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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 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      95.040    117.682    101.510     93.707     -7.69   115.877    111.101    110.587    109.878      -5.18  100.00

     INDNSIA    39.997     51.833     44.541     40.345     -9.42    50.224     47.405     47.273     47.637      -5.15   43.35

     CANADA     16.519     18.413     16.131     13.987    -13.29    18.822     16.367     16.292     16.269     -13.56   14.81

     INDIA      10.494     13.304     11.060     11.944      7.99    11.976     14.161     14.113     14.188      18.47   12.91

     CHINA P     9.032     10.432      8.979      9.145      1.85    10.124     10.860     11.006     10.598       4.68    9.64

     VIETNAM     2.197      3.673      2.785      5.058     81.61     3.475      5.490      5.574      5.946      71.13    5.41

     TURKEY      1.632      4.339      4.127      3.113    -24.56     4.454      3.933      3.559      3.326     -25.33    3.03

     PHIL R      1.814      2.716      2.297      2.004    -12.73     2.689      2.531      2.479      2.423      -9.89    2.21

     GERMANY     2.265      2.356      2.241      1.696    -24.32     3.037      2.418      2.458      1.811     -40.36    1.65

     MEXICO      1.485      2.348      2.032      1.132    -44.30     2.304      1.845      1.687      1.447     -37.18    1.32

     ROMANIA     2.639      1.313      1.255      1.046    -16.67     1.668      0.998      1.053      1.104     -33.83    1.00

     THAILND     1.611      1.353      1.120      0.649    -42.02     1.322      0.872      0.891      0.883     -33.22    0.80

     KOR REP     0.194      0.189      0.189      0.697    268.06     0.234      0.503      0.522      0.697     197.70    0.63

     CHINA T     0.835      0.393      0.273      0.470     72.05     0.318      0.516      0.517      0.589      85.27    0.54

     JAPAN       0.737      1.118      1.063      0.455    -57.23     1.223      0.694      0.644      0.510     -58.34    0.46

     MALAYSA     0.319      0.686      0.572      0.108    -81.18     0.683      0.114      0.128      0.222     -67.50    0.20


     _WTO       95.040    117.673    101.501     93.707     -7.68   115.868    111.100    110.587    109.878      -5.17  100.00

     _ASEAN     46.064     60.413     51.465     48.164     -6.41    58.603     56.461     56.345     57.112      -2.54   51.98

     _OECD      23.075     27.631     24.748     21.004    -15.13    28.887     25.152     24.778     23.886     -17.31   21.74

     _W HEMI    18.370     21.193     18.596     15.124    -18.67    21.651     18.245     17.985     17.722     -18.15   16.13

     _EU15       4.649      4.589      4.205      3.101    -26.26     5.200      4.197      4.253      3.485     -32.99    3.17

     _EC12       4.358      4.003      3.714      2.883    -22.38     4.625      3.906      3.940      3.172     -31.42    2.89