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Imports And Exports Mostly Down For January 2018


U.S. government trade figures for January 2018 indicated raw material imports were down in all four categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to January 2017.

Import totals for January 2018 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to January 2017.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 23,272 kilograms of hog bristle in January 2018, down 29 percent from 32,782 kilograms imported in January 2017.

China sent all the hog bristle to the United States in January 2018.

The average price per kilogram for January 2018 was $11.08, down 62 percent from the average price per kilogram for January 2017 of $29.40.

 

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during January 2018 was 1.7 million, down 11 percent from 1.9 million for January 2017.

During January 2018, the United States received 674,078 broom and mop handle from Honduras, 636,485 from Brazil, and 375,270 from China.

The average price per handle for January 2018 was 80 cents, up 14 percent from 70 cents for January 2017.

 

Brush Backs

January 2018 imports of brush backs totaled 338,721, down 42 percent from 588,613 for January 2017.

Sri Lanka shipped 231,445 brush backs to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per brush back was 65 cents during January 2018, up 20 percent from 54 cents for January 2017.

 

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during January 2018 was 1.8 million, down 42 percent from 3.1 million for January 2017.

During January 2018, China exported 936,586 metal handles to the United States, while Italy sent 453,924 and Spain shipped 309,120.

The average price per handle for January 2018 was $1.19, up 45 percent from 82 cents for January 2017.



– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 436,984 brooms of broom corn valued at more
than 96 cents per broom during January 2018, down 19 percent from 541,303
for January 2017.

Mexico sent all of the brooms to the United States in January 2018.

The average price per broom for January 2018 was $2.47, up 3 percent from
$2.39 for January 2017.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during January
2018 was 244,447, up 119 percent from 111,370 brooms and brushes imported during January 2017.

Sri Lanka exported 130,245 brooms and brushes to the United States in
January 2018.

The average price per unit for January 2018 was $1.82, up 38 percent from the average price for January 2017 of $1.32.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 108.6 million toothbrushes in January 2018, up
4 percent from 104.5 million imported in January 2017.

China sent 89.7 million toothbrushes to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per toothbrush for January 2018 was 22 cents, up 22 percent from 18 cents fo­r January 2017.

 

Hairbrushes

January 2018 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4 million, down 5 percent from 4.2 million for January 2017.

China sent nearly all of the hairbrushes to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per hairbrush was 26 cents during January 2018, up 13 percent from the average price for January 2017 of 23 cents.

 

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 4.2 million shaving brushes in January 2018, down 49 percent from 8.3 million imported in January 2017.

China sent 2.4 million shaving brushes to the United States during January 2018, while South Korea shipped 1.1 million.

The average price per shaving brush for January 2018 was 16 cents, up 60 percent from the average price for January 2017 of 10 cents.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during January 2018 was 7.4 million, down 9 percent from 8.1 million for January 2017.

China sent 6.2 million paint rollers to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per paint roller for January 2018 was 41 cents, up 17 percent from 35 cents for January 2017.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 28.9 million paintbrushes during January 2018, up 14 percent from 25.4 million for January 2017.

China shipped 5.8 million paintbrushes to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per paintbrush for January 2018 was 24 cents, down 17 percent from 29 cents for January 2017.

 

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for January 2018 was 1.6 million, up 7 percent from 1.5 million for January 2017.

China sent 1.4 million upright brooms to the United States during January 2018.

The average price per broom for January 2018 was $1.50, up 9 percent from $1.37 for January 2017.

– EXPORTS –

Export totals for January 2018 were down in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to January 2017.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 2,488 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during January 2018, down 38 percent from the January 2017 total of 3,986 dozen.

The United States sent 2,110 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during January 2018.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $47.43 in January 2018, up 36 percent from $34.77 for January 2017.

 

Toothbrushes

During January 2018, the United States exported 11.8 million toothbrushes, up 9 percent from 10.8 million for January 2017.

The United States exported 3.9 million toothbrushes to Canada and 2.5 million to Germany in January 2018.

The average price per toothbrush for January 2018 was 56 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for January 2017.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 996,792 shaving brushes during January 2018, down 9 percent from 1.1 million for January 2017.

