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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         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     210.633    243.815    166.056    170.399      2.62   239.991    250.223    248.875    248.159       3.40  100.00

     MEXICO     57.858     54.263     37.838     34.331     -9.27    56.437     51.831     51.134     50.755     -10.07   20.45

     CHINA T    28.620     37.012     22.153     24.104      8.81    34.822     40.104     39.756     38.962      11.89   15.70

     CHINA P    17.098     24.226     15.269     20.010     31.05    21.843     27.473     28.280     28.967      32.62   11.67

     PORTUGL     9.363     14.585     12.095     14.928     23.43    13.118     16.640     16.998     17.419      32.79    7.02

     JAPAN      10.635     13.723      8.540     11.311     32.46    12.507     16.438     16.271     16.495      31.89    6.65

     FRANCE     11.774     14.011      8.643      9.612     11.22    12.723     15.380     15.427     14.980      17.74    6.04

     CANADA      8.931     10.115      6.223      7.341     17.98     9.564      9.978     10.146     11.233      17.45    4.53

     ITALY       7.708      7.387      5.634      6.945     23.26     8.186      8.916      8.674      8.697       6.24    3.50

     COLOMB      6.485      6.785      4.223      5.363     26.97     6.383      7.991      7.827      7.924      24.14    3.19

     INDIA       5.472      5.505      3.617      3.756      3.86     5.650      5.994      5.848      5.645      -0.09    2.27

     VIETNAM     5.111      5.134      3.304      3.658     10.71     5.311      5.524      5.739      5.488       3.33    2.21

     KOR REP     4.169      5.491      3.586      3.489     -2.71     5.306      5.430      5.681      5.394       1.66    2.17

     TURKEY      6.269      7.244      6.054      3.588    -40.74     7.653      5.769      5.146      4.777     -37.57    1.93

     THAILND     3.679      5.269      3.356      2.728    -18.73     4.648      5.149      4.957      4.640      -0.17    1.87

     GERMANY     3.227      4.192      2.721      2.030    -25.41     3.948      3.875      3.608      3.500     -11.34    1.41

     C RICA      4.877      4.474      4.094      2.697    -34.12     4.582      3.519      3.194      3.077     -32.85    1.24

     GUATMAL     0.856      1.163      0.849      2.427    185.81     1.054      2.465      2.507      2.741     160.13    1.10

     PHIL R      0.458      0.405      0.051      2.011   3861.96     0.084      1.888      2.114      2.365    2719.44    0.95

     ARAB EM     5.918     10.824      9.025      0.104    -98.85    14.928      3.038      2.453      1.903     -87.25    0.77

     N ZEAL      1.359      1.703      1.638      1.520     -7.20     1.718      1.644      1.501      1.585      -7.75    0.64

     ROMANIA     0.894      0.786      0.467      0.937    100.43     0.844      1.372      1.373      1.256      48.86    0.51

     CZECH       2.154      0.950      0.641      0.697      8.71     0.800      0.925      0.905      1.005      25.63    0.41

     INDNSIA     0.369      0.367      0.291      0.812    178.88     0.322      0.504      0.777      0.888     175.85    0.36

     ISRAEL      0.783      0.679      0.679      0.787     15.85     0.844      0.787      0.787      0.787      -6.74    0.32

     LATVIA      0.517      0.433      0.284      0.292      2.70     0.475      0.502      0.555      0.441      -7.22    0.18

     NETHLDS     0.390      1.154      0.987      0.231    -76.56     1.141      0.437      0.426      0.398     -65.11    0.16

     AUSTRAL     1.087      0.508      0.505      0.320    -36.73     0.581      0.296      0.323      0.323     -44.47    0.13


     _WTO      210.633    243.812    166.053    170.399      2.62   239.988    250.223    248.875    248.159       3.40  100.00

     _W HEMI    80.581     78.584     54.472     53.652     -1.50    79.534     77.886     76.796     77.764      -2.23   31.34

     _OECD      58.879     70.433     50.429     53.045      5.19    67.249     72.962     72.613     73.048       8.62   29.44

     _EU15      34.580     43.835     31.536     35.743     13.34    41.282     48.309     48.282     48.042      16.38   19.36

     _EC12      34.249     43.574     31.466     35.148     11.70    41.147     47.718     47.535     47.256      14.85   19.04

     _ASEAN      9.903     11.345      7.145      9.351     30.88    10.590     13.203     13.735     13.551      27.96    5.46

     _ANDEAN     7.016      7.309      4.634      5.785     24.83     6.873      8.707      8.509      8.460      23.09    3.41

     _CBI        5.953      5.876      5.121      5.261      2.73     5.873      6.232      5.880      6.015       2.43    2.42

     _CAFTA      5.855      5.875      5.121      5.261      2.74     5.870      6.232      5.880      6.015       2.47    2.42