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                                          |                                     |                              October 31, 2017
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2017 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                         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      10.530     11.146      8.441     10.689     26.63    10.675     12.660     13.139     13.394      25.47  100.00

     CHINA P     8.145      7.508      5.409      8.979     66.00     6.956     10.325     10.788     11.078      59.26   82.71

     SWEDEN      0.543      0.284      0.184      0.361     96.26     0.292      0.341      0.336      0.460      57.60    3.44

     KOR REP     0.099      0.415      0.277      0.106    -61.60     0.311      0.287      0.285      0.245     -21.27    1.83

     PAKISTN     0.205      0.175      0.101      0.125     24.16     0.101      0.207      0.199      0.199      96.61    1.49

     VIETNAM     0.182      0.212      0.211      0.006    -97.16     0.324      0.110      0.111      0.008     -97.65    0.06

     MEXICO      0.000      1.336      1.336      0.006    -99.57     1.336      0.006      0.006      0.006     -99.57    0.04


     _WTO       10.528     11.135      8.429     10.683     26.73    10.662     12.651     13.131     13.388      25.57   99.95

     _OECD       1.032      1.051      0.734      0.828     12.87     0.961      1.027      1.046      1.145      19.14    8.55

     _EU27       1.051      0.862      0.646      0.799     23.75     0.871      0.867      0.872      1.015      16.52    7.58

     _EU28       1.051      0.862      0.646      0.799     23.75     0.871      0.867      0.872      1.015      16.52    7.58

     _W HEMI     0.003      1.339      1.339      0.014    -98.96     1.340      0.012      0.012      0.014     -98.96    0.10

     _ASEAN      0.205      0.219      0.216      0.009    -95.75     0.337      0.114      0.115      0.012     -96.35    0.09

     _NAFTA      0.003      1.337      1.337      0.008    -99.44     1.337      0.006      0.006      0.008     -99.44    0.06