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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                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   42820.244  42772.033  32071.002  33432.825      4.25 42180.725  43651.353  43705.095  44133.855       4.63  100.00

     CHINA P 23788.265  23402.565  17287.907  18447.385      6.71 22862.361  24123.044  24212.100  24562.042       7.43   55.65

     VIETNAM  2806.339   2890.757   2156.844   2371.250      9.94  2852.956   3092.642   3061.066   3105.163       8.84    7.04

     INDIA    2197.495   2334.291   1757.619   1894.703      7.80  2272.548   2438.817   2452.424   2471.374       8.75    5.60

     MEXICO   1755.878   1868.340   1424.487   1465.294      2.86  1832.626   1911.696   1900.680   1909.146       4.18    4.33

     KOR REP  1295.435   1382.308   1052.750   1088.363      3.38  1352.325   1406.967   1406.732   1417.921       4.85    3.21

     INDNSIA  1087.955   1081.242    828.441    780.162     -5.83  1072.725   1046.573   1036.370   1032.963      -3.71    2.34

     CANADA   1025.705   1021.282    787.206    763.196     -3.05  1035.450    989.811    992.666    997.273      -3.69    2.26

     CHINA T   875.652    827.306    624.395    630.651      1.00   825.551    854.123    837.310    833.563       0.97    1.89

     BNGLDSH   685.796    669.805    550.158    590.831      7.39   679.528    701.495    705.236    710.478       4.55    1.61

     TURKEY    645.298    671.459    520.929    477.841     -8.27   673.739    621.270    628.929    628.372      -6.73    1.42

     CAMBOD    632.769    556.610    443.346    435.413     -1.79   586.137    553.894    549.192    548.676      -6.39    1.24

     HONDURA   497.233    493.350    360.713    376.673      4.42   485.788    508.374    512.973    509.309       4.84    1.15

     GERMANY   450.173    480.818    360.535    363.917      0.94   464.087    494.293    493.528    484.201       4.33    1.10

     SALVADR   312.915    345.354    264.234    261.418     -1.07   339.809    342.400    344.982    342.538       0.80    0.78

     PAKISTN   293.753    265.897    199.022    234.970     18.06   273.082    290.932    293.771    301.845      10.53    0.68

     JAPAN     259.777    265.158    199.853    203.047      1.60   264.927    265.632    265.701    268.351       1.29    0.61

     THAILND   304.499    287.115    221.537    197.200    -10.99   297.603    266.858    263.021    262.778     -11.70    0.60

     SRI LKA   246.134    253.344    188.184    191.684      1.86   252.736    259.995    260.153    256.844       1.63    0.58

     NICARAG   207.372    251.980    186.051    186.731      0.37   243.853    256.256    256.869    252.660       3.61    0.57

     ITALY     289.510    263.360    194.047    178.445     -8.04   274.371    246.141    245.980    247.758      -9.70    0.56

     GUATMAL   188.116    220.035    167.568    182.109      8.68   210.000    236.297    234.481    234.576      11.70    0.53

     ISRAEL    322.824    253.491    206.784    184.607    -10.72   276.753    235.121    233.216    231.314     -16.42    0.52

     PHIL R    228.812    196.551    151.771    135.890    -10.46   205.316    177.751    178.244    180.670     -12.00    0.41

     JORDAN    169.614    170.290    133.452    141.701      6.18   174.648    180.861    178.841    178.539       2.23    0.40

     EGYPT     198.157    179.307    141.927    138.356     -2.52   188.280    171.632    173.027    175.735      -6.66    0.40

     HAITI     107.482    131.330    100.201    110.656     10.43   128.829    142.425    143.363    141.786      10.06    0.32

     DOM REP   131.176    122.579     91.543     87.662     -4.24   127.901    121.953    120.875    118.698      -7.20    0.27

     SPAIN      55.602     74.103     54.314     93.660     72.44    74.061     94.318    106.052    113.450      53.18    0.26

     FRANCE    122.172    116.537     89.773     75.505    -15.89   117.780    103.765    104.455    102.268     -13.17    0.23

     S ARAB    140.231    176.633    150.588     73.824    -50.98   175.603    110.030    106.300     99.869     -43.13    0.23

