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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                             Data in Kg.,  8.50 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       553128    570984     345011     364127      5.54    500801     602136     578221     590100      17.83  100.00

     CHINA P     258717    320230     205521     211158      2.74    291123     325409     323641     325867      11.93   55.22

     MEXICO         209     61759          0      16700       *           0      78459      78459      78459        *     13.30

     BELGIUM      39140     29430      26004      43583     67.60     41257      41765      34983      47009      13.94    7.97

     HUNGARY      50048     39025      30212      29800     -1.36     37606      36565      41313      38613       2.68    6.54

     ITALY        15281     17911      10706      22227    107.61     22971      25153      24690      29432      28.13    4.99

     LITHUAN      41881     19134          0          0       *       10588      19134      19134      19134      80.71    3.24

     ROMANIA      18953     20862      19366      14070    -27.35     22190      22033      23578      15566     -29.85    2.64

     FRANCE       22129     11125      11017       4552    -58.68     17517       2999       2999       4660     -73.40    0.79

     INDNSIA          0     19495      19495          0   -100.00     19495      19495          0          0    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO        553128    570984     345011     364127      5.54    500801     602136     578221     590100      17.83  100.00

     _OECD       159927    109789      86465     107432     24.25    136571     118311     115110     130756      -4.26   22.16

     _EU15       102938     65810      51862      74417     43.49     91118      77860      69652      88365      -3.02   14.97

     _EC12       101161     64782      51054      73366     43.70     89768      76726      68674      87094      -2.98   14.76

     _W HEMI      27171     68101       5810      22714    290.95      8374      85060      84932      85005     915.11   14.41

     _ASEAN         545     19545      19545         11    -99.94     20090      19495         11         11     -99.95    0.00