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                                           Category 223:  NON-WOVEN FABRICS
                                             Data in Kg., 14.00 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    205264023 201156739  169701763  175821564      3.61 202083495  207216580  207347107  207276540       2.57  100.00

     CHINA P   44737883  49483577   41612644   46712060     12.25  47845058   54000175   54178964   54582993      14.08   26.33

     CANADA    18617845  20940012   17843040   18953461      6.22  20701551   22711772   22585067   22050433       6.52   10.64

     MEXICO    18645280  16554873   14053005   14065230      0.09  16776060   17036129   16597988   16567098      -1.25    7.99

     ISRAEL    18868100  14017849   11640789   11719616      0.68  14571006   13685759   14056678   14096676      -3.26    6.80

     GERMANY   14525698  14914280   12831316   11716882     -8.69  15496003   13610433   13583707   13799846     -10.95    6.66

     INDIA      7233192  12809632   10837906    9499126    -12.35  12304146   12046477   11618060   11470852      -6.77    5.53

     FRANCE     8703326   8215891    6580578    8834469     34.25   8359432   10405797   10606602   10469782      25.25    5.05

     JAPAN      7461748   7648652    6250084    7345291     17.52   7065749    8851570    8763681    8743859      23.75    4.22

     KOR REP    4640081   6476380    5434556    5737904      5.58   6299399    6707212    6744491    6779728       7.62    3.27

     TURKEY     4449826   5301996    4348705    5661121     30.18   4980715    6374625    6348918    6614412      32.80    3.19

     ITALY      4917734   5496914    4778744    5196631      8.74   5801653    5869197    5973552    5914801       1.95    2.85

     LUXMBRG    5921030   4734687    4397240    4103983     -6.67   5357999    4029655    4293191    4441430     -17.11    2.14

     CHINA T    3803605   3447482    2852370    2405561    -15.66   3481637    2998650    2935219    3000673     -13.81    1.45

     MALAYSA     182419   1713420     493755    1721547    248.66    515949    3188485    3184822    2941212     470.06    1.42

     THAILND    2076266   2755666    2301595    2124841     -7.68   2635853    2457736    2459719    2578912      -2.16    1.24

     DENMARK    1258156   2811569    2394179    2122999    -11.33   2586644    2803263    2627287    2540389      -1.79    1.23

     U KING     2559507   2327728    1955771    2088073      6.76   2244276    2327535    2514985    2460030       9.61    1.19

     POLAND     2224427   2916836    2435415    1890244    -22.39   2878633    2543180    2480287    2371665     -17.61    1.14

     FINLAND    3935251   3008310    2563389    1254414    -51.06   3602214    1995822    1909412    1699335     -52.83    0.82

     GREECE     1733520   1148108    1148108    1565439     36.35   1452005    1525901    1483227    1565439       7.81    0.76

     CZECH       648574   1166775     972247    1333870     37.19   1007546    1450496    1511268    1528398      51.70    0.74

     SPAIN      1908453    779478     713949    1457260    104.11   1181264    1484603    1558982    1522789      28.91    0.73

     NETHLDS    1266050   1347219    1145058    1230499      7.46   1396290    1040596    1337534    1432660       2.60    0.69

     AUSTRAL    2784368   2863998    2727522    1197008    -56.11   3123839    1689256    1424565    1333484     -57.31    0.64

     BRAZIL    16062883   2640306    2518622    1017641    -59.60   4679432    1122439    1130679    1139325     -75.65    0.55

     BELGIUM     964456    610910     518867     717384     38.26    669178     618617     689213     809427      20.96    0.39

     INDNSIA    1317129    827695     685695     658926     -3.90    969376     767824     770432     800926     -17.38    0.39

     SWEDEN      677479    520874     436569     606814     39.00    533061     679856     691812     691119      29.65    0.33

     DOM REP     334434    501058     425847     364873    -14.32    476972     449094     433819     440084      -7.73    0.21

     CHILE            0    281706     221946     348900     57.20    221946     439480     424080     408660      84.13    0.20

     REP SAF     167046    422256     387462     371886     -4.02    457768     462385     463654     406680     -11.16    0.20

     S ARAB     1302615    559140     492516     333599    -32.27    536188     350037     335696     400223     -25.36    0.19

     HG KONG     152126    233144     197220     357565     81.30    236496     363171     385718     393489      66.38    0.19

     SLOVENI      27117    219684     165612     285354     72.30    169085     318092     328021     339426     100.74    0.16

     IRELAND     279178    507021     464299     127427    -72.55    515675     151671     178339     170149     -67.00    0.08

     SWITZLD     112317     90944      67752      97389     43.74     88202     105229     116441     120581      36.71    0.06

     EGYPT         6613      1263       1263     111440   8723.44      1263      76663      84017     111440    8723.44    0.05

     VIETNAM      56902    114587      98316      86133    -12.39    107028     107090     104176     102404      -4.32    0.05

     HONDURA      90802     67426      55176      75856     37.48     59295      76429      96192      88106      48.59    0.04

     AUSTRIA      17447    166217     165639      84676    -48.88    172000      56327      88744      85254     -50.43    0.04

     ECUADOR          0         0          0      64006       *           0      64006      64006      64006        *      0.03

     RUSSIA      369960    198070     198070          6   -100.00    198070          6          6          6    -100.00    0.00

     SIER LN          0    158771     158771          0   -100.00    158771          0          0          0    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO     205264023 201146011  169691035  175812522      3.61 202072767  207212649  207338065  207267498       2.57  100.00

     _OECD     82147600  86356927   73933627   75984401      2.77  88459059   88194993   88762208   88407701      -0.06   42.65

     _EU15     48667285  46589206   40093706   41106973      2.53  49367694   46599286   47536600   47602473      -3.58   22.97

     _EC12     44037108  42893805   36928109   39161069      6.05  45060419   43867281   44846632   45126765       0.15   21.77

     _W HEMI   53850715  41037747   35159100   34941021     -0.62  42966551   41957407   41388618   40819668      -5.00   19.69

     _ASEAN     3695757   5450618    3612310    4613469     27.72   4275425    6548501    6550501    6451777      50.90    3.11

     _CBI        449775    591696     501412     460255     -8.21    556656     556122     558310     550539      -1.10    0.27

     _CAFTA      446934    586573     499112     443929    -11.06    554356     534673     539161     531390      -4.14    0.26

     _SUB-SAHA   170116    581027     546233     372267    -31.85    617319     462673     463942     407061     -34.06    0.20

     _ANDEAN      19327     15389       8279      89401    979.85     11780      84547      85576      96511     719.28    0.05