     MALAYSA   128.752     86.515     67.700     71.267      5.27    90.926     90.670     90.444     90.082      -0.93    0.20

     CZECH      52.265     58.801     42.673     73.890     73.16    52.438     81.889     86.062     90.019      71.67    0.20

     LUXMBRG   101.246    116.627     98.118     67.743    -30.96   132.067     85.811     82.411     86.251     -34.69    0.20

     NETHLDS    76.158     86.091     62.694     62.250     -0.71    78.428     88.662     86.634     85.648       9.21    0.19

     PORTUGL   105.806     78.424     67.994     74.237      9.18    86.183     82.327     83.828     84.667      -1.76    0.19

     BRAZIL     68.740     68.464     54.664     54.945      0.52    73.681     74.454     69.551     68.745      -6.70    0.16

     U KING     61.366     59.147     43.760     48.560     10.97    58.001     61.888     63.137     63.947      10.25    0.14

     POLAND     71.149     83.962     63.008     41.984    -33.37    85.241     66.132     63.491     62.937     -26.17    0.14

     HG KONG    85.370     75.432     64.088     48.385    -24.50    89.476     55.910     57.196     59.729     -33.25    0.14

     KENYA      60.019     50.125     37.571     39.285      4.56    52.137     50.713     51.778     51.838      -0.57    0.12

     ARAB EM    87.144     66.242     54.441     37.901    -30.38    76.050     51.793     50.877     49.702     -34.65    0.11

     COLOMB     64.887     51.380     39.197     35.728     -8.85    55.896     45.783     46.061     47.910     -14.29    0.11

     LESOTHO    46.494     47.756     34.241     34.262      0.06    47.235     48.339     47.978     47.777       1.15    0.11

     BELGIUM    50.233     43.828     28.773     31.647      9.99    40.317     46.039     46.326     46.702      15.84    0.11

     LATVIA     36.768     28.594     19.043     25.560     34.22    26.624     32.498     34.181     35.111      31.88    0.08

     AUSTRAL    33.838     26.187     18.450     27.136     47.08    28.206     31.577     34.218     34.873      23.64    0.08

     SWEDEN     20.718     56.176     36.024     14.209    -60.56    44.091     33.825     34.316     34.361     -22.07    0.08

     PERU       21.984     30.807     23.780     23.260     -2.19    29.564     31.331     29.998     30.287       2.44    0.07

     GREECE     26.311     28.610     22.380     23.403      4.57    28.187     29.666     29.790     29.634       5.13    0.07

     BURMA      10.830     18.772     14.186     24.714     74.21    18.902     27.794     28.358     29.300      55.01    0.07

     RUSSIA     38.149    106.938     95.993     17.077    -82.21   119.193     41.423     35.188     28.023     -76.49    0.06

     MADAGAS    11.709     21.548     15.876     21.619     36.17    19.015     23.682     25.812     27.290      43.52    0.06

     SWITZLD    11.800     12.708      8.757     11.946     36.42    11.693     14.625     15.391     15.897      35.96    0.04

     SLOVENI    12.322     11.957      9.344     11.382     21.82    12.966     12.700     13.916     13.995       7.94    0.03

     REP SAF    17.379     17.201     13.352      9.857    -26.18    16.568     16.103     14.739     13.706     -17.28    0.03

     FINLAND    10.638     12.224      8.917      9.899     11.02    11.021     12.997     12.779     13.206      19.83    0.03

     ROMANIA    11.277     13.935     10.051      9.311     -7.36    12.589     13.162     13.366     13.196       4.82    0.03

     TNZANIA    13.321     14.414     10.734      9.248    -13.84    14.894     13.849     13.308     12.928     -13.20    0.03

     N ZEAL     13.147     10.838      8.442     10.388     23.05    11.824     13.483     13.193     12.784       8.11    0.03

     ETHIOP      6.614     11.400      7.856      9.129     16.22     9.658     12.051     12.615     12.673      31.23    0.03

     MOROC      11.780     10.555      7.946      9.003     13.30    10.649     11.365     11.380     11.612       9.05    0.03

     DENMARK    12.081      7.897      5.457      8.691     59.27     8.172      9.975     10.475     11.132      36.22    0.03

