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Imports, Exports Down For First Five Months Of 2017

 

U.S. government trade figures for the first five months of 2017 indicated raw material imports were up in two categories outlined: hog bristle and broom and mop handles, compared to the first five months of 2016. For May 2017, two categories reported increases: hog bristle and broom and mop handles, compared to May 2016.

Import totals for the first five months of 2017 were down in six finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers and upright brooms, compared to the
first five months of 2016. In May 2017, four categories outlined recorded decreases: brooms
and brushes of vegetable material, shaving brushes, paint rollers and upright brooms,
compared to May 2016.

 

– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle
The United States imported 41,331 kilograms of hog bristle in May 2017, up 48 percent from 27,901 kilograms imported in May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 141,696 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up 35 percent from 104,649 kilograms imported during the first five months of 2016.

China sent 134,932 kilograms to the United States during the first five months of 2017.

The average price per kilogram for May 2017 was $21.86, up 19 percent from the average price per kilogram for May 2016 of $18.31. The average price per kilogram for the first five months of 2017 was $22.52, up 7 percent from the average price per kilogram of $20.96 for the first five months of 2016.

 

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during May 2017 was 1.8 million, up 13 percent from 1.6 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 7.6 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 15 percent from 6.6 million for the first five months of 2016.


During the first five months of 2017, the United States received 2.9 million broom and mop handles from Brazil, 2.6 million from Honduras and 1.3 million from China.


The average price per handle for May 2017 was 91 cents, down 4 percent from the average for May 2016 of 95 cents. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was 82 cents, down 13 percent from 94 cents for the first five months of 2016.

 

 

Brush Backs

May 2017 imports of brush backs totaled 579,976, down 8 percent from 633,262 for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 2.2 million brush backs were imported, down 31 percent from 3.2 million for the first five months of 2016.


Sri Lanka sent 1 million brush backs to the United States during the first five months of 2017.


The average price per brush back was 56 cents during May 2017, up 24 percent from 45 cents for May 2016. For the first five months of 2017, the average price per brush back was 54 cents, up 20 percent from 45 cents for the first five months of 2016.

 

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during May 2017 was 1.9 million, down 37 percent from 3 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 10.2 million metal handles were imported, down 17 percent from 12.3 million for the first five months of 2016.


During the first five months of 2017, China exported 4.4 million metal handles to the United States, while Spain sent 3.7 million and Italy shipped 1.6 million.


The average price per handle for May 2017 was 91 cents, up 11 percent from 82 cents for May 2016. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was 90 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first five months of 2016.

 

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –

Brooms Of Broom Corn
Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 655,943 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during May 2017, up 5 percent from 624,437 for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 2.9 million brooms of broom corn were imported, down 3 percent from 3 million for the first five months of 2016.


Mexico shipped nearly all of the brooms to the United States during the first five months of 2017.


The average price per broom for May 2017 was $2.34, down 9 percent from $2.56 for May 2016. The average price per broom for the first five months of 2017 was $2.36, down 7 percent from the average price for the first five months of 2016 of $2.54.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during May 2017 was 295,855, down 30 percent from 420,752 brooms and brushes imported during May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 1.2 million brooms and brushes were imported, down 33 percent from 1.8 million for the first five months of 2016.


Sri Lanka exported 643,239 brooms and brushes to the United States during the first five months of 2017, while France sent 137,933.


The average price per unit for May 2017 was $2.24, up 113 percent from the average price for May 2016 of $1.05. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was $1.52, up 36 percent from $1.12 for the first five months of 2016.

 

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 101.5 million toothbrushes in May 2017, up 2 percent from 100 million imported in May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 442.9 million toothbrushes were imported, down 6 percent from 472.5 million imported during the first five months of 2016.


China sent 335.2 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2017.


The average price per toothbrush for May 2017 was 22 cents, the same as for May 2016. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was 21 cents, the same as for the first five months of 2016.

 

Hairbrushes

May 2017 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.4 million, up 10 percent from 4 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 19.8 million hairbrushes were imported, up 11 percent from 17.8 million for the first five months of 2016.


