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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                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   32359.960  33474.055  22186.606  23005.246      3.69 33503.540  34160.082  34351.030  34292.696       2.36  100.00

     CHINA P 17352.434  17898.315  11653.409  12292.121      5.48 17886.904  18436.494  18571.478  18537.027       3.63   54.06

     VIETNAM  1649.498   1973.108   1295.574   1293.017     -0.20  1894.604   2005.543   2001.035   1970.551       4.01    5.75

     MEXICO   1808.039   1801.357   1229.661   1203.546     -2.12  1853.352   1785.338   1784.068   1775.242      -4.21    5.18

     INDIA    1091.047   1355.362    901.074    972.677      7.95  1278.341   1406.050   1422.892   1426.965      11.63    4.16

     KOR REP  1110.935   1126.284    763.251    823.565      7.90  1103.556   1169.305   1191.384   1186.597       7.52    3.46

     CANADA   1271.699   1199.779    813.472    779.917     -4.12  1249.851   1178.156   1173.208   1166.223      -6.69    3.40

     INDNSIA   938.884    990.678    685.092    692.255      1.05   986.468    990.883    997.854    997.841       1.15    2.91

     CHINA T   772.478    721.061    478.663    518.441      8.31   732.831    753.529    762.697    760.840       3.82    2.22

     CAMBOD    390.548    520.556    303.531    336.862     10.98   475.756    555.286    553.176    553.887      16.42    1.62

     BNGLDSH   533.321    541.180    412.831    380.971     -7.72   571.984    490.010    496.754    509.320     -10.96    1.49

     TURKEY    383.257    461.156    298.574    341.100     14.24   415.536    496.986    502.144    503.683      21.21    1.47

     HONDURA   379.262    395.085    257.785    294.084     14.08   397.256    418.194    427.554    431.385       8.59    1.26

     PAKISTN   187.591    261.910    165.352    209.953     26.97   233.051    303.254    305.993    306.511      31.52    0.89

     ISRAEL    455.843    348.443    256.138    203.760    -20.45   379.970    304.148    298.038    296.065     -22.08    0.86

     GERMANY   304.569    301.635    212.775    195.690     -8.03   316.278    284.087    280.891    284.549     -10.03    0.83

     SALVADR   261.962    268.669    177.280    181.131      2.17   264.717    276.602    272.853    272.520       2.95    0.79

     JAPAN     219.842    214.596    139.257    174.347     25.20   204.691    242.827    246.373    249.685      21.98    0.73

     THAILND   368.624    282.836    199.865    163.913    -17.99   324.390    256.508    251.969    246.884     -23.89    0.72

     PHIL R    215.797    255.284    173.279    159.332     -8.05   250.268    249.683    250.066    241.337      -3.57    0.70

     FRANCE    171.786    144.628     91.164    119.967     31.59   153.341    166.647    169.172    173.431      13.10    0.51

     NICARAG   129.021    149.238    102.108    118.534     16.09   154.296    156.196    161.282    165.663       7.37    0.48

     ITALY     160.105    167.476    116.267    112.785     -2.99   169.733    169.253    166.627    163.994      -3.38    0.48

     GUATMAL   110.093    143.931     99.377     97.694     -1.69   136.995    143.839    143.254    142.249       3.83    0.41

     SRI LKA   124.667    136.844     95.906     98.048      2.23   137.427    138.397    137.582    138.986       1.14    0.41

     MALAYSA    85.039    116.482     66.221     86.960     31.32    95.215    137.291    137.258    137.221      44.12    0.40

     S ARAB    114.422    121.605     83.305     96.987     16.42   125.984    125.791    128.521    135.286       7.38    0.39

     EGYPT     116.338    136.299     95.017     90.917     -4.31   134.620    133.430    132.376    132.200      -1.80    0.39

     DOM REP   118.074    120.472     75.977     78.664      3.54   118.456    121.696    123.199    123.159       3.97    0.36

     JORDAN    122.887    127.271     89.330     83.586     -6.43   133.195    121.567    122.794    121.526      -8.76    0.35

     U KING     71.296     70.517     47.987     52.235      8.85    67.119     71.311     72.499     74.766      11.39    0.22

     PORTUGL    54.877     63.450     52.217     57.674     10.45    59.498     66.267     66.760     68.907      15.81    0.20

