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Imports Mixed, Exports Down For All Of 2019

U.S. government trade figures for December 2019 indicated raw material imports were up in two categories outlined: broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to December 2018. For all of 2019, raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: hog bristle, brush backs and metal handles, compared to all of 2018.

Import totals for December 2019 were up in four of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paint rollers, compared to December 2018. For all of 2019, import totals were up in three categories outlined, compared to all of 2018: broom and brushes of vegetable material, shaving brushes and upright brooms.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 9,263 kilograms of hog bristle in December 2019, down 11 percent from 10,353 kilograms imported in December 2018. For all of 2019, 182,937 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down 13 percent from 210,184 for all of 2018.

China sent 182,786 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per kilogram for December 2019 was $31.47, down 24 percent from the average price per kilogram for December 2018 of $41.65. For all of 2019, the average price per kilogram was $39.36, up 7 percent from $36.81 for all of 2018.


Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and­­ mop handles during December 2019 was 1.1 million, up 10 percent from 1 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 18.1 million broom and mop handles were imported, the same as for all of 2018.

For all of 2019, the United States received 8.3 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 5.2 million from Brazil and 2.8 million from China.

The average price per handle for December 2019 was 72 cents, down 6 percent from 77 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per handle was 73 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2018.

Brush Backs

December 2019 imports of brush backs totaled 225,659, up 31 percent from 172,217 for December 2018. For all of 2019, 4.2 million brush backs were imported, down 22 percent from 5.4 million for 2018.

Sri Lanka shipped 1.5 million brush backs to the United States during all of 2019, while Canada shipped 1.4 million and Indonesia exported 1.2 million.

The average price per brush back was 45 cents during December 2019, down 26 percent from 61 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price was 53 cents, up 8 percent from 49 cents for all of 2018.


Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during December 2019 was 910,097, down
17 percent from 1.1 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 16.5 million metal handles were imported, down 15 percent from 19.4 million for all of 2018.

For all of 2019, Italy sent 7.7 million metal handles to the United States, while China exported 4.1 million and Spain shipped 2.4 million.

The average price per handle for December 2019 was $1.12, down 10 percent from $1.25 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per handle was $1.02, down 1 cent from 2018.


– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 411,763 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during December 2019, down 5 percent from 433,275 for December 2018. For all of 2019, 5.8 million brooms were imported, down 8 percent from 6.3 million for all of 2018.

Mexico sent nearly all the brooms to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per broom for December 2019 was $2.26, down 10 percent from $2.51 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per broom was $2.33, down 3 percent from $2.41 for all of 2018.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during December 2019 was 321,416, up 146 percent from 130,467 brooms and brushes imported during December 2018. For all of 2019, 3.4 million brooms and brushes were imported, up 42 percent from 2.4 million for all of 2018.

For all of 2019, Sri Lanka exported 1.6 million brooms and brushes to the
United States.

The average price per unit for December 2019 was 41 cents, down 69 percent from $1.33 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per unit was 79 cents, down 35 percent from $1.21 for all of 2018.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 92.9 million toothbrushes in December 2019, up 5 percent from 88.1 million imported in December 2018. For all of 2019, 1.1 billion toothbrushes were imported, the same as for all of 2018.

China sent 879.7 million toothbrushes to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per toothbrush for December 2019 was 27 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per toothbrush was 25 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2018.


Hairbrushes

December 2019 imports of hairbrushes totaled 2.8 million, down 42 percent from 4.8 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 54.5 million hairbrushes were imported, the same as for all of 2018.

China sent 52.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per hairbrush was 28 cents during December 2019, up 33 percent from 21 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per hairbrush was 25 cents, the same as for all of 2018.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 8.1 million shaving brushes in December 2019,
up 161 percent from 3.1 million imported in December 2018. For all of 2019,
60.7 million shaving brushes were imported, up 8 percent from 56.2 million
for all of 2018.

China sent 43.6 million shaving brushes to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per shaving brush for December 2019 was 10 cents, down 47 percent from 19 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per brush was 12 cents, down 14 percent from 14 cents for all of 2018.

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during December 2019 was 7.8 million, up 24 percent from 6.3 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 77.9 million paint rollers were imported, down 13 percent from 89.1 million for all of 2018.

China sent 61 million paint rollers to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per paint roller for December 2019 was 41 cents, down
20 percent from 51 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price
per paint roller was 48 cents, up 14 percent from 42 cents for all of 2018.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 18.5 million paintbrushes during December 2019, down 21 percent from 23.5 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 270 million paintbrushes were imported, down 12 percent from 306.4 million for all of 2018.

China shipped 246.3 million paintbrushes to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per paintbrush for December 2019 was 34 cents, up 17 percent from 29 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per paintbrush was 29 cents, the same as for all of 2018.


Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for December 2019 was 1.5 million, down
12 percent from 1.7 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 21.2 million
upright brooms were imported, up 15 percent from 18.4 million for all of 2018.

