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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category  80:  SILK AND VEG. PRODUCTS
                                                    Data in Million SME

                Calendar Years               Year-to-Date              Year-Endings                                YE  9/2012
   Country      2010       2011       9/2011     9/2012  % Change    9/2011     7/2012     8/2012     9/2012   % Change % Share


     WORLD     531.721    624.136    491.352    518.684      5.56   617.236    641.998    646.095    651.468       5.55  100.00

     CHINA P   414.789    437.819    350.536    321.998     -8.14   451.804    414.569    412.522    409.281      -9.41   62.82

     ISRAEL      0.081     40.478     21.160     73.246    246.16    21.174     78.889     84.300     92.565     337.16   14.21

     INDIA      20.198     23.901     19.255     18.717     -2.80    23.845     22.786     22.674     23.363      -2.02    3.59

     PORTUGL     2.238     19.341     15.148     13.354    -11.85    15.283     18.721     18.002     17.546      14.81    2.69

     VIETNAM    13.825     16.671     14.099     14.164      0.46    16.348     16.927     16.756     16.735       2.37    2.57

     BNGLDSH    10.234     13.776     12.197     13.909     14.04    13.755     14.268     15.449     15.488      12.59    2.38

     ITALY       5.205      4.528      3.028     13.130    333.56     4.952     14.485     14.498     14.629     195.40    2.25

     INDNSIA     7.544     11.242     10.527      7.447    -29.25    10.948      8.115      8.188      8.163     -25.44    1.25

     CHINA T     2.306      4.115      3.300      4.184     26.78     3.919      4.612      4.886      4.998      27.56    0.77

     MEXICO      6.338      5.014      3.390      3.251     -4.09     4.540      5.185      5.032      4.875       7.38    0.75

     CAMBOD      6.739      5.589      5.101      3.261    -36.08     6.155      3.478      3.590      3.749     -39.09    0.58

     KOR REP     5.372      5.492      4.574      2.686    -41.28     5.820      3.755      3.656      3.604     -38.08    0.55

     SRI LKA     2.567      3.015      2.635      2.736      3.84     2.820      3.221      3.172      3.116      10.49    0.48

     BELGIUM     2.715      4.145      3.447      2.168    -37.10     4.278      2.739      2.877      2.866     -33.01    0.44

     PAKISTN     4.695      2.158      1.447      1.971     36.24     2.750      2.320      2.467      2.682      -2.48    0.41

     FRANCE      1.651      0.810      0.646      2.303    256.60     0.896      2.370      2.399      2.467     175.31    0.38

     PHIL R      1.347      2.406      2.170      2.187      0.77     2.419      2.443      2.457      2.423       0.14    0.37

     HG KONG     2.150      1.884      1.463      1.886     28.93     1.853      2.421      2.388      2.307      24.51    0.35

     GERMANY     1.113      1.909      1.639      1.763      7.55     2.023      2.287      2.088      2.033       0.46    0.31

     U KING      4.497      3.210      2.652      0.782    -70.52     4.936      1.360      1.335      1.340     -72.86    0.21


     _WTO      530.848    622.802    490.552    517.788      5.55   616.123    640.668    644.691    650.039       5.50   99.78

     _OECD      27.652     44.739     35.164     39.744     13.03    43.446     50.432     49.698     49.319      13.52    7.57

     _EU15      18.632     35.499     27.899     34.247     22.75    34.003     42.891     42.173     41.847      23.07    6.42

     _EC12      18.454     35.327     27.773     34.095     22.76    33.820     42.727     41.991     41.650      23.15    6.39

     _ASEAN     30.985     37.693     33.461     28.053    -16.16    37.715     32.234     32.228     32.284     -14.40    4.96

     _W HEMI    10.810     10.057      6.956      7.604      9.32     9.105     10.577     10.716     10.705      17.57    1.64

     _CBI        1.643      2.336      1.618      2.600     60.74     1.991      2.992      3.179      3.318      66.66    0.51

     _CAFTA      1.606      2.299      1.594      2.569     61.20     1.957      2.947      3.134      3.274      67.33    0.50