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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 223:  NON-WOVEN FABRICS
                                         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     888.562    949.341    631.747    680.332      7.69   919.501    990.544    995.666    997.926       8.53  100.00

     CHINA P   128.280    154.622    104.414    117.613     12.64   147.191    163.453    166.163    167.822      14.02   16.82

     CANADA     92.319    100.881     67.956     79.636     17.19    95.448    110.077    112.180    112.561      17.93   11.28

     JAPAN      79.580     88.651     56.618     74.542     31.66    79.633    103.331    105.883    106.574      33.83   10.68

     GERMANY    86.445     96.910     67.232     64.879     -3.50    96.327     95.250     95.242     94.557      -1.84    9.48

     MEXICO     63.120     68.820     44.860     50.968     13.62    66.620     73.825     74.795     74.929      12.47    7.51

     ISRAEL     88.459     63.252     40.955     37.342     -8.82    62.168     60.993     60.242     59.639      -4.07    5.98

     FRANCE     41.821     42.423     25.795     32.381     25.53    41.119     47.120     47.615     49.008      19.18    4.91

     ITALY      33.364     43.052     26.441     27.068      2.37    38.147     44.850     43.890     43.679      14.50    4.38

     INDIA      20.514     38.925     25.073     23.657     -5.65    33.564     38.741     38.415     37.509      11.75    3.76

     KOR REP    21.529     31.491     20.185     25.698     27.31    28.040     36.146     37.087     37.004      31.97    3.71

     U KING     28.905     32.672     22.638     17.252    -23.79    31.467     28.471     27.437     27.286     -13.29    2.73

     TURKEY     15.045     19.832     12.604     16.609     31.78    16.879     22.956     22.383     23.837      41.22    2.39

     LUXMBRG    28.455     25.430     20.441     17.785    -13.00    30.578     22.932     22.785     22.773     -25.52    2.28

     CHINA T    15.020     18.324     11.802     11.478     -2.74    16.294     17.667     18.095     18.000      10.47    1.80

     POLAND      8.441     13.402      8.479      8.860      4.48    11.505     13.825     13.981     13.782      19.79    1.38

     THAILND     8.010     11.725      7.247      8.896     22.76     9.918     13.056     13.070     13.374      34.84    1.34

     DENMARK     5.792     11.292      7.040      7.431      5.56     9.549     12.374     11.958     11.684      22.36    1.17

     FINLAND    15.251     13.477      9.640      5.226    -45.79    17.106     10.545      9.078      9.062     -47.02    0.91

     NETHLDS     9.267     11.031      7.912      5.407    -31.66    11.181      8.586      8.458      8.526     -23.74    0.85

     AUSTRAL     8.456     10.677      8.249      5.288    -35.89    10.837      9.244      8.106      7.716     -28.80    0.77

     SPAIN       7.230      3.661      2.288      6.166    169.52     6.162      5.441      6.738      7.539      22.35    0.76

     SWEDEN      5.694      4.515      2.537      5.340    110.49     4.312      6.448      6.703      7.318      69.71    0.73

     BELGIUM     6.738      5.724      4.346      4.131     -4.96     6.804      5.471      6.001      5.508     -19.04    0.55

     CZECH       2.012      4.129      2.816      3.930     39.57     3.199      5.224      5.128      5.244      63.89    0.53

     MALAYSA     0.483      3.138      0.673      2.539    277.24     0.756      5.107      4.994      5.004     562.00    0.50

     IRELAND     5.152      4.315      2.795      2.946      5.42     5.040      4.393      4.001      4.466     -11.38    0.45

     GREECE      4.524      3.506      3.239      4.073     25.76     4.560      4.515      4.660      4.341      -4.80    0.43

     SLOVENI     0.293      1.622      0.692      2.613    277.64     0.716      3.670      3.704      3.543     394.70    0.36

     BRAZIL     43.895      7.860      6.771      2.432    -64.09    19.887      3.670      3.629      3.520     -82.30    0.35

     INDNSIA     3.191      2.205      1.606      1.715      6.81     2.682      1.997      2.250      2.314     -13.71    0.23

     DOM REP     1.597      2.620      1.781      0.769    -56.82     2.409      1.814      1.787      1.609     -33.22    0.16

     S ARAB      3.486      1.983      1.254      0.703    -43.98     2.005      1.170      1.360      1.431     -28.61    0.14

     HG KONG     0.789      1.178      0.669      0.881     31.56     1.033      1.566      1.461      1.390      34.52    0.14

     REP SAF     0.644      1.255      0.918      0.969      5.52     1.220      1.500      1.332      1.306       7.02    0.13

     SWITZLD     0.997      0.920      0.721      0.673     -6.61     1.017      0.930      1.020      0.873     -14.19    0.09

     AUSTRIA     0.177      0.754      0.667      0.384    -42.45     0.706      0.670      0.591      0.471     -33.37    0.05

     VIETNAM     0.259      0.322      0.228      0.267     17.16     0.378      0.367      0.382      0.361      -4.59    0.04

     HONDURA     0.306      0.247      0.143      0.154      7.95     0.203      0.265      0.252      0.259      27.60    0.03

     ECUADOR     0.000      0.000      0.000      0.219       *       0.000      0.198      0.219      0.219        *      0.02

     CHILE       0.000      0.096      0.065      0.137    111.34     0.065      0.127      0.141      0.168     158.91    0.02

     EGYPT       0.021      0.046      0.046      0.104    125.20     0.046      0.121      0.141      0.104     125.20    0.01

     RUSSIA      1.135      0.792      0.792      0.000    -99.95     0.792      0.790      0.790      0.000     -99.95    0.00

     SIER LN     0.000      0.484      0.484      0.000   -100.00     0.484      0.153      0.021      0.000    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO      888.562    949.318    631.724    680.275      7.69   919.477    990.516    995.612    997.869       8.53   99.99

     _OECD     427.671    480.198    324.064    341.256      5.31   470.051    495.607    495.181    497.389       5.82   49.84

     _EU15     278.816    298.760    203.012    200.469     -1.25   303.057    297.065    295.157    296.218      -2.26   29.68

     _EC12     257.694    280.015    190.167    189.520     -0.34   280.933    279.401    278.786    279.367      -0.56   27.99

     _W HEMI   201.754    180.870    121.817    134.604     10.50   184.942    190.332    193.341    193.657       4.71   19.41

     _ASEAN     12.810     17.651      9.841     13.473     36.90    14.341     20.749     20.923     21.283      48.41    2.13

     _CBI        2.052      3.010      2.023      1.040    -48.59     2.713      2.235      2.163      2.027     -25.27    0.20

     _CAFTA      2.030      2.985      2.023      0.957    -52.71     2.713      2.163      2.090      1.918     -29.29    0.19

     _SUB-SAH    0.781      1.740      1.403      0.971    -30.80     1.791      1.655      1.355      1.308     -27.01    0.13

     _ANDEAN     0.150      0.108      0.051      0.350    592.93     0.080      0.354      0.388      0.407     409.28    0.04