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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 $$$

                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   55047.398  52120.683  39829.184  40852.157      2.57 52822.047  52309.424  52544.754  53143.657       0.61  100.00

     CHINA P 25081.027  22470.348  17206.973  17394.220      1.09 23014.298  22201.364  22308.301  22657.595      -1.55   42.63

     VIETNAM  6259.886   6355.446   4866.008   5264.820      8.20  6355.456   6615.199   6653.908   6754.258       6.27   12.71

     INDNSIA  2572.417   2579.586   1981.714   1945.861     -1.81  2593.117   2546.475   2529.190   2543.734      -1.90    4.79

     MEXICO   2093.274   2204.223   1603.145   1910.585     19.18  2093.098   2431.827   2462.040   2511.662      20.00    4.73

     INDIA    1650.081   1709.804   1330.275   1383.047      3.97  1692.814   1751.117   1758.603   1762.577       4.12    3.32

     HONDURA  1237.027   1206.211    910.334    917.603      0.80  1213.874   1207.773   1217.067   1213.480      -0.03    2.28

     BNGLDSH  1253.548   1192.171    942.274    944.816      0.27  1225.733   1196.211   1189.304   1194.713      -2.53    2.25

     SALVADR   882.238    964.080    739.964    764.257      3.28   950.345    971.786    987.086    988.372       4.00    1.86

     SRI LKA   978.328    968.349    736.178    741.376      0.71   983.121    970.988    977.354    973.546      -0.97    1.83

     JORDAN    933.529    937.644    735.644    767.200      4.29   953.120    966.753    955.129    969.201       1.69    1.82

     CAMBOD   1092.851    963.981    760.827    758.929     -0.25  1012.936    947.231    949.959    962.083      -5.02    1.81

     CANADA   1035.902    955.650    729.785    709.058     -2.84   984.237    930.863    941.362    934.923      -5.01    1.76

     TURKEY    709.735    750.861    557.854    642.852     15.24   739.360    797.256    817.187    835.858      13.05    1.57

     GUATMAL   592.629    686.006    510.973    547.729      7.19   657.395    734.876    725.638    722.762       9.94    1.36

     KOR REP   661.313    662.629    496.467    492.766     -0.75   652.436    654.023    652.481    658.927       0.99    1.24

     THAILND   743.041    659.829    515.765    474.792     -7.94   698.870    621.388    620.047    618.856     -11.45    1.16

     CHINA T   749.423    629.533    484.992    459.397     -5.28   655.226    614.138    606.405    603.938      -7.83    1.14

     PHIL R    665.613    592.573    458.440    410.119    -10.54   612.777    537.458    535.756    544.252     -11.18    1.02

     ITALY     580.016    540.359    407.790    398.587     -2.26   563.769    521.427    525.856    531.155      -5.78    1.00

     EGYPT     574.959    506.890    394.773    379.556     -3.85   528.494    478.230    482.812    491.673      -6.97    0.93

     NICARAG   463.824    503.157    374.650    362.886     -3.14   500.469    492.760    497.035    491.392      -1.81    0.92

     HAITI     234.207    292.548    220.847    267.875     21.29   283.438    330.789    335.895    339.577      19.81    0.64

     DOM REP   352.795    330.957    249.525    243.026     -2.60   339.644    331.766    328.421    324.458      -4.47    0.61

     JAPAN     309.948    327.083    242.744    239.768     -1.23   319.381    323.524    321.011    324.107       1.48    0.61

     GERMANY   293.293    297.514    223.402    236.535      5.88   289.923    306.111    308.544    310.647       7.15    0.58

     PAKISTN   256.445    200.829    152.387    169.092     10.96   213.162    209.772    212.636    217.534       2.05    0.41

     LESOTHO   188.286    194.544    134.733    135.471      0.55   185.863    194.109    193.710    195.282       5.07    0.37

     KENYA     199.536    174.169    131.295    140.319      6.87   181.658    177.044    183.747    183.193       0.84    0.34

     FRANCE    154.786    138.284    105.626    107.525      1.80   144.132    138.526    140.562    140.183      -2.74    0.26

     COLOMB    141.091    132.302     98.543     96.970     -1.60   132.942    131.667    130.891    130.730      -1.66    0.25

