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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 361:  COTTON SHEETS
                                             Data in Nos,  5.20 M2 per Nos. 

                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    244562013 190402398  142933224  142757054     -0.12 200673399  190002106  190871999  190226228      -5.21  100.00

     PAKISTN   74799375  61768533   47490078   42518895    -10.47  63044340   60053339   58590503   56797350      -9.91   29.86

     INDIA     47479519  44859279   31591088   43200822     36.75  44427645   54521078   55881827   56469013      27.10   29.69

     CHINA P   83715661  55258033   42555650   38701715     -9.06  61063525   51350770   51223054   51404098     -15.82   27.02

     BAHRAIN    6259104   7445044    6073989    4790763    -21.13   7470097    6388446    6219955    6161818     -17.51    3.24

     TURKEY     7777323   3971495    2190238    3376163     54.15   6165096    3963442    4912628    5157420     -16.34    2.71

     CAMBOD     3286461   3102860    2492176    2644610      6.12   3357040    3013592    3164444    3255294      -3.03    1.71

     PORTUGL    3760579   2711752    1861748    1573036    -15.51   3204956    2179189    2233078    2423040     -24.40    1.27

     TURKMEN    2040818   1892532    1090146    1540401     41.30   1565191    2224067    2412212    2342787      49.68    1.23

     THAILND    5452535   3537634    2904177     938972    -67.67   3698020    1807228    1601737    1572429     -57.48    0.83

     EGYPT      2623636   1918022    1401460     874715    -37.59   2028822    1376248    1418473    1391277     -31.42    0.73

     MEXICO     2008586   1101490     928736     770270    -17.06   1289644     932853     961649     943024     -26.88    0.50

     ISRAEL      894842    680115     461919     613451     32.80    670457     804934     794230     831647      24.04    0.44

     BNGLDSH     509797    545087     474580     472421     -0.45    639496     407784     493008     542928     -15.10    0.29

     ITALY       426709    390645     297176     316947      6.65    417627     405277     401517     410416      -1.73    0.22

     INDNSIA      34875    373477     358536     219539    -38.77    376422     266609     276449     234480     -37.71    0.12

     ARAB EM      81010    132840     103490      58200    -43.76    136671      91726      79135      87550     -35.94    0.05

     GERMANY      73168     56963      45872      30922    -32.59     74021      45569      43051      42013     -43.24    0.02

     BRAZIL     1408436      4951        159        195     22.64    102763       4792       4987       4987     -95.15    0.00

     VIETNAM    1632442    492361     491309       1956    -99.60    771098       2909       2881       3008     -99.61    0.00


     _WTO     242521158 188509866  141843078  141216653     -0.44 199108183  187778039  188459787  187883441      -5.64   98.77

     _OECD     12098051   7209819    4457690    5350701     20.03   9939376    6668999    7660564    8102830     -18.48    4.26

     _ASEAN    10458509   7567200    6286254    3825399    -39.15   8259965    5136966    5094497    5106345     -38.18    2.68

     _EU15      4304511   3200272    2235003    1955707    -12.50   3737608    2676542    2723295    2920976     -21.85    1.54

     _EC12      4304301   3197284    2232870    1955216    -12.43   3735412    2674377    2721955    2919630     -21.84    1.53

     _W HEMI    3424151   1139445     958612     786163    -17.99   1423273     962019     985370     966996     -32.06    0.51