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                                          |                                     |                              November 5, 2012
                                          |        MAJOR SHIPPERS REPORT        |
                                          |        U.S. General Imports         |
                                          |       By Category,  9/2012 Data     |
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                                           Category 863:  TOWELS, SILK / VEG. BLENDS
                                             Data in Nos,  0.40 M2 per Nos. 

                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     13795761  11949119    8677355   15966548     84.00  12014658   18122464   18631636   19238312      60.12  100.00

     CHINA P    9332381   9779871    7015403   15098985    115.23   9860070   16645502   17252718   17863453      81.17   92.85

     BNGLDSH    2674940    265000          0          0       *           0     265000     265000     265000        *      1.38

     PAKISTN     200420    580700     580700     255602    -55.98    718620     259102     259102     255602     -64.43    1.33

     VIETNAM     729319    819403     658555      50820    -92.28    709712     335233     207527     211668     -70.18    1.10

     HG KONG     326448    145373     145306     197636     36.01    305006     195351     197703     197703     -35.18    1.03


     _WTO      13795761  11939519    8667755   15966548     84.21  12005058   18122464   18631636   19238312      60.25  100.00

     _OECD       376306    258150     204620     281563     37.60    334726     301527     328157     335093       0.11    1.74

     _ASEAN      732966    820754     659906      51861    -92.14    712746     335972     207860     212709     -70.16    1.11