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                                           Category 223:  NON-WOVEN FABRICS
                                             Data in Kg., 14.00 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    284281826 319914062  245734058  248981693      1.32 318382535  324521449  322761683  323161697       1.50  100.00

     CHINA P   91454614  99892790   75483113   82508670      9.31  96992099  106867755  106160268  106918347      10.23   33.09

     CANADA    26297051  25823532   20288325   21151955      4.26  26737750   25985973   25994853   26687162      -0.19    8.26

     INDIA     17044951  24853515   18509420   17902334     -3.28  24223459   24984160   24677727   24246429       0.09    7.50

     GERMANY   23942078  25335000   19257939   17768064     -7.74  24930855   25139563   24700889   23845125      -4.35    7.38

     MEXICO    11823244  14581926   10310471   16150678     56.64  13185981   19248545   19606381   20422133      54.88    6.32

     TURKEY    11148937  14840458   11765690   12161851      3.37  14468571   15093563   15497334   15236619       5.31    4.71

     ISRAEL    17154008  16150835   13155506   11656095    -11.40  17638193   14918130   14770858   14651424     -16.93    4.53

     CHINA T    9173589  11100336    7955735    8939249     12.36  10264442   12561353   12192603   12083850      17.73    3.74

     ITALY     13673294  12870677    9519885    8535303    -10.34  13697463   11861476   11879073   11886095     -13.22    3.68

     JAPAN      8483505   8486400    6752750    6594942     -2.34   8820205    8187547    8188121    8328592      -5.57    2.58

     KOR REP    3603533   4884718    3758941    5881443     56.47   4573210    6753901    6771651    7007220      53.22    2.17

     SPAIN      1449433   2068090    1579973    5426623    243.46   2220014    4299887    5282816    5914740     166.43    1.83

     LUXMBRG    6983450   7694741    6511134    4730267    -27.35   8871329    5790492    5604934    5913874     -33.34    1.83

     FRANCE     6626621   6656435    5263268    4052788    -23.00   6653803    5566654    5582413    5445955     -18.15    1.69

     BRAZIL     4497337   4465071    3581942    3672962      2.54   4841586    4943306    4615847    4556091      -5.90    1.41

     THAILND    3647001   4863875    3436508    2845114    -17.21   4529911    4612420    4361938    4272481      -5.68    1.32

     CZECH      1982412   3071520    2267964    3247155     43.17   2708434    3832714    3957218    4050711      49.56    1.25

     NETHLDS    3431325   3912201    2860782    2754960     -3.70   3381921    4031664    3935943    3806379      12.55    1.18

     POLAND     4119165   4804203    3722714    2370797    -36.32   4929757    3703657    3533198    3452286     -29.97    1.07

     S ARAB     3471814   5187868    4713561    1448124    -69.28   5245861    2905762    2519019    1922431     -63.35    0.59

     RUSSIA     2096157   7313797    6587897    1036548    -84.27   8141339    2750642    2307758    1762448     -78.35    0.55

     AUSTRAL    1686328   1273773     907066     898598     -0.93   1409791    1317771    1291331    1265305     -10.25    0.39

     U KING     1074256   1216879     962141     934576     -2.86   1254816    1160077    1189931    1189314      -5.22    0.37

     SWEDEN     1334710   1247265     922278     853046     -7.51   1478964    1137787    1176380    1178033     -20.35    0.36

     INDNSIA     845713    949427     694875     849752     22.29    856862    1076720    1093373    1104304      28.88    0.34

     FINLAND     459115    776203     552412     638302     15.55    654274     859513     850777     862093      31.76    0.27

     SLOVENI     710245    692601     540362     648165     19.95    751732     710082     792567     800404       6.47    0.25

     MALAYSA    1377274     64830      39433     513552   1202.34     71160     440794     503465     538949     657.38    0.17

     BELGIUM     668435    563140     385120     304508    -20.93    447341     509715     467901     482528       7.87    0.15

     SWITZLD     222785    212149     138731     261004     88.14    160131     237922     288788     334422     108.84    0.10

     GREECE      306126    407237     282592     207862    -26.44    346729     358772     321317     332507      -4.10    0.10

     HG KONG     456897    674854     602320     247326    -58.94    716581     286512     313218     319860     -55.36    0.10

     IRELAND     247294    250816     170362     185422      8.84    247209     230171     247480     265876       7.55    0.08

     SRI LKA       4509     50086      30176     221140    632.83     33416     216179     241050     241050     621.36    0.07

     DENMARK     577149    271390     215372     180799    -16.05    342294     211939     209666     236817     -30.81    0.07

     VIETNAM      94218     68623      56663     173997    207.07     67216     178954     183951     185957     176.66    0.06

     DOM REP     365086    310834     232602     104309    -55.16    331595     198069     200552     182541     -44.95    0.06

     AUSTRIA     640089    329061     286143     126076    -55.94    322847     160001     182127     168994     -47.66    0.05

     PERU        159569    300111     222397      63742    -71.34    378046     213483     141456     141456     -62.58    0.04

     VENEZ        41953     94278      64461     100812     56.39     75342     118542     129567     130629      73.38    0.04

     SLOVAK         160     23574      16497     116744    607.67     16497     112686     119115     123821     650.57    0.04

     HUNGARY      90296     94650      59455      59119     -0.57     74000     104232     102391      94314      27.45    0.03

     EGYPT       146968     43856      37099      85152    129.53     43818      88497      81897      91909     109.75    0.03

     NORWAY       20686     67363      47055      71207     51.33     60064      85769      90121      91515      52.36    0.03

     PAKISTN      89825     62905      60732      62243      2.49     88294      60250      54208      64416     -27.04    0.02

     REP SAF     144773    191017     177114      22340    -87.39    217170      79430      56141      36243     -83.31    0.01

     COLOMB       46439    506652     498563      23763    -95.23    509839      41624      35184      31852     -93.75    0.01

     MCDONIA      48885     94703      77780      13984    -82.02     83286      44288      36146      30907     -62.89    0.01


     _WTO     284272370 319899408  245730815  248971230      1.32 318376279  324503511  322739809  323139823       1.50   99.99

     _OECD    110627963 118696953   91746516   92845345      1.20 120001671  118489764  119216193  119795782      -0.17   37.07

     _EU27     68354836  72320230   55408098   53178171     -4.02  73373793   69816069   70176242   70090303      -4.48   21.69

     _EU28     68354836  72320230   55408098   53178171     -4.02  73373793   69816069   70176242   70090303      -4.48   21.69

     _W HEMI   43323339  46191886   35283643   41325407     17.12  46167967   50835276   50791590   52233650      13.14   16.16

     _NAFTA    38120295  40405458   30598796   37302633     21.91  39923731   45234518   45601234   47109295      18.00   14.58

     _ASEAN     6029097   5955267    4234639    4406573      4.06   5569771    6334568    6168298    6127201      10.01    1.90

     _CAFTA      452432    403419     300587     157581    -47.58    421898     264479     264379     260413     -38.28    0.08

     _SUB-SAHA   144779    191019     177116      23619    -86.66    217172      80711      57422      37522     -82.72    0.01