     PERU       90.928    113.449     85.459     96.715     13.17   104.364    124.203    125.261    124.706      19.49    0.23

     MALAYSA   182.127    124.090     94.219     93.708     -0.54   127.765    128.557    127.665    123.579      -3.28    0.23

     BELGIUM   105.743    113.236     80.220     83.323      3.87   110.043    115.448    115.076    116.339       5.72    0.22

     ISRAEL    172.267    132.329    108.725     92.682    -14.76   141.700    120.937    119.012    116.286     -17.94    0.22

     U KING    128.424    120.145     90.530     86.387     -4.58   124.714    114.081    114.907    116.002      -6.99    0.22

     PORTUGL   109.841    102.592     78.973     81.510      3.21   107.030    104.387    104.986    105.129      -1.78    0.20

     HG KONG   107.866    113.742     93.723     83.820    -10.57   124.056    102.288    101.476    103.840     -16.30    0.20

     BURMA      33.192     62.687     47.948     82.667     72.41    61.236     86.696     90.742     97.407      59.07    0.18

     NETHLDS    81.208     86.085     61.208     66.344      8.39    81.522     89.731     90.397     91.221      11.90    0.17

     ROMANIA    76.127     83.482     62.464     55.223    -11.59    83.026     77.525     76.882     76.241      -8.17    0.14

     MADAGAS    27.931     53.242     39.160     60.589     54.72    47.320     64.048     70.040     74.670      57.80    0.14

     SPAIN      57.419     65.852     48.567     56.650     16.64    64.261     68.413     71.262     73.935      15.05    0.14

     MOROC      74.406     63.609     46.963     55.788     18.79    65.348     69.159     71.029     72.434      10.84    0.14

     SWITZLD    40.610     41.971     29.594     34.791     17.56    40.071     46.661     46.933     47.168      17.71    0.09

     POLAND     46.544     51.070     38.624     32.471    -15.93    51.494     46.695     45.460     44.916     -12.77    0.08

     BULGAR     33.021     39.380     30.022     28.494     -5.09    37.646     37.962     38.113     37.852       0.55    0.07

     LUXMBRG    82.294     54.459     46.681     26.088    -44.12    83.926     35.023     33.326     33.865     -59.65    0.06

     CZECH      31.815     28.226     21.662     26.482     22.25    27.734     31.726     32.213     33.047      19.16    0.06

     ARAB EM    38.541     31.074     24.920     26.345      5.72    34.586     32.787     32.869     32.499      -6.04    0.06

     BRAZIL     35.391     33.241     26.288     25.449     -3.19    35.294     33.264     32.238     32.402      -8.19    0.06

     OMAN        8.032     17.092     12.046     24.988    107.44    13.867     19.800     27.096     30.034     116.59    0.06

     S ARAB     32.553     34.039     27.770     22.658    -18.41    33.254     27.764     28.544     28.926     -13.01    0.05

     AUSTRAL    32.624     27.874     21.067     21.739      3.19    30.377     28.634     28.372     28.546      -6.03    0.05

     TNZANIA    23.476     27.928     20.675     18.698     -9.56    28.351     27.671     26.666     25.951      -8.47    0.05

     TUNISIA    27.873     23.226     18.385     20.027      8.94    23.265     24.895     25.428     24.869       6.89    0.05

     ETHIOP      9.371     18.481     13.383     19.691     47.14    15.981     22.730     24.261     24.790      55.13    0.05

     SWEDEN     20.733     21.556     16.547     15.946     -3.63    22.370     21.013     21.091     20.955      -6.33    0.04

     C RICA     31.275     22.845     17.400     14.476    -16.80    23.371     20.417     20.168     19.921     -14.76    0.04

     AUSTRIA    22.009     18.373     12.584     13.656      8.52    17.962     19.473     19.606     19.445       8.26    0.04

     DENMARK    15.769     14.220     10.067     15.222     51.21    14.071     18.299     18.612     19.376      37.70    0.04

     HUNGARY    19.317     18.066     13.373     12.590     -5.86    17.801     17.354     16.980     17.283      -2.91    0.03

     SLOVENI    17.020     15.597     11.869     12.540      5.65    16.645     15.140     16.102     16.268      -2.26    0.03

