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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 $$$

                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    1592.802   1861.439   1406.820   1343.973     -4.47  1831.341   1801.927   1801.479   1798.592      -1.79  100.00

     CHINA P  1121.213   1273.593    961.674    845.427    -12.09  1275.159   1179.154   1169.641   1157.346      -9.24   64.35

     ITALY      70.525     84.165     56.941     63.686     11.85    80.799     89.399     90.463     90.911      12.51    5.05

     INDIA      64.997     76.387     57.250     69.361     21.15    70.485     86.680     87.183     88.498      25.56    4.92

     BNGLDSH    28.147     46.262     38.766     47.653     22.92    42.839     48.950     52.129     55.149      28.74    3.07

     VIETNAM    40.881     46.142     39.230     48.118     22.66    44.768     53.444     54.917     55.030      22.92    3.06

     INDNSIA    39.978     58.935     53.616     40.866    -23.78    56.548     45.069     45.347     46.185     -18.33    2.57

     ISRAEL      0.376     19.345      7.782     32.395    316.25     7.904     37.969     40.293     43.957     456.15    2.44

     BELGIUM    19.571     21.937     14.873     15.837      6.48    22.083     23.330     22.748     22.901       3.70    1.27

     SRI LKA    15.718     18.412     15.829     19.994     26.31    16.817     22.809     22.770     22.577      34.25    1.26

     MEXICO     15.353     15.515     10.147     11.362     11.98    14.385     17.269     17.255     16.731      16.30    0.93

     PHIL R      9.590     16.249     14.403     14.797      2.74    16.334     16.420     16.620     16.643       1.89    0.93

     FRANCE     14.144     14.814     10.424     11.961     14.75    14.758     15.981     16.384     16.351      10.80    0.91

     U KING     12.756     13.316      8.649      9.144      5.72    12.800     13.770     13.853     13.811       7.90    0.77

     PORTUGL     3.623     11.534      8.764      9.590      9.44     9.857     12.200     12.599     12.361      25.41    0.69

     CAMBOD     24.491     19.037     17.570     10.808    -38.48    21.923     12.265     12.110     12.276     -44.01    0.68

     CHINA T     5.990      8.740      6.394      7.797     21.94     8.087      9.720     10.183     10.143      25.42    0.56

     HG KONG     5.735      6.559      4.406      5.435     23.37     6.088      7.474      7.495      7.589      24.66    0.42

     KOR REP     7.715      8.441      6.142      4.565    -25.67     8.461      7.380      7.014      6.864     -18.88    0.38

     GERMANY     3.779      4.723      3.496      2.604    -25.52     4.833      4.536      4.203      3.831     -20.74    0.21

     PAKISTN     3.540      2.305      1.299      1.827     40.70     2.778      2.805      2.727      2.833       1.99    0.16


     _WTO     1591.316   1858.694   1405.195   1342.415     -4.47  1829.052   1799.518   1798.914   1795.913      -1.81   99.85

     _OECD     164.471    196.941    135.707    145.570      7.27   191.237    205.593    206.563    206.805       8.14   11.50

     _EU15     134.088    161.330    110.113    120.805      9.71   155.358    170.975    171.991    172.022      10.73    9.56

     _EC12     132.624    159.708    109.021    119.791      9.88   153.662    169.461    170.517    170.478      10.94    9.48

     _ASEAN    127.915    154.363    136.776    124.122     -9.25   153.419    138.843    140.642    141.708      -7.63    7.88

     _W HEMI    35.496     37.533     25.163     27.732     10.21    35.862     39.936     40.143     40.102      11.82    2.23

     _CBI        3.795      5.206      3.570      4.324     21.12     4.638      5.464      5.709      5.960      28.50    0.33

     _CAFTA      3.407      4.838      3.360      4.082     21.47     4.268      5.111      5.314      5.559      30.24    0.31