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                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 218:  FABRICS OF YARNS OF DIFF. COLORS
                                             Data in M2.,  1.00 M2 per M2.. 

                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     50545267  37381792   29065012   27726616     -4.60  43700370   35976951   36156301   36043396     -17.52  100.00

     CHINA P   20612636  13635679   10101483   10942762      8.33  13325492   13934277   14335797   14476958       8.64   40.17

     INDIA      4590399   5213006    4318333    3589009    -16.89   5458472    4702828    4737807    4483682     -17.86   12.44

     ITALY      9739403   4613131    3531084    3206722     -9.19  10293902    4300225    4314430    4288769     -58.34   11.90

     TURKEY     3511893   3648139    3129459    1748596    -44.12   3898041    2468731    2199877    2267276     -41.84    6.29

     MEXICO     1680827   1398563    1011795    1364387     34.85   1518475    1701029    1828652    1751155      15.32    4.86

     JAPAN      1124037    972493     780370    1328532     70.24   1048779    1319327    1426968    1520655      44.99    4.22

     PAKISTN    1442133   1151188     715637    1053187     47.17    834472    1472631    1606103    1488738      78.40    4.13

     CHINA T    1954129   1787402    1459651    1023761    -29.86   1959230    1506929    1475601    1351512     -31.02    3.75

     THAILND     515921   1084039     856501     391701    -54.27    988238     738299     659801     619239     -37.34    1.72


     _WTO      50540396  37376609   29063368   27701256     -4.69  43697696   35952216   36127402   36014497     -17.58   99.92

     _OECD     16250090  10576817    8520649    6855321    -19.54  16659315    9322226    8945741    8911489     -46.51   24.72

     _EU15     12298594   6467293    5038164    4773756     -5.25  12301560    6396098    6281894    6202885     -49.58   17.21

     _EC12     12219682   6408411    4992817    4593254     -8.00  12230162    6201841    6081915    6008848     -50.87   16.67

     _W HEMI    2923525   2359995    1777047    1927663      8.48   2572987    2454304    2590643    2510611      -2.42    6.97

     _ASEAN      592840   1146291     914470     574722    -37.15   1046500     923679     837162     806543     -22.93    2.24