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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 224:  PILE / TUFTED FABRICS
                                             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    197207458 170225900  107271764  102925059     -4.05 176803686  168896360  169606945  165879195      -6.18  100.00

     CHINA P  100736888 105511525   60083627   66418329     10.54  96936038  111631740  113315056  111846227      15.38   67.43

     MALTA     34066765  27598376   20440084   15992044    -21.76  31430542   24930585   24360911   23150336     -26.34   13.96

     CHINA T   12130768  10416504    6632437    6304985     -4.94  11736033   10411123   10539529   10089052     -14.03    6.08

     KOR REP    8202763   6155175    4203017    4163943     -0.93   6356681    5982817    6122914    6116101      -3.78    3.69

     FRANCE    29234910   9832971    8274253    3636828    -56.05  18369940    6152367    5693893    5195546     -71.72    3.13

     INDIA      2760429   2515635    1721254    1498269    -12.95   2602774    2203770    2221886    2292650     -11.92    1.38

     CANADA     1146940   1122733     765584    1037614     35.53   1076951    1425253    1416756    1394763      29.51    0.84

     MEXICO     2412872   1355788     944760     873328     -7.56   1654807    1328956    1317044    1284356     -22.39    0.77

     ITALY       847663    962230     731636     558887    -23.61    997305     831064     814435     789481     -20.84    0.48

     TURKEY      864935    779920     582760     462680    -20.61    915166     720354     670466     659840     -27.90    0.40

     PAKISTN    1687459   1080607     858987     414192    -51.78   1772077     673334     600520     635812     -64.12    0.38


     _WTO     197173188 170216256  107264420  102925036     -4.05 176796342  168893965  169604622  165876872      -6.18  100.00

     _OECD     41544138  19987312   15315592   10766585    -29.70  28914281   16392106   15998405   15438305     -46.61    9.31

     _EU15     31169007  11760096    9632732    4918832    -48.94  20361654    8020182    7573630    7046196     -65.39    4.25

     _EC12     31164474  11755867    9629678    4917091    -48.94  20357982    8017413    7570403    7043280     -65.40    4.25

     _W HEMI    4812342   3864374    2686141    2423207     -9.79   4118380    3801386    3752186    3601440     -12.55    2.17