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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million $$$

                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   35397.819  41151.828  26763.574  28957.002      8.20 39767.131  43013.580  43393.403  43345.256       9.00  100.00

     CHINA P 16993.686  19509.349  12411.688  13395.914      7.93 18948.842  20370.207  20528.196  20493.575       8.15   47.28

     VIETNAM  2527.543   3251.036   2093.052   2479.437     18.46  3043.995   3520.676   3619.268   3637.421      19.49    8.39

     INDNSIA  1733.224   2111.673   1428.283   1536.349      7.57  2002.194   2208.379   2234.329   2219.739      10.87    5.12

     MEXICO   1688.762   1871.269   1292.327   1273.337     -1.47  1863.845   1866.644   1863.056   1852.278      -0.62    4.27

     CANADA   1121.926   1157.232    775.847    739.253     -4.72  1163.601   1131.251   1126.948   1120.637      -3.69    2.59

     INDIA     677.318    931.192    616.380    731.916     18.74   846.792   1032.165   1039.755   1046.729      23.61    2.41

     HONDURA   860.278    925.565    608.249    710.000     16.73   921.107    986.989   1012.793   1027.316      11.53    2.37

     BNGLDSH   783.556    962.651    642.237    637.021     -0.81   952.520    949.193    969.764    957.435       0.52    2.21

     CAMBOD    515.608    776.300    453.672    551.076     21.47   672.200    870.938    880.791    873.703      29.98    2.02

     CHINA T   712.424    722.531    489.209    491.749      0.52   723.309    729.583    732.810    725.071       0.24    1.67

     KOR REP   547.792    629.324    412.064    437.394      6.15   600.457    649.798    656.663    654.654       9.03    1.51

     SALVADR   520.354    576.911    366.219    443.316     21.05   545.346    643.492    643.549    654.008      19.93    1.51

     THAILND   685.950    656.082    451.036    436.937     -3.13   689.294    648.584    645.100    641.982      -6.86    1.48

     PHIL R    500.732    621.510    417.901    437.790      4.76   593.219    637.701    649.183    641.400       8.12    1.48

     JORDAN    432.656    550.871    368.558    411.143     11.55   524.423    587.557    599.200    593.456      13.16    1.37

     SRI LKA   407.193    500.626    332.236    395.999     19.19   469.499    557.948    560.687    564.389      20.21    1.30

     ITALY     444.785    500.184    329.998    350.128      6.10   481.389    521.391    521.871    520.314       8.09    1.20

     TURKEY    354.644    440.951    303.832    348.416     14.67   412.110    480.763    483.584    485.535      17.82    1.12

     GUATMAL   307.820    408.079    278.404    292.567      5.09   384.277    420.184    420.466    422.242       9.88    0.97

     EGYPT     307.126    392.678    260.187    273.217      5.01   360.011    408.435    407.591    405.707      12.69    0.94

     NICARAG   253.306    324.657    207.808    257.473     23.90   317.233    361.792    367.867    374.322      18.00    0.86

     JAPAN     251.100    281.502    181.684    230.067     26.63   262.176    318.758    324.495    329.885      25.83    0.76

     DOM REP   279.551    299.278    188.537    208.981     10.84   285.233    309.322    313.772    319.722      12.09    0.74

     PAKISTN   126.356    198.599    126.677    155.961     23.12   173.542    225.971    228.717    227.883      31.31    0.53

     GERMANY   210.615    225.733    152.807    154.274      0.96   223.791    227.540    226.750    227.200       1.52    0.52

     ISRAEL    261.125    213.988    151.265    132.066    -12.69   219.075    198.582    197.938    194.789     -11.09    0.45

     MALAYSA   153.993    183.658    124.223    113.590     -8.56   176.674    184.427    179.096    173.025      -2.07    0.40

     FRANCE    147.200    163.661    107.363    114.372      6.53   159.216    167.576    168.607    170.670       7.19    0.39

     HAITI      87.289    112.240     73.509     85.188     15.89   109.636    119.578    121.453    123.919      13.03    0.29

     LESOTHO    76.367    110.921     71.407     70.196     -1.69   102.846    117.713    112.487    109.711       6.68    0.25

     U KING     91.457    106.230     70.721     72.586      2.64   101.098    108.011    107.963    108.095       6.92    0.25

