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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 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       5.094      6.020      3.602      5.594     55.31     5.523      7.191      7.807      8.012      45.06  100.00

     CHINA P     3.597      4.701      2.711      4.727     74.35     4.067      5.851      6.438      6.717      65.16   83.84

     VIETNAM     0.331      0.300      0.223      0.031    -86.18     0.399      0.184      0.161      0.108     -72.84    1.35

     HG KONG     0.223      0.092      0.091      0.097      6.78     0.200      0.097      0.097      0.099     -50.79    1.23

     KOR REP     0.098      0.125      0.112      0.068    -39.26     0.159      0.102      0.099      0.081     -49.36    1.01

     PAKISTN     0.023      0.048      0.047      0.070     48.16     0.066      0.056      0.071      0.071       6.73    0.88

     BNGLDSH     0.218      0.018      0.000      0.000       *       0.000      0.018      0.018      0.018        *      0.22


     _WTO        5.094      6.015      3.597      5.594     55.53     5.518      7.191      7.807      8.012      45.20  100.00

     _OECD       0.523      0.521      0.341      0.469     37.43     0.529      0.660      0.668      0.648      22.46    8.09

     _ASEAN      0.352      0.307      0.229      0.032    -85.94     0.420      0.190      0.165      0.110     -73.88    1.37