_____________________________________
                                          |                                     |                               October 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  8/2012 Data     |
                                          |_____________________________________|

                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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       4.721      5.059      3.590      3.438     -4.24     5.046      4.958      4.957      4.907      -2.77  100.00

     CHINA P     1.059      1.741      1.162      0.817    -29.67     1.485      1.506      1.521      1.396      -5.98   28.46

     BELGIUM     0.779      0.751      0.611      0.770     25.96     0.855      0.845      0.814      0.910       6.41   18.54

     HUNGARY     0.779      0.759      0.551      0.579      5.09     0.672      0.747      0.863      0.787      17.20   16.04

     ITALY       0.335      0.428      0.254      0.416     63.53     0.426      0.560      0.546      0.589      38.25   12.01

     ROMANIA     0.162      0.138      0.125      0.104    -16.53     0.147      0.141      0.155      0.118     -19.97    2.40

     LITHUAN     0.110      0.065      0.000      0.000       *       0.029      0.065      0.065      0.065     127.29    1.33

     FRANCE      0.263      0.124      0.122      0.034    -71.90     0.210      0.020      0.020      0.036     -82.68    0.74

     MEXICO      0.001      0.012      0.000      0.003       *       0.000      0.015      0.015      0.015        *      0.31

     INDNSIA     0.000      0.057      0.057      0.000   -100.00     0.057      0.057      0.000      0.000    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO        4.721      5.059      3.590      3.438     -4.24     5.046      4.958      4.957      4.907      -2.77  100.00

     _OECD       2.735      2.452      1.813      1.981      9.28     2.668      2.509      2.550      2.620      -1.79   53.40

     _EU15       1.737      1.546      1.138      1.350     18.70     1.758      1.670      1.594      1.758      -0.01   35.84

     _EC12       1.677      1.504      1.105      1.314     18.87     1.709      1.628      1.558      1.712       0.16   34.89

     _W HEMI     0.114      0.143      0.119      0.194     63.76     0.160      0.208      0.211      0.219      37.17    4.46

     _ASEAN      0.014      0.063      0.063      0.000    -99.59     0.077      0.057      0.000      0.000     -99.66    0.01