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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 $$$

                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     306.763    406.275    267.455    306.081     14.44   382.279    434.193    441.044    444.902      16.38  100.00

     CHINA P   166.539    218.190    148.261    152.554      2.90   211.418    220.336    222.991    222.484       5.23   50.01

     ISRAEL      0.057     19.135      7.665     32.141    319.33     7.685     37.654     39.960     43.611     467.50    9.80

     INDIA      26.140     35.693     22.267     24.743     11.12    32.462     36.707     37.793     38.169      17.58    8.58

     ITALY      25.465     30.338     20.293     26.441     30.30    29.492     34.059     35.479     36.487      23.72    8.20

     BELGIUM    18.860     21.149     14.312     15.110      5.58    21.301     22.354     21.793     21.947       3.04    4.93

     U KING      8.662      9.802      6.188      6.090     -1.58     9.388      9.685      9.672      9.704       3.37    2.18

     PORTUGL     1.348      8.212      6.072      5.571     -8.25     6.372      7.701      7.998      7.710      21.00    1.73

     FRANCE      7.070      7.088      4.687      5.070      8.15     6.917      7.314      7.602      7.470       8.01    1.68

     MEXICO      6.111      5.077      3.107      4.448     43.16     4.670      6.633      6.745      6.418      37.43    1.44

     KOR REP     5.398      5.633      4.217      3.271    -22.44     5.733      4.973      4.803      4.686     -18.26    1.05

     CHINA T     2.008      3.656      2.541      2.532     -0.33     3.269      3.374      3.601      3.648      11.59    0.82

     GERMANY     2.853      3.610      2.691      2.000    -25.67     3.794      3.613      3.285      2.919     -23.07    0.66

     VIETNAM     1.536      2.265      1.711      1.212    -29.17     2.475      1.955      1.871      1.766     -28.65    0.40

     PAKISTN     2.574      0.781      0.480      0.833     73.59     1.676      0.974      0.979      1.134     -32.32    0.25


     _WTO      305.412    404.080    266.311    304.752     14.43   380.492    432.101    438.794    442.521      16.30   99.46

     _OECD      83.279    100.753     68.055     73.375      7.82    98.038    104.790    105.671    106.074       8.20   23.84

     _EU15      68.497     84.338     56.958     62.737     10.15    81.481     88.722     89.619     90.117      10.60   20.26

     _EC12      67.386     83.088     56.123     61.949     10.38    80.148     87.521     88.461     88.914      10.94   19.99

     _W HEMI    15.537     14.439      9.187     10.828     17.86    14.424     15.920     16.078     16.080      11.48    3.61

     _ASEAN      5.181      6.565      4.443      4.417     -0.58     6.790      6.943      6.785      6.539      -3.70    1.47