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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 604:  YARN > 85% SYNTHETIC STAPLE FIBER
                                             Data in Kg.,  7.60 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     29117694  28353019   23877161   27009967     13.12  27835800   30980088   31119546   31485825      13.11  100.00

     INDNSIA   16352943  15548218   13083072   14804403     13.16  15252938   16969378   17049895   17269549      13.22   54.85

     INDIA      3462305   3667385    2941959    3651190     24.11   3225306    4379097    4347297    4376616      35.70   13.90

     CHINA P    3144678   3124537    2714393    2986950     10.04   3110305    3400626    3469980    3397094       9.22   10.79

     VIETNAM     959695   1355376    1003545    2144627    113.71   1263758    2327427    2362085    2496458      97.54    7.93

     CANADA     1623341   1404534    1241639    1051764    -15.29   1509621    1180001    1195773    1214659     -19.54    3.86

     TURKEY      395958    811283     777550     515008    -33.77    846650     657880     599378     548741     -35.19    1.74

     PHIL R      426693    573308     484690     458957     -5.31    578347     563562     557287     547575      -5.32    1.74

     GERMANY     332547    119213      95309     204921    115.01    136490     241634     250222     228825      67.65    0.73

     ROMANIA     535619    233948     223530     202644     -9.34    288893     192142     202916     213062     -26.25    0.68

     THAILND     599748    341707     283824     153228    -46.01    344132     208698     213808     211111     -38.65    0.67

     KOR REP      76920     63078      63078     190529    202.05     84551     140712     135567     190529     125.34    0.61

     MEXICO      266610    214307     190133     155185    -18.38    239851     164606     176961     179359     -25.22    0.57

     CHINA T     325103    104417      83016     155324     87.10    103382     138950     139114     176725      70.94    0.56

     MALAYSA     160171    245950     204014      47353    -76.79    259662      41936      47596      89289     -65.61    0.28

     JAPAN        65891    193559     191449      31413    -83.59    202177      42632      41257      33523     -83.42    0.11


     _WTO      29117694  28350888   23875030   27009967     13.13  27833669   30980038   31119546   31485825      13.12  100.00

     _ASEAN    18562184  18122080   15116666   17608568     16.48  17779190   20129780   20230671   20613982      15.94   65.47

     _OECD      2615926   2595548    2343007    2139687     -8.68   2784107    2445373    2408114    2392228     -14.08    7.60

     _W HEMI    1926198   1658189    1471030    1207425    -17.92   1796333    1349660    1373300    1394584     -22.36    4.43

     _EU15       500462    288782     233007     372681     59.94    296307     444880     455496     428456      44.60    1.36

     _EC12       462770    210974     168220     344088    104.55    219447     405608     413882     386842      76.28    1.23