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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 229:  SPECIAL PURPOSE FABRIC
                                         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    1001.014   1182.189    883.729    925.610      4.74  1143.433   1226.982   1222.906   1224.070       7.05  100.00

     CHINA P   145.374    206.560    149.166    202.418     35.70   189.446    254.096    257.577    259.812      37.14   21.23

     VIETNAM   137.365    202.547    146.407    111.066    -24.14   185.062    175.540    166.935    167.206      -9.65   13.66

     CHINA T   117.392    132.779    101.775    108.979      7.08   130.521    140.082    139.562    139.983       7.25   11.44

     CANADA    129.689    134.483     99.602    102.351      2.76   136.281    139.959    138.506    137.232       0.70   11.21

     KOR REP   100.103    119.171     91.907     90.335     -1.71   115.434    121.185    120.467    117.599       1.88    9.61

     JAPAN      73.572     88.616     63.937     88.195     37.94    82.585    105.729    109.714    112.874      36.68    9.22

     MEXICO     72.097     73.418     56.729     51.244     -9.67    75.521     71.542     70.271     67.933     -10.05    5.55

     ISRAEL     60.047     41.179     36.288     25.741    -29.07    45.619     28.711     29.222     30.632     -32.85    2.50

     SWITZLD    23.075     25.738     18.659     19.912      6.71    25.843     25.825     26.709     26.991       4.44    2.21

     GERMANY    24.604     24.012     17.701     20.120     13.66    23.981     26.330     27.271     26.430      10.21    2.16

     INDIA      20.243     18.071     13.789     13.017     -5.60    18.286     16.965     17.037     17.299      -5.40    1.41

     U KING     12.717     13.996     10.841     11.754      8.42    14.915     15.095     15.429     14.908      -0.05    1.22

     ITALY      13.250     14.566     11.246     10.190     -9.39    14.539     13.390     13.409     13.511      -7.07    1.10

     FRANCE     10.263     10.876      7.458      8.526     14.33    10.203     11.843     11.613     11.944      17.07    0.98

     THAILND     5.084      7.999      5.480      6.285     14.69     6.983      8.574      8.316      8.804      26.08    0.72

     TURKEY      4.851      7.916      5.408      5.563      2.87     7.076      8.619      8.388      8.071      14.06    0.66

     NETHLDS     5.288      7.237      5.599      5.635      0.64     7.504      7.599      7.272      7.272      -3.09    0.59

     N ZEAL      4.431      5.480      4.304      5.394     25.34     5.600      6.204      6.577      6.571      17.34    0.54

     SPAIN       5.026      5.427      4.388      4.588      4.56     5.816      6.042      5.682      5.627      -3.24    0.46

     PORTUGL     4.806      5.647      4.650      4.092    -11.99     5.606      4.689      4.898      5.089      -9.22    0.42

     BELGIUM     4.218      4.005      3.001      2.994     -0.24     3.830      3.872      4.021      3.998       4.40    0.33

     INDNSIA     4.608      5.992      4.858      2.598    -46.51     6.204      4.169      3.535      3.732     -39.84    0.30

     ARAB EM     1.211      0.375      0.112      3.202   2764.11     0.228      2.898      3.369      3.465    1420.57    0.28

     PERU        1.502      1.926      1.656      2.620     58.19     1.954      2.491      2.774      2.890      47.95    0.24

     AUSTRAL     1.381      1.297      0.880      1.919    117.91     1.374      2.221      2.249      2.335      69.98    0.19

     AUSTRIA     1.896      1.767      1.405      1.544      9.92     1.807      1.950      1.901      1.906       5.46    0.16

     CZECH       0.306      1.090      0.681      1.400    105.68     0.848      1.571      1.637      1.809     113.30    0.15

     MALAYSA     0.972      1.900      1.330      0.941    -29.27     1.666      1.704      1.703      1.510      -9.35    0.12

     NORWAY      0.430      1.194      0.954      1.262     32.24     1.075      1.458      1.509      1.502      39.73    0.12

     LUXMBRG     1.964      2.481      1.799      0.779    -56.70     2.374      1.461      1.437      1.461     -38.46    0.12

     EGYPT       0.260      0.168      0.107      1.207   1026.92     0.162      1.256      1.259      1.269     682.97    0.10

     HG KONG     0.836      1.484      1.122      0.888    -20.87     1.366      1.321      1.200      1.249      -8.56    0.10

     PAKISTN     0.279      0.839      0.550      0.825     50.02     0.696      1.021      1.111      1.114      60.09    0.09

     SLOVAK      0.260      0.446      0.428      1.096    155.74     0.469      0.818      1.063      1.113     137.34    0.09

     BRAZIL      1.401      1.661      1.344      0.571    -57.50     1.580      1.810      1.294      0.888     -43.83    0.07

     CAMBOD      0.652      0.820      0.708      0.753      6.30     0.883      0.941      0.968      0.864      -2.13    0.07

     PHIL R      0.414      0.668      0.413      0.607     47.07     0.586      0.769      0.790      0.862      47.10    0.07

     SALVADR     0.895      0.842      0.679      0.529    -22.05     0.998      0.624      0.625      0.692     -30.70    0.06

     REP SAF     2.496      1.422      1.340      0.316    -76.41     2.296      0.398      0.444      0.398     -82.67    0.03

     POLAND      1.097      0.656      0.595      0.305    -48.66     0.807      0.409      0.430      0.367     -54.52    0.03

     ARGENT      0.008      1.670      1.669      0.004    -99.75     1.669      0.915      0.005      0.005     -99.69    0.00


     _WTO     1000.885   1182.158    883.701    925.567      4.74  1143.351   1226.943   1222.859   1224.024       7.06  100.00

     _OECD     350.989    388.526    292.123    300.534      2.88   386.402    401.725    401.460    396.936       2.73   32.43

     _W HEMI   207.350    214.983    162.509    158.176     -2.67   219.187    218.407    214.555    210.650      -3.90   17.21

     _ASEAN    149.182    220.023    159.280    122.355    -23.18   201.468    191.868    182.389    183.098      -9.12   14.96

     _EU15      85.531     91.353     69.107     71.882      4.02    91.988     93.925     94.645     94.129       2.33    7.69

     _EC12      82.514     88.721     66.993     69.336      3.50    89.193     90.992     91.715     91.064       2.10    7.44

     _ANDEAN     2.262      2.399      2.062      2.839     37.68     2.495      2.770      3.055      3.176      27.28    0.26

     _CBI        1.350      1.275      1.027      0.777    -24.33     1.415      0.956      0.971      1.025     -27.52    0.08

     _CAFTA      1.210      1.172      0.923      0.777    -15.89     1.271      0.932      0.963      1.025     -19.33    0.08

     _SUB-SAH    2.540      1.449      1.364      0.339    -75.16     2.337      0.422      0.467      0.424     -81.84    0.03