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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                         Data in Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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       4.721      5.059      4.182      4.077     -2.50     4.937      4.907      4.827      4.954       0.35  100.00

     CHINA P     1.059      1.741      1.330      0.887    -33.30     1.479      1.396      1.353      1.298     -12.27   26.20

     BELGIUM     0.779      0.751      0.655      0.824     25.74     0.810      0.910      0.908      0.919      13.54   18.56

     HUNGARY     0.779      0.759      0.644      0.767     19.02     0.661      0.787      0.820      0.882      33.41   17.79

     ITALY       0.335      0.428      0.352      0.561     59.56     0.484      0.589      0.523      0.637      31.76   12.86

     ROMANIA     0.162      0.138      0.138      0.148      7.30     0.155      0.118      0.136      0.148      -4.09    3.00

     FRANCE      0.263      0.124      0.122      0.074    -39.12     0.169      0.036      0.036      0.076     -55.07    1.54

     INDNSIA     0.000      0.057      0.057      0.018    -68.46     0.057      0.000      0.018      0.018     -68.46    0.36

     MEXICO      0.001      0.012      0.002      0.004     63.84     0.002      0.015      0.015      0.013     517.71    0.27

     LITHUAN     0.110      0.065      0.065      0.000   -100.00     0.094      0.065      0.000      0.000    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO        4.721      5.059      4.182      4.077     -2.50     4.937      4.907      4.827      4.954       0.35  100.00

     _OECD       2.735      2.452      2.082      2.435     16.96     2.521      2.620      2.588      2.805      11.25   56.62

     _EU15       1.737      1.546      1.301      1.607     23.53     1.701      1.758      1.688      1.852       8.85   37.38

     _EC12       1.677      1.504      1.267      1.566     23.61     1.661      1.712      1.638      1.803       8.55   36.39

     _W HEMI     0.114      0.143      0.128      0.219     70.74     0.145      0.219      0.240      0.234      61.63    4.73

     _ASEAN      0.014      0.063      0.063      0.018    -71.10     0.063      0.000      0.018      0.018     -71.10    0.37