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For First Nine Months Of 2018, Raw Material Imports Down, Finished Goods Imports Up, Exports Up

U.S. government trade figures for the first nine months of 2018 indicated raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: hog bristles, broom and mop handles and metal handles, compared to the first nine months of 2017. For September 2018, all four categories reported decreases: hog bristles, broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to September 2017.

Import totals for the first nine months of 2018 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: toothbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first nine months of 2017. In September 2018, four categories outlined recorded increases: broom and brushes of vegetable materials, hairbrushes, upright brooms and paintbrushes, compared to September 2017.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 38,586 kilograms of hog bristle in September 2018, down 58 percent from 91,107 kilograms imported in September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 172,765 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down
45 percent from 314,411 kilograms imported during the first nine months of 2017.

China sent 170,706 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per kilogram for September 2018 was $39.91, up 233 percent from the average price per kilogram for September 2017 of $11.98. The average price per kilogram for the first nine months of 2018 was $35.82, up 82 percent from the average price per kilogram of $19.65 for the first nine months of 2017.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during September 2018 was 1.5 million, down 25 percent from 2 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 13.5 million broom and mop handles were imported, down
4 percent from 14.1 million for the first nine months of 2017.

During the first nine months of 2018, the United States received 6.1 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 4.1 million from Brazil and 2.4 million from China.

The average price per handle for September 2018 was 74 cents, down 10 percent from 82 cents for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months
of 2018 was 72 cents, down 10 percent from 80 cents for the first nine months
of 2017.

 

Brush Backs

September 2018 imports of brush backs totaled 478,003, down 8 percent from 520,814 for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 4.1 million brush backs were imported, the same as for the first nine months of 2017.

Sri Lanka shipped 1.8 million brush backs to the United States during the first nine months of 2018, while Canada sent 1.5 million.

The average price per brush back was 42 cents during September 2018, down
21 percent from 53 cents for September 2017. For the first nine months of 2018, the average price per brush back was 50 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first nine months of 2017.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during September 2018 was 839,963, down
40 percent from 1.4 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 15.7 million metal handles were imported, down 8 percent from 17.1 million for the first nine months of 2017.

During the first nine months of 2018, Italy exported 6.6 million metal handles to the United States, while China sent 5 million and Spain shipped 3.2 million.

The average price per handle for September 2018 was $1.19, up 10 percent from $1.08 for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was 97 cents, up 5 percent from 92 cents for the first nine months of 2017.


– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 446,070 brooms of broom corn valued at more than
96 cents per broom during September 2018, down 1 percent from 452,843 for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 4.9 million brooms of
broom corn were imported, down 8 percent from 5.3 million for the first nine
months of 2017.

Mexico sent nearly all of the brooms to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per broom for September 2018 was $2.32, down 3 percent from $2.38 for September 2017. The average price per broom for the first nine months of 2018 was $2.40, up 1 percent from $2.38 for the first nine months of 2017.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during September 2018 was 282,550, up 63 percent from 173,736 brooms and brushes imported during September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 2.1 million brooms and brushes were imported, the same as for the first nine months of 2017.

Sri Lanka exported 1.2 million brooms and brushes to the United States during the first nine months of 2018, while China sent 454,036.

The average price per unit for September 2018 was $1.08, down 36 percent from $1.69 for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was $1.13, down 26 percent from $1.52 for the first nine months of 2017.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 83.2 million toothbrushes in September 2018, down
12 percent from 94.7 million imported in September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 827.9 million toothbrushes were imported, up 1 percent from 820.1 million for the first nine months of 2017.

China sent 655.7 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per toothbrush for September 2018 was 24 cents, up 20
percent from 20 cents for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was also 24 cents, up 9 percent from 22 cents for the first nine months of 2017.

 

Hairbrushes

September 2018 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.7 million, up 7 percent from
4.4 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 37.5 million hairbrushes were imported, down 1 percent from 38 million for the first nine
months of 2017.

China sent 37.4 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per hairbrush was 25 cents during September 2018, up
25 percent from 20 cents for September 2017. For the first nine months of 2018, the average price per hairbrush was also 25 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first nine months of 2017.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 4.6 million shaving brushes in September 2018, down 13 percent from 5.3 million imported in September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 41.7 million shaving brushes were imported, down 5 percent from 43.7 million imported during the first nine months of 2017.

