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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 618:  WOVEN ARTIFICIAL FILAMENT FAB.
                                         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      28.581     29.392     21.983     26.507     20.58    29.230     34.067     33.804     33.915      16.03  100.00

     KOR REP     7.819      6.756      5.336      6.673     25.04     7.291      7.535      7.878      8.092      10.99   23.86

     ITALY       3.704      5.956      3.966      4.829     21.75     5.207      6.888      6.916      6.819      30.95   20.11

     CHINA P     3.810      3.417      2.426      5.031    107.39     3.100      6.354      6.109      6.022      94.27   17.76

     CANADA      7.090      5.523      4.596      4.084    -11.14     6.082      5.051      5.025      5.012     -17.59   14.78

     JAPAN       3.659      4.770      3.378      3.566      5.55     4.651      5.330      4.934      4.957       6.59   14.62


     _WTO       28.581     29.390     21.982     26.507     20.59    29.229     34.067     33.804     33.915      16.03  100.00

     _OECD      20.005     19.588     14.978     16.621     10.97    19.984     20.767     21.139     21.230       6.23   62.60

     _EU15       4.839      7.111      4.869      5.584     14.69     6.383      7.870      7.924      7.826      22.61   23.08

     _EC12       4.836      7.104      4.864      5.584     14.80     6.378      7.868      7.921      7.824      22.67   23.07

     _W HEMI     7.207      5.663      4.705      4.193    -10.88     6.215      5.190      5.163      5.151     -17.12   15.19