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Imports Up, Exports Down For All Of 2017


U.S. government trade figures for all of 2017 indicated raw material imports were up in two categories outlined: hog bristle and broom and mop handles, compared to all of 2016. For December 2017, two categories reported increases: hog bristle and brush backs, compared to December 2016.

Import totals for all of 2017 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to all of 2016. In December 2017, six categories outlined recorded increases: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers and upright brooms, compared to December 2016.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 24,088 kilograms of hog bristle in December 2017, up 188 percent from 8,361 kilograms imported in December 2016. During all of 2017, 398,638 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up 88 percent from 212,299 kilograms imported during all of 2016.

China sent 391,325 kilograms to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per kilogram for December 2017 was $44.15, up 55 percent from the average price per kilogram for December 2016 of $28.47. The average price per kilogram for all of 2017 was $23.05, down 4 percent from the average price per kilogram of $24.13 for all of 2016.

 

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during December 2017 was 1.4 million, the same as for December 2016. During all of 2017, 18.7 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 9 percent from 17.1 million for all of 2016.

During all of 2017, the United States received 8.4 million broom and mop handles from Brazil, 5.4 million from Honduras and 2.9 million from China.

The average price per handle for December 2017 was 79 cents, down 22 percent from $1.01 for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was 83 cents, down 8 percent from 90 cents for all of 2016.

 

Brush Backs

December 2017 imports of brush backs totaled 341,484, up 29 percent from 264,311 for December 2016. During all of 2017, 5.3 million brush backs were imported, down 24 percent from 7 million for all of 2016.

Sri Lanka shipped 2.2 million brush backs to the United States during all of 2017, while Canada sent 2 million.

The average price per brush back was 62 cents during December 2017, up 22 percent from 51 cents for December 2016. For all of 2017, the average price per brush back was 52 cents, up 11 percent from 47 cents for all of 2016.

 

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during December 2017 was 1.8 million, down 10 percent from 2 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 22.3 million metal handles were imported, down 15 percent from 26.1 million for all of 2016.

During all of 2017, China exported 9.5 million metal handles to the United States, while Spain sent 6.9 million and Italy shipped 5.1 million.

The average price per handle for December 2017 was $1.18, up 18 percent from $1 for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was 97 cents, up 5 percent from 92 cents for all of 2016.



– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 391,035 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during December 2017, down 20 percent from 491,686 for December 2016. During all of 2017, 6.8 million brooms of broom corn were imported, down 8 percent from 7.4 million for all of 2016.

Mexico sent 6.7 million brooms to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per broom for December 2017 was $2.42, down 5 percent from $2.54 for December 2016. The average price per broom for all of 2017 was $2.38, down 4 percent from the average price for all of 2016 of $2.48.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during December 2017 was 180,778, up 198 percent from 60,687 brooms and brushes imported during December 2016. During all of 2017, 2.8 million brooms and brushes were imported, down 13 percent from 3.2 million for all of 2016.

Sri Lanka exported 1.5 million brooms and brushes to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per unit for December 2017 was $1.35, down 23 percent from the average price for December 2016 of $1.76. The average price for all of 2017 was $1.46, up 23 percent from $1.19 for all of 2016.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 100.4 million toothbrushes in December 2017, up 26 percent from 79.6 million imported in December 2016. During all of 2017, 1.1 billion toothbrushes were imported, the same as for all of 2016.


China sent 855.1 million toothbrushes to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per toothbrush for December 2017 was 23 cents, the same as for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was 22 cents, the same as for all of 2016.

 

Hairbrushes

December 2017 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.6 million, up 15 percent from 4 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 52.8 million hairbrushes were imported, up 15 percent from 46.1 million for all of 2016.

China sent 52.6 million hairbrushes to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per hairbrush was 23 cents during December 2017, down 21 percent from the average price for December 2016 of 29 cents. For all of 2017, the average price per hairbrush was 24 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for all of 2016.

 

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 4.6 million shaving brushes in December 2017, up 21 percent from 3.8 million imported in December 2016. During all of 2017, 60.7 million shaving brushes were imported, down 19 percent from 75 million imported during all of 2016.


China sent 42.7 million shaving brushes to the United States during all of 2017, while South Korea shipped 10 million.


The average price per shaving brush for December 2017 was 12 cents, down 40 percent from the average price for December 2016 of 20 cents. The average price for all of 2017 was 14 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for all of 2016.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during December 2017 was 8.3 million, up 63 percent from 5.1 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 72.6 million paint rollers were imported, up 7 percent from 68.1 million during all of 2016.

China sent 59.3 million paint rollers to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per paint roller for December 2017 was 38 cents, down 22 percent from 49 cents for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was 46 cents, down 6 percent from the average price for all of 2016 of 49 cents.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 20.9 million paintbrushes during December 2017,
down 6 percent from 22.2 million for December 2016. Paintbrush imports for all of 2017 were 259.9 million, up 2 percent from 254 million for all of 2016.

China shipped 236.6 million paintbrushes to the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per paintbrush for December 2017 was 30 cents, up 7 percent from 28 cents for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was 30 cents, the same as the average price for all of 2016.

 

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for December 2017 was 2 million, up 18 percent from 1.7 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 17.9 million upright brooms were imported, up 5 percent from 17.1 million imported during all of 2016.

