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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE 10/2012
   Country      2010       2011      10/2011    10/2012  % Change   10/2011     8/2012     9/2012    10/2012   % Change % Share


     WORLD     18158526  19059605   16048406   16214542      1.04  19060204   18919906   19019639   19225741       0.87  100.00

     CHINA P    3541373   4344322    3617893    4643880     28.36   4225469    4951605    5145641    5370309      27.09   27.93

     TURKEY     4756715   5221186    4381411    4366775     -0.33   5067731    5210616    5185354    5206550       2.74   27.08

     CANADA     2898341   3010563    2395674    2495855      4.18   3014428    3019569    3127037    3110744       3.20   16.18

     MEXICO     3264779   2525704    2239858    1465290    -34.58   2679501    1764778    1750008    1751136     -34.65    9.11

     THAILND     985865   1034612     940572     622605    -33.81   1127899     787350     728117     716645     -36.46    3.73

     INDIA       548099    594704     484115     601894     24.33    573635     698323     704279     712483      24.20    3.71

     GERMANY     385903    405796     353941     349442     -1.27    421146     419483     408533     401297      -4.71    2.09

     EGYPT       348482    408894     383636     280551    -26.87    490009     381672     343663     305809     -37.59    1.59

     HONDURA     171471    165355     136429     203801     49.38    140671     207402     201681     232727      65.44    1.21

     CHINA T     105925    120363     109681     202419     84.55    124476     219557     215327     213101      71.20    1.11

     ITALY       125687    178313     148317     162034      9.25    166004     195330     186565     192030      15.68    1.00

     SPAIN        61902    118014      92146     142411     54.55     98200     159132     158640     168279      71.36    0.88

     FRANCE      116907    112415      90373     118409     31.02    111953     142592     144753     140451      25.46    0.73

     KOR REP      81947    154154     111870      18602    -83.37    149933      99135      62406      60886     -59.39    0.32


     _WTO      18148554  19053565   16042367   16214381      1.07  19054165   18919744   19019477   19225579       0.90  100.00

     _OECD      8584197   9364444    7712465    7812202      1.29   9185109    9422659    9462795    9464181       3.04   49.23

     _W HEMI    6572606   5839760    4889391    4294104    -12.18   5983161    5154963    5230193    5244473     -12.35   27.28

     _EU15       830311    940251     792867     905644     14.22    918474    1070686    1058053    1053028      14.65    5.48

     _EC12       824344    929109     784543     899476     14.65    909026    1061544    1048719    1044042      14.85    5.43

     _ASEAN     1163014   1166536    1056704     689957    -34.71   1269644     872299     802389     799789     -37.01    4.16

     _CBI        202103    170693     141130     209838     48.68    150548     217318     209534     239401      59.02    1.25

     _CAFTA      202103    170373     140810     209838     49.02    150228     217318     209534     239401      59.36    1.25