One forecaster of the gemstone industry estimated that this year palladium has experienced

increasing sales of up to 10 percent but predicted that the industry as a whole will realize a volume of sales fairly close to last year.

(A) increasing sales of up to 10 percent but predicted that the industry as a whole will realize a volume of sales close to last year.

(B) increases in sales of up to 10 percent but predicted that the industry as a whole would have realized a volume of sales fairly close to last year.

(C) up to 10 percent in increasing sales but predicted that the industry as a whole would realize a volume of sales fairly close to last year.

(D) sales increases of up to 10 percent but predicted that the industry as a whole would realize a volume of sales fairly close to last year's.

(E) increases up to 10 percent of sales but predicted that the industry as a whole will have realized its volume of sales fairly close to last year's.

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