     UKRAINE     1.833      4.088      1.782      7.658    329.79     2.118      6.657      9.671      9.964     370.49    0.02

     C RICA     12.827     10.132      8.316      7.529     -9.47    10.357      9.339      9.386      9.344      -9.77    0.02

     AUSTRIA    15.029      9.970      7.812      6.630    -15.14     9.677      8.727      9.057      8.787      -9.19    0.02

     SLOVAK     13.528     12.711     10.656      6.327    -40.62    15.889      8.727      8.508      8.383     -47.24    0.02

     OMAN        3.709      4.069      3.056      5.600     83.24     4.293      4.567      5.968      6.612      54.03    0.01

     BULGAR      4.574      6.416      4.248      3.741    -11.94     5.315      6.071      6.034      5.908      11.16    0.01

     HUNGARY     6.342      7.421      5.590      3.531    -36.83     6.718      5.712      5.622      5.362     -20.18    0.01

     IRELAND     4.536      4.994      3.329      3.090     -7.19     4.502      3.935      4.484      4.755       5.61    0.01

     ECUADOR     2.943      2.701      1.739      2.001     15.07     2.767      3.069      2.979      2.963       7.09    0.01

     GHANA       3.696      2.922      2.769      2.653     -4.22     3.825      2.496      2.636      2.805     -26.67    0.01

     LITHUAN     2.079      2.104      1.567      2.127     35.76     2.171      2.688      2.670      2.665      22.74    0.01

     NORWAY      1.387      2.570      1.510      1.569      3.87     1.911      2.525      2.603      2.629      37.58    0.01

     BAHRAIN    13.880      6.419      5.316      1.472    -72.30     8.593      2.790      2.779      2.576     -70.03    0.01

     MALTA       1.560      2.704      1.801      1.478    -17.92     2.575      2.377      2.379      2.381      -7.53    0.01

     MAURIT      2.489      2.016      1.383      1.658     19.89     1.998      2.376      2.381      2.291      14.64    0.01

     VENEZ       0.627      1.358      0.938      1.843     96.52     1.092      2.040      2.248      2.263     107.28    0.01

     MACAU       2.847      1.761      1.157      1.112     -3.91     1.462      1.959      1.998      1.716      17.40    0.00

     TUNISIA     1.753      1.747      1.469      1.316    -10.45     1.728      1.836      1.686      1.594      -7.77    0.00

     BELARUS     0.530      3.499      3.097      1.026    -66.86     3.424      1.865      1.310      1.428     -58.29    0.00

     NIGERIA     2.896      0.335      0.334      0.011    -96.67     1.991      0.010      0.012      0.012     -99.42    0.00


     _WTO    42810.956  42754.332  32058.316  33419.934      4.25 42165.508  43633.944  43687.544  44115.950       4.63   99.96

     _ASEAN   5203.787   5119.491   3885.257   4017.777      3.41  5126.450   5258.497   5208.998   5252.011       2.45   11.90

     _OECD    4558.064   4716.651   3593.451   3561.758     -0.88  4690.698   4636.467   4662.282   4684.959      -0.12   10.62

     _W HEMI  4400.974   4622.779   3513.414   3560.266      1.33  4581.302   4677.747   4669.432   4669.631       1.93   10.58

     _NAFTA   2781.583   2889.622   2211.693   2228.490      0.76  2868.077   2901.507   2893.346   2906.419       1.34    6.59

     _EU28    1615.126   1669.020   1253.254   1241.714     -0.92  1655.009   1635.055   1650.307   1657.480       0.15    3.76

     _EU27    1614.681   1668.630   1252.960   1241.466     -0.92  1654.603   1634.719   1649.939   1657.136       0.15    3.75

     _CAFTA   1349.639   1443.429   1078.426   1102.121      2.20  1417.709   1474.618   1479.566   1467.125       3.49    3.32

     _SUB-SAH  169.356    169.803    125.781    129.060      2.61   169.944    171.627    173.019    173.082       1.85    0.39

     _CBI      108.878    132.362    101.091    110.922      9.73   130.052    142.928    143.795    142.194       9.34    0.32

     _ANDEAN     2.943      2.701      1.739      2.001     15.07     2.767      3.069      2.979      2.963       7.09    0.01