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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |   By Merged-Category,  8/2012 Data  |
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                                         Category 445/446 :  WOOL SWEATERS
                                                      Data in million dollars

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date                        Year-Endings                      YE  8/2012
   Country      2010       2011       8/2011     8/2012  % Change     8/2011     6/2012     7/2012     8/2012  % Change % Share

    WORLD      704.935   785.353     347.131    334.428     -3.66    750.441    790.408    786.401    772.650      2.96  100.00

    CHINA P    591.602   647.886     270.741    260.396     -3.82    625.774    652.118    648.585    637.541      1.88   82.51

    ITALY       57.859    78.292      46.031     44.028     -4.35     66.929     80.008     79.570     76.289     13.98    9.87

    U KING      13.305    16.085       8.196      9.733     18.75     14.017     16.310     16.611     17.622     25.72    2.28

    PERU         4.451     5.483       2.057      2.696     31.10      4.607      5.604      5.847      6.123     32.89    0.79

    HG KONG      6.378     4.354       2.736      2.236    -18.26      5.758      4.176      4.363      3.855    -33.06    0.50

    BNGLDSH      3.499     3.212       1.442      0.774    -46.30      3.456      3.197      2.838      2.544    -26.37    0.33


    _WTO       704.869   785.329     347.124    334.384     -3.67    750.390    790.373    786.347    772.590      2.96   99.99

    _OECD       84.680   110.018      62.687     61.021     -2.66     96.395    111.569    111.320    108.353     12.40   14.02

    _EU15       77.425   103.664      58.695     58.226     -0.80     88.664    105.711    105.581    103.195     16.39   13.36

    _EC12       77.174   103.499      58.652     58.053     -1.02     88.514    105.542    105.405    102.901     16.25   13.32

    _W HEMI      8.449     8.049       3.301      3.993     20.97      8.276      8.193      8.526      8.741      5.62    1.13

    _ANDEAN      5.913     6.613       2.580      3.208     24.36      6.000      6.811      7.064      7.242     20.69    0.94

    _ASEAN       1.471     2.464       0.489      1.283    162.27      1.576      2.448      2.575      3.259    106.79    0.42