     BELGIUM   100.894    106.812     76.713     76.357     -0.46   106.454    109.379    108.226    106.457       0.00    0.25

     COLOMB    111.370    105.232     73.896     72.080     -2.46   114.092    103.712    103.393    103.417      -9.36    0.24

     KENYA      35.336     71.974     41.964     50.677     20.76    58.709     77.668     78.634     80.687      37.44    0.19

     HG KONG    67.959     72.859     47.018     52.235     11.10    73.564     79.528     78.273     78.077       6.13    0.18

     PERU       64.633     84.146     59.681     51.244    -14.14    80.476     78.196     76.419     75.709      -5.92    0.17

     NETHLDS    64.965     75.032     51.181     47.008     -8.15    71.640     71.237     70.533     70.858      -1.09    0.16

     PORTUGL    45.184     52.188     36.796     47.991     30.43    47.689     60.451     61.680     63.384      32.91    0.15

     ARAB EM    40.312     51.910     35.452     36.490      2.93    56.179     52.140     52.277     52.948      -5.75    0.12

     MOROC      27.234     43.692     30.977     37.536     21.17    41.509     50.456     51.083     50.251      21.06    0.12

     SPAIN      35.216     41.368     28.078     34.553     23.06    41.095     46.366     47.907     47.842      16.42    0.11

     C RICA     60.970     54.294     36.921     29.955    -18.87    55.349     48.541     47.079     47.328     -14.49    0.11

     ROMANIA    27.386     34.225     21.653     29.922     38.18    31.266     38.992     40.714     42.493      35.91    0.10

     SWITZLD    40.903     44.080     29.543     27.222     -7.86    44.374     42.940     41.784     41.759      -5.89    0.10

     BAHRAIN    39.356     35.998     24.233     29.374     21.22    36.665     38.589     40.450     41.139      12.20    0.09

     S ARAB     31.478     35.418     23.582     29.191     23.78    35.516     39.366     39.654     41.026      15.51    0.09

     POLAND     26.477     38.978     26.760     22.447    -16.12    36.259     34.330     34.348     34.666      -4.39    0.08

     TUNISIA    25.842     25.972     18.053     21.524     19.23    25.482     28.420     29.003     29.443      15.55    0.07

     SWAZLND    49.168     40.275     29.977     18.942    -36.81    49.046     31.179     30.772     29.240     -40.38    0.07

     BULGAR     19.775     25.209     15.650     18.070     15.46    22.760     27.579     28.733     27.629      21.39    0.06

     SINGAPR    49.715     34.486     24.805     16.454    -33.67    39.782     30.519     28.035     26.135     -34.31    0.06

     LUXMBRG    30.481     28.027     22.337     18.555    -16.93    33.201     24.331     24.279     24.244     -26.98    0.06

     AUSTRAL    21.504     24.506     17.349     13.717    -20.93    24.001     22.316     21.329     20.874     -13.03    0.05

     BRAZIL     63.025     25.502     18.828     12.711    -32.49    38.453     19.896     19.962     19.385     -49.59    0.04

     DENMARK    12.972     17.157     10.497     11.874     13.12    15.741     18.693     18.571     18.534      17.74    0.04

     AUSTRIA    13.681     17.829     11.546     12.207      5.73    16.548     18.691     18.153     18.491      11.74    0.04

     HUNGARY     9.073     12.975      8.127     11.363     39.82    11.434     14.577     15.357     16.211      41.78    0.04

     CZECH       9.341     12.019      8.016     12.019     49.94    10.387     15.073     15.565     16.022      54.25    0.04

     LATVIA     10.661     13.220      8.268     10.690     29.29    11.882     14.838     15.782     15.641      31.64    0.04

     GREECE     16.995     17.255     12.872     10.416    -19.07    16.532     16.306     16.238     14.799     -10.48    0.03

     SLOVENI     7.536     10.993      6.843      9.169     34.01     9.129     13.122     13.537     13.320      45.92    0.03

     SWEDEN      9.676      8.395      4.591      8.269     80.10     8.094     10.841     11.353     12.073      49.17    0.03

     REP SAF     8.808     11.643      8.295      8.709      4.99    12.302     12.113     12.063     12.057      -1.99    0.03

