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                                          |                                     |                              December 6, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category, 10/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  82:  SILK / VEG. NON-APPAREL PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million $$$

                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     306.763    406.275    337.658    383.689     13.63   395.053    445.018    449.145    452.307      14.49  100.00

     CHINA P   166.539    218.190    184.900    191.295      3.46   215.774    222.484    221.827    224.584       4.08   49.65

     ISRAEL      0.057     19.135     13.361     41.828    213.06    13.367     43.611     48.447     47.602     256.11   10.52

     INDIA      26.140     35.693     29.486     31.764      7.73    34.875     38.169     37.926     37.971       8.88    8.40

     ITALY      25.465     30.338     24.306     31.490     29.55    29.889     36.604     37.139     37.522      25.54    8.30

     BELGIUM    18.860     21.149     17.724     18.787      6.00    21.042     21.947     22.203     22.212       5.56    4.91

     U KING      8.662      9.802      7.915      7.799     -1.47     9.635      9.704      9.550      9.686       0.53    2.14

     FRANCE      7.070      7.088      5.864      6.685     13.99     6.984      7.470      7.568      7.909      13.24    1.75

     PORTUGL     1.348      8.212      6.446      5.790    -10.16     6.654      7.710      7.484      7.557      13.57    1.67

     MEXICO      6.111      5.077      3.960      4.985     25.90     4.467      6.418      6.191      6.102      36.62    1.35

     KOR REP     5.398      5.633      4.937      3.884    -21.33     5.805      4.686      4.633      4.579     -21.11    1.01

     CHINA T     2.008      3.656      3.163      3.193      0.96     3.520      3.648      3.617      3.687       4.72    0.82

     GERMANY     2.853      3.610      3.097      2.295    -25.90     3.660      2.919      2.761      2.808     -23.29    0.62

     VIETNAM     1.536      2.265      1.984      1.382    -30.33     2.073      1.766      1.676      1.664     -19.75    0.37

     PAKISTN     2.574      0.781      0.658      1.156     75.67     1.279      1.134      1.139      1.279       0.05    0.28


     _WTO      305.412    404.080    335.836    381.870     13.71   392.892    442.638    446.714    450.114      14.56   99.52

     _OECD      83.279    100.753     82.539     89.225      8.10    98.604    106.190    106.477    107.439       8.96   23.75

     _EU15      68.497     84.338     68.659     76.159     10.92    82.232     90.234     90.448     91.838      11.68   20.30

     _EC12      67.386     83.088     67.656     75.114     11.02    80.989     89.030     89.227     90.547      11.80   20.02

     _W HEMI    15.537     14.439     11.927     13.259     11.17    14.088     16.080     15.964     15.771      11.95    3.49

     _ASEAN      5.181      6.565      5.596      5.197     -7.13     6.458      6.539      6.279      6.166      -4.52    1.36