     TURKEY      860599    442534     317163     594311     87.38    458570     656093     685750     719682      56.94    0.95

     ITALY       560218    539321     363923     499345     37.21    514531     655581     663730     674743      31.14    0.89

     FRANCE      626084    402883     294633     383440     30.14    451350     456348     494927     491690       8.94    0.65

     GUATMAL     909513    760022     716970     324818    -54.70    804817     371233     347007     367870     -54.29    0.48

     LATVIA       83152     51096      51096     316207    518.85     67743     151049     255652     316207     366.77    0.42

     U KING      312008    209784     154426     210631     36.40    278327     242939     248991     265989      -4.43    0.35

     GERMANY     341652    197115     164538     191876     16.62    270572     226340     242547     224453     -17.05    0.30

     HONDURA     671886    289726     238796     161385    -32.42    375002     202499     197227     212315     -43.38    0.28

     HUNGARY     418065    609146     530809     123218    -76.79    565052     257247     231654     201555     -64.33    0.27

     JAPAN       605549    359339     317705     119885    -62.27    424978     223846     145137     161519     -61.99    0.21


     _WTO      84799807  77758661   61448866   59624526     -2.97  80505916   76707058   75450595   75934321      -5.68  100.00

     _W HEMI   24734119  24740150   20402895   13959364    -31.58  26497225   19918769   18963765   18296619     -30.95   24.09

     _OECD     21006864  16343745   13292124   14792339     11.29  17177313   17071204   17285880   17843960       3.88   23.50

     _NAFTA    22101726  22594613   18560388   12514698    -32.57  24189534   18162750   17256518   16548923     -31.59   21.79

     _EU27     17345548  13288208   11044660   12660594     14.63  14017503   14053488   14379300   14904142       6.33   19.63

     _EU28     17345548  13288208   11044660   12660594     14.63  14017503   14053488   14379300   14904142       6.33   19.63

     _ASEAN     7002450   6044188    4717514    4405091     -6.62   6336547    5766724    5690152    5731765      -9.54    7.55

     _CAFTA     2399388   1942013    1664508    1395711    -16.15   2062540    1663427    1637265    1673216     -18.88    2.20