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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                         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    1001.014   1182.189    986.090   1036.988      5.16  1154.281   1222.906   1224.070   1233.087       6.83  100.00

     CHINA P   145.374    206.560    166.457    223.173     34.07   192.523    257.577    259.812    263.276      36.75   21.35

     VIETNAM   137.365    202.547    165.997    128.364    -22.67   190.173    166.935    167.206    164.914     -13.28   13.37

     CHINA T   117.392    132.779    116.019    126.272      8.84   133.133    139.562    139.983    143.032       7.44   11.60

     CANADA    129.689    134.483    112.323    112.436      0.10   135.428    138.506    137.232    134.595      -0.61   10.92

     KOR REP   100.103    119.171    100.319    102.170      1.84   116.582    120.467    117.599    121.022       3.81    9.81

     JAPAN      73.572     88.616     72.729     98.679     35.68    85.339    109.714    112.874    114.566      34.25    9.29

     MEXICO     72.097     73.418     62.836     56.859     -9.51    75.126     70.271     67.933     67.441     -10.23    5.47

     ISRAEL     60.047     41.179     36.514     28.195    -22.78    42.989     29.222     30.632     32.860     -23.56    2.66

     SWITZLD    23.075     25.738     20.748     21.304      2.68    25.296     26.709     26.991     26.294       3.95    2.13

     GERMANY    24.604     24.012     19.939     22.164     11.16    24.126     27.271     26.430     26.238       8.75    2.13

     INDIA      20.243     18.071     15.389     14.481     -5.90    18.398     17.037     17.299     17.163      -6.71    1.39

     U KING     12.717     13.996     11.725     12.756      8.80    14.508     15.429     14.908     15.027       3.58    1.22

     ITALY      13.250     14.566     12.095     11.646     -3.70    14.285     13.409     13.511     14.118      -1.16    1.14

     FRANCE     10.263     10.876      8.542      9.738     14.00    10.332     11.613     11.944     12.072      16.84    0.98

     THAILND     5.084      7.999      6.427      7.157     11.37     7.454      8.316      8.804      8.730      17.12    0.71

     TURKEY      4.851      7.916      6.403      6.333     -1.09     7.125      8.388      8.071      7.847      10.12    0.64

     NETHLDS     5.288      7.237      6.207      6.318      1.79     7.602      7.272      7.272      7.348      -3.35    0.60

     N ZEAL      4.431      5.480      4.661      5.610     20.36     5.692      6.577      6.571      6.429      12.95    0.52

     SPAIN       5.026      5.427      4.612      5.531     19.91     5.621      5.682      5.627      6.346      12.90    0.51

     PORTUGL     4.806      5.647      4.910      4.712     -4.03     5.759      4.898      5.089      5.448      -5.39    0.44

     BELGIUM     4.218      4.005      3.316      3.445      3.89     3.741      4.021      3.998      4.135      10.52    0.34

     ARAB EM     1.211      0.375      0.112      3.352   2887.13     0.228      3.369      3.465      3.614    1483.26    0.29

     INDNSIA     4.608      5.992      5.438      2.921    -46.29     6.400      3.535      3.732      3.474     -45.71    0.28

     PERU        1.502      1.926      1.779      2.695     51.50     2.058      2.774      2.890      2.843      38.11    0.23

     AUSTRAL     1.381      1.297      0.952      2.238    135.04     1.304      2.249      2.335      2.583      98.11    0.21

     AUSTRIA     1.896      1.767      1.528      1.723     12.75     1.787      1.901      1.906      1.962       9.76    0.16

     CZECH       0.306      1.090      0.702      1.515    115.91     0.866      1.637      1.809      1.903     119.78    0.15

     NORWAY      0.430      1.194      1.064      1.262     18.63     1.170      1.509      1.502      1.393      19.03    0.11

     LUXMBRG     1.964      2.481      2.074      0.938    -54.77     2.346      1.437      1.461      1.346     -42.65    0.11

     MALAYSA     0.972      1.900      1.570      0.997    -36.46     1.744      1.703      1.510      1.327     -23.87    0.11

     EGYPT       0.260      0.168      0.129      1.223    845.63     0.166      1.259      1.269      1.262     662.31    0.10

     HG KONG     0.836      1.484      1.283      1.019    -20.56     1.486      1.200      1.249      1.220     -17.89    0.10

     SLOVAK      0.260      0.446      0.432      1.181    173.44     0.452      1.063      1.113      1.195     164.02    0.10

     PAKISTN     0.279      0.839      0.675      0.980     45.29     0.681      1.111      1.114      1.145      67.98    0.09

     PHIL R      0.414      0.668      0.469      0.696     48.39     0.625      0.790      0.862      0.895      43.13    0.07

     CAMBOD      0.652      0.820      0.754      0.802      6.36     0.876      0.968      0.864      0.868      -0.97    0.07

     BRAZIL      1.401      1.661      1.515      0.631    -58.36     1.622      1.294      0.888      0.776     -52.15    0.06

     SALVADR     0.895      0.842      0.726      0.589    -18.82     0.964      0.625      0.692      0.705     -26.83    0.06

     REP SAF     2.496      1.422      1.348      0.325    -75.90     2.047      0.444      0.398      0.399     -80.53    0.03

     POLAND      1.097      0.656      0.621      0.317    -48.98     0.813      0.430      0.367      0.352     -56.63    0.03

     ARGENT      0.008      1.670      1.669      0.004    -99.75     1.669      0.005      0.005      0.005     -99.69    0.00


     _WTO     1000.885   1182.158    986.061   1036.939      5.16  1154.251   1222.859   1224.024   1233.036       6.83  100.00

     _OECD     350.989    388.526    323.902    334.274      3.20   385.820    401.460    396.936    398.897       3.39   32.35

     _W HEMI   207.350    214.983    181.709    174.143     -4.16   217.981    214.555    210.650    207.416      -4.85   16.82

     _ASEAN    149.182    220.023    180.742    141.045    -21.96   207.359    182.389    183.098    180.327     -13.04   14.62

     _EU15      85.531     91.353     76.081     80.876      6.30    91.465     94.645     94.129     96.148       5.12    7.80

     _EC12      82.514     88.721     73.788     77.959      5.65    88.756     91.715     91.064     92.891       4.66    7.53

     _ANDEAN     2.262      2.399      2.194      2.936     33.80     2.585      3.055      3.176      3.140      21.50    0.25

     _CBI        1.350      1.275      1.095      0.883    -19.41     1.376      0.971      1.025      1.063     -22.76    0.09

     _CAFTA      1.210      1.172      0.992      0.882    -11.03     1.247      0.963      1.025      1.062     -14.83    0.09

     _SUB-SAH    2.540      1.449      1.375      0.348    -74.73     2.080      0.467      0.424      0.422     -79.74    0.03