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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category  80:  SILK AND VEG. 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     789.694    829.719    673.132    675.150      0.30   839.228    822.301    826.009    831.737      -0.89  100.00

     CHINA P   416.195    399.332    313.205    358.547     14.48   401.882    432.535    438.579    444.674      10.65   53.46

     ISRAEL    116.752    166.804    135.730     97.719    -28.00   169.463    134.441    130.855    128.794     -24.00   15.48

     INDIA      53.681     49.532     39.866     37.040     -7.09    51.527     46.929     46.203     46.706      -9.35    5.62

     ITALY      31.761     38.347     36.399     35.023     -3.78    38.122     37.273     37.192     36.971      -3.02    4.45

     VIETNAM    39.038     38.053     33.606     28.796    -14.31    40.353     32.628     32.305     33.243     -17.62    4.00

     PORTUGL    30.732     19.807     19.348     22.813     17.91    23.739     23.239     23.179     23.271      -1.97    2.80

     BNGLDSH    18.172     20.462     17.330     17.407      0.44    20.219     20.291     20.511     20.539       1.58    2.47

     INDNSIA    15.331     17.265     15.264     17.327     13.52    17.293     18.551     18.884     19.328      11.77    2.32

     GERMANY     7.841     17.161     13.835     10.704    -22.63    15.744     14.068     14.499     14.029     -10.89    1.69

     MEXICO      6.855     12.078      8.473      8.459     -0.17    10.503     12.495     12.408     12.063      14.85    1.45

     CHINA T     8.374      8.659      6.652      5.742    -13.69     8.192      7.319      7.702      7.748      -5.41    0.93

     KOR REP     3.735      3.546      1.995      3.269     63.88     2.922      4.578      4.697      4.821      64.98    0.58

     HG KONG     1.877      2.463      1.541      2.506     62.56     1.968      3.277      3.435      3.427      74.10    0.41

     PAKISTN     3.983      2.589      2.102      2.703     28.55     2.733      3.303      3.275      3.189      16.69    0.38

     PHIL R      4.046      2.615      2.396      2.291     -4.39     2.574      2.607      2.509      2.510      -2.48    0.30

     CAMBOD      2.919      1.932      1.773      2.221     25.31     2.093      2.203      2.343      2.381      13.76    0.29

     SRI LKA     3.168      2.537      2.386      2.121    -11.07     2.681      2.251      2.263      2.272     -15.25    0.27

     BELGIUM     2.539      2.168      1.702      1.717      0.91     2.362      2.159      2.170      2.183      -7.57    0.26

     ROMANIA     1.300      1.411      0.974      1.395     43.25     1.291      1.735      1.825      1.833      41.96    0.22

     TURKEY      1.329      1.761      1.334      1.359      1.87     1.689      1.877      1.752      1.786       5.75    0.21


     _WTO      788.157    828.446    672.002    674.273      0.34   838.045    821.236    824.914    830.717      -0.87   99.88

     _OECD      84.612     90.013     80.232     81.937      2.13    92.047     90.971     91.813     91.718      -0.36   11.03

     _EU28      80.887     85.309     77.165     77.731      0.73    88.037     85.350     86.311     85.875      -2.46   10.32

     _EU27      80.842     85.286     77.143     77.724      0.75    88.006     85.343     86.304     85.867      -2.43   10.32

     _ASEAN     62.539     61.329     54.155     51.985     -4.01    63.652     57.550     57.648     59.159      -7.06    7.11

     _W HEMI    14.995     18.867     14.015     13.085     -6.64    17.797     17.672     17.846     17.937       0.79    2.16

     _NAFTA      7.605     13.083      9.260      9.223     -0.40    11.426     13.389     13.284     13.046      14.18    1.57

     _CAFTA      4.563      3.519      2.800      2.000    -28.58     3.806      2.602      2.524      2.719     -28.56    0.33