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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                             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     20499874  15982976   12276023   18483134     50.56  16563316   22151027   22116403   22190087      33.97  100.00

     KOR REP    9316089   7192113    5707988    6822954     19.53   7851922    7953956    8179559    8307079       5.80   37.44

     CHINA P    5358222   3033558    2067457    7303518    253.26   2715649    8503146    8342582    8269619     204.52   37.27

     CANADA     3243967   2610070    2092800    2103961      0.53   2780030    2596053    2605022    2621231      -5.71   11.81

     JAPAN      1136225   1089616     831296     723594    -12.96   1229190    1055670    1009294     981914     -20.12    4.43

     ITALY       647734   1043787     788538     725401     -8.01    980529    1049634     996832     980650       0.01    4.42


     _WTO      20499874  15982362   12275409   18483134     50.57  16562702   22151027   22116403   22190087      33.98  100.00

     _OECD     13413229  11115897    8825871    9829023     11.37  11904830   11810259   11994738   12119049       1.80   54.61

     _W HEMI    3288627   2694494    2144994    2143303     -0.08   2841656    2667012    2676220    2692803      -5.24   12.14

     _EU15       813702   1283569     997236     840361    -15.73   1233749    1199211    1145481    1126694      -8.68    5.08

     _EC12       813572   1283350     997041     840361    -15.71   1233536    1199187    1145457    1126670      -8.66    5.08