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                                           Category 223:  NON-WOVEN FABRICS
                                             Data in Kg., 14.00 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    205264023 201156739  152539415  158729783      4.06 202882076  206726196  207216580  207347107       2.20  100.00

     CHINA P   44737883  49483577   37800085   42495472     12.42  47517061   53424069   54000175   54178964      14.02   26.13

     CANADA    18617845  20940012   15806204   17451259     10.41  20068375   22841524   22711772   22585067      12.54   10.89

     MEXICO    18645280  16554873   12621659   12664774      0.34  16945610   16957784   17036129   16597988      -2.05    8.00

     ISRAEL    18868100  14017849   10411635   10450464      0.37  15044942   13837575   13685759   14056678      -6.57    6.78

     GERMANY   14525698  14914280   11770972   10440399    -11.30  15735717   13491626   13610433   13583707     -13.68    6.55

     INDIA      7233192  12809632    9769108    8577536    -12.20  12174511   12253438   12046477   11618060      -4.57    5.60

     FRANCE     8703326   8215891    5539872    7930583     43.15   8120145   10067817   10405797   10606602      30.62    5.12

     JAPAN      7461748   7648652    5453356    6568385     20.45   7020893    8885086    8851570    8763681      24.82    4.23

     KOR REP    4640081   6476380    4885589    5153700      5.49   6195949    6715084    6707212    6744491       8.85    3.25

     TURKEY     4449826   5301996    3873621    4920543     27.03   4783971    5881040    6374625    6348918      32.71    3.06

     ITALY      4917734   5496914    4176803    4653441     11.41   5719193    5901847    5869197    5973552       4.45    2.88

     LUXMBRG    5921030   4734687    4110864    3669368    -10.74   5687129    3988566    4029655    4293191     -24.51    2.07

     MALAYSA     182419   1713420     149665    1621067    983.13    185498    3184680    3188485    3184822    1616.90    1.54

     CHINA T    3803605   3447482    2581711    2069448    -19.84   3506241    3023252    2998650    2935219     -16.29    1.42

     DENMARK    1258156   2811569    2176107    1991825     -8.47   2552029    2902701    2803263    2627287       2.95    1.27

     U KING     2559507   2327728    1785436    1972693     10.49   2266295    2265965    2327535    2514985      10.97    1.21

     POLAND     2224427   2916836    2164501    1727952    -20.17   2770011    2651338    2543180    2480287     -10.46    1.20

     THAILND    2076266   2755666    2087622    1791675    -14.18   2567796    2486553    2457736    2459719      -4.21    1.19

     FINLAND    3935251   3008310    2318919    1220021    -47.39   3953065    2006054    1995822    1909412     -51.70    0.92

     SPAIN      1908453    779478     606462    1385966    128.53   1381238    1406897    1484603    1558982      12.87    0.75

     CZECH       648574   1166775     885942    1230435     38.88    971705    1419325    1450496    1511268      55.53    0.73

     GREECE     1733520   1148108    1105340    1440459     30.32   1520036    1607232    1525901    1483227      -2.42    0.72

     AUSTRAL    2784368   2863998    2605849    1166416    -55.24   3198940    1850275    1689256    1424565     -55.47    0.69

     NETHLDS    1266050   1347219    1021207    1011522     -0.95   1402844     974672    1040596    1337534      -4.66    0.65

     BRAZIL    16062883   2640306    2344089     834462    -64.40   5757072    1132600    1122439    1130679     -80.36    0.55

     INDNSIA    1317129    827695     650888     593625     -8.80   1025504     744042     767824     770432     -24.87    0.37

     SWEDEN      677479    520874     373176     544114     45.81    521665     637374     679856     691812      32.62    0.33

     BELGIUM     964456    610910     489058     567361     16.01    704857     656212     618617     689213      -2.22    0.33

     REP SAF     167046    422256     321343     362741     12.88    397938     473425     462385     463654      16.51    0.22

     DOM REP     334434    501058     388356     321117    -17.31    469919     474736     449094     433819      -7.68    0.21

     CHILE            0    281706     206526     348900     68.94    206526     378830     439480     424080     105.34    0.20

     HG KONG     152126    233144     170412     322986     89.53    235120     382183     363171     385718      64.05    0.19

     S ARAB     1302615    559140     470645     247201    -47.48    674771     312453     350037     335696     -50.25    0.16

     SLOVENI      27117    219684     154345     262682     70.19    157818     340507     318092     328021     107.85    0.16

     IRELAND     279178    507021     456109     127427    -72.06    531477     258997     151671     178339     -66.44    0.09

     SWITZLD     112317     90944      66868      92365     38.13     87716     122017     105229     116441      32.75    0.06

     VIETNAM      56902    114587      80226      69815    -12.98     99198     119043     107090     104176       5.02    0.05

     HONDURA      90802     67426      43383      72149     66.31     55740      76649      76429      96192      72.57    0.05

     AUSTRIA      17447    166217     162025      84552    -47.82    168449      99742      56327      88744     -47.32    0.04

     EGYPT         6613      1263       1263      84017   6552.18      1263      70747      76663      84017    6552.18    0.04

     ECUADOR          0         0          0      64006       *           0      64006      64006      64006        *      0.03

     RUSSIA      369960    198070     198070          6   -100.00    198070     197501          6          6    -100.00    0.00

     SIER LN          0    158771     158771          0   -100.00    158771       5835          0          0    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO     205264023 201146011  152528687  158720741      4.06 202871348  206722475  207212649  207338065       2.20  100.00

     _OECD     82147600  86356927   66383117   68788398      3.62  88343795   87758838   88194993   88762208       0.47   42.81

     _EU15     48667285  46589206   36092350   37039744      2.62  50264139   46265715   46599286   47536600      -5.43   22.93

     _EC12     44037108  42893805   33238230   35191057      5.88  45620960   43522545   43867281   44846632      -1.70   21.63

     _W HEMI   53850715  41037747   31445731   31796602      1.12  43548587   41975961   41957407   41388618      -4.96   19.96

     _ASEAN     3695757   5450618    2982650    4082533     36.88   3909609    6561535    6548501    6550501      67.55    3.16

     _CBI        449775    591696     446178     412792     -7.48    540098     574890     556122     558310       3.37    0.27

     _CAFTA      446934    586573     443878     396466    -10.68    537798     560535     534673     539161       0.25    0.26

     _SUB-SAHA   170116    581027     480114     363029    -24.39    558679     479548     462673     463942     -16.96    0.22

     _ANDEAN      19327     15389       8279      78466    847.77     11780      83591      84547      85576     626.45    0.04