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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                         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       6.094      5.767      4.381      5.072     15.78     5.830      5.863      6.158      6.458      10.77  100.00

     ROMANIA     1.118      1.328      0.897      1.354     50.97     1.140      1.573      1.707      1.785      56.65   27.64

     CHINA P     1.398      1.300      0.955      1.440     50.79     1.371      1.445      1.584      1.785      30.22   27.64

     ITALY       0.956      0.977      0.849      0.629    -25.96     1.034      0.788      0.792      0.757     -26.85   11.71

     FRANCE      0.328      0.463      0.278      0.262     -5.55     0.370      0.427      0.472      0.448      21.06    6.93

     HUNGARY     0.653      0.605      0.552      0.335    -39.34     0.678      0.454      0.425      0.388     -42.85    6.00

     JAPAN       0.245      0.020      0.018      0.225   1145.07     0.036      0.192      0.186      0.227     532.30    3.52

     TURKEY      0.169      0.171      0.116      0.098    -15.72     0.220      0.149      0.150      0.153     -30.36    2.37

     LITHUAN     0.013      0.017      0.017      0.017     -2.16     0.029      0.016      0.033      0.017     -43.18    0.26


     _WTO        6.094      5.767      4.381      5.072     15.78     5.830      5.863      6.158      6.458      10.77  100.00

     _EU27       3.820      3.960      3.046      2.928     -3.87     3.810      3.713      3.858      3.842       0.86   59.50

     _EU28       3.820      3.960      3.046      2.928     -3.87     3.810      3.713      3.858      3.842       0.86   59.50

     _OECD       2.860      2.787      2.248      1.657    -26.32     2.861      2.275      2.270      2.195     -23.26   33.99