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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         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     210.633    243.815    201.985    207.282      2.62   240.116    248.159    248.500    249.112       3.75  100.00

     MEXICO     57.858     54.263     46.453     43.533     -6.29    54.687     50.755     50.534     51.342      -6.12   20.61

     CHINA T    28.620     37.012     29.189     29.146     -0.15    35.900     38.962     38.434     36.969       2.98   14.84

     CHINA P    17.098     24.226     19.376     25.145     29.77    22.788     28.967     30.195     29.995      31.62   12.04

     PORTUGL     9.363     14.585     12.711     15.571     22.51    13.321     17.419     17.442     17.446      30.97    7.00

     JAPAN      10.635     13.723     10.807     14.088     30.35    12.496     16.495     16.579     17.003      36.08    6.83

     FRANCE     11.774     14.011     10.790     11.601      7.52    13.078     14.980     14.884     14.822      13.33    5.95

     CANADA      8.931     10.115      7.802      9.317     19.42     9.694     11.233     11.521     11.629      19.96    4.67

     ITALY       7.708      7.387      6.426      8.155     26.91     7.670      8.697      8.889      9.116      18.85    3.66

     COLOMB      6.485      6.785      5.481      6.597     20.35     6.743      7.924      7.915      7.900      17.17    3.17

     INDIA       5.472      5.505      4.583      4.967      8.39     5.635      5.645      5.804      5.890       4.52    2.36

     VIETNAM     5.111      5.134      4.068      4.771     17.28     5.100      5.488      5.665      5.837      14.45    2.34

     KOR REP     4.169      5.491      4.672      4.320     -7.53     5.736      5.394      4.871      5.139     -10.41    2.06

     TURKEY      6.269      7.244      6.685      4.570    -31.64     7.532      4.777      4.735      5.129     -31.91    2.06

     THAILND     3.679      5.269      4.130      3.188    -22.81     4.625      4.640      4.376      4.327      -6.45    1.74

     GERMANY     3.227      4.192      3.478      2.561    -26.36     4.177      3.500      3.400      3.275     -21.61    1.31

     C RICA      4.877      4.474      4.239      2.718    -35.88     4.358      3.077      3.037      2.953     -32.24    1.19

     GUATMAL     0.856      1.163      1.110      2.853    156.94     1.186      2.741      2.782      2.905     144.89    1.17

     PHIL R      0.458      0.405      0.114      2.483   2075.05     0.136      2.365      2.626      2.773    1941.26    1.11

     N ZEAL      1.359      1.703      1.703      1.608     -5.56     1.704      1.585      1.615      1.608      -5.63    0.65

     ROMANIA     0.894      0.786      0.528      1.125    113.23     0.754      1.256      1.284      1.384      83.47    0.56

     ARAB EM     5.918     10.824      9.594      0.104    -98.92    13.889      1.903      1.553      1.334     -90.39    0.54

     INDNSIA     0.369      0.367      0.327      1.216    271.85     0.327      0.888      1.065      1.256     284.09    0.50

     CZECH       2.154      0.950      0.820      0.714    -12.91     0.912      1.005      0.891      0.844      -7.51    0.34

     ISRAEL      0.783      0.679      0.679      0.787     15.85     0.679      0.787      0.787      0.787      15.85    0.32

     NETHLDS     0.390      1.154      1.066      0.389    -63.48     1.176      0.398      0.426      0.477     -59.42    0.19

     LATVIA      0.517      0.433      0.416      0.397     -4.66     0.545      0.441      0.400      0.414     -23.98    0.17

     AUSTRAL     1.087      0.508      0.506      0.320    -36.80     0.553      0.323      0.323      0.322     -41.70    0.13


     _WTO      210.633    243.812    201.982    207.282      2.62   240.113    248.159    248.500    249.112       3.75  100.00

     _W HEMI    80.581     78.584     66.716     66.739      0.03    78.430     77.764     77.782     78.607       0.22   31.55

     _OECD      58.879     70.433     58.816     61.777      5.04    67.976     73.048     72.746     73.394       7.97   29.46

     _EU15      34.580     43.835     36.304     40.496     11.55    41.487     48.042     48.092     48.028      15.77   19.28

     _EC12      34.249     43.574     36.186     39.718      9.76    41.368     47.256     47.167     47.106      13.87   18.91

     _ASEAN      9.903     11.345      8.788     11.860     34.96    10.403     13.551     13.909     14.417      38.59    5.79

     _ANDEAN     7.016      7.309      5.935      7.098     19.59     7.274      8.460      8.450      8.472      16.48    3.40

     _CBI        5.953      5.876      5.570      5.756      3.34     5.766      6.015      6.015      6.062       5.14    2.43

     _CAFTA      5.855      5.875      5.569      5.756      3.35     5.765      6.015      6.015      6.062       5.14    2.43