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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     178.014    202.933    134.877    142.218      5.44   196.133    204.714    207.531    210.274       7.21  100.00

     TURKEY     39.948     50.020     33.548     37.547     11.92    45.843     51.635     53.097     54.018      17.83   25.69

     CANADA     38.025     41.152     24.741     25.246      2.04    39.943     40.336     40.660     41.657       4.29   19.81

     CHINA P    17.624     25.341     16.640     24.105     44.86    22.691     30.326     31.723     32.807      44.58   15.60

     MEXICO     32.646     28.843     21.651     14.801    -31.64    32.018     22.300     21.963     21.994     -31.31   10.46

     GERMANY    11.117     10.707      6.985      7.345      5.17    10.739     11.091     11.184     11.068       3.06    5.26

     FRANCE      7.124      7.074      4.470      5.982     33.83     7.138      8.200      8.316      8.586      20.29    4.08

     ITALY       4.130      5.732      3.941      4.588     16.41     5.102      6.410      6.463      6.379      25.03    3.03

     INDIA       3.741      4.886      3.324      4.426     33.17     4.797      5.742      6.308      5.989      24.85    2.85

     JAPAN       2.564      4.618      2.579      3.058     18.58     3.302      5.123      5.135      5.097      54.38    2.42

     THAILND     4.346      5.079      3.521      2.082    -40.87     5.205      4.383      4.110      3.640     -30.08    1.73

     EGYPT       2.397      4.133      2.779      1.788    -35.64     4.379      3.053      2.810      3.142     -28.24    1.49

     SPAIN       1.549      2.582      2.000      2.348     17.36     2.379      2.905      2.864      2.930      23.17    1.39

     PERU        2.287      1.774      1.094      1.958     78.87     1.581      2.176      2.322      2.637      66.84    1.25

     CHINA T     1.301      2.006      1.439      1.509      4.89     2.020      2.174      2.117      2.076       2.78    0.99

     HONDURA     0.749      0.683      0.432      0.557     28.90     0.633      0.755      0.731      0.808      27.66    0.38


     _WTO      177.949    202.849    134.794    142.216      5.51   195.984    204.711    207.528    210.271       7.29  100.00

     _OECD     105.990    121.893     78.879     86.095      9.15   115.630    125.183    127.128    129.108      11.66   61.40

     _W HEMI    75.804     73.135     48.397     42.840    -11.48    75.185     66.121     66.238     67.578     -10.12   32.14

     _EU15      27.106     29.066     19.540     22.780     16.58    28.384     32.027     32.202     32.306      13.82   15.36

     _EC12      26.926     28.710     19.272     22.604     17.29    28.056     31.664     31.862     32.042      14.20   15.24

     _ASEAN      5.325      5.858      4.084      2.498    -38.84     6.084      5.161      4.727      4.271     -29.79    2.03

     _ANDEAN     2.288      1.774      1.094      1.958     78.87     1.581      2.176      2.322      2.637      66.79    1.25

     _CBI        1.835      0.713      0.438      0.592     35.10     0.883      0.817      0.790      0.867      -1.81    0.41

     _CAFTA      1.835      0.712      0.437      0.592     35.42     0.882      0.817      0.790      0.867      -1.70    0.41