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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 Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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    1411.537   1401.473   1044.686   1119.829      7.19  1378.250   1464.217   1458.258   1476.616       7.14  100.00

     CHINA P   370.858    391.298    291.465    320.392      9.92   381.956    417.739    415.763    420.225      10.02   28.46

     VIETNAM   195.505    167.142    125.820    116.510     -7.40   173.810    163.508    152.936    157.832      -9.19   10.69

     CHINA T   163.746    153.815    115.517    118.798      2.84   150.556    154.474    153.749    157.096       4.34   10.64

     KOR REP   129.072    126.827     96.386    115.397     19.72   127.192    142.891    144.488    145.838      14.66    9.88

     JAPAN     111.135    125.121     88.505     91.089      2.92   117.098    127.447    127.703    127.706       9.06    8.65

     CANADA     93.126     87.694     64.995     70.865      9.03    86.262     91.278     92.622     93.564       8.46    6.34

     MEXICO     89.116     93.887     73.846     68.238     -7.59    93.887     91.367     89.951     88.279      -5.97    5.98

     GERMANY    27.493     36.628     25.776     39.291     52.43    31.867     45.573     48.272     50.143      57.35    3.40

     INDIA      22.452     28.232     20.385     22.739     11.54    26.880     30.128     30.509     30.585      13.79    2.07

     SWITZLD    25.966     27.792     19.763     22.464     13.66    25.869     31.269     31.146     30.493      17.88    2.07

     ITALY      20.595     21.132     16.574     21.281     28.40    21.555     24.743     24.993     25.838      19.87    1.75

     TURKEY     15.643     15.240     10.282     17.128     66.58    14.272     18.921     20.525     22.086      54.74    1.50

     U KING     17.520     15.977     12.225     13.083      7.02    15.787     16.348     16.490     16.836       6.64    1.14

     FRANCE     15.592     11.976      9.096     10.548     15.96    12.858     13.074     13.661     13.427       4.42    0.91

     N ZEAL     10.292      9.385      7.001      8.519     21.67     9.669     11.412     11.136     10.903      12.76    0.74

     THAILND     8.298      7.880      6.584      6.446     -2.09     8.830      7.557      7.930      7.743     -12.31    0.52

     INDNSIA     3.100      8.543      6.239      5.107    -18.15     7.147      7.546      7.371      7.410       3.68    0.50

     SPAIN      10.421     12.042      8.386      2.757    -67.12    11.419      7.262      6.803      6.413     -43.84    0.43

     BELGIUM     4.849      4.612      3.166      3.826     20.86     4.610      4.804      5.096      5.272      14.37    0.36

     AUSTRAL     5.773      4.592      3.404      4.045     18.82     5.118      5.062      4.992      5.233       2.24    0.35

     NETHLDS     6.216      6.199      4.683      3.689    -21.21     6.518      5.728      5.402      5.206     -20.13    0.35

     COLOMB      2.411      2.217      1.241      3.627    192.29     1.855      3.802      4.018      4.603     148.13    0.31

     CAMBOD      3.312      3.896      2.934      3.366     14.70     4.139      3.994      4.307      4.328       4.56    0.29

     PORTUGL     5.269      2.573      1.955      3.390     73.44     3.134      3.580      4.042      4.009      27.90    0.27

     ROMANIA     1.438      2.296      1.505      3.190    112.06     1.910      3.671      3.851      3.982     108.43    0.27

     PERU        2.619      2.828      2.305      2.813     22.07     2.559      3.000      2.846      3.336      30.36    0.23

     ISRAEL     21.901      1.795      1.463      2.692     84.09     2.019      2.673      2.836      3.025      49.79    0.20

     AUSTRIA     2.876      2.709      2.187      2.280      4.26     3.016      2.819      2.829      2.802      -7.09    0.19

     SWEDEN      0.499      0.519      0.415      2.296    453.40     0.561      2.246      2.263      2.401     328.07    0.16

     LUXMBRG     2.035      5.772      4.558      0.912    -79.99     5.100      2.967      2.440      2.126     -58.32    0.14

     REP SAF     3.466      2.849      2.111      1.252    -40.69     2.688      2.270      2.140      1.990     -25.95    0.13

     CZECH       2.253      2.188      1.783      1.481    -16.92     2.225      1.774      1.809      1.886     -15.21    0.13

     SALVADR     1.416      1.400      1.069      1.224     14.55     1.530      1.480      1.549      1.555       1.63    0.11

     PHIL R      1.972      1.463      1.321      1.232     -6.73     1.544      1.491      1.421      1.374     -11.01    0.09

     DOM REP     0.225      1.417      1.115      1.058     -5.12     1.200      1.190      1.156      1.360      13.40    0.09

     SLOVAK      1.953      2.759      2.125      0.503    -76.32     2.778      1.528      1.403      1.137     -59.07    0.08

     HG KONG     1.703      0.943      0.753      0.877     16.49     1.295      1.017      0.937      1.067     -17.58    0.07

     PAKISTN     0.845      0.517      0.410      0.498     21.57     0.644      0.563      0.616      0.605      -5.97    0.04

     LITHUAN     0.196      0.299      0.167      0.351    109.78     0.268      0.472      0.444      0.483      80.26    0.03

     ARAB EM     0.119      0.087      0.020      0.289   1364.43     0.078      0.220      0.321      0.357     357.36    0.02

     EGYPT       1.520      0.538      0.532      0.026    -95.07     0.847      0.032      0.035      0.032     -96.22    0.00


     _WTO     1411.507   1401.399   1044.617   1119.707      7.19  1378.168   1464.090   1458.129   1476.489       7.13   99.99

     _OECD     398.643    396.815    294.726    344.881     17.02   389.404    434.027    441.350    446.969      14.78   30.27

     _W HEMI   189.975    190.933    145.671    148.977      2.27   188.761    193.455    193.516    194.239       2.90   13.15

     _NAFTA    182.242    181.581    138.840    139.103      0.19   180.149    182.645    182.573    181.843       0.94   12.31

     _ASEAN    212.490    189.458    143.212    132.877     -7.22   195.839    184.610    174.412    179.124      -8.54   12.13

     _EU28     121.483    129.307     95.941    110.177     14.84   125.189    137.985    141.217    143.543      14.66    9.72

     _EU27     121.483    129.307     95.941    110.176     14.84   125.189    137.985    141.216    143.542      14.66    9.72

     _CAFTA      2.278      3.832      2.923      2.869     -1.84     3.734      3.601      3.587      3.778       1.19    0.26

     _SUB-SAH    3.494      2.903      2.151      1.294    -39.85     2.730      2.291      2.164      2.046     -25.07    0.14