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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                             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     20499874  15982976   13169719   19576953     48.65  16229862   22116403   22190087   22390210      37.96  100.00

     KOR REP    9316089   7192113    6007737    7295894     21.44   7561387    8179559    8307079    8480270      12.15   37.87

     CHINA P    5358222   3033558    2292801    7539267    228.82   2866285    8342582    8269619    8280024     188.88   36.98

     CANADA     3243967   2610070    2259606    2348369      3.93   2688759    2605022    2621231    2698833       0.37   12.05

     ITALY       647734   1043787     815677     755394     -7.39    931401     996832     980650     983504       5.59    4.39

     JAPAN      1136225   1089616     925178     762988    -17.53   1151790    1009294     981914     927426     -19.48    4.14


     _WTO      20499874  15982362   13169105   19576945     48.66  16229248   22116403   22190087   22390202      37.96  100.00

     _OECD     13413229  11115897    9329220   10582822     13.44  11464120   11994738   12119049   12369499       7.90   55.25

     _W HEMI    3288627   2694494    2337958    2392357      2.33   2772596    2676220    2692803    2748893      -0.85   12.28

     _EU15       813702   1283569    1033816     873869    -15.47   1182630    1145481    1126694    1123622      -4.99    5.02

     _EC12       813572   1283350    1033608     873821    -15.46   1182404    1145457    1126670    1123563      -4.98    5.02