China sent 28.7 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per shaving brush for September 2018 was 11 cents, down 27 percent from 15 cents for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was 14 cents, the same as for the first nine months of 2017.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during September 2018 was 5.8 million, down
5 percent from 6.1 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 68.4 million paint rollers were imported, up 28 percent from 53.4 million during the first nine months of 2017.

China sent 56.1 million paint rollers to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per paint roller for September 2018 was 48 cents, down
6 percent from 51 cents for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was 41 cents, down 11 percent from 46 cents for the first nine months of 2017.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 23.8 million paintbrushes during September 2018, up
11 percent from 21.4 million for September 2017. Paintbrush imports for the first nine months of 2018 were 236.5 million, up 19 percent from 198.8 million for the first nine months of 2017.

China shipped 213.7 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per paintbrush for September 2018 was 27 cents, down
10 percent from 30 cents for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was 28 cents, down 7 percent from 30 cents for the first nine months of 2017.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for September 2018 was 1.6 million, up
14 percent from 1.4 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 13.3 million upright brooms were imported, up 2 percent from 13 million
for the first nine months of 2017.

China sent 11.8 million upright brooms to the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per broom for September 2018 was $1.45, up 12 percent from $1.29 for September 2017. The average price per broom for the first nine months of 2018 was $1.37, up 10 percent from $1.24 for the first nine months of 2017.


– EXPORTS –


Export totals for the first nine months of 2018 were up in four categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes, artist brushes, and paintbrushes, compared to the first nine months of 2017.

In September 2018, three categories reported decreases, compared to September 2017: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, shaving brushes and artist brushes.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 7,505 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during September 2018, down 7 percent from the September 2017 total of 8,058 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during the first nine months of 2018 were 66,811 dozen, down 7 percent from 71,638 dozen for the first nine months of 2017.

The United States sent 37,946 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada, during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $41.56 in September 2018, up 8 percent $38.35 for September 2017. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for the first nine months of 2018 was $35.91, down 1 cent from the average price for the first nine months of 2017.

 

Toothbrushes

During September 2018, the United States exported 13.1 million toothbrushes, up 2 percent from 12.9 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 123.1 million toothbrushes were exported, up 20 percent from 102.8 million exported during the first nine months of 2017.

The United States exported 32.6 million toothbrushes to Canada, 22.3 million to Germany, 13 million to Hong Kong and 9.8 million to Mexico, during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per toothbrush for September 2018 was 48 cents, up 4 percent from 46 cents for September 2017. The average price per toothbrush for the first nine months of 2018 was 53 cents, down 5 percent from the average price for the first nine months of 2017 of 56 cents.


Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.1 million shaving brushes during September 2018, down 15 percent from 1.3 million for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 14.1 million shaving brushes were exported, up 14 percent from 12.4 million for the first nine months of 2017.

During the first nine months of 2018, the United States exported 5.5 million shaving brushes to Brazil, 2.7 million to Mexico, 2.4 million to Canada and 1 million to Italy.

The average price per shaving brush for September 2018 was $1.51, up 25 percent from $1.21 for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was $1.20, up 9 percent from the average price for the first nine months of 2017 of $1.10.

Artist Brushes

September 2018 exports of artist brushes totaled 718,690, down 16 percent
from 850,709 for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 8 million artist brushes were exported, up 10 percent from 7.3 million for the first nine months of 2017.

Canada received 5.6 million artist brushes from the United States during the first nine months of 2018.

The average price per artist brush was $4.04 during September 2018, up
10 percent from the average price for September 2017 of $3.67. For the first nine months of 2018, the average price per artist brush was $3.68, down 2 percent
from $3.77 for the first nine months of 2017.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during September 2018 was 233,454, up
58 percent from 147,446 for September 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, 1.9 million paintbrushes were exported, up 6 percent from 1.8 million for the first nine months of 2017.

Canada imported 1 million paintbrushes from the United States during the first nine months of 2018, while the United Kingdom received 339,454.

The average price per paintbrush for September 2018 was $5.40, down 41 percent from $9.12 for September 2017. The average price for the first nine months of 2018 was $6.64, down 2 percent from $6.79 for the first nine months of 2017.

