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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  82:  SILK / VEG. NON-APPAREL 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     220.407    301.452    197.934    235.997     19.23   281.084    330.553    337.462    339.515      20.79  100.00

     CHINA P   164.607    186.820    127.298    119.013     -6.51   189.778    178.756    180.686    178.535      -5.92   52.59

     ISRAEL      0.046     40.455     18.052     61.863    242.68    18.067     75.068     78.859     84.265     366.40   24.82

     PORTUGL     2.068     19.129     14.285     12.752    -10.73    14.374     17.589     18.339     17.597      22.43    5.18

     INDIA      13.163     18.039     12.401      9.976    -19.55    17.960     15.230     15.959     15.614     -13.06    4.60

     ITALY       3.853      2.975      1.721     11.597    573.68     3.556     12.136     12.837     12.850     261.35    3.78

     CHINA T     1.333      3.041      2.231      2.403      7.70     2.774      2.740      2.966      3.213      15.81    0.95

     KOR REP     4.577      4.508      3.487      2.008    -42.41     4.947      3.428      3.114      3.029     -38.77    0.89

     BELGIUM     2.670      4.088      3.234      1.975    -38.92     4.293      2.837      2.691      2.829     -34.11    0.83

     MEXICO      3.629      2.289      1.094      1.015     -7.18     1.961      2.424      2.372      2.210      12.68    0.65

     FRANCE      1.340      0.500      0.363      1.904    425.08     0.596      1.996      2.021      2.041     242.52    0.60

     GERMANY     1.053      1.814      1.503      1.703     13.31     2.024      2.303      2.213      2.014      -0.47    0.59

     VIETNAM     0.969      1.958      1.416      0.842    -40.54     1.773      2.015      1.661      1.384     -21.96    0.41

     PAKISTN     4.163      1.016      0.740      1.035     39.87     2.713      1.056      1.125      1.311     -51.67    0.39

     U KING      4.345      3.006      2.414      0.557    -76.91     4.734      1.163      1.170      1.150     -75.72    0.34


     _WTO      219.547    300.140    197.255    235.250     19.26   280.018    329.324    336.157    338.136      20.75   99.59

     _OECD      23.585     40.121     29.770     34.694     16.54    38.442     44.955     45.821     45.045      17.18   13.27

     _EU15      16.314     32.819     24.599     30.912     25.66    30.940     38.651     39.877     39.131      26.47   11.53

     _EC12      16.171     32.681     24.505     30.802     25.70    30.782     38.514     39.742     38.978      26.63   11.48

     _W HEMI     6.062      4.523      2.355      2.682     13.91     3.961      5.001      4.878      4.850      22.44    1.43

     _ASEAN      1.734      2.984      2.200      1.338    -39.16     2.887      3.066      2.399      2.123     -26.46    0.63