China sent 19.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2017.


The average price per hairbrush was 26 cents during May 2017, up 1 cent from the average price for May 2016. For the first five months of 2017, the average price per hairbrush was 24 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first five months of 2016.

 

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 5.1 million shaving brushes in May 2017, down 27 percent from 7 million imported in May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 25.1 million shaving brushes were imported, down 21 percent from 31.9 million imported during the first five months of 2016.


China sent 18.7 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first five months of 2017, while South Korea shipped 3.2 million and Italy exported 1.3 million.


The average price per shaving brush for May 2017 was 16 cents, up 23 percent from the average
price for May 2016 of 13 cents. The average price
for the first five months of 2017 was 14 cents, down 13 percent from 16 cents for the first five months
of 2016.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during May 2017 was 5.8 million, down 28 percent from 8.1 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 28.9 million paint rollers were imported, down 8 percent from 31.5 million during the first five months of 2016.


China sent 24.2 million paint rollers to the United States during the first five months of 2017, while Cambodia shipped 2 million and Mexico exported
1.5 million.


The average price per paint roller for May 2017 was 47 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for May 2016. The average price for the first five months
of 2017 was 42 cents, down 13 percent from the average price for the first five months of 2016 of
48 cents.

 

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Paintbrushes
U.S. companies imported 22.3 million paintbrushes during May 2017, the same as for May 2016. Paintbrush imports for the first five months of 2017 were 107.2 million, up 2 percent from 104.8 million for the first five months of 2016.


China shipped 96.3 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2017, while Indonesia sent 9 million.


The average price per paintbrush for May 2017 was 30 cents, down 12 percent from the average price for May 2016 of 34 cents. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was 29 cents, down 6 percent from 31 cents for the first five months of 2016.

 

Upright Brooms
The total import of upright brooms for May 2017 was 888,051, down 41 percent from 1.5 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 6.6 million upright brooms were imported, down 14 percent from 7.7 million imported during the first five months of 2016.

China sent 5.7 million upright brooms to the United States during the first five months of 2017.

The average price per broom for May 2017 was $1.62, up 19 percent from the average price for May 2016 of $1.36. The average price per broom for the first five months of 2017 was $1.24,
down 6 percent from $1.32 for the first five months of 2016.



– EXPORTS –
Export totals for the first five months of 2017 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first five months of 2016.

In May 2017, the same three categories also reported decreases, compared to May 2016.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials
The United States exported 8,952 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during May 2017, up 124 percent from the May 2016 total of 3,998 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during the first five months of 2017 were 39,643 dozen, up 34 percent from 29,647 dozen for the first five months of 2016.

The United States sent 13,348 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada and 10,887 dozen to Mexico, during the first five months of 2017.

The average price per dozen of brooms and brushes was $33.73 in May 2017, down 19 percent from $41.58 for May 2016. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for the first five months of 2017 was $31.92, down 38 percent from $51.69 for the first five months of 2016.

 

Toothbrushes
During May 2017, the United States exported 14.1 million toothbrushes, down 12 percent from the total recorded in May 2016 of 16.1 million. During the first five months of 2017, 60.6 million toothbrushes were exported, down 31 percent from 88 million exported during the first five months of 2016.

The United States exported 18.6 million toothbrushes to Germany, 13.5 million to Canada and 9 million to Mexico, during the first five months of 2017.

The average price per toothbrush for May 2017 was 52 cents, the same as for May 2016. The average price per toothbrush for the first five months of 2017 was 55 cents, up 34 percent from 41 cents for the first five months of 2016.

Shaving Brushes
The United States exported 2.2 million shaving brushes during May 2017, up 29 percent from
1.7 million for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 7.4 million shaving brushes
were exported, up 9 percent from 6.8 million for the first five months of 2016.

During the first five months of 2017, the United States exported 4.3 million shaving brushes to Brazil and 1.4 million to Canada.

The average price per shaving brush for May 2017 was 79 cents, down 34 percent from $1.20 for May 2016. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was $1.08, down 18 percent from $1.31 for the first five months of 2016.

