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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 Million $$$,    * I/P:    *   

                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       4.721      5.059      3.899      3.667     -5.95     5.094      4.957      4.907      4.827      -5.24  100.00

     CHINA P     1.059      1.741      1.220      0.832    -31.82     1.451      1.521      1.396      1.353      -6.74   28.03

     BELGIUM     0.779      0.751      0.635      0.792     24.81     0.831      0.814      0.910      0.908       9.31   18.82

     HUNGARY     0.779      0.759      0.587      0.648     10.41     0.708      0.863      0.787      0.820      15.90   16.99

     ITALY       0.335      0.428      0.339      0.435     28.13     0.498      0.546      0.589      0.523       5.03   10.84

     ROMANIA     0.162      0.138      0.125      0.123     -1.59     0.147      0.155      0.118      0.136      -7.29    2.83

     FRANCE      0.263      0.124      0.122      0.034    -71.90     0.209      0.020      0.036      0.036     -82.59    0.75

     INDNSIA     0.000      0.057      0.057      0.018    -68.46     0.057      0.000      0.000      0.018     -68.46    0.37

     MEXICO      0.001      0.012      0.000      0.003       *       0.000      0.015      0.015      0.015        *      0.32

     LITHUAN     0.110      0.065      0.065      0.000   -100.00     0.094      0.065      0.065      0.000    -100.00    0.00


     _WTO        4.721      5.059      3.899      3.667     -5.95     5.094      4.957      4.907      4.827      -5.24  100.00

     _OECD       2.735      2.452      1.981      2.118      6.89     2.732      2.550      2.620      2.588      -5.27   53.62

     _EU15       1.737      1.546      1.267      1.409     11.22     1.812      1.594      1.758      1.688      -6.85   34.97

     _EC12       1.677      1.504      1.234      1.368     10.90     1.769      1.558      1.712      1.638      -7.40   33.94

     _W HEMI     0.114      0.143      0.119      0.216     81.43     0.158      0.211      0.219      0.240      52.21    4.98

     _ASEAN      0.014      0.063      0.063      0.018    -71.10     0.077      0.000      0.000      0.018     -76.26    0.38