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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                             Data in Kg., 13.60 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    167969439 181082526  136175427  135788893     -0.28 178026574  182071088  180404945  180695992       1.50  100.00

     VIETNAM   44889699  54761287   39975497   29115771    -27.17  52083668   46141596   43917877   43901561     -15.71   24.30

     CHINA P   23206558  32762402   23104672   33683385     45.79  29355552   42310936   42844802   43341115      47.64   23.99

     CANADA    22782561  20888995   15797303   16861063      6.73  22075110   22153945   22141606   21952755      -0.55   12.15

     KOR REP   21880101  21228196   16488427   16329546     -0.96  21523552   21473957   21464774   21069315      -2.11   11.66

     CHINA T   12748196  12246291    9575828   10800730     12.79  12431321   12841754   13022231   13471193       8.36    7.46

     MEXICO    12025449  11294728    8869593    7416358    -16.38  11853223   10626294   10360422    9841493     -16.97    5.45

     JAPAN      4332893   4498673    3265814    4555763     39.50   4267924    5491618    5696903    5788622      35.63    3.20

     ISRAEL    10867104   8133469    7351385    4419694    -39.88   8963572    4901447    4950146    5201778     -41.97    2.88

     INDIA      3605150   2803283    2119474    2450036     15.60   2920719    2971371    3036599    3133845       7.30    1.73

     GERMANY    2304470   1768060    1340031    1476236     10.16   1793420    1924252    1933959    1904265       6.18    1.05

     TURKEY      591150   1083177     742017     656084    -11.58    993713    1087287    1027754     997244       0.36    0.55

     U KING      584493    633806     453223     803081     77.19    628031     942620     955065     983664      56.63    0.54

     PORTUGL    1001073   1056398     911996     732318    -19.70   1100903     819263     841164     876720     -20.36    0.49

     NETHLDS     539566    736625     592122     725366     22.50    777006     835035     833340     869869      11.95    0.48

     THAILND     522898    657748     464942     603856     29.88    581843     756554     726302     796662      36.92    0.44

     ITALY       812538    877903     649941     533951    -17.85    814321     754189     770602     761913      -6.44    0.42

     SPAIN       618112    657796     539930     541739      0.34    695376     698995     670782     659605      -5.14    0.37

     N ZEAL      474357    518817     422172     531450     25.88    544888     607918     635002     628095      15.27    0.35

     ARAB EM     228883     60110      19854     517168   2504.86     39092     459834     539205     557424    1325.93    0.31

     SWITZLD     501684    453018     335977     302538     -9.95    503915     403030     425686     419579     -16.74    0.23

     INDNSIA     514585    514474     414965     272963    -34.22    553771     399183     359858     372472     -32.74    0.21

     FRANCE      344900    325705     215239     252128     17.14    302438     354611     355461     362594      19.89    0.20

     PERU        208763    281725     245832     307766     25.19    288368     298794     328906     343659      19.17    0.19

     CAMBOD      288702    341891     305244     293240     -3.93    380647     343435     356868     329887     -13.34    0.18

     LUXMBRG     261239    304384     215972     104375    -51.67    293072     178577     191746     192787     -34.22    0.11

     BELGIUM     247724    200231     149633     137412     -8.17    202053     182633     192281     188010      -6.95    0.10

     MALAYSA      76447    198574     118606     106058    -10.58    153814     213937     211588     186026      20.94    0.10

     EGYPT         6225      3854       2525     183360   7161.78      3792     184939     184675     184689    4770.49    0.10

     AUSTRAL      89189     64583      35745     134095    275.14     50714     153372     153634     162933     221.28    0.09

     PAKISTN      41509    110980      73239      95945     31.00     96096     124045     131402     133686      39.12    0.07

     BRAZIL      115938    243340     201442      88504    -56.06    220197     283331     198285     130402     -40.78    0.07

     CZECH        26373     77947      51873      92960     79.21     67083     108547     112839     119034      77.44    0.07

     PHIL R       38632    108560      67710      74135      9.49     83383     104716     109607     114985      37.90    0.06

     NORWAY       26280     74366      60655      82787     36.49     67686      93486      97599      96498      42.57    0.05

     SLOVAK       30541     36697      35457      82881    133.75     38697      84325      79787      84121     117.38    0.05

     AUSTRIA      62120     56542      44786      61198     36.65     58965      71806      71950      72954      23.72    0.04

     HG KONG      82176    101012      83511      51356    -38.50    104603      81656      63437      68857     -34.17    0.04

     SALVADR      66546     60949      52163      52663      0.96     82001      72551      56295      61449     -25.06    0.03

     REP SAF     361002    232155     224836      36546    -83.75    368951      44169      51387      43865     -88.11    0.02

     POLAND      154154     43686      39227      28264    -27.95     73937      31215      34194      32723     -55.74    0.02

     ARGENT         411    343636     343618         29    -99.99    343618     187941         47         47     -99.99    0.00


     _WTO     167941564 181080026  136173052  135786369     -0.28 178001697  182069329  180402253  180693343       1.51  100.00

     _OECD     53354938  51104759   39123311   40453046      3.40  52616423   52958173   52993488   52434494      -0.35   29.02

     _ASEAN    46341254  56587469   41351337   30468027    -26.32  53841501   47963842   45685245   45704159     -15.11   25.29

     _W HEMI   35419397  33209582   25589801   24815849     -3.02  34988387   33736565   33198939   32435630      -7.30   17.95

     _EU15      6821951   6663281    5148847    5415300      5.18   6709445    6817902    6872966    6929734       3.28    3.84

     _EC12      6731882   6580565    5081555    5334516      4.98   6623734    6719021    6773246    6833526       3.17    3.78

     _ANDEAN     283109    311790     271346     327885     20.84    321331     316577     346634     368329      14.63    0.20

     _CBI        105904    115935      95392      75321    -21.04    133490     111801      95437      95864     -28.19    0.05

     _CAFTA       89100     99676      79133      75224     -4.94    111670     108104      94070      95767     -14.24    0.05

     _SUB-SAHA   362188    235367     227562      38438    -83.11    371781      46647      53691      46243     -87.56    0.03