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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     178.014    202.933    168.830    179.274      6.19   200.182    210.274    212.679    213.377       6.59  100.00

     TURKEY     39.948     50.020     41.417     46.546     12.38    47.819     54.018     54.508     55.149      15.33   25.85

     CANADA     38.025     41.152     32.674     34.565      5.79    41.065     41.657     43.355     43.043       4.82   20.17

     CHINA P    17.624     25.341     21.166     31.810     50.29    24.414     32.807     34.435     35.986      47.40   16.86

     MEXICO     32.646     28.843     25.370     18.364    -27.62    30.106     21.994     21.880     21.838     -27.46   10.23

     GERMANY    11.117     10.707      8.886      8.790     -1.07    10.694     11.068     10.779     10.611      -0.77    4.97

     FRANCE      7.124      7.074      5.701      7.137     25.18     7.054      8.586      8.791      8.510      20.63    3.99

     ITALY       4.130      5.732      4.758      5.331     12.02     5.453      6.379      6.284      6.304      15.61    2.95

     INDIA       3.741      4.886      3.951      5.347     35.34     4.600      5.989      6.198      6.283      36.59    2.94

     THAILND     4.346      5.079      4.639      2.782    -40.04     5.487      3.640      3.311      3.221     -41.29    1.51

     SPAIN       1.549      2.582      2.179      2.590     18.87     2.413      2.930      2.913      2.994      24.06    1.40

     EGYPT       2.397      4.133      3.860      1.981    -48.66     4.713      3.142      2.661      2.255     -52.16    1.06

     CHINA T     1.301      2.006      1.773      1.809      2.01     1.993      2.076      2.072      2.041       2.44    0.96

     HONDURA     0.749      0.683      0.540      0.751     39.27     0.564      0.808      0.793      0.895      58.61    0.42

     KOR REP     0.436      0.889      0.722      0.163    -77.40     0.913      0.524      0.338      0.330     -63.89    0.15


     _WTO      177.949    202.849    168.747    179.272      6.24   200.098    210.271    212.676    213.374       6.63  100.00

     _OECD     105.990    121.893     99.468    108.612      9.19   118.993    129.108    131.042    131.037      10.12   61.41

     _W HEMI    75.804     73.135     60.607     56.178     -7.31    74.264     67.578     68.975     68.707      -7.48   32.20

     _EU15      27.106     29.066     24.046     26.764     11.30    28.469     32.306     32.169     31.785      11.65   14.90

     _EC12      26.926     28.710     23.750     26.569     11.87    28.139     32.042     31.900     31.529      12.05   14.78

     _ASEAN      5.325      5.858      5.323      3.308    -37.86     6.333      4.271      3.887      3.842     -39.32    1.80

     _CBI        1.835      0.713      0.562      0.787     40.12     0.690      0.867      0.846      0.938      36.04    0.44

     _CAFTA      1.835      0.712      0.561      0.787     40.38     0.689      0.867      0.846      0.938      36.24    0.44