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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                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   32359.960  33474.055  28363.452  29267.159      3.19 33499.996  34293.163  34282.782  34377.762       2.62  100.00

     CHINA P 17352.434  17898.315  15150.340  15896.981      4.93 17821.450  18537.118  18549.320  18644.956       4.62   54.24

     VIETNAM  1649.498   1973.108   1658.428   1652.246     -0.37  1941.871   1970.555   1962.601   1966.926       1.29    5.72

     MEXICO   1808.039   1801.357   1536.230   1490.157     -3.00  1830.198   1775.242   1750.743   1755.283      -4.09    5.11

     INDIA    1091.047   1355.362   1142.565   1220.583      6.83  1330.150   1426.963   1433.273   1433.380       7.76    4.17

     KOR REP  1110.935   1126.284    947.076   1007.064      6.33  1122.427   1186.597   1180.083   1186.272       5.69    3.45

     CANADA   1271.699   1199.779   1023.795    959.718     -6.26  1238.599   1166.223   1153.937   1135.701      -8.31    3.30

     INDNSIA   938.884    990.678    843.311    839.123     -0.50   997.824    998.040    980.077    986.491      -1.14    2.87

     CHINA T   772.478    721.061    603.337    657.103      8.91   728.300    760.840    772.724    774.826       6.39    2.25

     CAMBOD    390.548    520.556    428.633    470.716      9.82   498.243    553.887    555.018    562.638      12.92    1.64

     BNGLDSH   533.321    541.180    487.503    455.083     -6.65   557.495    509.320    515.459    508.760      -8.74    1.48

     TURKEY    383.257    461.156    390.028    418.916      7.41   450.940    503.683    502.280    490.044       8.67    1.43

     HONDURA   379.262    395.085    333.433    381.892     14.53   402.369    431.385    440.560    443.545      10.23    1.29

     ISRAEL    455.843    348.443    298.572    258.397    -13.46   361.214    296.065    303.841    308.268     -14.66    0.90

     PAKISTN   187.591    261.910    214.211    251.235     17.28   254.093    306.511    303.386    298.934      17.65    0.87

     GERMANY   304.569    301.635    260.174    245.303     -5.72   309.953    284.549    282.641    286.764      -7.48    0.83

     SALVADR   261.962    268.669    223.426    229.941      2.92   262.563    272.520    274.667    275.184       4.81    0.80

     JAPAN     219.842    214.596    176.840    211.647     19.68   205.744    249.859    249.481    249.403      21.22    0.73

     THAILND   368.624    282.836    244.056    206.846    -15.25   298.341    246.884    244.225    245.626     -17.67    0.71

     PHIL R    215.797    255.284    220.823    196.992    -10.79   255.952    241.337    235.644    231.453      -9.57    0.67

     FRANCE    171.786    144.628    117.923    147.637     25.20   152.033    173.431    176.007    174.342      14.67    0.51

     NICARAG   129.021    149.238    129.663    147.063     13.42   154.989    165.663    165.945    166.638       7.52    0.48

     ITALY     160.105    167.476    142.809    137.686     -3.59   170.945    163.996    165.381    162.352      -5.03    0.47

     SRI LKA   124.667    136.844    117.573    123.657      5.17   137.331    138.986    140.729    142.929       4.08    0.42

     GUATMAL   110.093    143.931    122.583    119.640     -2.40   141.891    142.249    140.502    140.988      -0.64    0.41

     S ARAB    114.422    121.605    102.658    116.990     13.96   127.589    135.286    136.194    135.937       6.54    0.40

     EGYPT     116.338    136.299    118.279    117.272     -0.85   136.315    132.200    133.394    135.292      -0.75    0.39

     MALAYSA    85.039    116.482     86.952    102.906     18.35   101.677    137.221    136.987    132.436      30.25    0.39

     JORDAN    122.887    127.271    113.332    110.769     -2.26   131.243    121.526    123.328    124.708      -4.98    0.36

     DOM REP   118.074    120.472     97.231    100.293      3.15   118.290    123.159    122.689    123.534       4.43    0.36

     U KING     71.296     70.517     58.714     67.316     14.65    67.535     74.766     78.754     79.119      17.15    0.23

