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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 603:  YARN > 85% ARTIFICIAL STAPLE FIBER
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.30 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     23697826  16739932   11412533   13030790     14.18  16379274   17558850   17753647   18358189      12.08  100.00

     INDNSIA   10775873   8451859    5590730    7490119     33.97   8130350    9845080   10000798   10351248      27.32   56.38

     INDIA      2235726   1450020     949901    1631551     71.76   1264313    1828630    1974861    2131670      68.60   11.61

     CHINA P    2429723   1446865     997540     856500    -14.14   1299709    1318140    1335292    1305825       0.47    7.11

     AUSTRAL     985235   1059380     659074     567054    -13.96    899042    1058314     985513     967360       7.60    5.27

     SPAIN       856794    845418     644701     648471      0.58    919437     853058     839999     849188      -7.64    4.63

     KOR REP     851251    373297     223538     622154    178.32    460592     437575     513414     771913      67.59    4.20

     THAILND    2909745   1312085    1041783     355845    -65.84   1674573     860096     738595     626147     -62.61    3.41

     VIETNAM     874564    499685     212599     252012     18.54    357359     500361     539098     539098      50.86    2.94

     TURKEY      463826    284924     202903     169424    -16.50    300674     286074     285927     251445     -16.37    1.37

     PAKISTN     181132    198219     130404     109217    -16.25    167829     206018     188825     177032       5.48    0.96

     CHINA T     533871    630746     611773      53915    -91.19    612156      75165      72843      72888     -88.09    0.40


     _WTO      23697826  16739932   11412533   13030790     14.18  16379274   17558850   17753647   18358189      12.08  100.00

     _ASEAN    14757861  10282561    6864044    8170229     19.03  10181214   11296722   11369676   11588746      13.82   63.13

     _OECD      3509045   2714150    1841552    2209378     19.97   2809898    2829991    2807966    3081976       9.68   16.79

     _EU15      1118032    949367     715502     823097     15.04   1093020     999855     986482    1056962      -3.30    5.76

     _EC12       965821    914342     680477     773850     13.72   1000809     978656     965283    1007715       0.69    5.49