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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                         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      37.168     30.420     21.937     20.308     -7.43    29.682     28.460     28.290     28.791      -3.00  100.00

     ITALY       7.072      7.687      5.476      5.042     -7.92     7.417      7.181      7.132      7.254      -2.20   25.19

     KOR REP     9.727      7.016      4.870      4.081    -16.20     6.277      6.295      6.007      6.227      -0.79   21.63

     CANADA      5.727      4.665      3.447      3.272     -5.06     4.611      4.371      4.438      4.491      -2.60   15.60

     JAPAN       4.148      3.611      2.587      3.131     21.04     3.598      3.875      4.060      4.156      15.50   14.43

     CHINA P     5.568      4.398      3.364      2.880    -14.39     4.412      3.789      3.871      3.914     -11.29   13.60


     _WTO       37.168     30.419     21.936     20.308     -7.42    29.680     28.459     28.289     28.791      -3.00  100.00

     _OECD      23.894     20.501     14.585     13.183     -9.62    19.540     19.079     18.731     19.098      -2.26   66.33

     _EU27       8.021      8.516      6.069      5.455    -10.12     8.333      7.979      7.825      7.902      -5.17   27.45

     _EU28       8.021      8.516      6.069      5.455    -10.12     8.333      7.979      7.825      7.902      -5.17   27.45

     _W HEMI     5.972      4.949      3.701      3.403     -8.06     4.946      4.609      4.615      4.651      -5.98   16.15

     _NAFTA      5.796      4.783      3.564      3.279     -8.00     4.775      4.440      4.465      4.498      -5.81   15.62