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Imports And Exports Up For The First Two Months Of 2022, Compared To The First Two Months Of 2021

U.S. government trade figures for February 2022 indicated raw material imports were up in all four categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles brush backs and metal handles, compared to February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, raw material imports were up in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to the first two months of 2021.

Import totals for February 2022 were up in six of the finished goods categories outlined: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, import totals were up in five categories outlined: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first two months of 2021.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 24,150 kilograms of hog bristle in February 2022, up from 7,739 kilograms imported in February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 42,050 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up from 17,163 kilograms for the first two months of 2021.

China sent all the hog bristle to the United States during the first
two months of 2022.

The average price per kilogram for February 2022 was $11.18, down 78 percent from $51.14 per kilogram for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per kilogram was $26.55, down 47 percent from $50.57 for the first two months of 2021.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2022 was 1.2 million, up 9 percent from 1.1 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 3.5 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 46 percent from 2.4 million for the first two months of 2021.

During the first two months of 2022, the United States received 1.8 million broom and mop handles from Honduras.

The average price per handle for February 2022 was 54 cents, down 19 percent from 67 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per handle was 62 cents, down 6 percent from 66 cents for the first two months of 2021.


Brush Backs

February 2022 imports of brush backs totaled 502,439, up 80 percent from 279,092 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 963,463 brush backs were imported, up 33 percent from 725,807 for the first two months of 2021.

China exported 314,967 brush backs during the first two months of 2022,
while Canada sent 265,376.

The average price per brush back was 38 cents during February 2022, down 16 percent from 45 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price was 49 cents, up 4 percent from 47 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during February 2022 was 2.2 million, up
69 percent from 1.3 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 2.9 million metal handles were imported, down 6 percent from 3.1 million for the first two months of 2021.

During the first two months of 2022, China sent 1.7 million metal handles to the United States, while Spain exported 737,760 and Italy sent 457,365.

The average price per handle for February 2022 was $1.15, up 29 percent from
89 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per handle was $1.16, up 25 percent from 93 cents for the first two months of 2021.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 237,084 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during February 2022, down 32 percent from 349,060 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 578,655 brooms were imported, down 13 percent from 665,017 for the first two months of 2021.

Mexico sent all the brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per broom for February 2022 was $2.52, up 21 percent from $2.08 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per broom was $2.46, up 15 percent from $2.14 for the first two months of 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during February 2022 was 134,606, down 57 percent from 311,142 brooms and brushes
imported during February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, 233,789
brooms and brushes were imported, down 48 percent from 447,410 for the
first two months of 2021.

During the first two months of 2022, Sri Lanka exported 122,112 brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for February 2022 was $1.96, up 109 percent from 94 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per unit was $2.14, up 123 percent from 96 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 91.5 million toothbrushes in February 2022, up 50 percent from 60.9 million imported in February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 195.9 million toothbrushes were imported, up 52 percent from 128.7 million for the first two months of 2021.

China sent 164.3 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2022 was 25 cents, down 17 percent from 30 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per toothbrush was 24 cents, also down 17 percent from 29 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Hairbrushes

February 2022 imports of hairbrushes totaled 5.9 million, up 31 percent from
4.5 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 12.1 million hairbrushes were imported, up 10 percent from 11 million for the first
two months of 2021.

China sent 9.2 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first
two months of 2022.

The average price per hairbrush was 18 cents during February 2022, down 1 cent from the average price for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per hairbrush was 19 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 10 million shaving brushes in February 2022, up from 1.4 million imported in February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 17.9 million shaving brushes were imported, up from 5.7 million for the first two months of 2021.

China sent 16.3 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2022 was 9 cents, down 61 percent from 23 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per brush was also 9 cents, down 36 percent from 14 cents for the first two months of 2021.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during February 2022 was 7.7 million, up 1 percent from 7 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 15.5 million paint rollers were imported, down 8 percent from 16.8 million for the first two months of 2021.

China sent 11.9 million paint rollers to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per paint roller for February 2022 was 35 cents, down 26 percent from 47 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per paint roller was 42 cents, down 9 percent from 46 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 29.5 million paintbrushes during February 2022, up 8 percent from 27.4 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 54 million paintbrushes were imported, up 1 percent from 53.7 million for the first two months of 2021.

China shipped 51.2 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2022 was 32 cents, up 7 percent from 30 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per paintbrush was 31 cents, down 1 cent from the first two months of 2021.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for February 2022 was 1.9 million, up 36 percent from 1.4 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 3.8 million upright brooms were imported, up 23 percent from 3.1 million for the first two months of 2021.

China sent 3.2 million upright brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per broom for February 2022 was $1.42, up 1 cent from
the average price for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per broom was $1.45, up 7 percent from $1.36 for the first two months of 2021.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for February 2022 were up in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, export totals were also up in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first two months of 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 4,303 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during February 2022, up 2 percent from 4,207 dozen for February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, 11,548 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, up 45 percent from 7,953 dozen for the first two months of 2021.

The United States sent 4,691 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $51 in February 2022, down 15 percent from $60.07 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $50.04, down 8 percent from $54.37 per dozen for the first two months of 2021.

Toothbrushes

During February 2022, the United States exported 6.4 million toothbrushes, down 25 percent from 8.5 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 12.5 million toothbrushes were exported, down 8 percent from 13.6 million for the first two months of 2021.

The United States exported 4.2 million toothbrushes to Canada and 3.3 million to Poland.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2022 was 80 cents, up 13 percent from 71 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per brush was 88 cents, up 14 percent from 77 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.1 million shaving brushes during February 2022, down 27 percent from 1.5 million for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 1.9 million shaving brushes were exported, down 32 percent from 2.8 million for the first two months of 2021.

