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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                             Data in Kg.,  8.50 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       544902    520938     376210     498309     32.46    528097     569444     597307     643037      21.76  100.00

     CHINA P     188500    183133     126185     231530     83.48    194673     226287     237562     288478      48.19   44.86

     ROMANIA     122509    138495      91720     135841     48.10    117741     168424     179747     182616      55.10   28.40

     ITALY        55263     56300      48381      32770    -32.27     68325      44332      41350      40689     -40.45    6.33

     FRANCE       28942     53897      36263      22742    -37.29     44567      38469      41985      40376      -9.40    6.28

     HUNGARY      40874     37798      36162      20964    -42.03     43977      27663      26200      22600     -48.61    3.51

     TURKEY        9882     12387       6419       9231     43.81     12087      14499      15239      15199      25.75    2.36

     JAPAN        15819       198        165      10039   5984.24      3359       9748       9706      10072     199.85    1.57

     LITHUAN       4523      6160       6160       6051     -1.77     10655       6110      12161       6051     -43.21    0.94


     _WTO        544902    520938     376210     498309     32.46    528097     569444     597307     643037      21.76  100.00

     _EU27       294364    310047     230721     230693     -0.01    300095     303066     318438     310019       3.31   48.21

     _EU28       294364    310047     230721     230693     -0.01    300095     303066     318438     310019       3.31   48.21

     _OECD       177429    178136     139260      98066    -29.58    183959     143422     142160     136942     -25.56   21.30