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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                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     18158526  19059605   12927790   12788091     -1.08  18920157   18510862   18749078   18919906      -0.00  100.00

     TURKEY     4756715   5221186    3554657    3544087     -0.30   4893713    5063769    5151237    5210616       6.48   27.54

     CHINA P    3541373   4344322    2941275    3548558     20.65   4065153    4708711    4859380    4951605      21.81   26.17

     CANADA     2898341   3010563    1825252    1834258      0.49   2953494    2894206    2940281    3019569       2.24   15.96

     MEXICO     3264779   2525704    1921773    1160847    -39.59   2902154    1835476    1795819    1764778     -39.19    9.33

     THAILND     985865   1034612     711310     464048    -34.76   1092584     902220     867586     787350     -27.94    4.16

     INDIA       548099    594704     415491     519110     24.94    611762     676975     731508     698323      14.15    3.69

     GERMANY     385903    405796     281750     295437      4.86    430344     406974     406002     419483      -2.52    2.22

     EGYPT       348482    408894     278213     250991     -9.78    509699     345397     337209     381672     -25.12    2.02

     CHINA T     105925    120363      83365     182559    118.99    129266     208262     218945     219557      69.85    1.16

     HONDURA     171471    165355     110733     152780     37.97    169195     191412     187144     207402      22.58    1.10

     ITALY       125687    178313     121353     138370     14.02    152985     196461     198509     195330      27.68    1.03

     SPAIN        61902    118014      85611     126729     48.03    104077     158201     153201     159132      52.90    0.84

     FRANCE      116907    112415      70745     100922     42.66    112043     137060     138412     142592      27.27    0.75

     PERU        136196     88972      55966      97952     75.02     85345     106280     112629     130958      53.45    0.69

     JAPAN        85415     94697      60368      92816     53.75     76399      99437     126797     127145      66.42    0.67


     _WTO      18148554  19053565   12921751   12787930     -1.04  18904147   18510700   18748916   18919744       0.08  100.00

     _OECD      8584197   9364444    6120632    6178847      0.95   8920349    9144838    9266877    9422659       5.63   49.80

     _W HEMI    6572606   5839760    3948615    3263818    -17.34   6174327    5065058    5073631    5154963     -16.51   27.25

     _EU15       830311    940251     640967     771402     20.35    926678    1061413    1051338    1070686      15.54    5.66

     _EC12       824344    929109     633444     765879     20.91    917190    1049073    1039176    1061544      15.74    5.61

     _ASEAN     1163014   1166536     809204     514967    -36.36   1239121    1020956     951381     872299     -29.60    4.61

     _CBI        202103    170693     112185     158810     41.56    179614     202020     197270     217318      20.99    1.15

     _CAFTA      202103    170373     111865     158810     41.97    179294     202020     197270     217318      21.21    1.15

     _ANDEAN     136212     88972      55966      97952     75.02     85361     106280     112629     130958      53.42    0.69