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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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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  9/2017
   Country      2015       2016       9/2016     9/2017  % Change    9/2016     7/2017     8/2017     9/2017   % Change % Share


     WORLD    208938399 222230916  166035233  176252102      6.15 216948545  231172311  228539092  232447785       7.14  100.00

     CHINA P   60449431  69122709   51280372   59286061     15.61  66406036   75223525   75582176   77128398      16.15   33.18

     VIETNAM   55558651  51962234   39259909   35658506     -9.17  53458712   50263066   46823700   48360831      -9.54   20.81

     KOR REP   21927387  23148250   17843883   23068230     29.28  23096786   27703924   28063399   28372597      22.84   12.21

     CANADA    15942261  15822259   11661839   12363870      6.02  15466104   16595620   16629389   16524290       6.84    7.11

     CHINA T   16114914  15897691   12020302   11775724     -2.03  15540634   15542434   15414014   15653113       0.72    6.73

     MEXICO    10371366  12968179   10284412    7856910    -23.60  12622273   11291450   10856114   10540677     -16.49    4.53

     JAPAN      5469765   6420788    4540908    5164382     13.73   6051842    6829219    6940854    7044262      16.40    3.03

     GERMANY    2468542   3940857    2650266    4288840     61.83   3199748    5096067    5375058    5579431      74.37    2.40

     INDIA      3248176   4191762    3101752    3690898     18.99   4087734    4707384    4732361    4780908      16.96    2.06

     INDNSIA     360235   2276610    1669835    1449100    -13.22   1828426    2053979    2017680    2055875      12.44    0.88

     ITALY       939403   1093907     795322    1366950     71.87    990859    1498201    1561008    1665535      68.09    0.72

     CAMBOD      993563   1226945     939482    1131287     20.42   1316467    1298217    1406021    1418750       7.77    0.61

     TURKEY      858337    982016     666989    1080523     62.00    880440    1236795    1300771    1395550      58.51    0.60

     COLOMB      515471    512216     255041    1000966    292.47    382882    1028483    1093093    1258141     228.60    0.54

     SWEDEN       19197   2733232    1606221     125130    -92.21   1609144    1242523    1243681    1252141     -22.19    0.54

     N ZEAL      984145    874896     663438     792469     19.45    945696    1034297    1025072    1003927       6.16    0.43

     U KING      855756    708902     532955     668298     25.39    683642     871555     844779     844245      23.49    0.36

     PORTUGL     969663    449582     354066     686792     93.97    579570     704224     788095     782308      34.98    0.34

     SPAIN      1192401   1756526    1191193     195157    -83.62   1615358     909605     819030     760490     -52.92    0.33

     THAILND     732806    694734     604662     533280    -11.81    796835     651775     649025     623352     -21.77    0.27

     AUSTRAL     627148    444782     319961     424855     32.78    489372     527713     526559     549676      12.32    0.24

     SWITZLD     433213    429013     308679     409800     32.76    421863     533205     537191     530134      25.66    0.23

     NETHLDS     525622    704666     558412     376218    -32.63    744750     567780     543359     522472     -29.85    0.22

     REP SAF     744770    683993     491186     290901    -40.78    619891     569328     527362     483708     -21.97    0.21

     PERU        329314    387415     322622     370236     14.76    352870     406799     386110     435029      23.28    0.19

     CZECH       246972    221837     171331     265507     54.97    222349     296381     304433     316013      42.12    0.14

     FRANCE      276256    177850     128915     256689     99.11    202678     282164     301344     305624      50.79    0.13

     ISRAEL     3700994    106256      86588     280358    223.78    123348     244468     274052     300026     143.24    0.13

     LUXMBRG     255644    654411     511923     104658    -79.56    578527     342555     283207     247146     -57.28    0.11

     BELGIUM     221269    198566     135052     153872     13.94    203774     199297     213270     217386       6.68    0.09

     PHIL R      288570    208561     187763     182857     -2.61    207223     223998     215218     203655      -1.72    0.09

     AUSTRIA     160508    125789     101808     123303     21.11    150274     147811     147827     147284      -1.99    0.06

     ARAB EM       1763     23569        286      96633  33687.76      1020      72562     118889     119916   11656.47    0.05

     PAKISTN     128972     74776      59617     101073     69.54    106064     112337     117959     116232       9.59    0.05

     DOM REP      12496     29477      14631      89483    511.60     18498      91850      91753     104329     464.00    0.04

     HG KONG     116341     74007      63033      85438     35.54     93286      92365      94310      96412       3.35    0.04

     ROMANIA      38159     64924      44678      72089     61.35     56143      81600      86772      92335      64.46    0.04

     SALVADR      72083     75219      57775      68320     18.25     79766      83432      87718      85764       7.52    0.04

     SLOVAK      133273    162880     128243      35835    -72.06    165346      95163      90534      70472     -57.38    0.03

     LITHUAN      22466     27954      16032      57143    256.43     28237      66647      64819      69065     144.59    0.03

     EGYPT       254522     89182      89120        929    -98.96    142307        994       1031        991     -99.30    0.00


     _WTO     208938122 222230220  166034639  176245999      6.15 216947793  231169724  228536501  232441580       7.14  100.00

     _OECD     49068529  54657991   40331024   46861738     16.19  52229766   59930174   60672591   61188705      17.15   26.32

     _ASEAN    57960533  56451739   42706792   38973204     -8.74  57655943   54565064   51167844   52718151      -8.56   22.68

     _W HEMI   27315562  29891317   22660890   21799320     -3.80  29009578   29570862   29219996   29029747       0.07   12.49

     _NAFTA    26313627  28790438   21946251   20220780     -7.86  28088377   27887070   27485503   27064967      -3.64   11.64

     _EU28      8439511  13104864    8995161    8874903     -1.34  11114163   12483490   12772274   12984606      16.83    5.59

     _EU27      8439511  13104864    8995161    8874824     -1.34  11114163   12483411   12772195   12984527      16.83    5.59

     _SUB-SAHA   745108    687090     492687     295273    -40.07    621425     571376     529462     489676     -21.20    0.21

     _CAFTA      105369    145283      95115     176214     85.26    127388     214768     217281     226382      77.71    0.10