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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 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       5.094      6.020      4.341      6.458     48.76     5.709      7.807      8.012      8.137      42.53  100.00

     CHINA P     3.597      4.701      3.336      5.481     64.31     4.246      6.438      6.717      6.846      61.25   84.14

     VIETNAM     0.331      0.300      0.235      0.069    -70.52     0.371      0.161      0.108      0.135     -63.69    1.66

     HG KONG     0.223      0.092      0.091      0.097      6.78     0.200      0.097      0.099      0.099     -50.79    1.21

     PAKISTN     0.023      0.048      0.048      0.070     47.17     0.066      0.071      0.071      0.070       5.74    0.86

     BNGLDSH     0.218      0.018      0.000      0.000       *       0.000      0.018      0.018      0.018        *      0.22


     _WTO        5.094      6.015      4.336      6.458     48.93     5.704      7.807      8.012      8.137      42.66  100.00

     _OECD       0.523      0.521      0.363      0.510     40.43     0.506      0.668      0.648      0.668      31.92    8.20

     _ASEAN      0.352      0.307      0.241      0.073    -69.56     0.387      0.165      0.110      0.139     -64.09    1.71