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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 620:  OTHER SYNTHETIC FILAMENT 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     643.959    579.520    445.197    435.111     -2.27   594.644    568.831    566.207    569.433      -4.24  100.00

     CHINA P   132.436    127.948     94.556    102.006      7.88   126.139    136.524    133.893    135.399       7.34   23.78

     INDIA     143.787    132.030    103.746     97.018     -6.48   135.225    124.943    125.712    125.302      -7.34   22.00

     CANADA     43.297     42.326     32.366     30.968     -4.32    42.604     40.715     40.617     40.927      -3.94    7.19

     CHINA T    44.787     32.739     24.850     23.517     -5.37    35.194     31.516     31.347     31.406     -10.76    5.52

     TURKEY     46.743     34.912     27.836     23.566    -15.34    39.474     30.329     30.800     30.642     -22.37    5.38

     S ARAB     24.543     24.943     19.716     19.458     -1.31    24.263     21.962     23.391     24.685       1.74    4.33

     KOR REP    24.059     21.965     15.908     15.758     -0.94    21.039     21.835     21.623     21.815       3.69    3.83

     VIETNAM    18.825     15.194     11.886     14.554     22.45    15.848     17.026     17.500     17.862      12.71    3.14

     JAPAN      15.046     16.076     11.649     12.164      4.42    15.467     17.068     16.622     16.591       7.26    2.91

     ARAB EM    29.235     22.045     19.245     12.985    -32.52    26.606     15.546     15.659     15.786     -40.67    2.77

     THAILND    22.869     19.106     15.713     11.876    -24.42    21.250     17.358     16.116     15.269     -28.15    2.68

     MEXICO     12.706     10.831      8.222      9.848     19.78    10.618     12.596     12.286     12.458      17.33    2.19

     U KING     12.412      9.584      7.120      8.957     25.79    10.265     10.801     10.934     11.420      11.25    2.01

     NETHLDS     9.497      9.455      6.934      8.057     16.19     9.601     10.661     10.700     10.577      10.17    1.86

     ITALY      10.019      9.435      6.638      7.418     11.75     9.551     10.085     10.188     10.215       6.95    1.79

     GERMANY     7.337      6.858      5.539      6.734     21.58     6.781      7.796      7.546      8.053      18.77    1.41

     GREECE      7.690      6.572      5.370      5.654      5.31     6.999      6.784      6.863      6.857      -2.03    1.20

     BELGIUM    10.062      7.263      5.258      4.773     -9.21     7.674      6.400      6.815      6.779     -11.67    1.19

     COLOMB      6.695      4.281      3.555      2.749    -22.66     5.168      3.560      3.276      3.475     -32.75    0.61

     GUATMAL     2.729      2.365      2.129      2.526     18.63     3.094      2.749      2.727      2.762     -10.73    0.49

     PORTUGL     0.559      0.794      0.419      1.268    202.22     0.535      1.710      1.648      1.642     207.07    0.29

     ROMANIA     0.408      2.521      1.508      0.563    -62.66     1.508      1.812      1.704      1.576       4.48    0.28

     MALAYSA     2.261      1.310      1.029      1.175     14.16     1.611      1.476      1.457      1.456      -9.63    0.26

     ISRAEL      1.790      1.223      0.996      1.007      1.10     1.365      1.218      1.229      1.234      -9.58    0.22

     HG KONG     0.584      2.023      1.721      0.662    -61.53     1.996      1.079      0.946      0.964     -51.70    0.17

     INDNSIA     1.492      1.568      1.389      0.298    -78.56     1.818      0.845      0.567      0.477     -73.77    0.08

     SALVADR     0.644      0.327      0.237      0.299     25.99     0.311      0.448      0.404      0.388      24.90    0.07


     _WTO      643.939    579.482    445.174    435.072     -2.27   594.620    568.786    566.162    569.380      -4.24   99.99

     _OECD     179.869    158.622    120.538    119.926     -0.51   163.805    156.386    156.991    158.010      -3.54   27.75

     _EU27      64.263     60.689     44.878     49.494     10.29    60.577     64.583     64.562     65.304       7.80   11.47

     _EU28      64.263     60.689     44.878     49.494     10.29    60.577     64.583     64.562     65.304       7.80   11.47

     _W HEMI    66.727     62.049     47.197     47.115     -0.17    62.691     62.057     61.273     61.967      -1.15   10.88

     _NAFTA     56.003     53.157     40.588     40.816      0.56    53.222     53.311     52.903     53.385       0.31    9.38

     _ASEAN     45.473     37.182     30.020     27.904     -7.05    40.531     36.707     35.642     35.066     -13.48    6.16

     _CAFTA      3.397      3.853      2.422      2.876     18.73     3.463      4.353      4.288      4.306      24.36    0.76