     HAITI      54.069     65.101     42.765     44.054      3.01    66.255     66.089     66.902     66.390       0.20    0.19

     ARAB EM    76.523     48.907     33.871     51.246     51.30    65.355     50.945     57.216     66.282       1.42    0.19

     LUXMBRG    86.478     70.472     58.660     47.250    -19.45    88.510     59.167     58.308     59.063     -33.27    0.17

     POLAND     49.432     63.839     43.367     35.864    -17.30    60.941     55.740     56.013     56.336      -7.56    0.16

     SPAIN      47.778     32.945     23.234     34.919     50.29    45.364     39.518     43.674     44.630      -1.62    0.13

     HG KONG    44.493     40.752     27.212     30.018     10.31    46.642     45.225     44.456     43.558      -6.61    0.13

     GREECE     56.193     43.835     34.872     33.731     -3.27    47.603     44.539     45.371     42.694     -10.31    0.12

     LATVIA     36.912     35.841     21.847     27.993     28.13    34.438     37.620     40.111     41.987      21.92    0.12

     DENMARK    20.170     41.606     26.548     26.565      0.06    34.487     44.477     42.913     41.622      20.69    0.12

     BELGIUM    50.362     41.360     29.664     29.077     -1.98    48.474     40.724     41.466     40.773     -15.89    0.12

     NETHLDS    40.520     40.670     29.277     25.014    -14.56    43.297     36.943     35.134     36.408     -15.91    0.11

     AUSTRAL    50.447     50.232     39.143     23.243    -40.62    53.495     40.275     36.674     34.331     -35.82    0.10

     COLOMB     29.639     26.315     17.488     21.884     25.14    27.266     28.842     30.071     30.712      12.64    0.09

     LESOTHO    25.832     30.220     19.794     19.168     -3.16    31.239     31.498     29.945     29.594      -5.27    0.09

     FINLAND    55.674     42.842     30.962     16.907    -45.40    57.149     33.867     28.920     28.786     -49.63    0.08

     CZECH      18.492     21.027     14.666     21.572     47.09    17.601     27.088     27.510     27.933      58.70    0.08

     KENYA      13.830     23.949     14.564     15.772      8.29    21.545     24.485     24.803     25.156      16.76    0.07

     BRAZIL    237.783     47.150     39.245     15.641    -60.14   107.559     25.158     24.757     23.546     -78.11    0.07

     MALTA      34.127     27.674     20.489     16.067    -21.58    31.502     25.034     24.466     23.251     -26.19    0.07

     C RICA     34.051     26.566     20.684     16.496    -20.25    29.241     23.372     22.652     22.378     -23.47    0.07

     PERU       14.436     16.717     12.587     12.138     -3.56    17.045     15.502     15.923     16.269      -4.56    0.05

     HUNGARY     1.428      8.033      2.473      8.679    250.98     3.067     10.582     12.298     14.239     364.21    0.04

     SWEDEN     11.035     11.682      5.709      8.123     42.29     8.905     13.265     13.440     14.096      58.29    0.04

     SLOVAK     14.877     15.230     10.255      7.870    -23.25    15.735     11.426     11.754     12.846     -18.36    0.04

     N ZEAL     10.649     12.213     10.109      9.108     -9.91    12.857     11.391     10.867     11.212     -12.80    0.03

     REP SAF     9.413     11.963      9.314      8.385     -9.97    15.115     11.956     11.042     11.035     -27.00    0.03

     SWITZLD    12.110      9.817      6.611      6.818      3.14    11.083     10.090     10.207     10.024      -9.55    0.03

     TNZANIA     3.318      7.032      4.360      6.351     45.64     6.128      8.871      9.566      9.022      47.22    0.03

     SWAZLND    14.814     11.454      8.737      4.551    -47.91    14.459      7.953      7.669      7.268     -49.73    0.02

     BAHRAIN    12.561      6.341      4.678      5.482     17.20     8.907      6.834      6.853      7.145     -19.78    0.02

     CHILE       2.687      4.718      3.412      5.806     70.14     3.653      6.120      6.379      7.111      94.67    0.02

     SLOVENI     2.912      5.285      3.557      4.814     35.33     4.221      7.065      6.969      6.542      54.98    0.02

