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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 604:  YARN > 85% SYNTHETIC 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      95.040    117.682     84.593     78.013     -7.78   112.402    112.546    111.798    111.101      -1.16  100.00

     INDNSIA    39.997     51.833     37.993     33.565    -11.65    49.778     46.783     45.911     47.405      -4.77   42.67

     CANADA     16.519     18.413     12.917     10.871    -15.84    18.524     17.230     16.747     16.367     -11.64   14.73

     INDIA      10.494     13.304      9.104      9.961      9.42    11.233     14.141     14.436     14.161      26.07   12.75

     CHINA P     9.032     10.432      7.791      8.219      5.49     9.733     10.162     10.702     10.860      11.57    9.77

     VIETNAM     2.197      3.673      2.358      4.174     77.01     3.266      5.321      5.478      5.490      68.06    4.94

     TURKEY      1.632      4.339      3.216      2.810    -12.63     3.725      4.259      3.904      3.933       5.58    3.54

     PHIL R      1.814      2.716      1.844      1.659    -10.03     2.571      2.688      2.720      2.531      -1.58    2.28

     GERMANY     2.265      2.356      1.507      1.569      4.12     2.382      2.802      2.927      2.418       1.51    2.18

     MEXICO      1.485      2.348      1.369      0.867    -36.69     1.807      2.201      2.104      1.845       2.09    1.66

     ROMANIA     2.639      1.313      1.196      0.881    -26.33     1.945      1.178      1.147      0.998     -48.68    0.90

     THAILND     1.611      1.353      1.024      0.543    -47.03     1.477      0.938      0.945      0.872     -40.97    0.78

     JAPAN       0.737      1.118      0.840      0.417    -50.42     1.119      0.739      0.686      0.694     -37.92    0.63

     CHINA T     0.835      0.393      0.209      0.332     58.90     0.286      0.556      0.582      0.516      80.50    0.46

     KOR REP     0.194      0.189      0.138      0.452    227.84     0.187      0.462      0.554      0.503     169.45    0.45

     MALAYSA     0.319      0.686      0.572      0.000   -100.00     0.683      0.165      0.114      0.114     -83.26    0.10


     _WTO       95.040    117.673     84.585     78.013     -7.77   112.394    112.544    111.797    111.100      -1.15  100.00

     _ASEAN     46.064     60.413     43.893     39.941     -9.00    57.934     55.992     55.267     56.461      -2.54   50.82

     _OECD      23.075     27.631     19.589     17.110    -12.65    27.494     26.958     26.301     25.152      -8.52   22.64

     _W HEMI    18.370     21.193     14.689     11.741    -20.07    20.906     19.567     18.927     18.245     -12.73   16.42

     _EU15       4.649      4.589      3.292      2.899    -11.91     4.950      4.931      4.944      4.197     -15.23    3.78

     _EC12       4.358      4.003      2.801      2.704     -3.48     4.211      4.454      4.561      3.906      -7.25    3.52