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                                          |                                     |                                April 30, 2015
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  3/2015
   Country      2013       2014       3/2014     3/2015  % Change    3/2014     1/2015     2/2015     3/2015   % Change % Share


     WORLD    175645233 194596893   44634396   48424434      8.49 177546855  195906057  194771929  198386931      11.74  100.00

     CHINA P   43932784  52139808   10938681   13049420     19.30  45478566   52386412   52022518   54250547      19.29   27.35

     VIETNAM   49448877  54385981   13263886   12686498     -4.35  49255110   55019040   53892527   53808593       9.24   27.12

     KOR REP   16747671  20142370    4384956    5088243     16.04  17315609   20179939   20334196   20845657      20.39   10.51

     CANADA    17403816  17232308    4290867    3747850    -12.66  17250538   16928136   16812015   16689291      -3.25    8.41

     CHINA T   13424774  14128157    2759225    3320462     20.34  13686020   14253282   14398098   14689394       7.33    7.40

     MEXICO     7394856  10014949    1910459    2712488     41.98   7368383   10316325   10665749   10816978      46.80    5.45

     ISRAEL     5087990   4564402    2002223    2175223      8.64   5068599    4590278    4213181    4737402      -6.53    2.39

     JAPAN      5726769   4741558    1311150    1009828    -22.98   5620004    4700884    4584970    4440236     -20.99    2.24

     INDIA      2548714   3044113     630788     900905     42.82   2550130    3245538    3290314    3314230      29.96    1.67

     GERMANY    2907996   2642405     637671     611863     -4.05   3094285    2571516    2627606    2616597     -15.44    1.32

     REP SAF     127602    898070     161126     243962     51.41    268569     966622     982209     980906     265.23    0.49

     SPAIN      1150015    950351     248774     258203      3.79   1164009     973414     946581     959780     -17.55    0.48

     THAILND    1405012   1017010     318276     192585    -39.49   1419054     920269     882957     891319     -37.19    0.45

     N ZEAL      746572    890420     186346     163013    -12.52    787850     900662     879589     867087      10.06    0.44

     ITALY      1007525    785159     176034     240779     36.78    880418     795975     825090     849904      -3.47    0.43

     PORTUGL     722879    666432     137340     294235    114.24    684353     622312     741716     823327      20.31    0.42

     TURKEY      622868    833668     207073     187724     -9.34    706163     824962     829441     814319      15.32    0.41

     U KING      686720    537297      97020     168456     73.63    636973     553756     555866     608733      -4.43    0.31

     NETHLDS     443705    510975     132856     165973     24.93    464277     515776     539164     544092      17.19    0.27

     AUSTRAL     226871    465934      66650     124174     86.31    245983     502696     528905     523458     112.80    0.26

     SWITZLD     535031    412361     101846     103686      1.81    499517     417063     424098     414201     -17.08    0.21

     CAMBOD       41016    290572       1332     118321   8782.96      1350     308775     348806     407561   30089.70    0.21

     LUXMBRG      68149    317693      62438     118602     89.95    124273     332591     361480     373857     200.84    0.19

     PHIL R      169882    216944      32537     111313    242.11    176486     308431     301398     295720      67.56    0.15

     FRANCE      295917    335848      94637      51333    -45.76    322309     319704     301680     292544      -9.23    0.15

     COLOMB       36430    261169      14944      38033    154.50     49416     258927     253200     284258     475.23    0.14

     PERU        319938    233869      62340      91057     46.07    275600     245558     254699     262586      -4.72    0.13

     EGYPT       180686    264533      21760      18083    -16.90    133252     264788     282343     260856      95.76    0.13

     CZECH       243219    231469      32940      54676     65.99    180412     224144     230471     253205      40.35    0.13

     INDNSIA     228606    205928      42767      69282     62.00    168156     230823     214719     232443      38.23    0.12

     BELGIUM     212903    177765      36601      66334     81.24    204349     192767     189419     207498       1.54    0.10

     AUSTRIA      57727    143560      34962      29442    -15.79     81983     142126     136668     138040      68.38    0.07

     HG KONG     126222    166332      67828      21549    -68.23    186104     134018     126328     120053     -35.49    0.06

     DOM REP      29446     99563       8159      14660     79.68     33263     101712     109880     106064     218.86    0.05

     SLOVAK       86687     82122      13748      16215     17.94     81701      92469      93316      84589       3.53    0.04

     PAKISTN     165387     78336      14798      17613     19.02    147513      72460      83076      81151     -44.99    0.04

     DENMARK      27794     52363      11716      31658    170.21     32067      66105      73572      72305     125.48    0.04

     NORWAY       59223     25563        198      42688  21459.60     35934      43287      68079      68053      89.38    0.03

     SALVADR      62858     56670      14014      13255     -5.42     67176      55136      51982      55911     -16.77    0.03

     BRAZIL      142197     55781      26360       7120    -72.99    148897      44995      43863      36541     -75.46    0.02

     MALAYSA      75658     55528      36739       1892    -94.85    101258      34654      20145      20681     -79.58    0.01

     ARAB EM     546251      1367          0          0       *      361935       1367       1367       1367     -99.62    0.00


     _WTO     175643374 194593481   44631424   48423669      8.50 177542024  195902645  194767752  198385726      11.74  100.00

     _ASEAN    51369291  56173348   13696790   13179891     -3.77  51122771   56822124   55660684   55656449       8.87   28.05

     _OECD     44256148  47434960   10950300   11558378      5.55  44801895   47188810   47488135   48043038       7.23   24.22

     _W HEMI   25408917  27973934    6329325    6627657      4.71  25207788   27970185   28210794   28272266      12.16   14.25

     _NAFTA    24798672  27247257    6201326    6460338      4.18  24618921   27244461   27477764   27506269      11.73   13.86

     _EU27      8032459   7573908    1728356    2124281     22.91   8072003    7546170    7768748    7969833      -1.27    4.02

     _EU28      8032462   7575935    1730383    2124281     22.76   8074030    7548197    7768748    7969833      -1.29    4.02

     _SUB-SAHA   130526    898569     161169     244130     51.47    270896     967122     982709     981530     262.33    0.49

     _CAFTA      106205    170629      24054      31069     29.16    109333     171086     176253     177644      62.48    0.09