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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 224:  PILE / TUFTED FABRICS
                                             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    197207458 170225900  125121012  117704311     -5.93 178263691  169606829  165879079  162809199      -8.67  100.00

     CHINA P  100736888 105511525   72030815   77245132      7.24  99474290  113315056  111846227  110725842      11.31   68.01

     MALTA     34066765  27598376   23050252   16749381    -27.34  31855264   24360911   23150336   21297505     -33.14   13.08

     CHINA T   12130768  10416504    7736777    7865198      1.66  10770924   10539529   10089052   10544925      -2.10    6.48

     KOR REP    8202763   6155175    4618584    4769762      3.27   6096662    6122914    6116101    6306353       3.44    3.87

     FRANCE    29234910   9832971    9268215    4103085    -55.73  18277781    5693893    5195546    4667841     -74.46    2.87

     INDIA      2760429   2515635    1928929    1658709    -14.01   2607647    2221886    2292650    2245415     -13.89    1.38

     CANADA     1146940   1122733     856022    1138883     33.04   1085748    1416756    1394763    1405594      29.46    0.86

     MEXICO     2412872   1355788    1039217     943200     -9.24   1528848    1317044    1284356    1259771     -17.60    0.77

     ITALY       847663    962230     770491     603257    -21.70    999117     814435     789481     794996     -20.43    0.49

     TURKEY      864935    779920     630181     494139    -21.59    880157     670466     659840     643878     -26.85    0.40

     PAKISTN    1687459   1080607     917712     417560    -54.50   1714692     600520     635812     580455     -66.15    0.36


     _WTO     197173188 170216256  125113668  117704213     -5.92 178256347  169604506  165876756  162806801      -8.67  100.00

     _OECD     41544138  19987312   17010780   12093233    -28.91  28560092   15998289   15438189   15069765     -47.23    9.26

     _EU15     31169007  11760096   10765477    5499602    -48.91  20292585    7573514    7046080    6494221     -68.00    3.99

     _EC12     31164474  11755867   10762108    5497614    -48.92  20288887    7570287    7043164    6491373     -68.01    3.99

     _W HEMI    4812342   3864374    2979389    2658580    -10.77   4003343    3752186    3601440    3543565     -11.48    2.18