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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 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      28.581     29.392     23.872     28.597     19.79    28.913     33.804     33.915     34.116      18.00  100.00

     KOR REP     7.819      6.756      5.678      7.158     26.07     7.090      7.878      8.092      8.236      16.16   24.14

     ITALY       3.704      5.956      4.173      5.193     24.45     5.105      6.916      6.819      6.977      36.66   20.45

     CHINA P     3.810      3.417      2.664      5.323     99.82     3.207      6.109      6.022      6.076      89.45   17.81

     CANADA      7.090      5.523      4.894      4.590     -6.21     5.769      5.025      5.012      5.219      -9.52   15.30

     JAPAN       3.659      4.770      3.965      3.796     -4.27     4.792      4.934      4.957      4.600      -4.00   13.48


     _WTO       28.581     29.390     23.871     28.596     19.80    28.911     33.804     33.915     34.116      18.00  100.00

     _OECD      20.005     19.588     15.923     18.024     13.20    19.370     21.139     21.230     21.689      11.97   63.57

     _EU15       4.839      7.111      5.170      5.983     15.72     6.310      7.924      7.826      7.924      25.57   23.23

     _EC12       4.836      7.104      5.164      5.982     15.83     6.305      7.921      7.824      7.921      25.64   23.22

     _W HEMI     7.207      5.663      5.017      4.712     -6.09     5.908      5.163      5.151      5.357      -9.32   15.70