     BOTSWAN     5.573      7.952      3.699      6.401     73.03     5.609     10.393     10.051     10.653      89.95    0.02

     FINLAND    16.458     14.569     10.400      5.998    -42.33    18.458     11.674     10.226     10.166     -44.92    0.02

     MALAWI      9.477     12.368      6.330      4.004    -36.75    11.415     11.787     11.427     10.042     -12.03    0.02

     MACAU      17.611      9.799      6.876      5.988    -12.91    12.598      9.439      9.078      8.912     -29.26    0.02

     SLOVAK      5.784      7.436      4.888      5.835     19.37     7.196      7.450      7.747      8.383      16.50    0.02

     N ZEAL      5.917      8.306      6.229      6.254      0.41     8.121      7.872      7.916      8.332       2.60    0.02

     ETHIOP      5.312      7.175      4.508      4.861      7.84     5.945      7.958      7.627      7.529      26.64    0.02

     TNZANIA     1.682      5.168      3.104      5.366     72.88     4.157      7.050      7.687      7.430      78.74    0.02

     ARGENT      6.645      8.688      5.902      3.371    -42.88     8.064      8.009      7.375      6.157     -23.65    0.01

     IRELAND     6.115      6.508      4.507      4.095     -9.15     7.072      6.359      5.713      6.095     -13.81    0.01

     MADAGAS    16.623      7.061      4.042      2.723    -32.64     5.893      6.160      5.703      5.742      -2.55    0.01

     MALTA       6.003      5.615      4.109      3.949     -3.89     6.041      5.641      5.620      5.455      -9.70    0.01

     UKRAINE     4.862      2.196      1.424      4.195    194.62     3.006      4.643      4.655      4.967      65.24    0.01

     GUYANA      3.145      4.310      2.660      2.831      6.40     3.860      4.493      4.422      4.481      16.07    0.01

     ECUADOR     5.900      6.328      4.698      2.840    -39.54     6.860      5.192      4.641      4.470     -34.83    0.01

     LAOS        3.204      4.022      2.670      2.061    -22.80     4.503      3.370      3.448      3.413     -24.20    0.01

     NORWAY      1.070      1.844      1.221      1.523     24.70     1.754      1.871      2.005      2.146      22.35    0.00

     RUSSIA      1.258      1.624      1.007      0.833    -17.24     1.019      2.189      2.239      1.450      42.35    0.00

     CHILE       1.427      0.952      0.778      0.925     18.91     1.031      1.201      1.095      1.099       6.61    0.00

     BELARUS     3.530      3.783      3.532      0.079    -97.77     4.647      1.119      0.486      0.330     -92.91    0.00

     SIER LN     0.017      0.510      0.508      0.056    -89.08     0.520      0.168      0.051      0.057     -89.03    0.00


     _WTO    35380.617  41131.753  26749.512  28946.192      8.21 39746.987  42995.492  43376.382  43328.432       9.01   99.96

     _ASEAN   6171.880   7639.925   4996.346   5574.405     11.57  7223.436   8105.599   8240.402   8217.984      13.77   18.96

     _W HEMI  5438.773   5967.207   3995.965   4187.239      4.79  5900.919   6110.469   6136.261   6158.481       4.36   14.21

     _OECD    3386.077   3752.186   2520.044   2588.720      2.73  3661.427   3820.425   3824.364   3820.862       4.35    8.81

     _CBI     2373.533   2706.409   1763.127   2030.515     15.17  2623.104   2894.850   2931.842   2973.797      13.37    6.86

     _CAFTA   2282.279   2588.784   1686.138   1942.292     15.19  2508.545   2770.321   2805.527   2844.938      13.41    6.56

     _EU15    1246.692   1380.948    930.408    968.684      4.11  1348.020   1418.845   1418.072   1419.224       5.28    3.27

     _EC12    1206.877   1340.154    903.871    942.210      4.24  1304.920   1377.639   1378.339   1378.494       5.64    3.18

     _SUB-SAH  213.195    282.821    178.462    178.249     -0.12   262.960    291.389    285.472    282.609       7.47    0.65

     _ANDEAN   182.030    195.820    138.346    126.240     -8.75   201.563    187.225    184.575    183.713      -8.86    0.42