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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 400:  WOOL YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  3.70 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      7746586   7836138    5284834    5606943      6.09   8163801    8108639    8086635    8158247      -0.07  100.00

     N ZEAL     1204381   1267532     803129     744664     -7.28   1264877    1244571    1191158    1209067      -4.41   14.82

     U KING      603183    720221     498974     717873     43.87    748679     888281     848776     939120      25.44   11.51

     INDIA       495996    720826     408713     557587     36.43    612822     770415     831881     869700      41.92   10.66

     CANADA      707467    642955     434898     585406     34.61    661783     746441     770682     793463      19.90    9.73

     ITALY       819058    779548     600878     614127      2.20    847628     800764     814175     792797      -6.47    9.72

     PERU        650274    607434     400839     422432      5.39    628732     623056     609070     629027       0.05    7.71

     CHINA P     680933    782246     606114     419377    -30.81    817740     644769     616535     595509     -27.18    7.30

     MALAYSA     535134    357524     218946     396116     80.92    497157     496034     548629     534694       7.55    6.55

     GERMANY     367541    332512     219465     253116     15.33    339939     356835     375520     366163       7.71    4.49

     MEXICO      280181    293577     182243     194557      6.76    304038     302766     294105     305891       0.61    3.75

     TURKEY      241740    287803     196504     116521    -40.70    340915     232101     225357     207820     -39.04    2.55

     PORTUGL     283092    195398     133430     129057     -3.28    241590     192175     193085     191025     -20.93    2.34

     ROMANIA     120438    118658      57407     105572     83.90    108161     166986     170632     166823      54.24    2.04

     REP SAF     114921    121105      64163     100561     56.73    101702     157020     157100     157503      54.87    1.93

     AUSTRAL      94186    222967     174912      41654    -76.19    213903     165766     145627      89709     -58.06    1.10

     URUGUAY      64826     52584      36174      35076     -3.04     56818      48963      50637      51486      -9.38    0.63

     AUSTRIA      43059     37323      30629      33269      8.62     36538      22887      24387      39963       9.37    0.49

     ARGENT      143994     37711      11115       9607    -13.57     32912      35455      34517      36203      10.00    0.44

     BULGAR        1179      1566         13      30539  234815.4       173      30550      30550      32092   18450.29    0.39

     JAPAN        23892     28436      17113      20714     21.04     26253      33779      31637      32037      22.03    0.39

     CHINA T      24496     36685      30621      14967    -51.12     39382      31806      24904      21031     -46.60    0.26

     BELGIUM      19452     20755      17492      11743    -32.87     28196      21015      14967      15006     -46.78    0.18

     THAILND     112224     78126      78059         35    -99.96    122753      15376         67        102     -99.92    0.00


     _WTO       7746574   7836130    5284834    5606902      6.09   8163801    8108590    8086586    8158198      -0.07  100.00

     _OECD      4445636   4558561    3145821    3281482      4.31   4777602    4719594    4653421    4694222      -1.75   57.54

     _EU15      2167628   2113280    1521069    1772727     16.54   2273475    2302125    2294237    2364938       4.02   28.99

     _EC12      2120416   2070264    1485606    1736762     16.91   2229782    2274218    2264095    2321420       4.11   28.45

     _W HEMI    1891079   1668390    1087902    1252614     15.14   1715220    1779929    1782297    1833102       6.87   22.47

     _ANDEAN     663090    628412     412029     427257      3.70    646091     643865     629879     643640      -0.38    7.89

     _ASEAN      647358    435665     297020     397663     33.88    619925     512922     550208     536308     -13.49    6.57

     _SUB-SAHA   114921    121106      64164     100561     56.72    101703     157020     157100     157503      54.87    1.93