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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 600:  TEXTURED FILAMENT YARN
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 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    103508395  96867582   68080830   61682060     -9.40 102205072   90828320   90584044   90468812     -11.48  100.00

     CANADA    53804147  46224685   33170856   21341386    -35.66  51373271   36645514   35455757   34395215     -33.05   38.02

     MEXICO    15939148  15711135   10959893   15342385     39.99  16001730   18538347   19378832   20093627      25.57   22.21

     CHINA P    5229122   5093806    3603391    5248536     45.66   5221499    5917867    6405656    6738951      29.06    7.45

     INDIA      3865551   5845261    4152307    4855119     16.93   5268399    6283770    6397354    6548073      24.29    7.24

     CHINA T    4994346   3914318    2235745    3681530     64.67   3702341    5319790    5330364    5360103      44.78    5.92

     INDNSIA    4050221   5250788    3702322    3003756    -18.87   5111524    4657333    4535772    4552222     -10.94    5.03

     MALAYSA    3799091   3862968    2999365    3063294      2.13   4552856    3753565    3774442    3926897     -13.75    4.34

     KOR REP     941370   2154947     913117    1544164     69.11   1321036    2642061    2740591    2785994     110.89    3.08

     ITALY      3457781   2927696    2054840     779043    -62.09   2971806    2125498    1951943    1651899     -44.41    1.83

     THAILND    2675930   2753195    2158741     517435    -76.03   3035503    1533738    1282788    1111889     -63.37    1.23

     FRANCE      272518    343842     270617     458498     69.43    350459     586991     584569     531723      51.72    0.59

     TURKEY       80494    166491     116937     428220    266.20    153907     380075     421885     477774     210.43    0.53

     EGYPT       415382    297060     155430     210980     35.74    310240     340550     312110     352610      13.66    0.39

     BELGIUM     442505    512359     354682     157867    -55.49    526918     339453     350227     315544     -40.12    0.35

     GERMANY     590006    452273     329594     161299    -51.06    452823     328909     284926     283978     -37.29    0.31

     SLOVENI     350399    295071     222674     199107    -10.58    302723     292222     287707     271504     -10.31    0.30

     JAPAN       244849    143450      80996     143189     76.79    106315     198503     203295     205643      93.43    0.23

     SALVADR      54840     64760      31833     112467    253.30     34759     133878     132495     145394     318.29    0.16

     VIETNAM     367091    300215     218450      58339    -73.29    337443     224888     173014     140104     -58.48    0.15

     S ARAB      503943    105716      41672      41850      0.43    456458     105894     105894     105894     -76.80    0.12

     ISRAEL     1020227     57878      39969      40182      0.53    228477      62934      55961      58091     -74.57    0.06


     _WTO     103508395  96867054   68080302   61682060     -9.40 102204544   90827792   90583516   90468812     -11.48  100.00

     _W HEMI   69809087  62020717   44165245   36850458    -16.56  67412510   55389498   55039007   54705930     -18.85   60.47

     _OECD     59746163  52903290   37306233   25004856    -32.97  57288975   43203702   41945259   40601913     -29.13   44.88

     _ASEAN    10926297  12197055    9096397    6642824    -26.97  13088809   10181894    9778386    9743482     -25.56   10.77

     _EU15      4860747   4310050    3058782    1661250    -45.69   4382298    3504827    3290412    2912518     -33.54    3.22

     _EC12      4859872   4309890    3058622    1661249    -45.69   4381263    3504666    3290411    2912517     -33.52    3.22

     _CBI         56432     67091      32553     113137    247.55     35545     136589     135206     147675     315.46    0.16

     _CAFTA       56432     67091      32553     113137    247.55     35545     136589     135206     147675     315.46    0.16