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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 200:  YARN FOR RETAIL SALE,SEWING THREAD
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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     178.014    202.933    151.812    161.558      6.42   198.715    207.531    210.274    212.679       7.03  100.00

     TURKEY     39.948     50.020     37.462     41.950     11.98    46.590     53.097     54.018     54.508      17.00   25.63

     CANADA     38.025     41.152     28.502     30.706      7.73    40.671     40.660     41.657     43.355       6.60   20.39

     CHINA P    17.624     25.341     19.060     28.154     47.71    23.815     31.723     32.807     34.435      44.60   16.19

     MEXICO     32.646     28.843     23.377     16.414    -29.79    30.881     21.963     21.994     21.880     -29.15   10.29

     GERMANY    11.117     10.707      8.059      8.130      0.89    10.854     11.184     11.068     10.779      -0.70    5.07

     FRANCE      7.124      7.074      4.831      6.548     35.52     6.946      8.316      8.586      8.791      26.56    4.13

     ITALY       4.130      5.732      4.304      4.856     12.81     5.276      6.463      6.379      6.284      19.10    2.95

     INDIA       3.741      4.886      3.650      4.961     35.94     4.889      6.308      5.989      6.198      26.77    2.91

     THAILND     4.346      5.079      4.287      2.519    -41.23     5.601      4.110      3.640      3.311     -40.88    1.56

     SPAIN       1.549      2.582      2.116      2.446     15.62     2.416      2.864      2.930      2.913      20.58    1.37

     EGYPT       2.397      4.133      3.322      1.851    -44.29     4.614      2.810      3.142      2.661     -42.32    1.25

     CHINA T     1.301      2.006      1.621      1.687      4.07     2.048      2.117      2.076      2.072       1.18    0.97

     HONDURA     0.749      0.683      0.504      0.613     21.82     0.596      0.731      0.808      0.793      33.06    0.37

     KOR REP     0.436      0.889      0.712      0.162    -77.33     0.924      0.546      0.524      0.338     -63.42    0.16


     _WTO      177.949    202.849    151.729    161.556      6.48   198.632    207.528    210.271    212.676       7.07  100.00

     _OECD     105.990    121.893     88.839     97.988     10.30   117.356    127.128    129.108    131.042      11.66   61.61

     _W HEMI    75.804     73.135     54.250     50.091     -7.67    74.803     66.238     67.578     68.975      -7.79   32.43

     _EU15      27.106     29.066     21.582     24.685     14.38    28.416     32.202     32.306     32.169      13.21   15.13

     _EC12      26.926     28.710     21.302     24.493     14.98    28.089     31.862     32.042     31.900      13.57   15.00

     _ASEAN      5.325      5.858      4.950      2.980    -39.80     6.487      4.727      4.271      3.887     -40.07    1.83

     _CBI        1.835      0.713      0.516      0.649     25.70     0.808      0.790      0.867      0.846       4.69    0.40

     _CAFTA      1.835      0.712      0.515      0.649     25.95     0.807      0.790      0.867      0.846       4.83    0.40