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                                           Category 223:  NON-WOVEN FABRICS
                                             Data in Kg., 14.00 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    205264023 201156739  136096644  142156485      4.45 203743765  206314868  206726196  207216580       1.70  100.00

     CHINA P   44737883  49483577   33628567   38145165     13.43  47860025   52809438   53424069   54000175      12.83   26.06

     CANADA    18617845  20940012   13901089   15672849     12.75  19815876   22636084   22841524   22711772      14.61   10.96

     MEXICO    18645280  16554873   11005517   11486773      4.37  17173815   16852713   16957784   17036129      -0.80    8.22

     ISRAEL    18868100  14017849    9338208    9006118     -3.56  15289299   13816810   13837575   13685759     -10.49    6.60

     GERMANY   14525698  14914280   10641623    9337776    -12.25  15973076   13626542   13491626   13610433     -14.79    6.57

     INDIA      7233192  12809632    8430783    7667628     -9.05  11457017   12473310   12253438   12046477       5.14    5.81

     FRANCE     8703326   8215891    4969444    7159350     44.07   8187531    9870663   10067817   10405797      27.09    5.02

     JAPAN      7461748   7648652    4850685    6053603     24.80   6907459    8667330    8885086    8851570      28.15    4.27

     KOR REP    4640081   6476380    4322280    4553112      5.34   6019138    6592395    6715084    6707212      11.43    3.24

     TURKEY     4449826   5301996    3323420    4396049     32.27   4532727    5950221    5881040    6374625      40.64    3.08

     ITALY      4917734   5496914    3805260    4177543      9.78   5599434    6001026    5901847    5869197       4.82    2.83

     LUXMBRG    5921030   4734687    3977102    3272070    -17.73   6016290    4065353    3988566    4029655     -33.02    1.94

     MALAYSA     182419   1713420     135618    1610683   1087.66    181629    3153395    3184680    3188485    1655.49    1.54

     CHINA T    3803605   3447482    2298997    1850165    -19.52   3410577    2978809    3023252    2998650     -12.08    1.45

     DENMARK    1258156   2811569    1796741    1788435     -0.46   2292538    3018801    2902701    2803263      22.28    1.35

     POLAND     2224427   2916836    1915288    1541632    -19.51   2669700    2660568    2651338    2543180      -4.74    1.23

     THAILND    2076266   2755666    1848863    1550933    -16.11   2541426    2522672    2486553    2457736      -3.29    1.19

     U KING     2559507   2327728    1541976    1541783     -0.01   2227667    2230538    2265965    2327535       4.48    1.12

     FINLAND    3935251   3008310    2173733    1161245    -46.58   4023744    2360746    2006054    1995822     -50.40    0.96

     AUSTRAL    2784368   2863998    2319956    1145214    -50.64   3161661    2115883    1850275    1689256     -46.57    0.82

     GREECE     1733520   1148108    1062666    1440459     35.55   1569809    1543690    1607232    1525901      -2.80    0.74

     SPAIN      1908453    779478     511015    1216140    137.99   1634888    1103861    1406897    1484603      -9.19    0.72

     CZECH       648574   1166775     818167    1101888     34.68    952659    1424590    1419325    1450496      52.26    0.70

     BRAZIL    16062883   2640306    2311528     793661    -65.67   6844631    1147537    1132600    1122439     -83.60    0.54

     NETHLDS    1266050   1347219     948788     642165    -32.32   1463465    1069345     974672    1040596     -28.90    0.50

     INDNSIA    1317129    827695     638288     578417     -9.38   1085691     664447     744042     767824     -29.28    0.37

     SWEDEN      677479    520874     321432     480414     49.46    510732     638823     637374     679856      33.11    0.33

     BELGIUM     964456    610910     464577     472284      1.66    764170     605861     656212     618617     -19.05    0.30

     REP SAF     167046    422256     319682     359811     12.55    406872     539708     473425     462385      13.64    0.22

     DOM REP     334434    501058     341686     289722    -15.21    446831     460591     474736     449094       0.51    0.22

     CHILE            0    281706     191126     348900     82.55    191126     345570     378830     439480     129.94    0.21

     HG KONG     152126    233144     155903     285930     83.40    225182     418418     382183     363171      61.28    0.18

     S ARAB     1302615    559140     409666     200563    -51.04    677067     262938     312453     350037     -48.30    0.17

     SLOVENI      27117    219684     137917     236325     71.35    141390     345716     340507     318092     124.97    0.15

     IRELAND     279178    507021     456109     100759    -77.91    561418     396639     258997     151671     -72.98    0.07

     VIETNAM      56902    114587      77282      69785     -9.70     99765     120870     119043     107090       7.34    0.05

     SWITZLD     112317     90944      66289      80574     21.55     98875     102426     122017     105229       6.43    0.05

     EGYPT         6613      1263       1263      76663   5969.91      1263      57010      70747      76663    5969.91    0.04

     HONDURA      90802     67426      43383      52386     20.75     68098      73521      76649      76429      12.23    0.04

     ECUADOR          0         0          0      64006       *           0      57644      64006      64006        *      0.03

     AUSTRIA      17447    166217     149296      39406    -73.61    155720     127157      99742      56327     -63.83    0.03

     RUSSIA      369960    198070     198070          6   -100.00    198070     197501     197501          6    -100.00    0.00

     SIER LN          0    158771     158771          0   -100.00    158771      52226       5835          0    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO     205264023 201146011  136085916  142152554      4.46 203733037  206312029  206722475  207212649       1.71  100.00

     _OECD     82147600  86356927   59488431   61326497      3.09  88234971   88153775   87758838   88194993      -0.05   42.56

     _EU15     48667285  46589206   32819762   32829842      0.03  50980482   46659058   46265715   46599286      -8.59   22.49

     _EC12     44037108  42893805   30175301   31148777      3.23  46290286   43532332   43522545   43867281      -5.23   21.17

     _W HEMI   53850715  41037747   27827543   28747203      3.30  44584441   41628374   41975961   41957407      -5.89   20.25

     _ASEAN     3695757   5450618    2713485    3811368     40.46   3948016    6488462    6561535    6548501      65.87    3.16

     _CBI        449775    591696     397208     361634     -8.96    527268     564893     574890     556122       5.47    0.27

     _CAFTA      446934    586573     397208     345308    -13.07    527268     550538     560535     534673       1.40    0.26

     _SUB-SAHA   170116    581027     478453     360099    -24.74    567613     592222     479548     462673     -18.49    0.22

     _ANDEAN      19327     15389       8279      77437    835.34     12599      74835      83591      84547     571.06    0.04