China sent 19.1 million upright brooms to the United States during all of 2019.

The average price per broom for December 2019 was $1.38, down 27 percent from $1.89 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per broom was $1.49, up 2 percent from $1.46 for all of 2018.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for December 2019 were down in four categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to December 2018. For all of 2019, export totals were also down in four categories outlined, compared to all of 2018: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 5,482 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during December 2019, up 28 percent from the December 2018 total
of 4,283 dozen. For all of 2019, 77,684 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 10 percent from 85,905 dozen for all of 2018.

The United States sent 34,626 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during
all of 2019.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $41.85 in December 2019, up 16 percent from $36.08 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $43.19, up 22 percent from $35.54 per dozen for all of 2018.

 

Toothbrushes

During December 2019, the United States exported 9.5 million toothbrushes,
down 2 percent from 9.7 million for December 2018. For all of 2019, 151.1 million toothbrushes were exported, down 6 percent from 160.6 million for all of 2018.

The United States exported 40.5 million toothbrushes to Canada during all of 2019.

The average price per toothbrush for December 2019 was 77 cents, up 17 percent from 66 cents for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per brush was 55 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2018.


Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 727,140 shaving brushes during December 2019, down 15 percent from 855,820 for December 2018. For all of 2019, 18 million shaving brushes were exported, up 10 percent from 16.3 million for all of 2018.

For all of 2019, the United States exported 6.2 million shaving brushes to Mexico, 4.2 million to Canada and 3.8 million to Brazil.

The average price per shaving brush for December 2019 was $1.59, down 20 percent from $1.99 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per shaving brush was 98 cents, down 26 percent from $1.32 for all of 2018.


Artist Brushes

December 2019 exports of artist brushes totaled 779,685, down 15 percent from 919,463 for December 2018. For all of 2019, 8.3 million artist brushes were exported, down 21 percent from 10.5 million for all of 2018.

Canada received 5.7 million artist brushes from the United States during
all of 2019.

The average price per artist brush was $2.23 during December 2019, down
11 percent from $2.50 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per artist brush was $3.71, up 5 percent from $3.55 for all of 2018.


Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during December 2019 was 122,438, down
38 percent from 198,231 for December 2018. For all of 2019, 2.3 million paintbrushes were exported, down 8 percent from 2.5 million for all of 2018.

Canada imported 1 million paintbrushes from the United States during all of 2019, while the United Kingdom received 483,439.

The average price per paintbrush for December 2019 was $9.20, up 58 percent from $5.84 for December 2018. For all of 2019, the average price per paintbrush was $6.49, down 2 percent from $6.62 for all of 2018

 

December 2019

October 2019 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.

 



Industry News



InterBrush 2020 Postponed Until 2022
As A Result Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


InterBrush

Due to the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), InterBrush 2020 —
the international brush, broom, mop, paint roller and related industry trade fair held
every four years in Freiburg, Germany — has been postponed.

Originally set for May 6-8, 2020, the event has been rescheduled for May 2022.
A specific date has not been announced. The news was reported on March 13 by
the event’s organizer, Messe Freiburg.

“In response to the rising number of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19)
in Europe and worldwide, Messe Freiburg has decided to postpone the leading
international trade fair,” according to a Messe Freiburg press release. “The health of the exhibitors, visitors and employees, as well as Freiburg’s inhabitants, are of the highest priority for Messe Freiburg. Under the prevailing circumstances, it would be impossible to organize such a first-rate international trade fair as InterBrush without critical complications.

“Every four years, (InterBrush) brings together approximately 200 exhibitors,
from 30 countries, and 7,000 visitors, from over 90 countries — a significant number
of whom come from what are currently being designated as high-risk areas. In agreement with the international industry associations, as well as with the leading machinery companies, Messe Freiburg has decided to postpone the event to May 2022. We are working closely with the exhibitors to find a fitting specific date, which will be announced as soon as possible.”

American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Executive Director David Parr added: “ABMA understands, and supports, the decision taken in regards to the rescheduling of InterBrush to May 2022. It is apparent that worldwide effects of the coronavirus will not be sufficiently settled to guarantee the safety of the thousands of attendees of this event. On behalf of the ABMA board of directors, we look to do our part in helping to make InterBrush 2022 a truly successful event.”

Visit www.messe.freiburg.de for more information.



Houseware’s Assoc. Board Of Directors Announces
The Inspired Home Show 2021 Set For March 13-16

 

International Housewares Association

The International Housewares Association’s board of directors has announced the previously scheduled 2020 event has been cancelled. The 2021 Inspired Home Show is scheduled for March 13-16, 2021, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The IHA board of directors and IHA staff is working together to measure the financial
impact on the industry and the association. Once an analysis is complete, additional information will be made available.

The Inspired Home Show 2021 will be held March 13-16 at
Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.


For information, visit TheInspiredHome.com.

 

 


 



National Hardware Show®
Announces New Dates For 2020

 

Shurhold


 The National Hardware Show® (NHS) has announced that the 75th anniversary event
will now take place on September 1-3, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in
Las Vegas, NV.

