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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 361:  COTTON SHEETS
                                         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    1455.857   1402.436   1036.783   1040.914      0.40  1424.515   1423.290   1416.052   1406.568      -1.26  100.00

     INDIA     471.580    530.817    365.656    470.055     28.55   498.624    631.807    634.423    635.215      27.39   45.16

     CHINA P   437.600    328.735    255.720    223.911    -12.44   368.449    302.004    296.886    296.926     -19.41   21.11

     PAKISTN   314.605    318.500    249.554    203.672    -18.39   320.935    293.770    284.812    272.618     -15.06   19.38

     BAHRAIN    41.055     62.149     50.531     39.812    -21.21    59.772     54.095     52.238     51.430     -13.96    3.66

     TURKEY     45.454     34.917     19.971     24.163     20.99    43.202     33.288     38.820     39.110      -9.47    2.78

     PORTUGL    45.201     36.934     27.280     23.624    -13.40    43.045     30.585     31.273     33.277     -22.69    2.37

     ITALY      14.628     14.068     10.557     10.675      1.12    14.706     14.161     14.128     14.186      -3.53    1.01

     TURKMEN    10.022     11.218      6.245      8.435     35.07     8.809     12.746     13.399     13.408      52.20    0.95

     CAMBOD      7.913     10.770      8.664      8.682      0.21    10.880     10.183     10.554     10.788      -0.84    0.77

     ISRAEL      8.884      8.568      5.714      7.507     31.38     8.033     10.301      9.975     10.361      28.99    0.74

     THAILND    21.455     18.239     14.929      4.827    -67.67    18.040      9.470      8.266      8.137     -54.89    0.58

     EGYPT      10.346      8.941      6.389      4.618    -27.72     9.025      7.070      7.342      7.170     -20.55    0.51

     MEXICO      6.597      4.063      2.994      3.629     21.20     4.342      4.664      4.865      4.698       8.20    0.33

     BNGLDSH     2.697      4.509      4.145      1.938    -53.26     5.078      1.994      2.144      2.301     -54.68    0.16

     INDNSIA     0.358      2.260      2.145      1.265    -41.05     2.226      1.572      1.633      1.380     -38.03    0.10

     ARAB EM     1.073      2.062      1.627      0.856    -47.42     2.108      1.385      1.179      1.290     -38.79    0.09

     GERMANY     1.383      1.166      0.950      0.801    -15.74     1.583      0.933      0.883      1.016     -35.81    0.07

     VIETNAM     3.923      1.579      1.561      0.033    -97.86     2.310      0.050      0.050      0.051     -97.77    0.00

     BRAZIL      6.815      0.026      0.000      0.003    498.11     0.558      0.025      0.028      0.028     -95.00    0.00


     _WTO     1445.832   1391.219   1030.538   1032.479      0.19  1415.704   1410.543   1402.653   1393.160      -1.59   99.05

     _OECD     108.980     89.289     60.380     61.030      1.08   104.645     81.357     87.467     89.939     -14.05    6.39

     _EU15      63.151     54.039     40.176     36.433     -9.32    61.131     47.553     48.114     50.296     -17.72    3.58

     _EC12      63.124     53.988     40.137     36.416     -9.27    61.083     47.516     48.087     50.267     -17.71    3.57

     _ASEAN     33.935     33.307     27.604     15.047    -45.49    33.832     21.681     20.909     20.750     -38.67    1.48

     _W HEMI    13.579      4.229      3.101      3.754     21.08     5.051      4.852      5.054      4.883      -3.33    0.35