During the first two months of 2022, the United States exported 1 million shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2022 was $1.29, up 77 percent from 73 cents for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per shaving brush was $1.34, up 60 percent from 84 cents for the first two months of 2021.

Artist Brushes

February 2022 exports of artist brushes totaled 653,976, up 87 percent from 350,510 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 1 million
artist brushes were exported, up 25 percent from 802,610 for the first two
months of 2021.

Canada received 591,017 artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per artist brush was $2.68 during February 2022, down 21 percent from $3.38 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per artist brush was $3.22, down 10 percent from $3.58 for the first two months of 2021.


Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during February 2022 was 378,654, up 151 percent from 150,821 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, 493,608 paintbrushes were exported, up 78 percent from 276,662 for the first two months of 2021.

Canada imported 303,732 paintbrushes from the United States during the first two months of 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2022 was $4.67, down 45 percent from $8.50 for February 2021. During the first two months of 2022, the average price per paintbrush was $5.27, down 39 percent from $8.65 for the first two months of 2021.

 

February 2022

February 2022 Export Chart

Click here for the entire February 2022
Import/Export Statistics.


 

Industry News


George L. Notarianni
Former Tolco Corporation President/CEO


ACS


Tolco Corporation announces the death of George L. Notarianni May 5, 2022, at 72 years of age after a battle with COPD.

He is survived by Susan, his wife of 48 years; his children Molly and John; siblings Bob (Suzy), Peggy (JB) Reed and Jim (Tam); and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was born June 22, 1949, in Warren, OH.

He earned a business degree from Miami University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, and an MBA in management from Wayne State University.

After beginning his career in medical sales, he founded two consulting companies that provided exposure monitoring of hazardous gasses for hospital employees and OSHA compliance training. GMA Inc. grew very rapidly and was featured in the 1986 “Inc. 500” list of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in the USA.

In 1996, George joined the family business, Tolco Corporation, which manufactures janitorial products for customers throughout the U.S. and across the world. He retired in 2018 after serving for nine years as president/CEO.

“George was a serious, but fun-loving man, epitomized by the company motto he instituted at Tolco: ‘Be Great, Have Fun!’ He was fond of aphorisms, often saying ‘You can learn everything you need to know from three movies: First, Two Godfathers and Animal House: Make him an offer he can’t refuse … and put them on double secret probation!’ He was a passionate fan of Ohio State Buckeyes football — and would never let anyone forget it.

"George cherished traveling with his wife, Sue, to cities across the U.S. and Europe. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in the many gardens at his home."

Private family services will be held in the coming weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Area Goodfellows, goodfellows.info, Little Traverse Conservancy landtrust.org, or Capuchin Soup Kitchen, cskdetroit.org.

Expressions of sympathy can be directed to obriensullivanfuneralhome.com.


Industry News


Illinois Makers Madness Competition
Includes The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop

 

ACS

Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose, right, joins Andrew Libman, left, and his son, Max, at a ceremony for the Illinois Manufacturers Association’s annual Makers Madness competition, at the Illinois Governor’s Mansion. The contest is designed to determine the “Coolest Things Made in Illinois.” The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop was one of the finalists.


The Libman Company’s Wonder Mop was a finalist for the Illinois Manufacturers Association’s third annual Makers Madness competition. The contest aims each
year to determine the “Coolest Things Made in Illinois.”

Over 400 products were submitted for the competition, with 200,000-plus votes cast by Illinois residents. The winner was the Rivian all-electric R1T truck, produced in Normal, IL.

Libman is headquartered in Arcola, IL, and produces a variety of cleaning products including mops, brooms, brushes, squeegees, dusters and other items.






New Deco Products Website

Suarez

“Deco Products is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website. This website includes insightful content to learn more about Deco Products and its services and provides a user-friendly browsing experience to better answer customer and industry-wide questions. The site now offers the opportunity to schedule a video call with our team to better answer questions and help support your next project,” according to a press release.

Check this new feature out here.

There are also several new ways to interact with the content on the site as well. Upon your first visit to the site, navigate to The DECO Advantage to understand our continuous mission to solve problems for our partner customers. The new site also offers a testimonial page and a parts gallery to show the different processes and finishes we offer.

“This improvement is another example of our continuous improvement plans to
be a better resource for the industry and our partner customers,” said Dave Magner, director of sales and marketing at Deco. “The new features of our site include
better methods to reach out to our experts and updates of technical information
to answer frequently asked questions. Overall, we know that answering questions
and solving problems is a very important part of our business proposition and the website further leverages our knowledgeable team members and embodies this strength of Deco Products.”

Click here to visit the new homepage.

 

 




Deco Products
Names Michael Suarez H.R. Recruiter

Suarez

Deco Products Company of Decorah, IA, has hired Michael Suarez as H.R. recruiter. He replaces Eric Smedsrud who recently accepted a position as a sales project manager for Deco.

Suarez is from La Quinta, CA, and came to Decorah to attend Luther College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management, and was a member of the wrestling team. Prior to accepting the position at Deco, he was the assistant wrestling coach for Luther College, and worked for Decorah Builders.

Suarez is responsible for recruiting for all positions at Deco Products through community outreach, and continuing building long-lasting relationships with local
high schools and colleges.

Deco Products has been a Made in USA zinc die cast manufacturer since 1960. Services Deco provides include custom precision engineered zinc die-casting,
powder coating, assembly, CNC Machining, and DFM-Part Design.

Visit decoprod.com for more information.

 





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