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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 604:  YARN > 85% SYNTHETIC STAPLE FIBER
                                         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      95.040    117.682     93.037     85.943     -7.63   114.255    111.798    111.101    110.587      -3.21  100.00

     INDNSIA    39.997     51.833     41.827     37.267    -10.90    50.142     45.911     47.405     47.273      -5.72   42.75

     CANADA     16.519     18.413     14.633     12.513    -14.49    18.936     16.747     16.367     16.292     -13.96   14.73

     INDIA      10.494     13.304     10.182     10.991      7.95    11.866     14.436     14.161     14.113      18.94   12.76

     CHINA P     9.032     10.432      8.142      8.716      7.06     9.741     10.702     10.860     11.006      12.99    9.95

     VIETNAM     2.197      3.673      2.495      4.396     76.19     3.185      5.478      5.490      5.574      75.02    5.04

     TURKEY      1.632      4.339      3.777      2.996    -20.66     4.231      3.904      3.933      3.559     -15.89    3.22

     PHIL R      1.814      2.716      2.072      1.835    -11.44     2.542      2.720      2.531      2.479      -2.49    2.24

     GERMANY     2.265      2.356      1.525      1.627      6.67     2.400      2.927      2.418      2.458       2.43    2.22

     MEXICO      1.485      2.348      1.670      1.010    -39.56     1.978      2.104      1.845      1.687     -14.72    1.53

     ROMANIA     2.639      1.313      1.196      0.935    -21.76     1.892      1.147      0.998      1.053     -44.34    0.95

     THAILND     1.611      1.353      1.036      0.573    -44.67     1.439      0.945      0.872      0.891     -38.09    0.81

     JAPAN       0.737      1.118      0.904      0.430    -52.46     1.126      0.686      0.694      0.644     -42.78    0.58

     KOR REP     0.194      0.189      0.189      0.522    175.62     0.238      0.554      0.503      0.522     118.96    0.47

     CHINA T     0.835      0.393      0.209      0.333     59.43     0.285      0.582      0.516      0.517      81.11    0.47

     MALAYSA     0.319      0.686      0.572      0.014    -97.60     0.683      0.114      0.114      0.128     -81.25    0.12


     _WTO       95.040    117.673     93.028     85.943     -7.62   114.246    111.797    111.100    110.587      -3.20  100.00

     _ASEAN     46.064     60.413     48.153     44.085     -8.45    58.199     55.267     56.461     56.345      -3.19   50.95

     _OECD      23.075     27.631     21.948     19.095    -13.00    28.373     26.301     25.152     24.778     -12.67   22.41

     _W HEMI    18.370     21.193     16.736     13.528    -19.17    21.461     18.927     18.245     17.985     -16.20   16.26

     _EU15       4.649      4.589      3.322      2.986    -10.11     4.859      4.944      4.197      4.253     -12.48    3.85

     _EC12       4.358      4.003      2.832      2.768     -2.24     4.197      4.561      3.906      3.940      -6.13    3.56