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Imports/Exports


Imports Mixed, Exports Down For The First Two Months Of 2021, Compared To The First Two Months Of 2020


U.S. government trade figures for February 2021 indicated raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to February 2020. For the first two months of 2021, raw material imports were up in three categories outlined, broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to the first two months of 2020.

Import totals for February 2021 were up in four of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, paint rollers and paintbrushes, compared to February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, import totals were also up in four categories: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, paint rollers and paintbrushes, compared to the first two months of 2020.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 7,739 kilograms of hog bristle in February 2021,
down less than 1 percent from 7,758 kilograms imported in February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 17,163 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down
42 percent from 29,844 kilograms for the first two months of 2020.

China sent all of the hog bristle to the United States during the first two
months of 2021.

The average price per kilogram for February 2021 was $51.14, up 41 percent from the average price per kilogram for February 2020 of $36.33. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per kilogram was $50.57, up 111 percent from $24 for the first two months of 2020.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2021 was 1.1 million, down 8 percent from 1.2 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 2.4 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 4 percent from 2.3 million for the first two months of 2020.

During the first two months of 2021, the United States received 1.3 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 575,479 from Brazil and 391,688 from China.

The average price per handle for February 2021 was 67 cents, down 3 percent from 69 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per handle was 66 cents, down 7 percent from 71 cents for the first two months of 2020.


Brush Backs

February 2021 imports of brush backs totaled 279,092, down 9 percent from 307,977 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 725,807 brush backs were imported, up 25 percent from 581,860 for the first two months of 2020.

Sri Lanka exported 233,010 brush backs during the first two months of 2021, while Canada sent 219,991, and Indonesia shipped 107,384.

The average price per brush back was 45 cents during February 2021, down 26 percent from 61 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price was 47 cents, down 8 percent from 51 cents for the first two months of 2020.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during February 2021 was 1.3 million, up 18 percent from 1.1 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 3.1 million metal handles were imported, up 24 percent from 2.5 million for the first two months of 2020.

During the first two months of 2021, China sent 1.6 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 820,850 and Spain sent 644,400.

The average price per handle for February 2021 was 89 cents, down 14 percent from $1.04 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the
average price per handle was 93 cents, down 9 percent from $1.02 for the
first two months of 2020.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 349,060 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during February 2021, down 10 percent from 389,290 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 665,017 brooms were imported, down 20 percent from 834,609 for the first two months of 2020.

Mexico sent 663,697 brooms to the United States during the first two months
of 2021.

The average price per broom for February 2021 was $2.08, down 12 percent from $2.36 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per broom was $2.14, down 8 percent from $2.33 for the first two months of 2020.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during February 2021 was 311,142, up 32 percent from 235,371 brooms and brushes imported during February 2020. For the first two months of 2021, 447,410 brooms and brushes were imported, up 30 percent from 345,134 for the first two months of 2020.

During the first two months of 2021, Sri Lanka exported 323,149 brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for February 2021 was 94 cents, up 3 percent from 91 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per unit was 96 cents, down 11 percent from $1.08 for the first two months of 2020.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 60.9 million toothbrushes in February 2021, down 21 percent from 77 million imported in February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 128.7 million toothbrushes were imported, down 28 percent from 177.8 million for the first two months of 2020.

China sent 100.6 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2021 was 30 cents, up 15 percent from 26 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per toothbrush was 29 cents, up 21 percent from 24 cents for the first two months of 2020.

Hairbrushes

February 2021 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.5 million, up 10 percent from
4.1 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 11 million hairbrushes were imported, up 34 percent from 8.2 million for the first two months of 2020.

China sent 8.8 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per hairbrush was 19 cents during February 2021, down 30 percent from 27 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per hairbrush was 20 cents, down 20 percent from 25 cents for the first two months of 2020.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 1.4 million shaving brushes in February 2021, down 86 percent from 10 million imported in February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 5.7 million shaving brushes were imported, down 65 percent from 16.4 million for the first two months of 2020.

China sent 3.6 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2021 was 23 cents, up 283 percent from 6 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per brush was 14 cents, up 75 percent from 8 cents for the first two months of 2020.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during February 2021 was 7 million, up 27 percent from 5.5 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 16.8 million paint rollers were imported, up 39 percent from 12.1 million for the first two months of 2020.

