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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                         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      28.581     29.392     19.997     24.409     22.06    29.612     33.167     34.067     33.804      14.15  100.00

     KOR REP     7.819      6.756      4.719      5.842     23.79     7.479      7.282      7.535      7.878       5.33   23.31

     ITALY       3.704      5.956      3.683      4.643     26.07     5.083      6.418      6.888      6.916      36.07   20.46

     CHINA P     3.810      3.417      2.137      4.830    125.96     3.239      6.252      6.354      6.109      88.62   18.07

     CANADA      7.090      5.523      4.188      3.690    -11.89     6.121      5.304      5.051      5.025     -17.90   14.87

     JAPAN       3.659      4.770      3.186      3.350      5.16     4.677      5.178      5.330      4.934       5.51   14.60


     _WTO       28.581     29.390     19.996     24.409     22.07    29.611     33.167     34.067     33.804      14.16  100.00

     _OECD      20.005     19.588     13.599     15.151     11.41    20.250     20.188     20.767     21.139       4.39   62.53

     _EU15       4.839      7.111      4.539      5.352     17.91     6.417      7.359      7.870      7.924      23.47   23.44

     _EC12       4.836      7.104      4.534      5.352     18.02     6.412      7.357      7.868      7.921      23.53   23.43

     _W HEMI     7.207      5.663      4.283      3.784    -11.66     6.261      5.430      5.190      5.163     -17.54   15.27