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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.50 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     62274033  68046550   52167326   52603807      0.84  68596712   68642062   68354640   68483031      -0.17  100.00

     CHINA T   13828723  17857439   12389172   13392232      8.10  17297279   19393089   19024939   18860499       9.04   27.54

     MEXICO    20818352  19022518   14962993   13999274     -6.44  19810316   18061498   18100674   18058799      -8.84   26.37

     PORTUGL    4315059   6513739    5627500    6619765     17.63   5947646    7331858    7495496    7506004      26.20   10.96

     CHINA P    4004426   5225193    3703710    4621881     24.79   4793264    5897497    5925224    6143364      28.17    8.97

     CANADA     1990252   2233685    1499171    1534661      2.37   2180838    2112124    2219047    2269175       4.05    3.31

     INDIA      2099200   1866344    1396619    1681858     20.42   2039100    2043242    2030008    2151583       5.52    3.14

     VIETNAM    1954400   1739119    1297609    1515518     16.79   1854118    1893763    1827905    1957028       5.55    2.86

     C RICA     2309897   1915502    1775545    1203286    -32.23   1941899    1405378    1359398    1343243     -30.83    1.96

     KOR REP    1315669   1440255    1176741     898204    -23.67   1589930    1353105    1286010    1161718     -26.93    1.70

     GUATMAL     384955    471989     400112    1073396    168.27    436334    1015601    1126471    1145273     162.48    1.67

     THAILND    1012982   1268025     930143     735643    -20.91   1231540    1210533    1146302    1073525     -12.83    1.57

     JAPAN       667840    804067     558733     779753     39.56    716656     976261    1001383    1025087      43.04    1.50

     PHIL R      129426    117003      14274     669851   4592.81     18680     631093     696626     772580    4035.87    1.13

     ITALY       553508    594715     480231     512064      6.63    639767     595981     602941     626548      -2.07    0.91

     N ZEAL      639278    711063     710355     609580    -14.19    710473     568259     598163     610288     -14.10    0.89

     FRANCE      670334    546924     388487     447269     15.13    565004     608308     604631     605706       7.20    0.88

     TURKEY      875416    890472     827960     359945    -56.53   1062001     501816     441538     422457     -60.22    0.62

     ARAB EM    1314429   2490808    2111113      28847    -98.63   3420081     644719     499957     408542     -88.05    0.60

     COLOMB      375857    323778     239384     272018     13.63    329452     358509     360570     356412       8.18    0.52

     CZECH      1104984    323900     258727     215968    -16.53    311853     310212     321992     281141      -9.85    0.41

     ISRAEL      216862    223362     223362     255366     14.33    223362     255366     255366     255366      14.33    0.37

     INDNSIA     211593    215524     178439     202265     13.35    178479     182951     205667     239350      34.11    0.35

     GERMANY     151865    196051     161546     152216     -5.78    199870     201498     182675     186721      -6.58    0.27

     ROMANIA     140248    108500      74306     135319     82.11    125448     184299     167431     169513      35.13    0.25

     AUSTRAL     346016    151376     151360     121033    -20.04    155038     121049     121049     121049     -21.92    0.18

     LATVIA      212813    142843     130493      93458    -28.38    182643     166428     129866     105808     -42.07    0.15

     NETHLDS      64382    178763     164549      51359    -68.79    183903      66293      60704      65573     -64.34    0.10


     _WTO      62274033  68045732   52166508   52603807      0.84  68595894   68642062   68354640   68483031      -0.16  100.00

     _W HEMI   26102362  24189794   19047441   18248333     -4.20  24899836   23173454   23387655   23390686      -6.06   34.16

     _OECD     12286212  13975655   11564087   11692013      1.11  13728104   14017313   14184372   14103581       2.74   20.59

     _EU15      5986160   8180196    6914932    7919044     14.52   7685662    9003975    9147985    9184308      19.50   13.41

     _EC12      5950000   8147189    6907320    7879070     14.07   7673172    8949420    9090490    9118939      18.84   13.32

     _ASEAN     3354049   3367071    2444508    3148870     28.81   3318759    3943639    3904317    4071433      22.68    5.95

     _CBI       2765702   2479749    2243076    2325390      3.67   2455939    2484402    2559973    2562063       4.32    3.74

     _CAFTA     2753252   2479503    2242830    2325390      3.68   2455693    2484402    2559973    2562063       4.33    3.74

     _ANDEAN     459296    395504     299771     325742      8.66    401700     447007     426841     421475       4.92    0.62