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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 218:  FABRICS OF YARNS OF DIFF. COLORS
                                         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     110.570    124.865     88.815     83.089     -6.45   128.259    119.459    119.100    119.140      -7.11  100.00

     ITALY      33.548     33.181     23.275     21.080     -9.43    39.085     30.312     31.069     30.985     -20.72   26.01

     CHINA P    20.873     22.859     15.504     17.262     11.34    21.297     22.967     24.035     24.617      15.59   20.66

     INDIA       9.242     13.136      9.303      8.186    -12.01    12.619     12.689     12.047     12.019      -4.76   10.09

     TURKEY     13.628     18.132     15.028      6.864    -54.32    18.763     13.191     11.007      9.969     -46.87    8.37

     MEXICO      3.875      6.067      3.615      6.392     76.83     5.211      7.732      8.107      8.844      69.73    7.42

     JAPAN       5.212      5.544      3.958      6.297     59.08     5.488      6.969      7.408      7.882      43.63    6.62

     CHINA T     3.729      4.012      2.802      2.443    -12.83     3.993      3.722      3.755      3.653      -8.51    3.07

     SPAIN       3.071      3.414      2.734      2.483     -9.17     3.713      3.305      3.179      3.163     -14.81    2.65

     PAKISTN     2.027      2.108      1.132      1.772     56.54     1.503      2.853      2.768      2.748      82.88    2.31

     THAILND     1.088      2.191      1.515      0.748    -50.66     1.818      1.562      1.569      1.423     -21.71    1.19


     _WTO      110.542    124.827     88.801     83.051     -6.48   128.230    119.405    119.043    119.077      -7.14   99.95

     _OECD      61.246     65.706     48.579     38.075    -21.62    72.860     57.838     56.441     55.201     -24.24   46.33

     _EU15      45.091     45.042     31.822     29.431     -7.51    51.410     42.076     42.861     42.651     -17.04   35.80

     _EC12      44.402     44.592     31.520     28.434     -9.79    50.883     40.997     41.744     41.506     -18.43   34.84

     _W HEMI     5.968      8.317      5.026      7.727     53.75     7.517      9.851     10.266     11.018      46.58    9.25

     _ASEAN      1.221      2.276      1.593      1.018    -36.10     1.899      1.843      1.851      1.701     -10.41    1.43