     RUSSIA      5.204      5.807      2.856      3.500     22.55     2.862      8.875      8.881      6.451     125.35    0.02

     AUSTRIA     4.418      7.465      5.397      4.249    -21.27     6.977      7.268      6.655      6.317      -9.46    0.02

     ROMANIA     8.202      5.485      4.175      4.602     10.25     6.767      5.884      6.032      5.913     -12.62    0.02

     MOROC       3.049      4.873      3.519      4.426     25.80     4.628      5.790      5.827      5.780      24.89    0.02

     SINGAPR    10.045      7.354      5.033      2.859    -43.19     8.197      6.326      5.819      5.180     -36.80    0.02

     ETHIOP      2.675      5.430      2.960      2.681     -9.43     3.772      5.424      5.201      5.151      36.57    0.02

     ECUADOR     5.167      4.833      3.621      3.445     -4.85     5.240      5.311      4.842      4.657     -11.12    0.01

     MADAGAS     7.909      4.516      2.598      2.167    -16.60     3.755      4.400      4.094      4.084       8.77    0.01

     BULGAR      3.095      3.338      2.124      2.460     15.81     2.781      3.638      3.738      3.674      32.09    0.01

     MACAU       5.078      3.343      2.175      2.258      3.85     3.556      3.391      3.420      3.427      -3.62    0.01

     MALAWI      3.932      4.427      2.542      1.445    -43.17     4.430      4.033      3.844      3.329     -24.85    0.01

     BOTSWAN     1.124      1.939      0.763      1.959    156.62     1.132      3.012      2.943      3.135     177.08    0.01

     IRELAND     4.331      7.510      6.690      2.195    -67.19     8.216      6.485      4.551      3.015     -63.30    0.01

     GUYANA      1.660      2.599      1.634      1.539     -5.78     2.307      2.698      2.536      2.504       8.54    0.01

     ARGENT      3.495      7.580      6.518      1.399    -78.53     7.668      6.239      5.137      2.462     -67.89    0.01

     LAOS        1.795      2.602      1.543      1.018    -34.01     2.685      2.055      2.093      2.077     -22.65    0.01

     UKRAINE     2.821      0.339      0.230      1.734    653.53     0.824      1.742      1.745      1.843     123.86    0.01

     TUNISIA     1.263      1.257      0.831      1.344     61.68     1.174      1.634      1.710      1.770      50.78    0.01

     NORWAY      0.602      1.429      0.987      1.267     28.29     1.185      1.497      1.607      1.708      44.13    0.00

     BELARUS    22.121     18.378     17.260      0.015    -99.91    23.580      5.291      1.888      1.133     -95.19    0.00

     SIER LN     0.001      2.227      2.226      0.012    -99.47     2.227      0.733      0.085      0.012     -99.45    0.00


     _WTO    32330.651  33444.473  22162.752  22999.371      3.77 33470.132  34144.275  34338.749  34281.092       2.42   99.97

     _W HEMI  4462.622   4281.458   2904.532   2876.500     -0.97  4442.440   4260.245   4265.507   4253.426      -4.25   12.40

     _ASEAN   3661.042   4149.445   2730.512   2736.503      0.22  4038.281   4203.966   4199.709   4155.436       2.90   12.12

     _OECD    4049.048   4042.485   2764.390   2817.678      1.93  4084.627   4085.334   4098.725   4095.772       0.27   11.94

     _CBI     1088.835   1172.486    778.276    832.460      6.96  1170.332   1209.053   1220.587   1226.670       4.81    3.58

     _CAFTA   1032.463   1103.962    733.211    786.603      7.28  1100.961   1139.901   1150.795   1157.354       5.12    3.37

     _EU15    1139.593   1088.093    771.423    766.381     -0.65  1154.951   1083.818   1076.381   1083.050      -6.23    3.16

     _EC12    1068.466   1026.105    729.355    737.103      1.06  1081.921   1029.417   1027.365   1033.852      -4.44    3.01

     _SUB-SAH   84.657    106.768     69.466     63.780     -8.19   106.223    105.772    102.504    101.082      -4.84    0.29

     _ANDEAN    49.306     47.927     33.740     37.496     11.13    49.622     49.702     50.883     51.684       4.15    0.15