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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                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   32359.960  33474.055  25351.189  26159.667      3.19 33544.266  34351.180  34292.913  34282.533       2.20  100.00

     CHINA P 17352.434  17898.315  13486.828  14137.958      4.83 17881.196  18571.626  18537.241  18549.445       3.74   54.11

     VIETNAM  1649.498   1973.108   1469.722   1459.210     -0.72  1918.740   2001.035   1970.551   1962.597       2.29    5.72

     MEXICO   1808.039   1801.357   1387.923   1337.310     -3.65  1844.973   1784.068   1775.242   1750.743      -5.11    5.11

     INDIA    1091.047   1355.362   1020.680   1098.591      7.63  1312.318   1422.890   1426.963   1433.273       9.22    4.18

     KOR REP  1110.935   1126.284    858.631    912.430      6.27  1110.632   1191.384   1186.597   1180.083       6.25    3.44

     CANADA   1271.699   1199.779    915.912    870.071     -5.00  1242.584   1173.208   1166.223   1153.937      -7.13    3.37

     INDNSIA   938.884    990.678    771.578    760.780     -1.40   997.215    997.856    997.844    979.880      -1.74    2.86

     CHINA T   772.478    721.061    539.296    590.959      9.58   726.972    762.697    760.840    772.724       6.29    2.25

     CAMBOD    390.548    520.556    370.384    404.846      9.30   491.796    553.176    553.887    555.018      12.86    1.62

     BNGLDSH   533.321    541.180    451.889    426.169     -5.69   563.499    496.754    509.320    515.459      -8.53    1.50

     TURKEY    383.257    461.156    337.609    378.732     12.18   428.608    502.144    503.683    502.280      17.19    1.47

     HONDURA   379.262    395.085    294.989    340.464     15.42   400.185    427.554    431.385    440.560      10.09    1.29

     ISRAEL    455.843    348.443    276.724    232.122    -16.12   374.507    298.038    296.065    303.841     -18.87    0.89

     PAKISTN   187.591    261.910    190.039    231.514     21.82   243.711    305.993    306.511    303.386      24.49    0.88

     GERMANY   304.569    301.635    238.549    219.555     -7.96   315.070    280.891    284.549    282.641     -10.29    0.82

     SALVADR   261.962    268.669    200.182    206.180      3.00   262.266    272.853    272.520    274.667       4.73    0.80

     JAPAN     219.842    214.596    156.073    190.785     22.24   205.279    246.373    249.685    249.308      21.45    0.73

     THAILND   368.624    282.836    224.167    185.556    -17.22   311.312    251.969    246.884    244.225     -21.55    0.71

     PHIL R    215.797    255.284    198.616    178.976     -9.89   253.657    250.066    241.337    235.644      -7.10    0.69

     FRANCE    171.786    144.628    101.360    132.739     30.96   152.067    169.172    173.431    176.007      15.74    0.51

     NICARAG   129.021    149.238    114.224    130.931     14.63   152.301    161.282    165.663    165.945       8.96    0.48

     ITALY     160.105    167.476    125.880    123.785     -1.66   169.905    166.628    163.996    165.381      -2.66    0.48

     SRI LKA   124.667    136.844    107.428    111.313      3.62   137.159    137.582    138.986    140.729       2.60    0.41

     GUATMAL   110.093    143.931    110.734    107.304     -3.10   139.072    143.254    142.249    140.502       1.03    0.41

     MALAYSA    85.039    116.482     73.839     94.344     27.77    94.999    137.258    137.221    136.987      44.20    0.40

     S ARAB    114.422    121.605     90.401    104.990     16.14   125.665    128.521    135.286    136.194       8.38    0.40

     EGYPT     116.338    136.299    106.558    103.653     -2.73   135.757    132.376    132.200    133.394      -1.74    0.39

     JORDAN    122.887    127.271    101.508     97.565     -3.88   132.874    122.794    121.526    123.328      -7.18    0.36

     DOM REP   118.074    120.472     86.919     89.135      2.55   118.624    123.199    123.159    122.689       3.43    0.36

     U KING     71.296     70.517     53.888     62.124     15.29    68.177     72.499     74.766     78.754      15.51    0.23

     ARAB EM    76.523     48.907     36.967     60.243     62.96    61.242     57.216     66.282     72.182      17.86    0.21