 

Artist Brushes
May 2017 exports of artist brushes totaled 826,958, down 13 percent from 949,800 for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 3.5 million artist brushes were exported, down 8 percent from 3.8 million for the first five months
of 2016.

Canada received 2.7 million artist brushes from the United States during the first five months of 2017.

The average price per artist brush was $5.19 during May 2017, up 84 percent from the average price for May 2016 of $2.82. For the first five months of 2017, the average price per artist brush was $4.36, up 24 percent from $3.52 for the first five months of 2016.

 

Paintbrushes
The export total of paintbrushes during May 2017 was 184,243, down 4 percent from 192,405 for May 2016. During the first five months of 2017, 999,271 paintbrushes were exported, down
29 percent from 1.4 million for the first five
months of 2016.

Canada imported 426,125 paintbrushes from the United States during the first five months of 2017, while the United Kingdom received 277,733.

The average price per paintbrush for May 2017 was $6.65, down 5 percent from $7 for May 2016. The average price for the first five months of 2017 was $6.44, up 29 percent from $5.01 for the first five months of 2016.

 

May 2017

May 2017 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.

 

 
 

Industry News

 


Gary Raley Joins Board Of Jones Family Of Companies


Gary Raley

Gary Raley


Jones Family of Companies, which includes Jones Nonwovens and Jones Yarn, has named Gary
Raley as it seventh and final board member. Raley, who most recently served as vice president of
U.S. sales for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., joined the newly formed board of directors in June.

Raley currently serves as a director for Bemis Manufacturing, Weigel’s Stores, Buehler’s Stores
and Gorilla Glue, in addition to his new role with Jones.

The board is comprised of three non-family members, the non-family CEO and three family representatives.

The other six members of the board are:
W. Ralph Jones III, executive chairman of Jones Family of Companies;
Richard Ayers, CEO of Jones Family of Companies;
Josie Hale Nielson, a former buyer for Kirkland’s Home Décor, and a representative for
the Jones family;

William Barnes Thomas, pilot for Monarch Air, and a representative for the Jones family;
Kathryn V. Roedel, a former GE executive and executive vice president of Select Comfort,
who serves on the board of directors of Generac Holdings, Inc., and recently served as board
chair for the International Sleep Products Association; and,

Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler, most recently chairman of the board of E. Ritter & Company.
Previously he was CEO of the family-owned agricultural and communications company with
operations in Arkansas and Tennessee.


Jones Yarn produces yarns for a wide variety of textile applications; however, yarns for wet mopping,
dry mopping and specialty cleaning applications have been the company’s primary focus.

For more information on the Jones Family of Companies, visit www.jonesfamilyco.com
or view the company story on YouTube.

 


 



Malish Opens Manufacturing Facility In Poland

 

Malish

 

The Malish Corporation, manufacturer of rotary/disc brushes for commercial floor cleaning machines, along with a line of janitorial and foodservice/color-coded brushes, has opened its first manufacturing facility in Europe.

While the company has operated a sales office in Europe for more than a decade, the new
manufacturing joint venture in Środa Śląska, Poland, means the company is now manufacturing
on three continents — North America, Europe and Asia.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing Fred Lombardi said, "Establishing a manufacturing operation in Europe has been a goal of our management team for a number of years. Establishing our new
joint venture in Poland gives us the ability to meet the needs of our European customers in a way
that we never could before. Being able to manufacture Malish quality brushes and ship within the EU, rather than from our U.S. or China plants, will be a logistic win for us."

The Malish Corporation specializes in the manufacturing of cylindrical, rotary or disc brushes,
janitorial brushes, foodservice brushes and the Diamabrush™ By Malish Floor Preparation System.
The company is also a custom extruder of thermoplastic tubes and profiles.

For more information, visit www.malish.com.

 

 

 



Happenings At Mill-Rose

 

Brush Manufacturers And Suppliers Attend Mill-Rose
57th Annual Golf Outing

 

MillRose Golf Outing

Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world gathered for the 57th annual
Victor F. Miller Golf Tournament in Cleveland, OH, sponsored by The Mill-Rose Company.


