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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 620:  OTHER SYNTHETIC FILAMENT FABRIC
                                         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     400.940    501.675    337.284    361.820      7.27   475.765    522.684    524.393    526.210      10.60  100.00

     CHINA P    66.765     99.692     65.592     70.244      7.09    90.438    105.661    105.057    104.344      15.38   19.83

     INDIA      69.963     93.350     61.717     70.316     13.93    84.456     99.812    101.356    101.950      20.71   19.37

     CANADA     60.808     65.261     44.631     40.753     -8.69    65.285     63.648     62.327     61.383      -5.98   11.67

     CHINA T    27.669     32.363     20.763     22.659      9.13    30.483     33.665     34.288     34.259      12.39    6.51

     ARAB EM    21.770     27.143     17.946     25.020     39.42    27.292     32.589     33.223     34.217      25.37    6.50

     S ARAB     18.402     27.124     18.151     22.070     21.59    25.297     30.366     29.879     31.043      22.72    5.90

     TURKEY     23.563     29.656     19.321     19.155     -0.86    25.965     29.086     29.108     29.490      13.58    5.60

     KOR REP    16.182     18.951     13.142     12.639     -3.82    19.312     17.698     18.206     18.448      -4.47    3.51

     JAPAN      13.371     12.529      8.347     10.406     24.67    12.289     13.528     13.974     14.588      18.71    2.77

     U KING      8.850      9.984      7.091      8.342     17.64    10.227     10.610     10.829     11.235       9.85    2.14

     MEXICO      9.003     10.369      6.985      7.022      0.53    10.130     10.865     10.375     10.406       2.72    1.98

     VIETNAM     3.895      7.780      5.173      6.919     33.76     6.433      9.626      9.773      9.526      48.08    1.81

     GREECE      9.574     10.768      7.510      5.127    -31.74     9.166      9.775      9.537      8.385      -8.53    1.59

     ITALY       6.613      8.556      6.098      5.168    -15.24     8.754      7.519      7.546      7.627     -12.87    1.45

     BELGIUM     5.973      7.167      5.103      5.515      8.07     7.203      7.542      7.717      7.579       5.22    1.44

     GERMANY     8.079      6.243      4.528      5.493     21.32     6.735      6.961      7.125      7.208       7.02    1.37

     THAILND     4.012      7.028      5.609      5.271     -6.03     6.856      6.556      6.402      6.689      -2.43    1.27

     NETHLDS     6.293      6.099      4.718      3.994    -15.34     6.407      5.429      5.466      5.375     -16.09    1.02

     REP SAF     0.303      3.080      1.723      3.516    104.06     1.808      4.308      4.459      4.873     169.54    0.93

     MALAYSA     2.066      3.701      2.690      2.335    -13.21     3.566      3.441      3.393      3.346      -6.18    0.64

     HUNGARY     0.000      1.315      0.352      1.448    311.76     0.352      1.754      2.073      2.412     585.81    0.46

     BRAZIL      1.619      1.261      0.950      0.419    -55.89     1.652      0.836      0.758      0.730     -55.81    0.14

     INDNSIA     0.789      1.059      0.781      0.450    -42.40     1.028      0.766      0.847      0.728     -29.21    0.14

     GUATMAL     0.446      0.591      0.543      0.605     11.47     0.640      0.576      0.684      0.653       1.99    0.12

     N ZEAL      0.339      0.393      0.385      0.089    -76.91     0.500      0.095      0.095      0.097     -80.67    0.02


     _WTO      400.921    501.570    337.231    361.712      7.26   475.710    522.539    524.248    526.051      10.58   99.97

     _OECD     154.572    171.648    117.947    112.102     -4.96   166.944    167.202    166.963    165.803      -0.68   31.51

     _W HEMI    73.300     78.668     54.075     49.768     -7.97    79.361     77.049     75.301     74.360      -6.30   14.13

     _EU15      51.514     53.070     37.991     36.471     -4.00    52.529     52.161     52.568     51.549      -1.87    9.80

     _EC12      51.274     52.839     37.930     36.358     -4.15    52.388     51.879     52.292     51.266      -2.14    9.74

     _ASEAN     10.781     19.626     14.306     15.033      5.08    17.955     20.430     20.479     20.353      13.36    3.87

     _SUB-SAH    0.304      3.085      1.729      3.517    103.41     1.814      4.309      4.460      4.873     168.67    0.93

     _CBI        1.241      1.123      0.958      1.003      4.71     1.443      1.037      1.151      1.168     -19.07    0.22

     _CAFTA      1.209      1.123      0.958      1.003      4.71     1.443      1.037      1.151      1.168     -19.07    0.22