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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 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 10/2012
   Country      2010       2011      10/2011    10/2012  % Change   10/2011     8/2012     9/2012    10/2012   % Change % Share


     WORLD     13795761  11949119    9431796   17116119     81.47  11902762   18631636   19238312   19633442      64.95  100.00

     CHINA P    9332381   9779871    7722075   16214226    109.97   9869018   17252718   17863453   18272022      85.15   93.07

     BNGLDSH    2674940    265000          0          0       *           0     265000     265000     265000        *      1.35

     PAKISTN     200420    580700     580700     255602    -55.98    618620     259102     255602     255602     -58.68    1.30

     HG KONG     326448    145373     145306     197636     36.01    305006     197703     197703     197703     -35.18    1.01

     VIETNAM     729319    819403     682522      50820    -92.55    684550     207527     211668     187701     -72.58    0.96


     _WTO      13795761  11939519    9422196   17116119     81.66  11893162   18631636   19238312   19633442      65.08  100.00

     _OECD       376306    258150     223346     294904     32.04    339672     328157     335093     329708      -2.93    1.68

     _ASEAN      732966    820754     683873      52049    -92.39    687584     207860     212709     188930     -72.52    0.96