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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 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       5.094      6.020      4.947      7.106     43.64     5.804      8.012      8.137      8.179      40.92  100.00

     CHINA P     3.597      4.701      3.836      6.023     57.02     4.430      6.717      6.846      6.888      55.50   84.22

     VIETNAM     0.331      0.300      0.256      0.069    -73.00     0.263      0.108      0.135      0.113     -57.06    1.38

     HG KONG     0.223      0.092      0.091      0.097      6.78     0.200      0.099      0.099      0.099     -50.79    1.20

     PAKISTN     0.023      0.048      0.048      0.070     47.17     0.060      0.071      0.070      0.070      17.30    0.86

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


     _WTO        5.094      6.015      4.942      7.106     43.78     5.799      8.012      8.137      8.179      41.04  100.00

     _OECD       0.523      0.521      0.428      0.576     34.40     0.526      0.648      0.668      0.668      27.10    8.17

     _ASEAN      0.352      0.307      0.263      0.074    -71.70     0.279      0.110      0.139      0.118     -57.65    1.45