During January 2018, the United States exported 328,008 shaving brushes to Canada and 327,076 to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for January 2018 was $1.63, up 29 percent from $1.26 for January 2017.

Artist Brushes

January 2018 exports of artist brushes totaled 850,097, up 38 percent from 617,701 for January 2017.

Canada received 581,208 artist brushes from the United States in January 2018.

The average price per artist brush was $4.20 during January 2018, up 2 percent from the average price for January 2017 of $4.13.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during January 2018 was 79,594, down 42 percent from 136,506 for January 2017.

Canada imported 49,920 paintbrushes from the United States in January 2018.

The average price per paintbrush for January 2018 was $10.50, up 52 percent
from $6.93 for January 2017.

 

January 2018

January 2018 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.



 


 


Obituary


 

Jim Jeffer, Former National Sales Manager
For Magnolia Brush, Dies

Sauro Fiorini and Antonia Latre

Jim Jeffer, age 75, former national sales manager for Magnolia Brush, died February 28, 2018. Jeffer began working for Magnolia Brush in 1979 as a sales rep for the southeastern USA. In 1989, he became eastern regional sales manager before being promoted to national sales manager. He worked for Magnolia Brush for over 30 years before retiring as national sales manager in 2015. He continued to work in the brush industry as an independent sales rep until his death. Jeffer was known for his vast knowledge of the brush industry, as well as his generosity to others.

Survivors include: his wife, Sandra Jeffer; children, James E. (Casey) Jeffer II;
Melissa (Dennis) Allen; and Matthew (Amanda) McCall; and his grandchildren,
Sabrina Katzman; Kale Allen; and, Ben Jeffer.

Kenny and Melanie Backus, owners of Magnolia Brush Mfrs. Ltd., have established the Jim Jeffer Memorial Scholarship Fund with the Rotary Club of Madison County, GA. The perpetual scholarship fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship annually to
an outstanding local high school senior to be chosen by the Rotary Club of
Madison County.

Memorials may be made to:
•  The Madison County Rotary Foundation Inc. (Jim Jeffer Scholarship),
P.O. Box 596, Danielsville, GA 30633;
•  The Rotary Club of Madison County Wheelchair Ramp Fund, P.O. Box 596, Danielsville, GA 30633; or,
•  The Gideons International of Madison County CAM, P.O Box 238, Hull, GA 30646.

For more information, visit
lordandstephens.com/book-of-memories/3437528/Jeffer-James/obituary.php
.

 

 


 

Industry News


 

New Website For Zahoransky
Sauro Fiorini and Antonia Latre

Zahoransky has announced a new website.

“Our new website is sure to awaken the inner beast inside of you, because we've completely revamped it in terms of design and structure. With a loading time as quick as a Z.PARD, usability as strong as a Z.SHARK, web design as elegant as a Z.SWAN, and a user interface that allows you to hunt down the wild content as smoothly as a Z.TIGER,” according to the company.

Visit the company’s new website at www.zahoransky.com.


 

Brush Manufacturers Attend 55th Annual
Mill-Rose Luncheon


Millrose Luncheon

Brush manufacturers and suppliers gathered in January for the 55th annual
Mill-Rose Brush Manufacturers luncheon.


Brush manufacturers from around the world and their suppliers attended the recent 55th annual Mill-Rose Brush Manufacturers luncheon, held in January in downtown Cleveland, OH.

Opening the luncheon, Mill-Rose President Paul Miller welcomed representatives
from the United States, and in locations as far away as Europe, Mexico and Canada who attended the event, hosted by The Mill-Rose Company.

“Networking plays an important role in our business, and there is no better way of communicating with contributors to our industry, whether manufacturers or suppliers, than at this annual meeting,” said Miller.

A press release stated, “Manufacturers and suppliers gathered during the week
before the luncheon to discuss business trends, opportunities and other topics related to the brush industry. Brushes manufactured by representative companies are used in virtually every type 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, Sherwin Williams, Spiral Brush, Brushes Corp., Phillips Brush
and The Mill-Rose Company.

The Mill-Rose Company is a family-owned organization, now in its fourth generation. Today, Mill-Rose operates manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout the United States and Mexico.






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