 

September 2018

September 2018 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.

 


 


Industry News


Jones Family Of Companies Names
Charles Davis New CEO


Jones Family of Companies, a manufacturer of sustainable nonwoven and yarn solutions, has named Charles Davis as the company’s new CEO.

“Davis comes to Jones with over 30 years of business-building experience across a
broad range of family-owned and operated textile companies. He has held executive assignments with companies in both Jones’ nonwovens space, and in the supply chain
for mattress manufacturing, which Jones serves,” according to a press release.

 

Executive Chairman Ralph Jones welcomed Davis saying, “Charles embraces our company values. He immediately brings a strong working knowledge of our industry,

a proven track record of strategy and execution and a great passion for the long-term success of Jones. We know Jones will be well suited for future growth with Charles
as CEO.”

 

Davis said, “I am truly honored to be named Jones’ CEO. Jones has a long history of success, working closely with its customers, and developing innovative products. I look forward to carrying on and expanding this tradition.”

 

 

Perlon

Charles Davis


The company was formed in 1936, through a partnership between two brothers, and today is led by a third-generation family member and senior leadership team. The company has two divisions, Jones Yarn and Jones Nonwovens.

 

For more information, visit www.jonesfamilyco.com.




 

Wooster Mini-Koter® Line — New Look, New Items


Wooster said its Mini-Koter® miniroller line has a new look, and offers several new items.
The full Mini-Koter line now offers six different fabrics in both 4- and 6-inch sizes, and is sold as bagged 2-packs and clamshell 10-packs. The different fabric choices include: Shed-Resistant (offered in both a 3/8- and 1/2-inch nap), High-Capacity, Microfiber,
Mohair Blend™, Foam and High-Capacity Yarn.

 


There are also three miniroller frames available to complement the line. The professional Mini-Koter frame offers a full-size, polypropylene grip that is Sherlock GT® compatible. The two standard Mini-Koter frames with plastic, threaded grips are offered in 12- and 19-inch lengths.

The Wooster Mini-Koter minirollers are available at traditional paint and decorating centers, hardware stores, and paint sundry distributors or retailers.

Nexstep


Established in 1851, The Wooster Brush Company is based in Wooster, OH, has 650 employees and produces more than 2,000 products for both professional and DIY painters. Learn more about The Wooster Brush Company at woosterbrush.com.



 

ABMA Joins Coalition For Accurate Product Labels

 

“With California’s Proposition (Prop) 65’s new label warning requirements, which
took effect in August, the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) joined
more than 60 organizations as part of the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels (CAPL), which advocates for consumers to have accurate and clear science-based information about the products they buy and use. CAPL-member organizations represent manufacturers, chemists, farmers, small businesses, retailers and more,” according
to an ABMA press release.

CAPL supports the Accurate Labels Act, introduced in June, to amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. In addition to consumer access to clear, accurate and meaningful product labels (with information that is risk-based) the Accurate Labels Act calls for the establishment of science-based criteria for all state and local labeling requirements that exceed federal standards.

According to the CAPL, in 2017 and 2018, there were 30 proposals in 11 different states that would require warning labels or ingredient listings that go beyond the federal standards, and that are not supported by the best available science. One of these proposals is California’s Prop 65.

“Also known as California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Prop 65 requires businesses based in, or providing products into California, to warn consumers about potential exposures to its list of more than 900 chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Warnings can include product labels, internet warnings and public or distributed posts in the workplace."

 

According to the CAPL, Prop 65 requires businesses to warn consumers if they are exposed to any amount of a listed chemical, even in some cases if the amount of exposure is safe and poses no health risk.


David Parr, ABMA executive director, said, “Inaccurate warning and label mandates are not only costly for the individuals and businesses CAPL’s organizations represent, but also for the consumer. In addition, they can cause confusion.”

“CAPL’s position of advocating for science-based labeling information aligns with ABMA’s. Through our work with the coalition, our goal is to help further the conversation — on behalf of our members and industry — regarding smart labeling that provides real, pertinent information to the consumer," stated the release.

For more information on the CAPL, visit accuratelabels.com.
To learn more about Prop 65, visit oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65.





 

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