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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 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    167969439 181082526  151199085  151916969      0.47 178286571  180404945  180695706  181800410       1.97  100.00

     CHINA P   23206558  32762402   25750331   37135712     44.21  29859379   42844802   43340829   44147783      47.85   24.28

     VIETNAM   44889699  54761287   45334660   33681534    -25.70  52900991   43917877   43901561   43108161     -18.51   23.71

     KOR REP   21880101  21228196   17947288   18572955      3.49  21537103   21464774   21069315   21853863       1.47   12.02

     CANADA    22782561  20888995   17711186   18486512      4.38  21614878   22141606   21952755   21664321       0.23   11.92

     CHINA T   12748196  12246291   10681241   12251741     14.70  12430435   13022231   13471193   13816791      11.15    7.60

     MEXICO    12025449  11294728    9692730    8156983    -15.84  11499941   10360422    9841493    9758981     -15.14    5.37

     JAPAN      4332893   4498673    3725777    4994243     34.05   4400862    5696903    5788622    5767139      31.05    3.17

     ISRAEL    10867104   8133469    7389018    4851888    -34.34   8561945    4950146    5201778    5596339     -34.64    3.08

     INDIA      3605150   2803283    2385545    2689913     12.76   2942811    3036599    3133845    3107651       5.60    1.71

     GERMANY    2304470   1768060    1519394    1594170      4.92   1805544    1933959    1904265    1842836       2.07    1.01

     U KING      584493    633806     488347     857909     75.68    607157     955065     983664    1003368      65.26    0.55

     PORTUGL    1001073   1056398     946550     817654    -13.62   1119517     841164     876720     927502     -17.15    0.51

     TURKEY      591150   1083177     901092     708730    -21.35   1011188    1027754     997244     890815     -11.90    0.49

     NETHLDS     539566    736625     643880     777288     20.72    783015     833340     869869     870033      11.11    0.48

     THAILND     522898    657748     537081     670922     24.92    607815     726302     796662     791589      30.24    0.44

     ITALY       812538    877903     695699     604864    -13.06    794578     770602     761913     787068      -0.95    0.43

     SPAIN       618112    657796     558484     671914     20.31    671337     670782     659605     771226      14.88    0.42

     N ZEAL      474357    518817     452516     546543     20.78    550759     635002     628095     612844      11.27    0.34

     ARAB EM     228883     60110      19921     543117   2626.35     39159     539205     557424     583306    1389.58    0.32

     SWITZLD     501684    453018     371712     329423    -11.38    480707     425686     419579     410729     -14.56    0.23

     INDNSIA     514585    514474     455382     299030    -34.33    557513     359858     372472     358122     -35.76    0.20

     FRANCE      344900    325705     253033     279095     10.30    312817     355461     362594     351767      12.45    0.19

     PERU        208763    281725     261384     317532     21.48    301556     328906     343659     337873      12.04    0.19

     CAMBOD      288702    341891     319943     309751     -3.19    378962     356868     329887     331699     -12.47    0.18

     BELGIUM     247724    200231     165423     158989     -3.89    189643     192281     188010     193797       2.19    0.11

     EGYPT         6225      3854       2935     183616   6156.08      3687     184675     184689     184535    4905.02    0.10

     AUSTRAL      89189     64583      39408     154178    291.24     52471     153634     162933     179353     241.81    0.10

     LUXMBRG     261239    304384     252073     126165    -49.95    290244     191746     192787     178476     -38.51    0.10

     MALAYSA      76447    198574     155428     114386    -26.41    174294     211588     186026     157532      -9.62    0.09

     PAKISTN      41509    110980      92637     113007     21.99     93028     131402     133686     131350      41.19    0.07

     CZECH        26373     77947      53670      98148     82.87     68787     112839     119034     122425      77.98    0.07

     PHIL R       38632    108560      75720      86925     14.80     90905     109607     114985     119765      31.75    0.07

     BRAZIL      115938    243340     223542      94753    -57.61    231191     198285     130402     114551     -50.45    0.06

     SLOVAK       30541     36697      35899      94537    163.34     36930      79787      84121      95335     158.15    0.05

     NORWAY       26280     74366      67708      82787     22.27     74401      97599      96498      89445      20.22    0.05

     AUSTRIA      62120     56542      48414      66043     36.41     57466      71950      72954      74171      29.07    0.04

     HG KONG      82176    101012      91287      62684    -31.33    110799      63437      68857      72409     -34.65    0.04

     SALVADR      66546     60949      54428      55629      2.21     69990      56295      61449      62150     -11.20    0.03

     REP SAF     361002    232155     224927      36660    -83.70    330297      51387      43865      43888     -86.71    0.02

     POLAND      154154     43686      41647      28595    -31.34     74502      34194      32723      30634     -58.88    0.02

     ARGENT         411    343636     343618         29    -99.99    343618         47         47         47     -99.99    0.00


     _WTO     167941564 181080026  151196653  151914366      0.47 178284095  180402253  180693057  181797739       1.97  100.00

     _OECD     53354938  51104759   43197899   45034055      4.25  52146741   52993488   52434494   52940915       1.52   29.12

     _ASEAN    46341254  56587469   46882874   35164581    -24.99  54715142   45685245   45704159   44869176     -17.99   24.68

     _W HEMI   35419397  33209582   28370035   27204128     -4.11  34163518   33198939   32435630   32043675      -6.20   17.63

     _EU15      6821951   6663281    5610279    6007190      7.07   6675240    6872966    6929734    7060192       5.77    3.88

     _EC12      6731882   6580565    5538654    5918815      6.86   6591489    6773246    6833526    6960726       5.60    3.83

     _ANDEAN     283109    311790     287377     338370     17.74    333241     346634     368329     362783       8.87    0.20

     _CBI        105904    115935     100434      80703    -19.65    121648      95437      95864      96204     -20.92    0.05

     _CAFTA       89100     99676      84175      80606     -4.24    101727      94070      95767      96107      -5.52    0.05

     _SUB-SAHA   362188    235367     228133      38552    -83.10    333552      53691      46243      45786     -86.27    0.03