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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 201:  SPECIALTY YARNS
                                         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     210.633    243.815    184.780    189.464      2.54   242.338    248.875    248.159    248.500       2.54  100.00

     MEXICO     57.858     54.263     42.438     38.708     -8.79    55.443     51.134     50.755     50.534      -8.86   20.34

     CHINA T    28.620     37.012     25.510     26.932      5.58    35.430     39.756     38.962     38.434       8.48   15.47

     CHINA P    17.098     24.226     17.308     23.277     34.49    22.329     28.280     28.967     30.195      35.23   12.15

     PORTUGL     9.363     14.585     12.431     15.288     22.98    13.259     16.998     17.419     17.442      31.55    7.02

     JAPAN      10.635     13.723      9.832     12.687     29.04    12.748     16.271     16.495     16.579      30.05    6.67

     FRANCE     11.774     14.011      9.793     10.667      8.92    12.842     15.427     14.980     14.884      15.90    5.99

     CANADA      8.931     10.115      6.930      8.336     20.29     9.646     10.146     11.233     11.521      19.43    4.64

     ITALY       7.708      7.387      5.922      7.425     25.37     8.120      8.674      8.697      8.889       9.47    3.58

     COLOMB      6.485      6.785      4.830      5.960     23.41     6.411      7.827      7.924      7.915      23.45    3.19

     INDIA       5.472      5.505      4.059      4.358      7.37     5.760      5.848      5.645      5.804       0.78    2.34

     VIETNAM     5.111      5.134      3.798      4.330     13.99     5.470      5.739      5.488      5.665       3.56    2.28

     KOR REP     4.169      5.491      4.431      3.812    -13.98     5.847      5.681      5.394      4.871     -16.69    1.96

     TURKEY      6.269      7.244      6.574      4.065    -38.16     7.956      5.146      4.777      4.735     -40.49    1.91

     THAILND     3.679      5.269      3.776      2.883    -23.66     4.827      4.957      4.640      4.376      -9.35    1.76

     GERMANY     3.227      4.192      3.030      2.238    -26.14     4.048      3.608      3.500      3.400     -16.01    1.37

     C RICA      4.877      4.474      4.134      2.697    -34.75     4.489      3.194      3.077      3.037     -32.35    1.22

     GUATMAL     0.856      1.163      0.981      2.600    165.16     1.057      2.507      2.741      2.782     163.30    1.12

     PHIL R      0.458      0.405      0.060      2.282   3697.10     0.093      2.114      2.365      2.626    2717.45    1.06

     N ZEAL      1.359      1.703      1.696      1.608     -5.21     1.698      1.501      1.585      1.615      -4.91    0.65

     ARAB EM     5.918     10.824      9.375      0.104    -98.89    15.278      2.453      1.903      1.553     -89.83    0.63

     ROMANIA     0.894      0.786      0.528      1.025     94.27     0.851      1.373      1.256      1.284      50.88    0.52

     INDNSIA     0.369      0.367      0.291      0.989    239.53     0.293      0.777      0.888      1.065     263.64    0.43

     CZECH       2.154      0.950      0.755      0.697     -7.74     0.880      0.905      1.005      0.891       1.26    0.36

     ISRAEL      0.783      0.679      0.679      0.787     15.85     0.679      0.787      0.787      0.787      15.85    0.32

     NETHLDS     0.390      1.154      1.033      0.306    -70.40     1.167      0.426      0.398      0.426     -63.46    0.17

     LATVIA      0.517      0.433      0.373      0.340     -8.99     0.538      0.555      0.441      0.400     -25.64    0.16

     AUSTRAL     1.087      0.508      0.505      0.320    -36.73     0.561      0.323      0.323      0.323     -42.51    0.13


     _WTO      210.633    243.812    184.777    189.464      2.54   242.335    248.875    248.159    248.500       2.54  100.00

     _W HEMI    80.581     78.584     60.689     59.888     -1.32    78.654     76.796     77.764     77.782      -1.11   31.30

     _OECD      58.879     70.433     55.013     57.326      4.21    68.477     72.613     73.048     72.746       6.23   29.27

     _EU15      34.580     43.835     33.825     38.082     12.59    41.506     48.282     48.042     48.092      15.87   19.35

     _EC12      34.249     43.574     33.752     37.344     10.64    41.388     47.535     47.256     47.167      13.96   18.98

     _ASEAN      9.903     11.345      8.075     10.639     31.75    10.913     13.735     13.551     13.909      27.46    5.60

     _ANDEAN     7.016      7.309      5.259      6.400     21.70     6.917      8.509      8.460      8.450      22.16    3.40

     _CBI        5.953      5.876      5.295      5.434      2.63     5.751      5.880      6.015      6.015       4.59    2.42

     _CAFTA      5.855      5.875      5.294      5.434      2.64     5.751      5.880      6.015      6.015       4.59    2.42