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Raw Material Imports Up, Finished Goods Mixed, Exports Mostly Down For January 2022, Compared To January 2021

U.S. government trade figures for January 2022 indicated raw material imports were up in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to January 2021.

Import totals for January 2022 were up in four of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents
per broom, toothbrushes, shaving brushes and upright brooms,
compared to January 2021.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 17,900 kilograms of hog bristle in January 2022,
up 90 percent from 9,424 kilograms imported in January 2021.

China sent all hog bristle to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per kilogram for January 2022 was $47.28, down 6 percent
from $50.10 per kilogram for January 2021.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during January 2022 was
2.3 million, up 77 percent from 1.3 million for January 2021.

During January 2022, the United States received 1.1 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, and 730,974 from Brazil.

The average price per handle for January 2022 was 66 cents, the same as for January 2021.


Brush Backs

January 2022 imports of brush backs totaled 461,024, up 3 percent from
446,715 for January 2021.

Indonesia shipped 187,895 brush backs during January 2022, while Sri Lanka exported 154,185 and Canada sent 118,944.

The average price per brush back was 62 cents during January 2022, up 29 percent from 48 cents for January 2021.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during January 2022 was 708,070, down 61 percent from 1.8 million for January 2021.

During January 2022, China sent 510,118 metal handles to the United States.

The average price per handle for January 2022 was $1.18, up 23 percent
from 96 cents for January 2021.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 341,571 brooms of broom corn valued at more
than 96 cents per broom during January 2022, up 8 percent from 315,957 for January 2021.

Mexico sent all the brooms to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per broom for January 2022 was $2.41, up 9 percent from
$2.21 for January 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during January 2022 was 99,183, down 27 percent from 136,268 brooms and brushes imported during January 2021.

During January 2022, Mexico exported 50,604 brooms and brushes to
the United States.

The average price per unit for January 2022 was $2.38, up 140 percent from
99 cents for January 2021.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 104.4 million toothbrushes in January 2022,
up 54 percent from 67.9 million imported in January 2021.

China sent 88.2 million toothbrushes to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per toothbrush for January 2022 was 23 cents,
down 21 percent from 29 cents for January 2021.

Hairbrushes

January 2022 imports of hairbrushes totaled 6.2 million, down 5 percent
from 6.5 million for January 2021.

China sent 4.9 million hairbrushes to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per hairbrush was 20 cents during January 2022,
down 1 cent from January 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 8 million shaving brushes in January 2022,
up 86 percent from 4.3 million imported in January 2021.

China sent 7.4 million shaving brushes to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per shaving brush for January 2022 was 9 cents,
down 25 percent from 12 cents for January 2021.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during January 2022 was 7.8 million,
down 20 percent from 9.8 million for January 2021.

China sent 5.7 million paint rollers to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per paint roller for January 2022 was 49 cents,
up 7 percent from 46 cents for January 2021.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 24.5 million paintbrushes during January 2022,
down 6 percent from 26.2 million for January 2021.

China shipped 23.6 million paintbrushes to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for January 2022 was 29 cents,
down 17 percent from 35 cents for January 2021.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for January 2022 was 2 million,
up 18 percent from 1.7 million for January 2021.

China sent 1.6 million upright brooms to the United States during January 2022.

The average price per broom for January 2022 was $1.48,
up 12 percent from $1.32 for January 2021.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for January 2022 were down in three categories outlined: shaving brushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to
January 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 7,245 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during January 2022, up 93 percent from 3,746 dozen for January 2021.

The United States sent 1,807 dozen brooms and brushes to Mexico, 1,768 to Saudi Arabia and 1,633 to Canada during January 2022.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $49.48 in January 2022,
up 3 percent from $47.98 for January 2021.

Toothbrushes

During January 2022, the United States exported 6.1 million toothbrushes,
up 20 percent from 5.1 million for January 2021.

The United States exported 2.3 million toothbrushes to Canada during
January 2022.

The average price per toothbrush for January 2022 was 96 cents,
up 12 percent from 86 cents for January 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 867,140 shaving brushes during January 2022,
down 28 percent from 1.2 million for January 2021.

During January 2022, the United States exported 462,777 shaving
brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for January 2022 was $1.40,
up 43 percent from 98 cents for January 2021.

Artist Brushes

January 2022 exports of artist brushes totaled 354,909, down 21 percent from 452,100 for January 2021.

Canada received 284,151 artist brushes from the United States during
January 2022.

The average price per artist brush was $4.22 during January 2022,
up 13 percent from $3.73 for January 2021.


Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during January 2022 was 114,954,
down 9 percent from 125,841 for January 2021.

Canada imported 50,687 paintbrushes from the United States during
January 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for January 2022 was $7.25,
down 18 percent from $8.83 for January 2021.

 

January 2022

January 2022 Export Chart

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Import/Export Statistics.


 

Industry News


Stanley Dean Koschnick
France Broom Company
Nexstep Commercial Products


Koschnick

Stanley Dean Koschnick, 78, of Buckley, IL, died April 10, 2022,
at home surrounded by family.

He was born November 8, 1943, to Leonard and Selma Theesfeld Koschnick.

He married his wife of 36 years, Shelley Sue Deck, August 16, 1985. They had two sons, Terry Dean and Troy Dean, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Wilfred Koschnick.

Mr. Koschnick is survived by his wife, Shelley; four grandchildren, Sadie (Parker), Lannie, Shanice and Tyler; five great-grandchildren; one godchild, Shayla Vermillion-Burton; his sister, Pat Henrickson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Buckley-Loda High School (IL) in 1961. He then joined the United States Army from 1969-1971, and was stationed in Okinawa.

He was co-owner of France Broom Company, and co-owner/plant manager of Nexstep Commercial, retiring in 2014, after 53 years.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buckley. He was mayor of Buckley for 12 years, president of the Buckley Fire Department for six years, and a member of the Buckley American Legion Byron A. Hickerson Post 432. He was an avid fan of the Buckley Dutchmasters. He was a former member of the Lions Club.

He loved golfing, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. He was well known for for his sense of humor.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 14, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buckley. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Buckley.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran School or Christ Lutheran High School. Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at baierfuneralservices.com.

 


Industry News


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DECO Products Receives
Manufacturing 4.0 Workforce Innovation Grant

 

The Iowa Economic Development Commission has awarded Deco Products

a Manufacturing 4.0 Workforce Innovation grant of $500,000. Deco is one of

46 companies in the state of Iowa to receive this grant. These grants are issued

to Iowa manufacturers with 76-250 employees across the state investing in

industry 4.0 technologies to address workforce issues in manufacturing caused

by the negative impacts of COVID-19.

The purpose of the grants is to allow companies like Deco Products to

remain globally competitive while addressing workforce shortages that are

limiting growth or sales.

Deco Products CEO Chris Storlie said he is looking forward to using this grant

to expand automation and real-time data collection systems and analysis.

 

Storlie said, “This grant will be used on projects over the next three years, and

will refocus human capital from manual, labor-intensive positions into highly

skilled occupations.”

Some areas of focus in Deco’s expansion include robotic systems, new software integrations, and adding more Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining centers.
Storlie is optimistic for the future stating, “We believe these grants will be good for the local community and for Iowa.”

For more information, email sales@decoprod.com.





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