     UKRAINE     9.012      9.644      6.682     10.641     59.24     8.496     11.638     13.164     13.603      60.10    0.03

     N ZEAL     11.482     10.743      8.188     10.184     24.37    11.017     13.342     13.047     12.739      15.63    0.02

     MAURIT     10.039     10.603      7.302      9.291     27.23     9.790     12.388     12.620     12.591      28.62    0.02

     REP SAF    14.328     13.756     10.459      9.281    -11.26    13.614     13.735     13.182     12.578      -7.61    0.02

     LATVIA     10.601      8.926      6.427      9.159     42.51     8.050     10.352     10.966     11.659      44.83    0.02

     GREECE     10.586      9.778      7.597      8.745     15.11     9.740     10.631     10.711     10.925      12.17    0.02

     SLOVAK     11.453     12.322      9.532      7.966    -16.42    12.689     10.967     10.976     10.756     -15.24    0.02

     LITHUAN     8.442      8.610      6.648      6.453     -2.92     8.382      8.777      8.493      8.415       0.40    0.02

     FINLAND     9.224      6.726      4.796      5.351     11.58     6.489      6.867      6.944      7.281      12.21    0.01

     GHANA       6.467      6.017      5.712      6.165      7.93     7.740      5.656      6.039      6.470     -16.42    0.01

     IRELAND     7.704      5.754      3.862      3.424    -11.34     5.842      4.761      5.107      5.316      -9.00    0.01

     RUSSIA      6.915     16.637     14.965      3.067    -79.50    18.649      6.477      5.610      4.740     -74.58    0.01

     ECUADOR     3.471      3.196      2.271      2.828     24.55     3.494      3.808      3.705      3.754       7.42    0.01

     MACAU       4.813      3.176      2.271      2.733     20.36     3.159      3.589      3.653      3.638      15.17    0.01

     BAHRAIN    91.159     31.902     30.593      0.812    -97.35    49.745      3.274      3.101      2.121     -95.74    0.00

     NORWAY      1.565      1.720      0.923      0.791    -14.27     1.234      1.487      1.542      1.588      28.65    0.00

     MALTA       0.708      1.010      0.745      0.814      9.28     0.946      1.051      1.063      1.079      14.04    0.00

     BELARUS     1.693      3.852      3.632      0.610    -83.20     4.648      1.772      1.219      0.830     -82.14    0.00

     VENEZ       0.152      0.184      0.143      0.229     60.78     0.169      0.224      0.269      0.270      59.81    0.00

     NIGERIA     0.501      0.054      0.054      0.026    -51.44     0.331      0.026      0.029      0.027     -91.89    0.00


     _WTO    55025.543  52087.173  39804.024  40821.165      2.56 52791.224  52271.648  52505.959  53104.314       0.59   99.93

     _ASEAN  11562.637  11344.718   8729.702   9036.598      3.52 11468.663  11490.521  11514.637  11651.614       1.60   21.92

     _W HEMI  7200.778   7454.988   5574.448   5962.529      6.96  7329.217   7751.220   7811.816   7843.069       7.01   14.76

     _OECD    4270.155   4144.111   3116.213   3189.124      2.34  4201.785   4142.439   4182.813   4217.023       0.36    7.94

     _CAFTA   3559.787   3713.255   2802.847   2849.978      1.68  3685.098   3759.378   3775.415   3760.386       2.04    7.08

     _NAFTA   3129.177   3159.873   2332.931   2619.643     12.29  3077.336   3362.690   3403.401   3446.586      12.00    6.49

     _EU28    1942.544   1870.135   1406.517   1402.256     -0.30  1918.793   1838.272   1851.007   1865.873      -2.76    3.51

     _EU27    1936.002   1864.457   1402.008   1398.658     -0.24  1912.730   1833.605   1846.205   1861.107      -2.70    3.50

     _SUB-SAH  495.834    506.633    369.026    402.853      9.17   500.784    523.716    535.758    540.460       7.92    1.02

     _CBI      236.377    294.836    222.587    268.393     20.58   285.890    332.159    337.014    340.642      19.15    0.64

     _ANDEAN     3.471      3.196      2.271      2.828     24.55     3.494      3.808      3.705      3.754       7.42    0.01