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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 800:  SILK BLENDS OR NON-CTN VEG FIB YRN
                                             Data in Kg.,  8.50 M2 per Kg.. 

                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       553128    570984     383085     376469     -1.73    504775     578221     590100     564368      11.81  100.00

     CHINA P     258717    320230     215290     215059     -0.11    271995     323641     325867     319999      17.65   56.70

     MEXICO         209     61759          0      16700       *           0      78459      78459      78459        *     13.90

     BELGIUM      39140     29430      26253      44199     68.36     40045      34983      47009      47376      18.31    8.39

     HUNGARY      50048     39025      32348      31991     -1.10     39742      41313      38613      38668      -2.70    6.85

     ITALY        15281     17911      16099      22600     40.38     28143      24690      29432      24412     -13.26    4.33

     ROMANIA      18953     20862      19366      15237    -21.32     22190      23578      15566      16733     -24.59    2.96

     FRANCE       22129     11125      11017       4552    -58.68     17507       2999       4660       4660     -73.38    0.83

     INDNSIA          0     19495      19495       1665    -91.46     19495          0          0       1665     -91.46    0.30

     LITHUAN      41881     19134      19134          0   -100.00     29722      19134      19134          0    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO        553128    570984     383085     376469     -1.73    504775     578221     590100     564368      11.81  100.00

     _OECD       159927    109789      94898     111798     17.81    141878     115110     130756     126689     -10.71   22.45

     _W HEMI      27171     68101       5821      23155    297.78      8209      84932      85005      85435     940.75   15.14

     _EU15       102938     65810      58122      76236     31.17     94758      69652      88365      83924     -11.43   14.87

     _EC12       101161     64782      57304      74817     30.56     93612      68674      87094      82295     -12.09   14.58

     _ASEAN         545     19545      19545       1676    -91.42     20090         11         11       1676     -91.66    0.30