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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                             Data in M2.,  1.00 M2 per M2.. 

                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     20499874  15982976   10955111   17088538     55.99  17187760   21612987   22151027   22116403      28.68  100.00

     CHINA P    5358222   3033558    1798026    7107050    295.27   2964434    8405939    8503146    8342582     181.42   37.72

     KOR REP    9316089   7192113    5004422    5991868     19.73   8159898    7536933    7953956    8179559       0.24   36.98

     CANADA     3243967   2610070    1912225    1907177     -0.26   2806459    2676874    2596053    2605022      -7.18   11.78

     JAPAN      1136225   1089616     761371     681049    -10.55   1242563    1053922    1055670    1009294     -18.77    4.56

     ITALY       647734   1043787     745437     698482     -6.30    964907     998892    1049634     996832       3.31    4.51


     _WTO      20499874  15982362   10954497   17088538     56.00  17187146   21612987   22151027   22116403      28.68  100.00

     _OECD     13413229  11115897    7892162    8771003     11.14  12279366   11389083   11810259   11994738      -2.32   54.23

     _W HEMI    3288627   2694494    1959311    1941037     -0.93   2870971    2742368    2667012    2676220      -6.78   12.10

     _EU15       813702   1283569     949346     811258    -14.55   1272338    1133140    1199211    1145481      -9.97    5.18

     _EC12       813572   1283350     949151     811258    -14.53   1272125    1133116    1199187    1145457      -9.96    5.18