     PORTUGL    54.877     63.450     53.981     60.280     11.67    60.212     66.760     68.907     69.750      15.84    0.20

     HAITI      54.069     65.101     49.331     50.046      1.45    66.470     66.902     66.390     65.816      -0.98    0.19

     LUXMBRG    86.478     70.472     60.533     52.827    -12.73    83.650     58.308     59.063     62.766     -24.97    0.18

     POLAND     49.432     63.839     47.528     40.391    -15.02    61.002     56.013     56.336     56.702      -7.05    0.17

     SPAIN      47.778     32.945     25.718     38.157     48.37    42.246     43.674     44.630     45.385       7.43    0.13

     LATVIA     36.912     35.841     24.814     33.516     35.07    34.232     40.111     41.987     44.543      30.12    0.13

     HG KONG    44.493     40.752     31.255     34.528     10.47    46.956     44.456     43.558     44.025      -6.24    0.13

     GREECE     56.193     43.835     36.872     34.909     -5.32    47.569     45.371     42.694     41.872     -11.98    0.12

     BELGIUM    50.362     41.360     32.105     32.160      0.17    46.709     41.466     40.773     41.415     -11.33    0.12

     NETHLDS    40.520     40.670     31.661     32.007      1.09    42.236     35.134     36.408     41.016      -2.89    0.12

     DENMARK    20.170     41.606     32.008     29.607     -7.50    37.880     42.913     41.622     39.204       3.50    0.11

     COLOMB     29.639     26.315     19.666     24.757     25.89    26.821     30.071     30.712     31.407      17.10    0.09

     LESOTHO    25.832     30.220     22.903     23.860      4.18    29.904     29.945     29.594     31.177       4.26    0.09

     AUSTRAL    50.447     50.232     44.183     23.765    -46.21    54.629     36.674     34.331     29.814     -45.42    0.09

     CZECH      18.492     21.027     16.046     24.089     50.12    18.096     27.510     27.933     29.070      60.64    0.08

     FINLAND    55.674     42.842     33.057     17.731    -46.36    56.196     28.920     28.786     27.516     -51.04    0.08

     KENYA      13.830     23.949     18.481     17.926     -3.00    24.407     24.803     25.156     23.394      -4.15    0.07

     BRAZIL    237.783     47.150     41.043     16.546    -59.69    92.276     24.757     23.546     22.653     -75.45    0.07

     C RICA     34.051     26.566     22.071     17.166    -22.23    28.391     22.652     22.378     21.660     -23.71    0.06

     MALTA      34.127     27.674     23.106     16.830    -27.16    31.931     24.466     23.251     21.398     -32.99    0.06

     PERU       14.436     16.717     13.485     13.320     -1.22    16.560     15.923     16.269     16.552      -0.05    0.05

     HUNGARY     1.428      8.033      3.683     10.426    183.09     4.211     12.298     14.239     14.776     250.88    0.04

     SWEDEN     11.035     11.682      7.979      9.076     13.74    10.371     13.440     14.096     12.778      23.21    0.04

     SLOVAK     14.877     15.230     11.540      8.535    -26.04    15.595     11.754     12.846     12.225     -21.61    0.04

     REP SAF     9.413     11.963      9.594      8.744     -8.86    13.275     11.042     11.035     11.113     -16.28    0.03

     N ZEAL     10.649     12.213     10.969      9.712    -11.46    12.914     10.867     11.212     10.956     -15.16    0.03

     SWITZLD    12.110      9.817      7.203      7.465      3.63    10.884     10.207     10.024     10.078      -7.41    0.03

     TNZANIA     3.318      7.032      5.281      7.019     32.89     6.885      9.566      9.022      8.769      27.37    0.03

     SWAZLND    14.814     11.454      9.749      5.630    -42.26    13.725      7.669      7.268      7.335     -46.56    0.02

     BAHRAIN    12.561      6.341      5.177      6.134     18.50     8.163      6.853      7.145      7.298     -10.60    0.02

     CHILE       2.687      4.718      3.639      5.818     59.88     3.859      6.379      7.111      6.896      78.70    0.02

     SLOVENI     2.912      5.285      3.927      5.312     35.28     4.387      6.969      6.542      6.670      52.04    0.02

