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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 620:  OTHER SYNTHETIC FILAMENT 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     400.940    501.675    377.706    401.157      6.21   483.513    524.393    526.210    525.126       8.61  100.00

     CHINA P    66.765     99.692     74.487     77.463      3.99    93.075    105.057    104.344    102.668      10.31   19.55

     INDIA      69.963     93.350     70.553     79.061     12.06    87.591    101.356    101.950    101.858      16.29   19.40

     CANADA     60.808     65.261     49.775     46.168     -7.25    65.508     62.327     61.383     61.655      -5.88   11.74

     ARAB EM    21.770     27.143     20.069     27.745     38.25    27.079     33.223     34.217     34.819      28.58    6.63

     CHINA T    27.669     32.363     23.666     25.360      7.15    31.305     34.288     34.259     34.056       8.79    6.49

     S ARAB     18.402     27.124     19.783     23.796     20.28    25.665     29.879     31.043     31.137      21.32    5.93

     TURKEY     23.563     29.656     21.609     21.151     -2.12    26.862     29.108     29.490     29.198       8.70    5.56

     KOR REP    16.182     18.951     14.688     14.275     -2.81    19.236     18.206     18.448     18.538      -3.63    3.53

     JAPAN      13.371     12.529      9.312     11.575     24.29    12.079     13.974     14.588     14.792      22.45    2.82

     U KING      8.850      9.984      7.800      9.438     21.00    10.297     10.829     11.235     11.622      12.87    2.21

     MEXICO      9.003     10.369      7.920      7.730     -2.40    10.228     10.375     10.406     10.179      -0.48    1.94

     VIETNAM     3.895      7.780      5.652      7.432     31.49     6.451      9.773      9.526      9.560      48.18    1.82

     GREECE      9.574     10.768      7.958      5.487    -31.05     9.411      9.537      8.385      8.297     -11.83    1.58

     BELGIUM     5.973      7.167      5.494      5.901      7.41     7.046      7.717      7.579      7.574       7.49    1.44

     ITALY       6.613      8.556      6.540      5.479    -16.22     8.490      7.546      7.627      7.495     -11.72    1.43

     GERMANY     8.079      6.243      4.892      6.025     23.17     6.594      7.125      7.208      7.376      11.86    1.40

     THAILND     4.012      7.028      6.072      5.886     -3.07     6.924      6.402      6.689      6.841      -1.19    1.30

     NETHLDS     6.293      6.099      4.981      4.052    -18.64     6.286      5.466      5.375      5.171     -17.74    0.98

     REP SAF     0.303      3.080      1.982      3.806     92.00     2.045      4.459      4.873      4.903     139.79    0.93

     MALAYSA     2.066      3.701      2.981      2.545    -14.63     3.632      3.393      3.346      3.265     -10.10    0.62

     HUNGARY     0.000      1.315      0.569      1.749    207.33     0.569      2.073      2.412      2.495     338.44    0.48

     BRAZIL      1.619      1.261      1.003      0.452    -54.97     1.501      0.758      0.730      0.710     -52.70    0.14

     INDNSIA     0.789      1.059      0.843      0.453    -46.23     1.014      0.847      0.728      0.669     -34.02    0.13

     GUATMAL     0.446      0.591      0.543      0.614     12.98     0.593      0.684      0.653      0.661      11.41    0.13

     SRI LKA     0.185      0.036      0.036      0.482   1236.66     0.128      0.403      0.423      0.482     276.39    0.09

     N ZEAL      0.339      0.393      0.393      0.089    -77.36     0.477      0.095      0.097      0.089     -81.36    0.02


     _WTO      400.921    501.570    377.644    401.048      6.20   483.450    524.248    526.051    524.975       8.59   99.97

     _OECD     154.572    171.648    130.296    124.477     -4.47   167.949    166.963    165.803    165.829      -1.26   31.58

     _W HEMI    73.300     78.668     60.318     56.075     -7.03    79.416     75.301     74.360     74.425      -6.28   14.17

     _EU15      51.514     53.070     40.912     39.410     -3.67    52.277     52.568     51.549     51.568      -1.36    9.82

     _EC12      51.274     52.839     40.813     39.285     -3.74    52.121     52.292     51.266     51.310      -1.55    9.77

     _ASEAN     10.781     19.626     15.602     16.374      4.95    18.092     20.479     20.353     20.399      12.75    3.88

     _SUB-SAH    0.304      3.085      1.988      3.808     91.54     2.051      4.460      4.873      4.905     139.21    0.93

     _CBI        1.241      1.123      1.009      1.111     10.12     1.334      1.151      1.168      1.225      -8.15    0.23

     _CAFTA      1.209      1.123      1.009      1.111     10.12     1.334      1.151      1.168      1.225      -8.15    0.23