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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
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                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 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     62274033  68046550   47243481   47551571      0.65  68519074   69145859   68642062   68354640      -0.24  100.00

     CHINA T   13828723  17857439   10859624   12027124     10.75  17139051   19585756   19393089   19024939      11.00   27.83

     MEXICO    20818352  19022518   13391774   12469930     -6.88  20220638   18359353   18061498   18100674     -10.48   26.48

     PORTUGL    4315059   6513739    5486942    6468699     17.89   5872315    7163840    7331858    7495496      27.64   10.97

     CHINA P    4004426   5225193    3270738    3970769     21.40   4723021    5812961    5897497    5925224      25.45    8.67

     CANADA     1990252   2233685    1358907    1344269     -1.08   2137835    2064017    2112124    2219047       3.80    3.25

     INDIA      2099200   1866344    1272896    1436560     12.86   2044810    2055388    2043242    2030008      -0.72    2.97

     VIETNAM    1954400   1739119    1177985    1266771      7.54   1878750    1849717    1893763    1827905      -2.71    2.67

     C RICA     2309897   1915502    1759390    1203286    -31.61   1987556    1534667    1405378    1359398     -31.60    1.99

     KOR REP    1315669   1440255     958114     803869    -16.10   1447181    1311505    1353105    1286010     -11.14    1.88

     THAILND    1012982   1268025     814682     692959    -14.94   1193570    1233081    1210533    1146302      -3.96    1.68

     GUATMAL     384955    471989     351450    1005932    186.22    439739    1004496    1015601    1126471     156.17    1.65

     JAPAN       667840    804067     481151     678467     41.01    715243    1024655     976261    1001383      40.01    1.46

     PHIL R      129426    117003      13396     593019   4326.84     17802     558365     631093     696626    3813.19    1.02

     FRANCE      670334    546924     346836     404543     16.64    610458     580022     608308     604631      -0.95    0.88

     ITALY       553508    594715     468212     476438      1.76    648108     627783     595981     602941      -6.97    0.88

     N ZEAL      639278    711063     689609     576709    -16.37    728705     641954     568259     598163     -17.91    0.88

     ARAB EM    1314429   2490808    2019698      28847    -98.57   3328666     792625     644719     499957     -84.98    0.73

     TURKEY      875416    890472     770769     321835    -58.24   1043777     624421     501816     441538     -57.70    0.65

     COLOMB      375857    323778     209100     245892     17.60    330033     369531     358509     360570       9.25    0.53

     CZECH      1104984    323900     217876     215968     -0.88    279301     318893     310212     321992      15.28    0.47

     ISRAEL      216862    223362     223362     255366     14.33    238684     255366     255366     255366       6.99    0.37

     INDNSIA     211593    215524     178439     168582     -5.52    195399     129418     182951     205667       5.25    0.30

     GERMANY     151865    196051     152865     139489     -8.75    200225     196589     201498     182675      -8.77    0.27

     ROMANIA     140248    108500      65138     124069     90.47    125830     184267     184299     167431      33.06    0.24

     LATVIA      212813    142843      93695      80718    -13.85    163097     149605     166428     129866     -20.37    0.19

     AUSTRAL     346016    151376     151360     121033    -20.04    158317     102220     121049     121049     -23.54    0.18

     NETHLDS      64382    178763     159697      41638    -73.93    183268      64844      66293      60704     -66.88    0.09


     _WTO      62274033  68045732   47242663   47551571      0.65  68518256   69145859   68642062   68354640      -0.24  100.00

     _W HEMI   26102362  24189794   17231709   16429570     -4.66  25325762   23590881   23173454   23387655      -7.65   34.22

     _OECD     12286212  13975655   10858182   11066899      1.92  13501855   13929918   14017313   14184372       5.05   20.75

     _EU15      5986160   8180196    6690786    7658575     14.46   7677434    8822126    9003975    9147985      19.15   13.38

     _EC12      5950000   8147189    6683412    7626713     14.11   7657742    8778422    8949420    9090490      18.71   13.30

     _ASEAN     3354049   3367071    2208204    2745450     24.33   3321613    3793922    3943639    3904317      17.54    5.71

     _CBI       2765702   2479749    2177702    2257926      3.68   2522025    2630989    2484402    2559973       1.50    3.75

     _CAFTA     2753252   2479503    2177456    2257926      3.70   2521679    2630989    2484402    2559973       1.52    3.75

     _ANDEAN     459296    395504     267303     298640     11.72    400336     468092     447007     426841       6.62    0.62