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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 361:  COTTON SHEETS
                                             Data in Nos,  5.20 M2 per Nos. 

                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    244562013 190402398  125560242  126029843      0.37 204510151  191256672  190002106  190871999      -6.67  100.00

     PAKISTN   74799375  61768533   41462229   38284199     -7.66  62808713   61544151   60053339   58590503      -6.72   30.70

     INDIA     47479519  44859279   27320445   38342993     40.35  43919119   52573091   54521078   55881827      27.24   29.28

     CHINA P   83715661  55258033   38112171   34077192    -10.59  63881843   52723578   51350770   51223054     -19.82   26.84

     BAHRAIN    6259104   7445044    5509388    4284299    -22.24   7415459    6446063    6388446    6219955     -16.12    3.26

     TURKEY     7777323   3971495    1308352    2249485     71.93   6887056    3811193    3963442    4912628     -28.67    2.57

     CAMBOD     3286461   3102860    2265952    2327536      2.72   3375616    2943680    3013592    3164444      -6.26    1.66

     TURKMEN    2040818   1892532     790874    1310554     65.71   1570813    2099962    2224067    2412212      53.56    1.26

     PORTUGL    3760579   2711752    1604053    1125379    -29.84   3476456    2421616    2179189    2233078     -35.77    1.17

     THAILND    5452535   3537634    2741805     805908    -70.61   3892682    2205977    1807228    1601737     -58.85    0.84

     EGYPT      2623636   1918022    1321802     822253    -37.79   2156235    1473212    1376248    1418473     -34.22    0.74

     MEXICO     2008586   1101490     907002     767161    -15.42   1445968     859528     932853     961649     -33.49    0.50

     ISRAEL      894842    680115     434247     548362     26.28    700265     799297     804934     794230      13.42    0.42

     BNGLDSH     509797    545087     467380     415301    -11.14    682480     378952     407784     493008     -27.76    0.26

     ITALY       426709    390645     273944     284816      3.97    435311     409861     405277     401517      -7.76    0.21

     INDNSIA      34875    373477     304097     207069    -31.91    322163     267499     266609     276449     -14.19    0.14

     ARAB EM      81010    132840     103490      49785    -51.89    153291      78256      91726      79135     -48.38    0.04

     GERMANY      73168     56963      34469      20557    -40.36     82817      47322      45569      43051     -48.02    0.02

     BRAZIL     1408436      4951        159        195     22.64    204483       4792       4792       4987     -97.56    0.00

     VIETNAM    1632442    492361     491270       1790    -99.64    936246       3304       2909       2881     -99.69    0.00


     _WTO     242521158 188509866  124769368  124719289     -0.04 202939313  189156710  187778039  188459787      -7.13   98.74

     _OECD     12098051   7209819    3278865    3729610     13.75  10957976    6765776    6668999    7660564     -30.09    4.01

     _ASEAN    10458509   7567200    5834982    3362279    -42.38   8578429    5474505    5136966    5094497     -40.61    2.67

     _EU15      4304511   3200272    1938843    1461866    -24.60   4034658    2924660    2676542    2723295     -32.50    1.43

     _EC12      4304301   3197284    1936720    1461391    -24.54   4032461    2922075    2674377    2721955     -32.50    1.43

     _W HEMI    3424151   1139445     935932     781857    -16.46   1680907     885240     962019     985370     -41.38    0.52