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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                         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    1001.014   1182.189    780.748    821.465      5.22  1129.610   1222.253   1226.982   1222.906       8.26  100.00

     CHINA P   145.374    206.560    127.358    178.375     40.06   183.363    245.408    254.096    257.577      40.47   21.06

     VIETNAM   137.365    202.547    131.176     95.564    -27.15   180.821    185.231    175.540    166.935      -7.68   13.65

     CHINA T   117.392    132.779     86.879     93.661      7.81   128.432    138.943    140.082    139.562       8.67   11.41

     CANADA    129.689    134.483     88.375     92.399      4.55   136.979    140.519    139.959    138.506       1.12   11.33

     KOR REP   100.103    119.171     80.153     81.449      1.62   113.238    119.698    121.185    120.467       6.38    9.85

     JAPAN      73.572     88.616     57.979     79.076     36.39    81.630    102.850    105.729    109.714      34.40    8.97

     MEXICO     72.097     73.418     49.942     46.795     -6.30    75.984     70.859     71.542     70.271      -7.52    5.75

     ISRAEL     60.047     41.179     35.039     23.081    -34.13    46.755     30.418     28.711     29.222     -37.50    2.39

     GERMANY    24.604     24.012     15.139     18.397     21.52    23.816     25.916     26.330     27.271      14.51    2.23

     SWITZLD    23.075     25.738     16.456     17.427      5.90    25.101     26.437     25.825     26.709       6.41    2.18

     INDIA      20.243     18.071     12.562     11.528     -8.23    18.727     16.617     16.965     17.037      -9.02    1.39

     U KING     12.717     13.996      9.351     10.784     15.33    14.372     14.821     15.095     15.429       7.36    1.26

     ITALY      13.250     14.566     10.432      9.275    -11.09    14.798     13.276     13.390     13.409      -9.38    1.10

     FRANCE     10.263     10.876      6.937      7.675     10.62    10.287     11.603     11.843     11.613      12.89    0.95

     TURKEY      4.851      7.916      4.588      5.060     10.28     6.389      8.583      8.619      8.388      31.29    0.69

     THAILND     5.084      7.999      4.960      5.276      6.37     6.878      8.439      8.574      8.316      20.90    0.68

     NETHLDS     5.288      7.237      4.985      5.020      0.70     7.611      8.297      7.599      7.272      -4.46    0.59

     N ZEAL      4.431      5.480      3.812      4.909     28.76     5.413      6.126      6.204      6.577      21.49    0.54

     SPAIN       5.026      5.427      4.106      4.361      6.21     5.831      5.899      6.042      5.682      -2.55    0.46

     PORTUGL     4.806      5.647      4.570      3.821    -16.37     5.643      4.849      4.689      4.898     -13.20    0.40

     BELGIUM     4.218      4.005      2.745      2.761      0.58     3.900      3.947      3.872      4.021       3.10    0.33

     INDNSIA     4.608      5.992      4.724      2.267    -52.01     6.459      4.422      4.169      3.535     -45.27    0.29

     ARAB EM     1.211      0.375      0.112      3.106   2678.22     0.228      2.528      2.898      3.369    1378.43    0.28

     PERU        1.502      1.926      1.654      2.501     51.24     2.246      1.982      2.491      2.774      23.53    0.23

     AUSTRAL     1.381      1.297      0.833      1.785    114.37     1.421      1.718      2.221      2.249      58.26    0.18

     AUSTRIA     1.896      1.767      1.274      1.408     10.54     1.789      1.850      1.950      1.901       6.29    0.16

     MALAYSA     0.972      1.900      1.083      0.886    -18.21     1.504      1.682      1.704      1.703      13.20    0.14

     CZECH       0.306      1.090      0.608      1.155     90.01     0.777      1.428      1.571      1.637     110.75    0.13

     NORWAY      0.430      1.194      0.945      1.260     33.33     1.066      1.304      1.458      1.509      41.58    0.12

     LUXMBRG     1.964      2.481      1.799      0.755    -58.05     2.523      1.347      1.461      1.437     -43.05    0.12

     BRAZIL      1.401      1.661      0.911      0.545    -40.21     1.403      1.835      1.810      1.294      -7.73    0.11

     EGYPT       0.260      0.168      0.099      1.189   1106.64     0.162      1.237      1.256      1.259     676.68    0.10

     HG KONG     0.836      1.484      1.080      0.796    -26.29     1.401      1.321      1.321      1.200     -14.35    0.10

     PAKISTN     0.279      0.839      0.411      0.682     66.11     0.623      1.076      1.021      1.111      78.40    0.09

     SLOVAK      0.260      0.446      0.382      1.000    161.56     0.486      0.654      0.818      1.063     118.66    0.09

     CAMBOD      0.652      0.820      0.535      0.683     27.78     0.851      0.852      0.941      0.968      13.74    0.08

     PHIL R      0.414      0.668      0.347      0.469     35.05     0.543      0.787      0.769      0.790      45.45    0.06

     SALVADR     0.895      0.842      0.671      0.454    -32.36     1.050      0.640      0.624      0.625     -40.53    0.05

     REP SAF     2.496      1.422      1.293      0.316    -75.60     2.951      0.396      0.398      0.444     -84.95    0.04

     POLAND      1.097      0.656      0.528      0.301    -42.95     0.821      0.421      0.409      0.430     -47.64    0.04

     ARGENT      0.008      1.670      1.669      0.004    -99.75     1.669      1.287      0.915      0.005     -99.69    0.00


     _WTO     1000.885   1182.158    780.720    821.421      5.21  1129.524   1222.201   1226.943   1222.859       8.26  100.00

     _OECD     350.989    388.526    258.456    271.391      5.00   383.285    399.927    401.725    401.460       4.74   32.83

     _W HEMI   207.350    214.983    143.901    143.474     -0.30   220.534    218.241    218.407    214.555      -2.71   17.54

     _ASEAN    149.182    220.023    142.884    105.250    -26.34   197.118    201.602    191.868    182.389      -7.47   14.91

     _EU15      85.531     91.353     62.143     65.436      5.30    92.015     93.406     93.925     94.645       2.86    7.74

     _EC12      82.514     88.721     60.342     63.336      4.96    89.203     90.579     90.992     91.715       2.82    7.50

     _ANDEAN     2.262      2.399      2.024      2.680     32.43     2.834      2.286      2.770      3.055       7.80    0.25

     _CBI        1.350      1.275      0.967      0.663    -31.49     1.501      0.998      0.956      0.971     -35.30    0.08

     _CAFTA      1.210      1.172      0.871      0.662    -24.00     1.351      0.967      0.932      0.963     -28.75    0.08

     _SUB-SAH    2.540      1.449      1.317      0.335    -74.58     2.996      0.436      0.422      0.467     -84.41    0.04