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                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     13795761  11949119    7611995   14294512     87.79  11874181   15678596   18122464   18631636      56.91  100.00

     CHINA P    9332381   9779871    5987396   13460243    124.81   9580231   14213718   16645502   17252718      80.09   92.60

     BNGLDSH    2674940    265000          0          0       *           0     265000     265000     265000        *      1.42

     PAKISTN     200420    580700     577200     255602    -55.72    715120     218062     259102     259102     -63.77    1.39

     VIETNAM     729319    819403     652655      40779    -93.75    827885     416060     335233     207527     -74.93    1.11

     HG KONG     326448    145373     145306     197636     36.01    305006     195351     195351     197703     -35.18    1.06

     KOR REP     210954    158345     135783     129360     -4.73    224697     147830     156662     151922     -32.39    0.82


     _WTO      13795761  11939519    7602395   14294512     88.03  11864581   15678596   18122464   18631636      57.04  100.00

     _OECD       376306    258150     198665     268672     35.24    373307     265422     301527     328157     -12.09    1.76

     _ASEAN      732966    820754     654006      41112    -93.71    831963     417339     335972     207860     -75.02    1.12