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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 600:  TEXTURED FILAMENT YARN
                                         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     346.369    372.061    260.116    214.534    -17.52   377.666    337.827    332.427    326.478     -13.55  100.00

     CANADA    212.793    206.067    147.454     95.778    -35.05   220.825    165.391    159.611    154.392     -30.08   47.29

     MEXICO     36.108     46.363     31.485     41.616     32.18    44.071     54.118     55.484     56.493      28.19   17.30

     CHINA P    13.874     16.090     11.423     13.812     20.91    16.179     17.436     18.114     18.479      14.22    5.66

     CHINA T    12.440     13.757      8.008     10.729     33.99    11.920     16.554     16.566     16.479      38.24    5.05

     INDIA       8.368     14.880     10.633     11.012      3.57    13.019     15.032     15.195     15.259      17.20    4.67

     KOR REP     3.991      9.584      4.123      7.215     74.99     5.875     11.996     12.435     12.676     115.76    3.88

     INDNSIA     7.712     13.169      9.223      7.333    -20.49    11.927     11.636     11.332     11.279      -5.43    3.45

     ITALY      16.651     16.852     11.958      5.395    -54.89    16.795     12.999     12.044     10.289     -38.74    3.15

     MALAYSA     7.309      9.721      7.545      7.049     -6.56    10.538      9.050      8.980      9.225     -12.45    2.83

     THAILND     6.909      8.462      6.407      2.823    -55.93     8.642      5.992      5.334      4.878     -43.55    1.49

     SLOVENI     2.245      2.694      1.965      2.154      9.60     2.566      2.960      2.978      2.883      12.34    0.88

     FRANCE      2.094      1.989      1.368      2.011     46.97     1.930      2.847      2.865      2.632      36.36    0.81

     GERMANY     3.611      3.192      2.267      1.288    -43.17     3.121      2.430      2.188      2.213     -29.07    0.68

     TURKEY      0.364      0.652      0.477      1.344    182.01     0.609      1.231      1.362      1.519     149.38    0.47

     JAPAN       0.958      1.338      0.858      1.012     17.94     1.115      1.427      1.447      1.492      33.83    0.46

     BELGIUM     1.208      1.493      0.996      0.455    -54.33     1.428      1.041      1.062      0.952     -33.34    0.29

     EGYPT       0.832      0.774      0.407      0.520     27.77     0.721      0.875      0.785      0.887      22.89    0.27

     SALVADR     0.212      0.283      0.113      0.477    320.68     0.145      0.633      0.626      0.646     347.18    0.20

     VIETNAM     0.933      0.946      0.668      0.139    -79.15     0.921      0.689      0.541      0.417     -54.77    0.13

     ISRAEL      3.729      0.324      0.226      0.248      9.55     0.979      0.347      0.320      0.345     -64.72    0.11

     S ARAB      1.299      0.334      0.140      0.120    -14.21     1.227      0.314      0.314      0.314     -74.43    0.10


     _WTO      346.369    372.059    260.115    214.534    -17.52   377.665    337.825    332.425    326.478     -13.55  100.00

     _W HEMI   249.173    252.765    179.073    138.055    -22.91   265.063    220.354    215.933    211.746     -20.11   64.86

     _OECD     242.160    241.547    170.093    114.619    -32.61   252.452    199.415    193.045    186.073     -26.29   56.99

     _ASEAN     22.931     32.366     23.885     17.346    -27.38    32.137     27.395     26.214     25.827     -19.64    7.91

     _EU15      24.240     24.586     17.386      9.975    -42.63    24.283     20.421     19.179     17.175     -29.27    5.26

     _EC12      24.234     24.583     17.383      9.974    -42.62    24.273     20.418     19.179     17.174     -29.25    5.26

     _CBI        0.222      0.291      0.116      0.482    314.31     0.148      0.644      0.636      0.657     343.22    0.20

     _CAFTA      0.222      0.291      0.116      0.482    314.31     0.148      0.644      0.636      0.657     343.22    0.20