     ARAB EM    76.523     48.907     40.000     68.985     72.46    53.264     66.282     72.182     77.892      46.24    0.23

     PORTUGL    54.877     63.450     55.667     62.690     12.62    60.804     68.907     69.750     70.474      15.90    0.20

     HAITI      54.069     65.101     55.779     55.748     -0.05    66.634     66.390     65.816     65.071      -2.35    0.19

     LUXMBRG    86.478     70.472     65.037     59.208     -8.96    79.008     59.063     62.766     64.643     -18.18    0.19

     POLAND     49.432     63.839     53.452     44.053    -17.58    63.832     56.336     56.702     54.440     -14.71    0.16

     SPAIN      47.778     32.945     28.482     41.827     46.85    38.839     44.630     45.385     46.290      19.18    0.13

     HG KONG    44.493     40.752     34.437     39.802     15.58    44.882     43.558     44.025     46.118       2.75    0.13

     LATVIA     36.912     35.841     29.149     37.907     30.04    35.245     41.987     44.543     44.599      26.54    0.13

     GREECE     56.193     43.835     39.359     38.261     -2.79    47.762     42.694     41.872     42.737     -10.52    0.12

     BELGIUM    50.362     41.360     35.902     36.903      2.79    45.394     40.773     41.415     42.362      -6.68    0.12

     NETHLDS    40.520     40.670     35.144     36.369      3.49    42.112     36.408     41.016     41.895      -0.51    0.12

     DENMARK    20.170     41.606     35.181     31.578    -10.24    38.234     41.622     39.204     38.003      -0.60    0.11

     COLOMB     29.639     26.315     21.747     27.651     27.15    26.520     30.711     31.406     32.219      21.49    0.09

     LESOTHO    25.832     30.220     26.025     26.431      1.56    30.194     29.594     31.177     30.626       1.43    0.09

     CZECH      18.492     21.027     17.723     26.129     47.43    18.897     27.933     29.070     29.433      55.75    0.09

     AUSTRAL    50.447     50.232     46.867     24.831    -47.02    54.000     34.331     29.814     28.196     -47.79    0.08

     FINLAND    55.674     42.842     36.488     18.291    -49.87    51.118     28.786     27.516     24.645     -51.79    0.07

     KENYA      13.830     23.949     20.999     20.921     -0.37    24.731     25.156     23.394     23.871      -3.48    0.07

     BRAZIL    237.783     47.150     44.403     19.558    -55.95    76.115     23.546     22.653     22.304     -70.70    0.06

     C RICA     34.051     26.566     23.358     18.012    -22.89    26.701     22.378     21.660     21.220     -20.53    0.06

     MALTA      34.127     27.674     25.723     17.453    -32.15    31.693     23.251     21.398     19.404     -38.78    0.06

     PERU       14.436     16.717     14.676     14.673     -0.02    16.720     16.269     16.552     16.714      -0.04    0.05

     HUNGARY     1.428      8.033      4.651     11.070    138.03     4.904     14.239     14.776     14.452     194.70    0.04

     SLOVAK     14.877     15.230     12.589     10.136    -19.48    14.878     12.846     12.225     12.778     -14.12    0.04

     SWEDEN     11.035     11.682      9.472     10.192      7.60    11.069     14.096     12.778     12.402      12.04    0.04

     N ZEAL     10.649     12.213     11.416      9.939    -12.94    12.907     11.212     10.956     10.736     -16.82    0.03

     SWITZLD    12.110      9.817      7.822      8.183      4.62    10.223     10.024     10.078     10.178      -0.44    0.03

     REP SAF     9.413     11.963     10.940      9.096    -16.85    13.646     11.035     11.113     10.119     -25.85    0.03

     TNZANIA     3.318      7.032      5.726      7.271     26.99     6.709      9.022      8.769      8.577      27.85    0.02

     SWAZLND    14.814     11.454     10.310      6.623    -35.76    12.763      7.268      7.335      7.767     -39.14    0.02

     BAHRAIN    12.561      6.341      5.637      6.536     15.94     7.072      7.145      7.298      7.239       2.37    0.02

     AUSTRIA     4.418      7.465      6.315      5.727     -9.30     7.030      6.317      6.637      6.877      -2.18    0.02

