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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 363:  COTTON TERRY / OTHER PILE TOWELS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 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    764000481 662392490  459051681  473925096      3.24 699646302  662286819  668576548  677265905      -3.20  100.00

     PAKISTN  259527263 233890239  164707806  161120775     -2.18 245804185  225720246  227784118  230303208      -6.31   34.00

     INDIA    190802987 183293741  120112355  137180072     14.21 184496237  196213559  195553946  200361458       8.60   29.58

     CHINA P  160905110 136663372   97250257   95227764     -2.08 143924590  131836164  133686801  134640879      -6.45   19.88

     BNGLDSH   61116756  55695635   38695125   46227212     19.47  60238044   59706632   62937258   63227722       4.96    9.34

     TURKEY    12022444  10733860    7756680    8057126      3.87  10846409   10647892   10585988   11034306       1.73    1.63

     COLOMB     8008555   7438306    5541403    4382751    -20.91   8457917    6326601    6679752    6279654     -25.75    0.93

     JORDAN     1508623   2657388    1722924    5043768    192.74   2673024    4864344    5283660    5978232     123.65    0.88

     ISRAEL    13959015   8800453    7583282    3681917    -51.45  10981408    5846818    5232523    4899088     -55.39    0.72

     THAILND    9727561   4930290    2570255    1842999    -28.30   7430215    4467565    4371138    4203034     -43.43    0.62

     CANADA     3080369   2875729    2026608    2298956     13.44   3020859    3138990    3108701    3148077       4.21    0.46

     VIETNAM    6342979   3919643    3299448    1674599    -49.25   5023139    2836307    2692961    2294794     -54.32    0.34

     SALVADR    2984337   2635110    1745208    1315979    -24.59   2872100    2103181    2100369    2205881     -23.20    0.33

     EGYPT      3539301   2824734    2033137    1210096    -40.48   2723865    2081249    2063580    2001693     -26.51    0.30

     BRAZIL    25437956   2202159    1813191    1017509    -43.88   7724005    1472016    1444166    1406477     -81.79    0.21


     _WTO     763997295 662390023  459050786  473810516      3.22 699643604  662170127  668460216  677149753      -3.22   99.98

     _OECD     17197615  15314595   11005146   11916402      8.28  15712885   15643889   15747794   16225851       3.26    2.40

     _W HEMI   41544684  16894538   11846668   10343290    -12.69  23178517   15339843   15473955   15391160     -33.60    2.27

     _ASEAN    16177492   8992005    5944039    3565261    -40.02  12634295    7430300    7179426    6613227     -47.66    0.98

     _ANDEAN    8087543   7533674    5628851    4533647    -19.46   8555917    6476813    6839067    6438470     -24.75    0.95

     _CBI       3174157   3039042    1844660    1576035    -14.56   3019490    2654075    2670125    2770417      -8.25    0.41

     _CAFTA     3169126   3033248    1838866    1575920    -14.30   3008698    2653972    2670022    2770302      -7.92    0.41