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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  80:  SILK AND VEG. PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                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     531.721    624.136    444.687    466.647      4.94   615.163    634.375    641.998    646.095       5.03  100.00

     CHINA P   414.789    437.819    315.247    289.950     -8.02   453.781    413.391    414.569    412.522      -9.09   63.85

     ISRAEL      0.081     40.478     18.066     61.888    242.56    18.094     75.097     78.889     84.300     365.90   13.05

     INDIA      20.198     23.901     17.496     16.269     -7.01    23.816     22.142     22.786     22.674      -4.79    3.51

     PORTUGL     2.238     19.341     14.456     13.116     -9.26    14.608     17.959     18.721     18.002      23.24    2.79

     VIETNAM    13.825     16.671     13.395     13.480      0.64    16.482     16.937     16.927     16.756       1.66    2.59

     BNGLDSH    10.234     13.776     11.074     12.747     15.11    12.858     13.207     14.268     15.449      20.15    2.39

     ITALY       5.205      4.528      2.773     12.743    359.52     5.038     13.796     14.485     14.498     187.79    2.24

     INDNSIA     7.544     11.242     10.328      7.274    -29.57    10.863      8.378      8.115      8.188     -24.62    1.27

     MEXICO      6.338      5.014      2.981      3.000      0.62     4.638      5.230      5.185      5.032       8.50    0.78

     CHINA T     2.306      4.115      2.991      3.763     25.80     3.884      4.324      4.612      4.886      25.82    0.76

     KOR REP     5.372      5.492      4.250      2.413    -43.21     5.898      4.160      3.755      3.656     -38.01    0.57

     CAMBOD      6.739      5.589      5.043      3.045    -39.63     6.429      3.597      3.478      3.590     -44.15    0.56

     SRI LKA     2.567      3.015      2.515      2.672      6.25     2.772      3.235      3.221      3.172      14.45    0.49

     BELGIUM     2.715      4.145      3.267      1.998    -38.84     4.342      2.886      2.739      2.877     -33.75    0.45

     PAKISTN     4.695      2.158      1.277      1.586     24.18     3.490      2.256      2.320      2.467     -29.33    0.38

     PHIL R      1.347      2.406      2.099      2.150      2.42     2.387      2.402      2.443      2.457       2.91    0.38

     FRANCE      1.651      0.810      0.605      2.194    262.42     0.897      2.366      2.370      2.399     167.37    0.37

     HG KONG     2.150      1.884      1.266      1.770     39.79     1.808      2.472      2.421      2.388      32.07    0.37

     GERMANY     1.113      1.909      1.565      1.745     11.46     2.106      2.378      2.287      2.088      -0.84    0.32

     U KING      4.497      3.210      2.565      0.691    -73.08     4.927      1.372      1.360      1.335     -72.90    0.21


     _WTO      530.848    622.802    443.993    465.882      4.93   614.081    633.121    640.668    644.691       4.98   99.78

     _OECD      27.652     44.739     33.148     38.106     14.96    42.996     49.690     50.432     49.698      15.59    7.69

     _EU15      18.632     35.499     26.479     33.153     25.21    33.513     41.697     42.891     42.173      25.84    6.53

     _EC12      18.454     35.327     26.365     33.029     25.27    33.312     41.530     42.727     41.991      26.05    6.50

     _ASEAN     30.985     37.693     32.378     26.914    -16.88    37.998     32.604     32.234     32.228     -15.18    4.99

     _W HEMI    10.810     10.057      6.190      6.849     10.66     9.125     10.544     10.577     10.716      17.45    1.66

     _CBI        1.643      2.336      1.466      2.309     57.49     1.906      2.817      2.992      3.179      66.75    0.49

     _CAFTA      1.606      2.299      1.443      2.278     57.89     1.869      2.775      2.947      3.134      67.67    0.49