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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 218:  FABRICS OF YARNS OF DIFF. COLORS
                                             Data in M2.,  1.00 M2 per M2.. 

                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     50545267  37381792   26526719   25301228     -4.62  44168023   35767213   35976951   36156301     -18.14  100.00

     CHINA P   20612636  13635679    9204091    9904209      7.61  13505211   13432330   13934277   14335797       6.15   39.65

     INDIA      4590399   5213006    3816932    3341733    -12.45   5430234    4873070    4702828    4737807     -12.75   13.10

     ITALY      9739403   4613131    3351938    3053237     -8.91  10480643    4072560    4300225    4314430     -58.83   11.93

     TURKEY     3511893   3648139    3004460    1556198    -48.20   3996586    2812347    2468731    2199877     -44.96    6.08

     MEXICO     1680827   1398563     868843    1298932     49.50   1431517    1634618    1701029    1828652      27.74    5.06

     PAKISTN    1442133   1151188     585711    1040626     77.67    819330    1591235    1472631    1606103      96.03    4.44

     CHINA T    1954129   1787402    1304620     992819    -23.90   1925477    1522118    1506929    1475601     -23.36    4.08

     JAPAN      1124037    972493     717755    1172230     63.32   1015408    1238813    1319327    1426968      40.53    3.95

     SPAIN       648385    771029     593278     691165     16.50    778319     899516     884190     868916      11.64    2.40

     THAILND     515921   1084039     744979     320741    -56.95    891893     711165     738299     659801     -26.02    1.82


     _WTO      50540396  37376609   26525075   25275868     -4.71  44163571   35747306   35952216   36127402     -18.20   99.92

     _OECD     16250090  10576817    8031540    6400464    -20.31  16886796    9346605    9322226    8945741     -47.03   24.74

     _EU15     12298594   6467293    4722278    4536879     -3.93  12447723    6083786    6396098    6281894     -49.53   17.37

     _EC12     12219682   6408411    4686790    4360294     -6.97  12384302    5897398    6201841    6081915     -50.89   16.82

     _W HEMI    2923525   2359995    1564925    1795573     14.74   2787220    2380092    2454304    2590643      -7.05    7.17

     _ASEAN      592840   1146291     802948     493819    -38.50    951933     896175     923679     837162     -12.06    2.32