China sent 15.4 million upright brooms to the United States during all of 2017, while Sri Lanka shipped 1.3 million.

The average price per broom for December 2017 was $1.65, up 11 percent from $1.49 for December 2016. The average price per broom for all of 2017 was $1.30, down 6 percent from $1.38 for all of 2016.

– EXPORTS –

Export totals for all of 2017 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to all of 2016.

In December 2017, two categories reported decreases: toothbrushes and artist brushes, compared to December 2016.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 6,845 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during December 2017, up 38 percent from the December 2016 total
of 4,978 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during all
of 2017 were 89,222 dozen, up 26 percent from 70,743 dozen for all of 2016.

The United States sent 39,990 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada and 12,838 dozen to Mexico, during all of 2017.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $27.91 in December 2017, down 33 percent from $41.68 for December 2016. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for all of 2017 was $36.19, down 24 percent from $47.79 for all of 2016.

 

Toothbrushes

During December 2017, the United States exported 10.4 million toothbrushes, down 12 percent from 11.8 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 134.2 million toothbrushes were exported, down 23 percent from 173.8 million exported during all of 2016.

The United States exported 38.1 million toothbrushes to Canada, 34 million to Germany and 18.3 million to Mexico, during all of 2017.

The average price per toothbrush for December 2017 was 53 cents, down 10 percent from 59 cents for December 2016. The average price per toothbrush for all of 2017 was 55 cents, up 17 percent from 47 cents for all of 2016.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1 million shaving brushes during December 2017, the same as for December 2016. During all of 2017, 17 million shaving brushes were exported, up 5 percent from 16.2 million for all of 2016.

During all of 2017, the United States exported 7.6 million shaving brushes to Brazil, 4 million to Canada and 1.3 million to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for December 2017 was $1.55, up 30 percent from $1.19 for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was $1.09, down 10 percent from $1.21 for all of 2016.

Artist Brushes

December 2017 exports of artist brushes totaled 956,050, down 77 percent from 4.1 million for December 2016. During all of 2017, 10 million artist brushes were exported, down 31 percent from 14.4 million for all of 2016.

Canada received 7.3 million artist brushes from the United States during all of 2017.

The average price per artist brush was $3.45 during December 2017, up 306 percent from the average price for December 2016 of 85 cents. For all of 2017, the average price per artist brush was $3.79, up 37 percent from $2.77 for all of 2016.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during December 2017 was 151,556, up 59 percent from 95,226 for December 2016. During all of 2017, 2.2 million paintbrushes were exported, down 27 percent from 3 million for all of 2016.


Canada imported 934,528 paintbrushes from the United States during all of 2017, while the United Kingdom received 583,345.

The average price per paintbrush for December 2017 was $8.09, down 22 percent from $10.43 for December 2016. The average price for all of 2017 was $7.29, up 26 percent from $5.80 for all of 2016.

 

December 2017

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Industry News


 

Borghi Spa's Ghirbo s.l. Recognizes Sauro Fiorini And Antonia Latre For Past Service, And Welcomes Javier Diéguez As New General Manager
Sauro Fiorini and Antonia Latre

Antonia Latre and Sauro Fiorini

“Sauro Fiorini and his office colleague, Antonia Latre, managed Ghirbo s.l.
(the Spanish subsidiary of Borghi Spa) for 33 years. They are retiring, and we
wish to express our thanks for their collaboration, support and professionalism demonstrated for so many years, firstly toward the Borghi company, and most
recently to the Boucherie Borghi Group,” according to a press release from the Boucherie Borghi Group.

“The story of Ghirbo began in 1984 when, after years of the presence of Borghi machinery in the Spanish market, Borghi recognized the need for a company branch in Spain. This branch was needed to provide support to customers of the Iberian Peninsula, and also because Spain represented a crucial trade connection with Central and South America.”

Enzo Ferrari, president of Borghi, together with Sauro Fiorini, sales manager of Ghirbo (Sauro lived in Barcelona, Spain, and also managed a factory for the production of plastic fibers), founded Ghirbo s.l. in Barcelona, which was the first foreign subsidiary of Borghi. The name comes from an anagram of the word Borghi.

“Ghirbo s.l. has named a new general manager, Javier Diéguez, and the active participation of some key figures of Borghi s.p.a. The new team members for Ghirbo are: Paolo Roversi, president; Maurizio Campedelli, sales director; Javier Diéguez, general manager; Liberto Crespo, technical director; Luis Velázquez, logistics manager; and, Valentin González, technician.”


 

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Inside Fabric Liner Of U.S. Olympians’ Gloves
Made By Draper Knitting

 

Draper Knitting


The U.S. Olympic Team members debuted their team uniforms during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies Friday night, February 9, in PyeongChang,
South Korea.

Possibly the most distinctive of the athlete’s garments is the leather gloves, which were made at Olympia Gloves. The inside liner fabric was made at Draper Knitting, located in Canton, MA.

“We're proud of our employees who put their experience, talent, and passion into every fabric we make,” said Kristin Draper, president, design and production for Draper Knitting.

Draper is a longtime member of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA’s) Convention Committee.

For more information, visit www.draperknitting.com.




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