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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 224:  PILE / TUFTED FABRICS
                                             Data in M2.,  1.00 M2 per M2.. 

                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    197207458 170225900  142578922  136125313     -4.53 174090736  165879079  162811255  163772291      -5.93  100.00

     CHINA P  100736888 105511525   84116187   91282557      8.52  99389842  111846227  110727898  112677895      13.37   68.80

     MALTA     34066765  27598376   25660933   17360194    -32.35  31614317   23150336   21297505   19297637     -38.96   11.78

     CHINA T   12130768  10416504    8637528    9474270      9.69  10530767   10089052   10544925   11253246       6.86    6.87

     KOR REP    8202763   6155175    5146419    5715244     11.05   6019539    6116101    6306353    6724000      11.70    4.11

     FRANCE    29234910   9832971    9819917    4556813    -53.60  15163914    5195546    4667841    4569867     -69.86    2.79

     INDIA      2760429   2515635    2060176    1794673    -12.89   2538459    2292650    2245415    2250132     -11.36    1.37

     CANADA     1146940   1122733     979980    1242768     26.82   1106211    1394763    1405594    1385521      25.25    0.85

     MEXICO     2412872   1355788    1146378    1054734     -7.99   1452927    1284356    1259771    1264144     -12.99    0.77

     ITALY       847663    962230     828898     667667    -19.45    990681     789481     794996     800999     -19.15    0.49

     ARGENT      722331    903241     734509     527207    -28.22    843386     730833     697010     695939     -17.48    0.42

     TURKEY      864935    779920     680218     591962    -12.97    840639     659840     643878     691664     -17.72    0.42

     PAKISTN    1687459   1080607    1014361     442210    -56.41   1428394     635812     580455     508456     -64.40    0.31


     _WTO     197173188 170216256  142569281  136125215     -4.52 174081095  165876756  162808857  163772190      -5.92  100.00

     _OECD     41544138  19987312   18415392   13855268    -24.76  25331840   15438189   15069765   15427188     -39.10    9.42

     _EU15     31169007  11760096   11452528    6106486    -46.68  17150860    7046080    6494221    6414054     -62.60    3.92

     _EC12     31164474  11755867   11448996    6104299    -46.68  17147188    7043164    6491373    6411170     -62.61    3.91

     _W HEMI    4812342   3864374    3325392    2981348    -10.35   4005118    3601440    3543565    3520330     -12.10    2.15