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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  60:  MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million $$$

                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   35397.819  41151.828  31026.519  33197.359      7.00 40270.861  43393.485  43345.328  43322.669       7.58  100.00

     CHINA P 16993.686  19509.349  14650.747  15647.317      6.80 19145.967  20528.246  20493.614  20505.918       7.10   47.33

     VIETNAM  2527.543   3251.036   2436.139   2812.958     15.47  3123.264   3619.268   3637.421   3627.855      16.16    8.37

     INDNSIA  1733.224   2111.673   1630.869   1706.331      4.63  2042.574   2234.372   2219.781   2187.135       7.08    5.05

     MEXICO   1688.762   1871.269   1448.626   1415.850     -2.26  1873.474   1863.056   1852.278   1838.493      -1.87    4.24

     CANADA   1121.926   1157.232    880.778    838.099     -4.85  1166.304   1126.948   1120.637   1114.553      -4.44    2.57

     INDIA     677.318    931.192    700.383    814.221     16.25   876.104   1039.732   1046.706   1045.030      19.28    2.41

     HONDURA   860.278    925.565    695.517    812.305     16.79   929.182   1012.793   1027.316   1042.353      12.18    2.41

     BNGLDSH   783.556    962.651    742.399    731.698     -1.44   956.166    969.764    957.435    951.950      -0.44    2.20

     CAMBOD    515.608    776.300    546.490    639.593     17.04   702.811    880.791    873.703    869.402      23.70    2.01

     CHINA T   712.424    722.531    553.873    556.884      0.54   724.879    732.810    725.071    725.543       0.09    1.67

     SALVADR   520.354    576.911    421.255    512.620     21.69   545.942    643.549    654.008    668.277      22.41    1.54

     KOR REP   547.792    629.324    470.222    488.008      3.78   609.050    656.663    654.654    647.110       6.25    1.49

     THAILND   685.950    656.082    509.728    497.986     -2.30   682.661    645.100    641.982    644.340      -5.61    1.49

     PHIL R    500.732    621.510    474.537    495.246      4.36   600.997    649.183    641.400    642.219       6.86    1.48

     JORDAN    432.656    550.871    426.823    478.745     12.16   539.381    599.200    593.456    602.793      11.76    1.39

     SRI LKA   407.193    500.626    380.576    445.783     17.13   479.418    560.687    564.389    565.833      18.03    1.31

     ITALY     444.785    500.184    362.910    381.600      5.15   488.310    521.884    520.326    518.874       6.26    1.20

     TURKEY    354.644    440.951    338.572    384.686     13.62   420.665    483.584    485.535    487.065      15.78    1.12

     GUATMAL   307.820    408.079    313.967    328.404      4.60   391.422    420.466    422.242    422.516       7.94    0.98

     EGYPT     307.126    392.678    298.196    310.884      4.26   372.274    407.591    405.707    405.366       8.89    0.94

     NICARAG   253.306    324.657    238.888    287.195     20.22   318.092    367.867    374.322    372.963      17.25    0.86

     JAPAN     251.100    281.502    203.192    253.919     24.97   265.452    324.495    329.885    332.228      25.16    0.77

     DOM REP   279.551    299.278    217.662    238.004      9.35   289.092    313.772    319.722    319.620      10.56    0.74

     GERMANY   210.615    225.733    172.018    172.795      0.45   225.466    226.750    227.200    226.510       0.46    0.52

     PAKISTN   126.356    198.599    145.616    172.878     18.72   181.939    228.717    227.883    225.861      24.14    0.52

     ISRAEL    261.125    213.988    164.917    147.918    -10.31   217.821    197.938    194.789    196.989      -9.56    0.45

     FRANCE    147.200    163.661    118.293    126.075      6.58   160.294    168.607    170.670    171.444       6.96    0.40

     MALAYSA   153.993    183.658    140.108    126.870     -9.45   178.355    179.096    173.025    170.420      -4.45    0.39

     HAITI      87.289    112.240     84.431     97.404     15.37   111.489    121.453    123.919    125.213      12.31    0.29

     LESOTHO    76.367    110.921     82.088     86.265      5.09   100.729    112.487    109.711    115.099      14.27    0.27

     U KING     91.457    106.230     79.640     83.210      4.48   102.957    107.963    108.095    109.800       6.65    0.25

