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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 361:  COTTON SHEETS
                                             Data in Nos,  5.20 M2 per Nos. 

                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    244562013 190402398  160495534  161251254      0.47 195560711  190871999  190226228  191158118      -2.25  100.00

     INDIA     47479519  44859279   36463437   48677294     33.50  44454349   55881827   56469013   57073136      28.39   29.86

     PAKISTN   74799375  61768533   52145364   46800468    -10.25  62290987   58590503   56797350   56423637      -9.42   29.52

     CHINA P   83715661  55258033   47122851   43827003     -6.99  58685024   51223054   51404098   51962185     -11.46   27.18

     TURKEY     7777323   3971495    3379005    5522982     63.45   4768266    4912628    5157420    6115472      28.25    3.20

     BAHRAIN    6259104   7445044    6680450    5221179    -21.84   7607667    6219955    6161818    5985773     -21.32    3.13

     CAMBOD     3286461   3102860    2700208    3027117     12.11   3283300    3164444    3255294    3429769       4.46    1.79

     PORTUGL    3760579   2711752    2163307    1700711    -21.38   2918017    2233078    2423040    2249156     -22.92    1.18

     TURKMEN    2040818   1892532    1646531    1692221      2.77   1809696    2412212    2342787    1938222       7.10    1.01

     THAILND    5452535   3537634    3108609    1043923    -66.42   3539671    1601737    1572429    1472948     -58.39    0.77

     EGYPT      2623636   1918022    1564832     957502    -38.81   2008225    1418473    1391277    1310692     -34.73    0.69

     MEXICO     2008586   1101490     983246     773558    -21.33   1084427     961649     943024     891802     -17.76    0.47

     ISRAEL      894842    680115     538854     668811     24.12    711923     794230     831647     810072      13.79    0.42

     BNGLDSH     509797    545087     495580     492581     -0.61    587092     493008     542928     542088      -7.67    0.28

     ITALY       426709    390645     335162     358583      6.99    407924     401517     410416     414066       1.51    0.22

     INDNSIA      34875    373477     367968     252179    -31.47    385854     276449     234480     257688     -33.22    0.13

     ARAB EM      81010    132840     115190      60200    -47.74    140171      79135      87550      77850     -44.46    0.04

     GERMANY      73168     56963      52216      42419    -18.76     66567      43051      42013      47166     -29.15    0.02

     VIETNAM    1632442    492361     491893       2900    -99.41    625934       2881       3008       3368     -99.46    0.00


     _WTO     242521158 188509866  158849003  159559033      0.45 193750990  188459787  187883441  189219896      -2.34   98.99

     _OECD     12098051   7209819    5999782    7684720     28.08   8238853    7660564    8102830    8894757       7.96    4.65

     _ASEAN    10458509   7567200    6716428    4346765    -35.28   7894285    5094497    5106345    5197537     -34.16    2.72

     _EU15      4304511   3200272    2586143    2141926    -17.18   3434957    2723295    2920976    2756055     -19.76    1.44

     _EC12      4304301   3197284    2583164    2141221    -17.11   3431926    2721955    2919630    2755341     -19.71    1.44

     _W HEMI    3424151   1139445    1018107     791272    -22.28   1144334     985370     966996     912610     -20.25    0.48