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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     30226032  19836500   15163240   20367640     34.32  19837294   24441411   24369234   25040900      26.23  100.00

     CHINA P   25688660  17848320   13558001   18448360     36.07  17596713   22238101   22115820   22738679      29.22   90.81

     PAKISTN    1464068    182423     104887     646430    516.31    108487     724063     723966     723966     567.33    2.89

     SWEDEN     2351215    321944     192849     419052    117.30    593853     396834     392112     548147      -7.70    2.19

     KOR REP     126632    265921     185790     149115    -19.74    221678     208573     251236     229246       3.41    0.92

     MEXICO         200    523191     523191      17016    -96.75    523191      17016      17016      17016     -96.75    0.07

     VIETNAM     160070    201415     198841      12600    -93.66    283593      94888      95768      15174     -94.65    0.06


     _WTO      30225432  19834110   15160850   20366288     34.33  19834404   24439300   24367123   25039548      26.24   99.99

     _OECD      2542142    713525     495439     817465     65.00    943501     851933     896623    1035551       9.76    4.14

     _EU27      2439910    516542     369655     682187     84.55    789213     675279     669320     829074       5.05    3.31

     _EU28      2439910    516542     369655     682187     84.55    789213     675279     669320     829074       5.05    3.31

     _W HEMI        729    523925     523925      17822    -96.60    524010      17123      17123      17822     -96.60    0.07

     _NAFTA         729    523195     523195      17715    -96.61    523280      17016      17016      17715     -96.61    0.07

     _ASEAN      162484    202450     199530      12974    -93.50    284985      95604      96484      15894     -94.42    0.06