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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 758:  SILK NECKWEAR
                                             Data in Kg.,  6.60 M2 per Kg.. 

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  8/2012
   Country      2010       2011       8/2011     8/2012  % Change    8/2011     6/2012     7/2012     8/2012   % Change % Share


     WORLD      2889874   2347527    1631777    1008710    -38.18   2621245    1953799    1813846    1724460     -34.21  100.00

     CHINA P    2701366   2148090    1529592     883331    -42.25   2447846    1740500    1602532    1501829     -38.65   87.09

     ITALY       165195    172009      84181     108033     28.33    146988     185706     185120     195861      33.25   11.36


     _WTO       2889864   2347348    1631674    1008663    -38.18   2621133    1953676    1813723    1724337     -34.21   99.99

     _OECD       186616    197687     101302     124206     22.61    172018     211687     209457     220591      28.24   12.79

     _EU15       183155    195872     100211     123095     22.84    170321     209826     207525     218756      28.44   12.69

     _EC12       183048    195856     100196     123000     22.76    170299     209743     207442     218660      28.40   12.68