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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 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    167969439 181082526  121257203  120579622     -0.56 177140363  182739937  182071088  180404945       1.84  100.00

     VIETNAM   44889699  54761287   35936145   25092735    -30.17  51476035   48605226   46141596   43917877     -14.68   24.34

     CHINA P   23206558  32762402   20056499   30138899     50.27  28500149   41109055   42310936   42844802      50.33   23.75

     CANADA    22782561  20888995   14036866   15289477      8.92  22456911   22093922   22153945   22141606      -1.40   12.27

     KOR REP   21880101  21228196   14397316   14633894      1.64  21389590   21104545   21473957   21464774       0.35   11.90

     CHINA T   12748196  12246291    8361618    9137558      9.28  12391189   12644616   12841754   13022231       5.09    7.22

     MEXICO    12025449  11294728    7765136    6830830    -12.03  11884587   10599648   10626294   10360422     -12.82    5.74

     JAPAN      4332893   4498673    2954465    4152695     40.56   4287565    5391308    5491618    5696903      32.87    3.16

     ISRAEL    10867104   8133469    7134089    3950766    -44.62   9107126    5283395    4901447    4950146     -45.65    2.74

     INDIA      3605150   2803283    1933258    2166574     12.07   2998756    2872775    2971371    3036599       1.26    1.68

     GERMANY    2304470   1768060    1169840    1335739     14.18   1836580    1876718    1924252    1933959       5.30    1.07

     TURKEY      591150   1083177     617278     561855     -8.98    902280    1087664    1087287    1027754      13.91    0.57

     U KING      584493    633806     403939     725198     79.53    633828     892887     942620     955065      50.68    0.53

     PORTUGL    1001073   1056398     898788     683554    -23.95   1112256     852808     819263     841164     -24.37    0.47

     NETHLDS     539566    736625     527295     624010     18.34    771230     889264     835035     833340       8.05    0.46

     ITALY       812538    877903     605228     497927    -17.73    821042     743353     754189     770602      -6.14    0.43

     THAILND     522898    657748     408481     477035     16.78    590292     748933     756554     726302      23.04    0.40

     SPAIN       618112    657796     500112     513098      2.60    666879     702731     698995     670782       0.59    0.37

     N ZEAL      474357    518817     370569     486754     31.35    525818     612919     607918     635002      20.76    0.35

     ARAB EM     228883     60110      19854     498949   2413.09     39092     399049     459834     539205    1279.32    0.30

     SWITZLD     501684    453018     300631     273299     -9.09    502406     415006     403030     425686     -15.27    0.24

     INDNSIA     514585    514474     396981     242365    -38.95    580391     393493     399183     359858     -38.00    0.20

     CAMBOD      288702    341891     247717     262694      6.05    383123     320118     343435     356868      -6.85    0.20

     FRANCE      344900    325705     204090     233846     14.58    306967     357829     354611     355461      15.80    0.20

     PERU        208763    281725     245354     292535     19.23    334277     243338     298794     328906      -1.61    0.18

     MALAYSA      76447    198574      88623     101637     14.68    127865     210622     213937     211588      65.48    0.12

     BRAZIL      115938    243340     130455      85400    -34.54    189027     287782     283331     198285       4.90    0.11

     BELGIUM     247724    200231     136819     128869     -5.81    209179     189449     182633     192281      -8.08    0.11

     LUXMBRG     261239    304384     215972     103334    -52.15    311567     161886     178577     191746     -38.46    0.11

     EGYPT         6225      3854       2346     183167   7707.63      3828     184701     184939     184675    4724.32    0.10

     AUSTRAL      89189     64583      32443     121494    274.48     52733     121147     153372     153634     191.34    0.09

     PAKISTN      41509    110980      57470      77892     35.54     90056     136691     124045     131402      45.91    0.07

     CZECH        26373     77947      48933      83825     71.31     64160      97076     108547     112839      75.87    0.06

     PHIL R       38632    108560      55208      56255      1.90     71669     115078     104716     109607      52.94    0.06

     NORWAY       26280     74366      59470      82703     39.07     66510      85074      93486      97599      46.74    0.05

     SLOVAK       30541     36697      28786      71876    149.69     41742      80533      84325      79787      91.14    0.04

     AUSTRIA      62120     56542      41418      56826     37.20     59333      67899      71806      71950      21.26    0.04

     HG KONG      82176    101012      81270      43695    -46.23    109747      84055      81656      63437     -42.20    0.04

     SALVADR      66546     60949      51802      47148     -8.98     86411      70314      72551      56295     -34.85    0.03

     REP SAF     361002    232155     217292      36524    -83.19    500167      44135      44169      51387     -89.73    0.03

     POLAND      154154     43686      37558      28066    -25.27     86148      31389      31215      34194     -60.31    0.02

     ARGENT         411    343636     343618         29    -99.99    343618     262489     187941         47     -99.99    0.00


     _WTO     167941564 181080026  121254871  120577098     -0.56 177114927  182736533  182069329  180402253       1.86  100.00

     _OECD     53354938  51104759   34632409   36521138      5.45  52822002   52460242   52958173   52993488       0.32   29.37

     _ASEAN    46341254  56587469   37136949   26234725    -29.36  53233360   50398523   47963842   45685245     -14.18   25.32

     _W HEMI   35419397  33209582   22631794   22621151     -0.05  35412207   33671915   33736565   33198939      -6.25   18.40

     _EU15      6821951   6663281    4731127    4940812      4.43   6769896    6788988    6817902    6872966       1.52    3.81

     _EC12      6731882   6580565    4674314    4866995      4.12   6686070    6694052    6719021    6773246       1.30    3.75

     _ANDEAN     283109    311790     266279     301123     13.09    369545     261802     316577     346634      -6.20    0.19

     _CBI        105904    115935      88127      67629    -23.26    136881     109119     111801      95437     -30.28    0.05

     _CAFTA       89100     99676      73138      67532     -7.66    115083     104852     108104      94070     -18.26    0.05

     _SUB-SAHA   362188    235367     220018      38342    -82.57    503430      48410      46647      53691     -89.33    0.03