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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  9/2012
   Country      2010       2011       9/2011     9/2012  % Change    9/2011     7/2012     8/2012     9/2012   % Change % Share


     WORLD     18158526  19059605   14574961   14534995     -0.27  19090169   18749078   18919906   19019639      -0.37  100.00

     TURKEY     4756715   5221186    3974545    3938713     -0.90   4969594    5151237    5210616    5185354       4.34   27.26

     CHINA P    3541373   4344322    3301112    4102431     24.27   4166701    4859380    4951605    5145641      23.49   27.05

     CANADA     2898341   3010563    2106466    2222940      5.53   3006988    2940281    3019569    3127037       3.99   16.44

     MEXICO     3264779   2525704    2068826    1293130    -37.49   2765055    1795819    1764778    1750008     -36.71    9.20

     THAILND     985865   1034612     867354     560859    -35.34   1165501     867586     787350     728117     -37.53    3.83

     INDIA       548099    594704     453621     563196     24.16    616079     731508     698323     704279      14.32    3.70

     GERMANY     385903    405796     324544     327281      0.84    432157     406002     419483     408533      -5.47    2.15

     EGYPT       348482    408894     327189     261958    -19.94    511495     337209     381672     343663     -32.81    1.81

     CHINA T     105925    120363     100735     195699     94.27    129216     218945     219557     215327      66.64    1.13

     HONDURA     171471    165355     127689     164015     28.45    144853     187144     207402     201681      39.23    1.06

     ITALY       125687    178313     135216     143468      6.10    160294     198509     195330     186565      16.39    0.98

     SPAIN        61902    118014      90134     130760     45.07     98607     153201     159132     158640      60.88    0.83

     FRANCE      116907    112415      76920     109258     42.04    110076     138412     142592     144753      31.50    0.76

     KOR REP      81947    154154     110195      18447    -83.26    150064     100501      99135      62406     -58.41    0.33


     _WTO      18148554  19053565   14568922   14534834     -0.23  19084130   18748916   18919744   19019477      -0.34  100.00

     _OECD      8584197   9364444    6938306    7036657      1.42   9083506    9266877    9422659    9462795       4.18   49.75

     _W HEMI    6572606   5839760    4411828    3802261    -13.82   6071527    5073631    5154963    5230193     -13.86   27.50

     _EU15       830311    940251     717561     835363     16.42    921536    1051338    1070686    1058053      14.81    5.56

     _EC12       824344    929109     709665     829275     16.85    912113    1039176    1061544    1048719      14.98    5.51

     _ASEAN     1163014   1166536     982077     617930    -37.08   1311601     951381     872299     802389     -38.82    4.22

     _CBI        202103    170693     131211     170052     29.60    156894     197270     217318     209534      33.55    1.10

     _CAFTA      202103    170373     130891     170052     29.92    156574     197270     217318     209534      33.82    1.10