“The 2017 tournament was a huge success,” said Gregory Miller, vice president of The Mill-Rose Company. “The weather was perfect, the golf course was in great condition
and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”

Over 65 representatives from the United States and countries from around the world attended the
event, hosted by Mentor, OH-based The Mill-Rose Company in honor of the company’s past president,
Victor F. Miller. Manufacturers and suppliers gathered during the week before the golf outing to discuss business trends and opportunities for the brush manufacturing industry.

Brushes manufactured by the represented companies are used in all types of industry around the world. Applications include makeup/mascara brushes, hair brushes, floor sweeping and polishing brushes, gun cleaning brushes, car wash brushes, copier toner brushes, brooms, paint brushes and special brushes used in the medical field.

Local and regional companies attending the event included Malish Brush, Precision Brush,
Cleveland Wood Products, Spiral Brush, Brushes Corp., Nexstep Commercial Products, and
The Mill-Rose Company.

 

Paul Miller And Nate Zapolla

 

Pictured, left to right, are Mike Fredricksen, Andrew McIlroy, Don Didier, Paul Miller Sr.,

Chris Monahan, Scott Enchelmaier, Doug Whitworth and Jordan Dykes.

 

Paul Miller And Nate Zapolla

 

Pictured, left to right, are Jim Benjamin, Dennise Silva and Paul Miller, Sr.

 

 

Paul Miller And Nate Zapolla Share Birthday, Career, And Life Experiences

 

Paul Miller, Mill-Rose Company president, and Nate Zapolla first met in 5th grade at St. Ann’s Elementary School in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Zapolla, who joined the company in 2000, is Mill-Rose's
new product development manager. He said, “I was a new student and told the girl sitting in front of me that my birthday was June 29. Paul overheard me and couldn’t believe we were born on the same day.”

“The two have been good friends since they met on that day 61 years ago. They have a lot of shared history, having attended school together. Following high school, Paul Miller attended Ohio University, and after graduation, entered the family business, Mill-Rose,” according to Paul Miller’s son, Gregory Miller.

Zapolla attended Kent State University, and joined the army after his junior year, serving as a combat medic. He then continued his service in the National Guard. He re-established contact with Paul Miller, and recalls renting an apartment in Cleveland Heights with five other friends for $10 per month.

 

The Mill-Rose Company is a manufacturer of twisted-in-wire brushes used in all types of industry throughout the world. Mill-Rose is a family-owned organization, now in its fourth generation. The company began in 1919, and today operates manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout the United States and Mexico. Mill-Rose also has a U.S. distribution center.


Paul Miller And Nate Zapolla

 

Paul Miller (left) and Nate Zapolla,
both of The Mill-Rose Company, share
the same birthday — and have shared a lot of memories throughout the years.

 








IHA Vice President Jeff Murphy Dies In Hiking Accident

 

Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy

 

Jeff Murphy, 53, vice president, international, of the International Housewares Association (IHA),
died June 7 during a hiking trip in Yellowstone National Park.

“His death was the result of a fall near Turkey Pen Peak in Mammoth Hot Springs, WY. He went missing
on Wednesday, and a search began Thursday when his wife notified authorities that he had not checked in,” according to a release from IHA.

“He joined IHA Feb. 1. Although his tenure as an official IHA staff member was short, he was a longtime member of the association through his work in international sales for more than 20 years, and a familiar face to the global housewares industry,” IHA President/CEO Phil Brandl said.

Before joining IHA, Murphy was vice president of international sales at Wilton Brands LLC, for more than 13 years. Prior to that, he was an international sales consult, working with clients such as Nordic Ware, Progressive International, Home Products International (Homz), Pfaltzgraff, Anchor Hocking Glass and Wilton Brands.

He is survived by his wife, Erica, and children, Collin and Megan. A GoFundMe account has been established in his name— www.gofundme.com/jeff-murphy-memorial.



 


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