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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 603:  YARN > 85% ARTIFICIAL STAPLE FIBER
                                         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      85.691     72.544     52.170     45.863    -12.09    70.863     64.975     64.817     66.237      -6.53  100.00

     INDNSIA    36.085     34.913     24.616     25.410      3.22    33.609     34.624     34.773     35.707       6.24   53.91

     INDIA       9.115      7.209      4.903      6.164     25.73     6.181      7.604      8.124      8.471      37.06   12.79

     CHINA P     9.360      7.115      5.147      2.681    -47.91     6.473      4.888      4.874      4.649     -28.18    7.02

     KOR REP     4.256      2.167      1.431      3.153    120.42     2.755      2.365      2.812      3.890      41.21    5.87

     AUSTRAL     4.170      4.419      2.977      2.008    -32.56     3.954      3.875      3.538      3.450     -12.74    5.21

     THAILND    10.170      5.899      4.806      1.348    -71.96     7.116      3.444      2.904      2.441     -65.70    3.69

     SPAIN       2.047      1.969      1.503      1.494     -0.61     2.168      1.998      1.973      1.960      -9.56    2.96

     VIETNAM     2.816      1.997      1.023      0.797    -22.05     1.530      1.639      1.772      1.772      15.80    2.67

     TURKEY      1.847      1.310      0.952      0.798    -16.21     1.361      1.311      1.303      1.156     -15.09    1.74

     PAKISTN     0.806      0.975      0.615      0.558     -9.21     0.772      1.014      0.975      0.919      18.95    1.39

     CHINA T     1.752      2.959      2.888      0.201    -93.03     2.890      0.284      0.272      0.272     -90.59    0.41


     _WTO       85.691     72.544     52.170     45.863    -12.09    70.863     64.975     64.817     66.237      -6.53  100.00

     _ASEAN     49.956     42.898     30.533     27.798     -8.96    42.342     40.037     39.779     40.162      -5.15   60.63

     _OECD      14.307     11.229      7.926      8.460      6.74    11.859     11.110     10.755     11.763      -0.81   17.76

     _EU15       3.178      2.571      1.890      2.294     21.37     3.017      2.808      2.777      2.974      -1.41    4.49

     _EC12       2.444      2.421      1.740      2.076     19.29     2.553      2.683      2.651      2.756       7.97    4.16