     SLOVENI     2.912      5.285      4.197      5.762     37.30     4.526      6.542      6.670      6.850      51.35    0.02

     CHILE       2.687      4.718      3.865      5.852     51.40     4.079      7.111      6.896      6.704      64.36    0.02

     ROMANIA     8.202      5.485      4.873      5.948     22.05     6.064      5.913      6.154      6.559       8.16    0.02

     RUSSIA      5.204      5.807      2.863      3.504     22.37     2.867      6.451      6.449      6.447     124.85    0.02

     MADAGAS     7.909      4.516      3.945      5.714     44.82     4.618      4.084      5.226      6.284      36.07    0.02

     MOROC       3.049      4.873      4.183      5.470     30.76     4.660      5.780      5.923      6.160      32.18    0.02

     ECUADOR     5.167      4.833      4.168      4.097     -1.70     4.951      4.657      4.755      4.762      -3.82    0.01

     ETHIOP      2.675      5.430      4.328      3.353    -22.52     4.630      5.151      4.542      4.455      -3.78    0.01

     SINGAPR    10.045      7.354      6.652      3.367    -49.38     7.868      5.180      4.532      4.069     -48.28    0.01

     BULGAR      3.095      3.338      2.680      2.952     10.17     3.004      3.674      3.693      3.610      20.17    0.01

     IRELAND     4.331      7.510      6.855      2.650    -61.35     7.596      3.015      3.437      3.305     -56.50    0.01

     MACAU       5.078      3.343      2.888      2.490    -13.78     3.449      3.427      3.117      2.946     -14.61    0.01

     MALAWI      3.932      4.427      3.497      1.602    -54.19     4.260      3.329      3.010      2.532     -40.57    0.01

     BOTSWAN     1.124      1.939      1.865      2.447     31.25     2.039      3.135      3.141      2.522      23.71    0.01

     GUYANA      1.660      2.599      2.045      1.720    -15.92     2.386      2.504      2.407      2.273      -4.71    0.01

     ARGENT      3.495      7.580      7.197      1.871    -74.00     7.835      2.462      2.245      2.254     -71.23    0.01

     UKRAINE     2.821      0.339      0.262      1.916    631.21     0.572      1.843      1.917      1.993     248.69    0.01

     LAOS        1.795      2.602      1.989      1.278    -35.73     2.552      2.077      2.077      1.891     -25.89    0.01

     TUNISIA     1.263      1.257      1.028      1.559     51.61     1.201      1.770      1.757      1.788      48.92    0.01

     BELARUS    22.121     18.378     18.372      0.025    -99.86    22.226      1.133      0.022      0.032     -99.86    0.00

     SIER LN     0.001      2.227      2.226      0.012    -99.47     2.227      0.012      0.012      0.012     -99.45    0.00


     _WTO    32330.651  33444.473  28336.188  29260.028      3.26 33467.319  34281.559  34272.991  34368.312       2.69   99.97

     _W HEMI  4462.622   4281.458   3644.807   3578.469     -1.82  4382.283   4253.425   4224.177   4215.120      -3.81   12.26

     _ASEAN   3661.042   4149.445   3491.289   3473.898     -0.50  4104.875   4155.639   4121.666   4132.054       0.66   12.02

     _OECD    4049.048   4042.485   3438.062   3453.084      0.44  4108.178   4095.774   4084.460   4057.507      -1.23   11.80

     _CBI     1088.835   1172.486    988.250   1054.580      6.71  1176.631   1226.670   1234.610   1238.816       5.29    3.60

     _CAFTA   1032.463   1103.962    929.693    996.841      7.22  1106.804   1157.354   1166.024   1171.109       5.81    3.41

     _EU15    1139.593   1088.093    933.520    941.638      0.87  1129.433   1083.052   1094.558   1096.210      -2.94    3.19

     _EC12    1068.466   1026.105    881.245    907.428      2.97  1060.216   1033.853   1047.628   1052.287      -0.75    3.06

     _SUB-SAH   84.657    106.768     92.178     85.048     -7.73   108.287    101.082    100.655     99.638      -7.99    0.29

     _ANDEAN    49.306     47.927     40.642     46.462     14.32    48.260     51.683     52.765     53.747      11.37    0.16