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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 $$$

                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    1592.802   1861.439   1521.880   1448.079     -4.85  1848.374   1801.479   1798.592   1787.638      -3.29  100.00

     CHINA P  1121.213   1273.593   1046.437    913.541    -12.70  1283.738   1169.641   1157.346   1140.697     -11.14   63.81

     ITALY      70.525     84.165     61.872     67.914      9.77    82.089     90.463     90.911     90.208       9.89    5.05

     INDIA      64.997     76.387     62.407     74.485     19.35    73.065     87.183     88.498     88.465      21.08    4.95

     VIETNAM    40.881     46.142     40.138     49.901     24.32    44.337     54.917     55.030     55.905      26.09    3.13

     BNGLDSH    28.147     46.262     42.023     50.872     21.06    45.662     52.129     55.149     55.111      20.69    3.08

     ISRAEL      0.376     19.345      9.350     38.791    314.90     9.415     40.293     43.957     48.787     418.20    2.73

     INDNSIA    39.978     58.935     54.460     41.847    -23.16    56.734     45.347     46.185     46.322     -18.35    2.59

     BELGIUM    19.571     21.937     16.317     17.597      7.85    21.771     22.748     22.901     23.217       6.65    1.30

     SRI LKA    15.718     18.412     16.263     20.252     24.52    16.980     22.770     22.577     22.401      31.92    1.25

     FRANCE     14.144     14.814     11.417     13.254     16.09    14.976     16.384     16.351     16.651      11.19    0.93

     PHIL R      9.590     16.249     14.712     15.020      2.10    16.524     16.620     16.643     16.557       0.20    0.93

     MEXICO     15.353     15.515     11.580     12.351      6.65    14.723     17.255     16.731     16.286      10.61    0.91

     U KING     12.756     13.316      9.718     10.171      4.67    13.019     13.853     13.811     13.770       5.77    0.77

     CAMBOD     24.491     19.037     17.788     11.441    -35.68    21.094     12.110     12.276     12.690     -39.84    0.71

     PORTUGL     3.623     11.534      9.188      9.964      8.45    10.211     12.599     12.361     12.311      20.57    0.69

     CHINA T     5.990      8.740      7.028      8.347     18.77     8.210     10.183     10.143     10.059      22.52    0.56

     HG KONG     5.735      6.559      4.855      5.810     19.68     6.084      7.495      7.589      7.514      23.51    0.42

     KOR REP     7.715      8.441      6.669      4.955    -25.69     8.433      7.014      6.864      6.728     -20.22    0.38

     GERMANY     3.779      4.723      3.850      2.844    -26.13     4.773      4.203      3.831      3.717     -22.11    0.21

     PAKISTN     3.540      2.305      1.628      2.112     29.69     2.541      2.727      2.833      2.788       9.71    0.16


     _WTO     1591.316   1858.694   1520.075   1446.282     -4.85  1846.007   1798.914   1795.913   1784.901      -3.31   99.85

     _OECD     164.471    196.941    147.746    157.508      6.61   193.228    206.563    206.805    206.702       6.97   11.56

     _EU15     134.088    161.330    120.158    130.720      8.79   157.368    171.991    172.022    171.892       9.23    9.62

     _EC12     132.624    159.708    118.919    129.561      8.95   155.676    170.517    170.478    170.350       9.43    9.53

     _ASEAN    127.915    154.363    139.371    128.045     -8.13   152.447    140.642    141.708    143.038      -6.17    8.00

     _W HEMI    35.496     37.533     27.988     30.634      9.45    35.920     40.143     40.102     40.179      11.86    2.25

     _CBI        3.795      5.206      3.787      4.784     26.32     4.617      5.709      5.960      6.203      34.36    0.35

     _CAFTA      3.407      4.838      3.568      4.533     27.04     4.285      5.314      5.559      5.803      35.40    0.32