     AUSTRIA     4.418      7.465      5.977      5.149    -13.85     6.999      6.655      6.317      6.637      -5.18    0.02

     RUSSIA      5.204      5.807      2.858      3.501     22.49     2.863      8.881      6.451      6.449     125.23    0.02

     ROMANIA     8.202      5.485      4.576      5.245     14.63     6.798      6.032      5.913      6.154      -9.48    0.02

     MOROC       3.049      4.873      3.860      4.910     27.20     4.683      5.827      5.780      5.923      26.48    0.02

     MADAGAS     7.909      4.516      3.017      3.728     23.56     3.991      4.094      4.084      5.226      30.94    0.02

     ECUADOR     5.167      4.833      3.978      3.900     -1.96     5.363      4.842      4.657      4.755     -11.34    0.01

     ETHIOP      2.675      5.430      3.804      2.917    -23.33     4.438      5.201      5.151      4.542       2.35    0.01

     SINGAPR    10.045      7.354      5.902      3.080    -47.81     7.856      5.819      5.180      4.532     -42.31    0.01

     BULGAR      3.095      3.338      2.306      2.661     15.40     2.818      3.738      3.674      3.693      31.05    0.01

     IRELAND     4.331      7.510      6.707      2.634    -60.73     7.803      4.551      3.015      3.437     -55.95    0.01

     BOTSWAN     1.124      1.939      1.170      2.371    102.71     1.344      2.943      3.135      3.141     133.69    0.01

     MACAU       5.078      3.343      2.594      2.368     -8.72     3.678      3.420      3.427      3.117     -15.23    0.01

     MALAWI      3.932      4.427      2.862      1.445    -49.51     4.126      3.844      3.329      3.010     -27.06    0.01

     GUYANA      1.660      2.599      1.826      1.634    -10.52     2.345      2.536      2.504      2.407       2.64    0.01

     ARGENT      3.495      7.580      6.879      1.544    -77.55     7.737      5.137      2.462      2.245     -70.98    0.01

     LAOS        1.795      2.602      1.680      1.156    -31.21     2.498      2.093      2.077      2.077     -16.84    0.01

     UKRAINE     2.821      0.339      0.253      1.830    624.18     0.700      1.745      1.843      1.917     173.79    0.01

     NORWAY      0.602      1.429      1.006      1.356     34.86     1.176      1.607      1.708      1.779      51.34    0.01

     TUNISIA     1.263      1.257      0.930      1.429     53.69     1.193      1.710      1.770      1.757      47.25    0.01

     BELARUS    22.121     18.378     18.371      0.015    -99.92    23.934      1.888      1.133      0.022     -99.91    0.00

     SIER LN     0.001      2.227      2.226      0.012    -99.47     2.227      0.085      0.012      0.012     -99.45    0.00


     _WTO    32330.651  33444.473  25325.032  26153.301      3.27 33510.160  34338.899  34281.309  34272.742       2.28   99.97

     _W HEMI  4462.622   4281.458   3273.950   3216.669     -1.75  4411.257   4265.507   4253.426   4224.177      -4.24   12.32

     _ASEAN   3661.042   4149.445   3116.311   3088.331     -0.90  4078.790   4199.711   4155.438   4121.466       1.05   12.02

     _OECD    4049.048   4042.485   3089.370   3131.346      1.36  4092.342   4098.727   4095.774   4084.460      -0.19   11.91

     _CBI     1088.835   1172.486    881.001    943.125      7.05  1170.483   1220.587   1226.670   1234.610       5.48    3.60

     _CAFTA   1032.463   1103.962    829.119    891.180      7.49  1100.839   1150.795   1157.354   1166.024       5.92    3.40

     _EU15    1139.593   1088.093    846.275    852.740      0.76  1147.090   1076.382   1083.052   1094.558      -4.58    3.19

     _EC12    1068.466   1026.105    799.261    820.784      2.69  1073.524   1027.366   1033.853   1047.628      -2.41    3.06

     _SUB-SAH   84.657    106.768     81.185     75.073     -7.53   106.780    102.504    101.082    100.655      -5.74    0.29

     _ANDEAN    49.306     47.927     37.173     42.011     13.02    48.807     50.883     51.684     52.766       8.11    0.15