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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 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     62274033  68046550   56824777   57097293      0.48  67803738   68354640   68483031   68319066       0.76  100.00

     MEXICO    20818352  19022518   16332271   15656531     -4.14  19453875   18100674   18058799   18346778      -5.69   26.85

     CHINA T   13828723  17857439   14060036   14440260      2.70  17444748   19024939   18860499   18237663       4.55   26.69

     PORTUGL    4315059   6513739    5744631    6740370     17.33   6001552    7495496    7506004    7509478      25.13   10.99

     CHINA P    4004426   5225193    4188074    4972393     18.73   4955358    5925224    6143364    6009512      21.27    8.80

     CANADA     1990252   2233685    1661701    1738011      4.59   2182683    2219047    2269175    2309995       5.83    3.38

     INDIA      2099200   1866344    1563605    1909892     22.15   1971007    2030008    2151583    2212631      12.26    3.24

     VIETNAM    1954400   1739119    1375793    1643959     19.49   1730404    1827905    1957028    2007285      16.00    2.94

     C RICA     2309897   1915502    1818123    1209943    -33.45   1873168    1359398    1343243    1307322     -30.21    1.91

     KOR REP    1315669   1440255    1231272     999196    -18.85   1532021    1286010    1161718    1208179     -21.14    1.77

     GUATMAL     384955    471989     449797    1170276    160.18    486019    1126471    1145273    1192468     145.35    1.75

     THAILND    1012982   1268025    1002945     822117    -18.03   1145775    1146302    1073525    1087197      -5.11    1.59

     JAPAN       667840    804067     643741     869690     35.10    732074    1001383    1025087    1030016      40.70    1.51

     PHIL R      129426    117003      33621     724146   2053.85     35491     696626     772580     807528    2175.30    1.18

     ITALY       553508    594715     532989     578257      8.49    614930     602941     626548     639983       4.07    0.94

     N ZEAL      639278    711063     711045     609580    -14.27    711163     598163     610288     609598     -14.28    0.89

     FRANCE      670334    546924     420919     480142     14.07    540096     604631     605706     606147      12.23    0.89

     TURKEY      875416    890472     831914     410377    -50.67    967425     441538     422457     468935     -51.53    0.69

     COLOMB      375857    323778     266792     299627     12.31    338311     360570     356412     356613       5.41    0.52

     ARAB EM    1314429   2490808    2168880      28847    -98.67   3087340     499957     408542     350775     -88.64    0.51

     INDNSIA     211593    215524     196477     250981     27.74    196477     205667     239350     270028      37.43    0.40

     CZECH      1104984    323900     278075     220452    -20.72    314093     321992     281141     266277     -15.22    0.39

     ISRAEL      216862    223362     223362     255366     14.33    223362     255366     255366     255366      14.33    0.37

     GERMANY     151865    196051     174017     161363     -7.27    203385     182675     186721     183397      -9.83    0.27

     ROMANIA     140248    108500      74306     148587     99.97    111347     167431     169513     182781      64.15    0.27

     AUSTRAL     346016    151376     151362     121033    -20.04    154883     121049     121049     121047     -21.85    0.18

     LATVIA      212813    142843     138700     107546    -22.46    181325     129866     105808     111689     -38.40    0.16

     NETHLDS      64382    178763     170790      68973    -59.62    187874      60704      65573      76946     -59.04    0.11


     _WTO      62274033  68045732   56823959   57097293      0.48  67802920   68354640   68483031   68319066       0.76  100.00

     _W HEMI   26102362  24189794   20727807   20267497     -2.22  24548819   23387655   23390686   23729484      -3.34   34.73

     _OECD     12286212  13975655   12039881   12301401      2.17  13564262   14184372   14103581   14237175       4.96   20.84

     _EU15      5986160   8180196    7147160    8167602     14.28   7672080    9147985    9184308    9200638      19.92   13.47

     _EC12      5950000   8147189    7134844    8126279     13.90   7659745    9090490    9118939    9138624      19.31   13.38

     _ASEAN     3354049   3367071    2632879    3469840     31.79   3140633    3904317    4071433    4204032      33.86    6.15

     _CBI       2765702   2479749    2349689    2448150      4.19   2440985    2559973    2562063    2578210       5.62    3.77

     _CAFTA     2753252   2479503    2349443    2448150      4.20   2440739    2559973    2562063    2578210       5.63    3.77

     _ANDEAN     459296    395504     329519     360440      9.38    412899     426841     421475     426425       3.28    0.62