“We know how important the National Hardware Show is to our customers’ business,
and it is our top priority to provide a place where the hardware and home improvement industry has the ability to come together and allow business to continue,”
said Randy Field, group vice president, Reed Exhibitions. “Therefore, we will be holding
the National Hardware Show September 1-3, 2020.”

Field continued, “We are working with our partners to find solutions to logistical and operational issues that may arise. We are here to help, but ask for their patience as we ensure all of our customers are taken care of. With that in mind, our customers should make sure to change hotels, flights and any other arrangements. Information regarding airline change fee waivers is available on our website.”

For more information and to stay informed on the latest updates to this year’s National Hardware Show, visit www.nationalhardwareshow.com.

 

 


 



O’Dell Corporation Helps Send 50 4th Graders
To Natural Resource Camp

 

Shurhold


About 50 Ware Shoals (SC) Primary School fourth graders benefitted from hands-on environmental studies, thanks to the school’s partnership with The O’Dell Corporation.

The students and their chaperones participated in the camp during March. Classes and activities included “Wetlands Or Badlands,” “The Seasons Of Life – A Waterfowl Adventure,” “The Scarecrow And Plow,” “Spineless Wonders,” “Their Blood Runs Cold,” “Human Impact at Camp Leopold,” “Celestial Navigation/Night Walk, The Final Frontier,” a cypress swamp canoe trip, a team challenge course, a scavenger hunt, a campfire and more.

Since 2016, The O’Dell Corporation has sponsored the overnight two-day field trip to Camp Leopold for all fourth grade students at Ware Shoals Primary. The company’s cost is approximately $7,100 a year, depending on the number of students and chaperones attending. School District 51 provides transportation for students and chaperones.

“Through the generosity of The O’Dell Corporation, fourth grade students will experience nature as they never have before,” Dr. Fay Sprouse, District 51 Superintendent said. “Camp Leopold provides environmental education and hands-on science experiences in a natural setting. The late Senator O’Dell was a huge supporter of the programs at Camp Leopold.
I’m grateful that the O’Dell Corporation continues to provide our students this opportunity.”

Located in Pinewood, Camp Leopold was established in 2012 as a “school year”
natural resource conservation and environmental education camp. The camp’s curriculum meets South Carolina and National Education standards for third through seventh graders, using its 410-acre outdoor classroom to allow students to connect with hands-on
experiences with the environment.





Hahl/Perlon Coronavirus Statement 17 March 2020


Perlon


Perlon® produces quality filaments at five sites on three continents for its customers,
and operates a strategy of acting globally, but producing locally, whilst sourcing where possible from local suppliers. In times like this, in which familiar delivery networks have
come to a halt, this strategy is paying dividends. At the time of writing, we can report that
all of our sites are operating normally and at full capacity on fulfilling customer and stock orders. There are currently no supply shortages of our raw materials, nor do we foresee
any in the short term.

We have proactively planned, and are keeping our stock levels high, to enable us to
optimally offset any possible temporary supply disruption of any of our suppliers.

Due to the measures decided by the governments of many countries, global deliveries meanwhile, are likely to slow down. Sea and air freight are particularly effected.
Therefore; the delivery of your goods is likely to be delayed. Our colleagues are in close contact with our haulers to try to keep any impact to a minimum.

Rest assured that Perlon® has taken a great number of appropriate measures to best
protect our employees from contamination at work. Should infection arise, clear instructions have been issued to prevent a spread of infection within the company. Emergency plans for relevant departments have been issued, or will be issued imminently to enable business operations to continue.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with your regular point of contact in sales or customer service.

Stay healthy!

Perlon GmbH
Rottenackerstraße 2-18 • 89597 Munderkingen •  Germany
www.perlon.com

 


 

Perlon

 

To Restart Soon, It Is Best To Stop In Time

 

In support of the latest directives of the Italian Government, Borghi S.p.A. has ordered
the temporary suspension of all production activities in its Italian factories from
March 23, 2020, to March 27, 2020, included. This decision was made in addition to the measures already adopted over the past few weeks to protect health, and the safety of its employees against the Corona virus.

Since the well-being of the employees is the company's top priority,
Borghi S.p.A. wishes to adhere, even closer, to the protocol issued by the Italian
government, which provides for the suspension of production activities under the
current special circumstances.

Borghi S.p.A. will continue to constantly monitor the evolution of the situation to react
quickly and effectively. Any decisions and actions will only be taken in accordance with
the indications of the national and local governmental authorities in charge. It is important
to underline, at present, none of our employees have been infected, confirming the effectiveness of the precautions taken. 

Thank you to our customers and friends who ask about us. We are appreciative of
your support. With this measure, Borghi S.p.A. intends to prepare to resume business,
with energy and efficiency, as soon as conditions will allow.

 

Visit www.boucherieborghigroup.com for more information.

Perlon




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