     BELGIUM   100.894    106.812     82.277     81.550     -0.88   104.634    108.226    106.457    106.085       1.39    0.24

     COLOMB    111.370    105.232     82.680     79.268     -4.13   111.593    103.393    103.417    101.821      -8.76    0.24

     HG KONG    67.959     72.859     54.192     60.168     11.03    73.342     78.273     78.077     78.835       7.49    0.18

     KENYA      35.336     71.974     53.655     58.597      9.21    68.008     78.634     80.687     76.916      13.10    0.18

     PERU       64.633     84.146     64.905     57.239    -11.81    80.964     76.419     75.709     76.480      -5.54    0.18

     NETHLDS    64.965     75.032     56.210     52.664     -6.31    71.065     70.533     70.858     71.486       0.59    0.17

     PORTUGL    45.184     52.188     39.709     51.855     30.59    48.748     61.680     63.384     64.334      31.97    0.15

     ARAB EM    40.312     51.910     39.459     40.860      3.55    56.492     52.277     52.948     53.311      -5.63    0.12

     MOROC      27.234     43.692     34.876     42.433     21.67    42.681     51.083     50.251     51.248      20.07    0.12

     SPAIN      35.216     41.368     31.239     37.357     19.59    41.551     47.907     47.842     47.486      14.28    0.11

     C RICA     60.970     54.294     41.391     32.583    -21.28    55.443     47.079     47.328     45.486     -17.96    0.10

     ROMANIA    27.386     34.225     25.256     34.827     37.89    32.712     40.714     42.493     43.795      33.88    0.10

     BAHRAIN    39.356     35.998     27.730     33.520     20.88    37.409     40.450     41.139     41.787      11.70    0.10

     SWITZLD    40.903     44.080     33.135     30.664     -7.46    45.265     41.784     41.759     41.609      -8.08    0.10

     S ARAB     31.478     35.418     25.903     31.209     20.48    35.467     39.654     41.026     40.723      14.82    0.09

     POLAND     26.477     38.978     29.875     25.556    -14.46    36.776     34.348     34.666     34.658      -5.76    0.08

     SWAZLND    49.168     40.275     34.246     23.490    -31.41    47.073     30.772     29.240     29.518     -37.29    0.07

     TUNISIA    25.842     25.972     20.166     23.363     15.85    25.857     29.003     29.443     29.169      12.81    0.07

     BULGAR     19.775     25.209     18.651     20.701     10.99    24.013     28.733     27.629     27.260      13.52    0.06

     LUXMBRG    30.481     28.027     23.308     20.845    -10.57    31.570     24.279     24.244     25.564     -19.03    0.06

     SINGAPR    49.715     34.486     27.644     18.358    -33.59    38.451     28.035     26.135     25.200     -34.46    0.06

     BRAZIL     63.025     25.502     20.324     14.353    -29.38    35.368     19.962     19.385     19.532     -44.78    0.05

     AUSTRAL    21.504     24.506     20.027     14.356    -28.32    25.326     21.329     20.874     18.834     -25.63    0.04

     AUSTRIA    13.681     17.829     13.033     13.252      1.68    16.606     18.153     18.491     18.049       8.69    0.04

     DENMARK    12.972     17.157     12.528     13.373      6.75    16.206     18.571     18.534     18.002      11.08    0.04

     HUNGARY     9.073     12.975      9.305     12.751     37.03    11.941     15.357     16.211     16.420      37.51    0.04

     CZECH       9.341     12.019      9.148     13.544     48.05    10.870     15.565     16.022     16.415      51.02    0.04

     LATVIA     10.661     13.220      9.327     12.202     30.81    12.003     15.782     15.641     16.094      34.08    0.04

     GREECE     16.995     17.255     13.750     11.002    -19.98    16.852     16.238     14.799     14.507     -13.91    0.03

     SLOVENI     7.536     10.993      8.105     10.578     30.52     9.832     13.537     13.320     13.467      36.97    0.03

     REP SAF     8.808     11.643      8.885      9.656      8.67    11.649     12.063     12.057     12.414       6.56    0.03

     SWEDEN      9.676      8.395      5.774      9.540     65.21     8.360     11.353     12.073     12.161      45.47    0.03