China sent 13.5 million paint rollers to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per paint roller for February 2021 was 47 cents, up 9 percent from 43 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per paint roller was 46 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2020.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 27.4 million paintbrushes during February 2021, up 77 percent from 15.5 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 53.7 million paintbrushes were imported, up 39 percent from 38.5 million for the first two months of 2020.

China shipped 50.6 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2021 was 30 cents, down 12 percent from 34 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was 32 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2020.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for February 2021 was 1.4 million, down 26 percent from 1.9 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 3.1 million upright brooms were imported, down 23 percent from 4 million for the first two months of 2020.

China sent 2.6 million upright brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per broom for February 2021 was $1.41, up 26 percent from $1.12 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per broom was $1.36, up 12 percent from $1.21 for the first two months of 2020.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for February 2021 were down in four categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to February 2020. For the first two months of 2021, export totals were down in all five categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first two months of 2020.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 4,207 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during February 2021, down 39 percent from 6,881 dozen for February 2020. For the first two months of 2021, 7,953 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 35 percent from 12,171 dozen for the first two months of 2020.

The United States sent 4,750 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $60.07 in February 2021, up 44 percent from $41.78 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $54.37, up 29 percent from $42.23 per dozen for the first two months of 2020.

Toothbrushes

During February 2021, the United States exported 8.5 million toothbrushes, down 28 percent from 11.8 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 13.6 million toothbrushes were exported, down 48 percent from 26.3 million for the first two months of 2020.

The United States exported 2.9 million toothbrushes to Mexico, 2.5 million to Canada, 2 million to China and 1.8 million to Poland during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2021 was 71 cents, down 3 percent from 73 cents for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per brush was 77 cents, up 10 percent from 70 cents for the first two months of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.5 million shaving brushes during February 2021, up 15 percent from 1.3 million for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 2.8 million shaving brushes were exported, down 7 percent from 3 million for the first two months of 2020.

During the first two months of 2021, the United States exported 1.6 million shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2021 was 73 cents, down 34 percent from $1.11 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per shaving brush was 84 cents, down 13 percent from 97 cents for the first two months of 2020.

Artist Brushes

February 2021 exports of artist brushes totaled 350,510, down 38 percent from 563,426 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 802,610 artist brushes were exported, down 38 percent from 1.3 million for the first two months
of 2020.

Canada received 684,157 artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per artist brush was $3.38 during February 2021, up 7 percent from $3.17 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per artist brush was $3.58, down 9 percent from $3.93 for the first two months of 2020.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during February 2021 was 150,821, down 20 percent from 188,117 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, 276,662 paintbrushes were exported, down 4 percent from 287,973 for the first two months of 2020.

Canada imported 132,971 paintbrushes from the United States during the first two months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2021 was $8.50, up 13 percent from $7.50 for February 2020. During the first two months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was $8.65, up 12 percent from $7.70 for the first two months of 2020.

 

February 2021

February 2021 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics
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Industry News

 

InterBrush Postponed Until May 24-26, 2024

Interbrush

Due to ongoing global concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19), the 13th InterBrush —
an international brush, broom, mop, paint roller and related industry trade fair traditionally held every four years in Freiburg, Germany — has been postponed for a second time within the past 13 months. New dates for InterBrush are May 24-26, 2024. The venue will remain Messe Freiburg.

The recent rescheduling was reported on April 29 by the event’s organizer, Messe Freiburg.
Originally set for May 6-8, 2020, the event had been rescheduled for May 4-6, 2022. InterBrush typically involves approximately 200 exhibitors from 30-plus countries, and 7,000 visitors from 90-plus countries.

According to a recent Messe Freiburg press release: “Over the past weeks, we have held many discussions with exhibitors, visitors and representatives of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) about plans for the 2022 InterBrush. Everyone involved expressed uncertainty as to whether international visitors to InterBrush would be able to travel to Germany in May 2022 without being affected by certain COVID-19-related health and safety restrictions, or if they would be interested in coming despite any restrictions.

“Organizing this extensive trade fair requires a very high level of planning security for everyone involved, which cannot be guaranteed as things stand today. Moreover, there is no guarantee of reliable planning in the foreseeable future, which would allow for a sufficient lead time in organizing the exhibition.

“For those reasons, we have taken the difficult step of once again postponing InterBrush. By holding the trade fair in May 2024, we will also be in line with our four-year annual rhythm.”
The release added: “For legal reasons, we will ask (participants) to fill out a new registration form if they wish to participate in InterBrush 2024, which we will send in due course.”

Visit www.interbrush.de/en/home for more information.

 

Interbrush

 





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