     BOTSWAN     5.573      7.952      5.212      7.947     52.48     6.212     10.051     10.653     10.687      72.02    0.02

     FINLAND    16.458     14.569     11.243      6.383    -43.22    18.365     10.226     10.166      9.709     -47.13    0.02

     MALAWI      9.477     12.368      7.419      4.004    -46.03    10.823     11.427     10.042      8.952     -17.28    0.02

     SLOVAK      5.784      7.436      5.424      6.670     22.98     7.266      7.747      8.383      8.683      19.50    0.02

     MACAU      17.611      9.799      7.841      6.384    -18.57    12.322      9.078      8.912      8.343     -32.29    0.02

     N ZEAL      5.917      8.306      6.908      6.762     -2.12     8.383      7.916      8.332      8.160      -2.65    0.02

     MADAGAS    16.623      7.061      4.554      5.576     22.45     5.889      5.703      5.742      8.084      37.27    0.02

     TNZANIA     1.682      5.168      3.646      5.885     61.38     4.540      7.687      7.430      7.406      63.14    0.02

     ETHIOP      5.312      7.175      5.364      5.172     -3.58     6.450      7.627      7.529      6.984       8.27    0.02

     IRELAND     6.115      6.508      4.611      4.632      0.45     6.530      5.713      6.095      6.529      -0.02    0.02

     ARGENT      6.645      8.688      6.755      3.778    -44.07     8.340      7.375      6.157      5.711     -31.52    0.01

     MALTA       6.003      5.615      4.655      4.277     -8.13     6.237      5.620      5.455      5.237     -16.05    0.01

     UKRAINE     4.862      2.196      1.738      4.734    172.34     3.094      4.655      4.967      5.191      67.78    0.01

     ECUADOR     5.900      6.328      5.196      3.514    -32.38     6.958      4.641      4.470      4.646     -33.23    0.01

     GUYANA      3.145      4.310      3.054      3.071      0.58     3.954      4.422      4.481      4.328       9.47    0.01

     LAOS        3.204      4.022      2.950      2.287    -22.48     4.182      3.448      3.413      3.359     -19.70    0.01

     NORWAY      1.070      1.844      1.251      1.582     26.44     1.726      2.005      2.146      2.175      26.06    0.01

     RUSSIA      1.258      1.624      1.009      0.838    -16.98     1.015      2.239      1.450      1.453      43.18    0.00

     CHILE       1.427      0.952      0.819      0.961     17.36     1.006      1.095      1.099      1.094       8.78    0.00

     BELARUS     3.530      3.783      3.753      0.080    -97.87     4.728      0.486      0.330      0.110     -97.68    0.00

     SIER LN     0.017      0.510      0.508      0.056    -89.08     0.515      0.051      0.057      0.057     -88.93    0.00


     _WTO    35380.617  41131.753  31010.547  33185.750      7.01 40250.520  43376.464  43328.504  43306.956       7.59   99.96

     _ASEAN   6171.880   7639.925   5769.322   6300.659      9.21  7374.921   8240.445   8218.026   8171.262      10.80   18.86

     _W HEMI  5438.773   5967.207   4528.205   4725.879      4.37  5931.025   6136.261   6158.481   6164.881       3.94   14.23

     _OECD    3386.077   3752.186   2826.484   2882.599      1.99  3694.799   3824.377   3820.875   3808.301       3.07    8.79

     _CBI     2373.533   2706.409   2017.023   2311.799     14.61  2645.557   2931.842   2973.797   3001.186      13.44    6.93

     _CAFTA   2282.279   2588.784   1928.679   2211.111     14.64  2529.173   2805.527   2844.938   2871.216      13.52    6.63

     _EU15    1246.692   1380.948   1026.542   1066.134      3.86  1357.514   1418.084   1419.236   1420.539       4.64    3.28

     _EC12    1206.877   1340.154    996.492   1036.958      4.06  1314.184   1378.352   1378.506   1380.621       5.06    3.19

     _SUB-SAH  213.195    282.821    211.109    213.627      1.19   268.781    285.472    282.609    285.339       6.16    0.66

     _ANDEAN   182.030    195.820    152.853    140.104     -8.34   199.621    184.575    183.713    183.071      -8.29    0.42