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Imports, Exports Up For The First Five Months Of 2021, Compared To The First Five Months Of 2020


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

Import totals for May 2021 were up in six of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, import totals were up in five categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first five months of 2020.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 3,163 kilograms of hog bristle in May 2021, down 84 percent from 20,193 kilograms imported in May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 47,997 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down 35 percent from 74,115 kilograms for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 47,992 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per kilogram for May 2021 was $47.35, up 79 percent from $26.38 per kilogram for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per kilogram was $50.04, up 147 percent from $20.24 for the first five months of 2020.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during May 2021 was 1.3 million, up 38 percent from 944,795 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 6.1 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 27 percent from 4.8 million for the first five months of 2020.

During the first five months of 2021, the United States received 3.4 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 1.4 million from Brazil and 1.1 million from China.

The average price per handle for May 2021 was 64 cents, down 28 percent from 89 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per handle was 66 cents, down 15 percent from 78 cents for the first five months of 2020.


Brush Backs

May 2021 imports of brush backs totaled 473,262, up 194 percent from 161,010 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 2 million brush backs were imported, up 82 percent from 1.1 million for the first five months of 2020.

Canada exported 796,710 brush backs during the first five months of 2021, while Indonesia sent 524,677 and Sri Lanka shipped 393,465.

The average price per brush back was 39 cents during May 2021, down 20 percent from 49 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price was 47 cents, down 11 percent from 53 cents for the first five months of 2020.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during May 2021 was 1.9 million, the same as for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 9.6 million metal handles were imported, up 39 percent from 6.9 million for the first five months of 2020.

During the first five months of 2021, China sent 5.5 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 2.2 million and Spain sent 1.7 million.

The average price per handle for May 2021 was $1.08, up 26 percent from 86 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per handle was 91 cents, the same as for the first five months of 2020.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 413,626 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during May 2021, down 14 percent from 480,998 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 1.9 million brooms were imported, down 14 percent from 2.2 million for the first five months of 2020.

Mexico sent nearly all the brooms to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per broom for May 2021 was $2.43, up 10 percent from $2.21 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per broom was $2.22, down 4 percent from $2.31 for the first five months of 2020.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during May 2021 was 153,745, up 37 percent from 111,941 brooms and brushes imported during May 2020. For the first five months of 2021, 965,077 brooms and brushes were imported, up 31 percent from 735,987 for the first five months of 2020.

During the first five months of 2021, Sri Lanka exported 685,272 brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for May 2021 was $1.59, up 53 percent from $1.04 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per unit was $1.12, down 1 cent from the average price for the first five months of 2020.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 76.2 million toothbrushes in May 2021, down 30 percent from108.4 million imported in May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 357.7 million toothbrushes were imported, down 13 percent from 409.8 million for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 269.3 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for May 2021 was 28 cents, up 33 percent from 21 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per toothbrush was also 28 cents, up 12 percent from 25 cents for the first five months of 2020.

Hairbrushes

May 2021 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.6 million, up 18 percent from 3.9 million for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 23.8 million hairbrushes were imported, up 52 percent from 15.7 million for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 19.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per hairbrush was 21 cents during May 2021, down 13 percent from 24 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per hairbrush was 22 cents, down 8 percent from 24 cents for the first five months of 2020.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 4.9 million shaving brushes in May 2021, up 7 percent from 4.6 million imported in May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 21.5 million shaving brushes were imported, down 25 percent from 28.8 million for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 16.7 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per shaving brush for May 2021 was 16 cents, up 33 percent from 12 cents for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per brush was 14 cents, up 56 percent from 9 cents for the first five months of 2020.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during May 2021 was 7.2 million, up 18 percent from 6.1 million for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 43.6 million paint rollers were imported, up 55 percent from 28.1 million for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 31 million paint rollers to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per paint roller for May 2021 was 51 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per paint roller was 45 cents, the same as the average price for the first five months of 2020.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 31.8 million paintbrushes during May 2021, up 30 percent from 24.5 million for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 149.6 million paintbrushes were imported, up 55 percent from 96.5 million for the first five months of 2020.

China shipped 139.3 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for May 2021 was 32 cents, the same as for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was also 32 cents, the same as for the first five months of 2020.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for May 2021 was 1.5 million, up 15 percent from 1.3 million for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 8.8 million upright brooms were imported, up 21 percent from 7.3 million for the first five months of 2020.

China sent 7.6 million upright brooms to the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per broom for May 2021 was $1.66, up 31 percent from $1.27 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per broom was $1.33, up 9 percent from $1.22 for the first five months of 2020.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for May 2021 were up in four categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to May 2020. For the first five months of 2021, export totals were up in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first five months of 2020.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 4,497 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during May 2021, up 50 percent from 2,992 dozen for May 2020. For the first five months of 2021, 38,966 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, up 54 percent from 25,318 dozen for the first five months of 2020.

The United States sent 21,473 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $41.61 in May 2021, down 15 percent from $48.83 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $36.74, down 8 percent from $40.08 per dozen for the first five months of 2020.

Toothbrushes

During May 2021, the United States exported 7.8 million toothbrushes, up 16 percent from 6.7 million for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 38.3 million toothbrushes were exported, down 26 percent from 51.7 million for the first five months of 2020.

The United States exported 15.5 million toothbrushes to Canada, 6 million to Mexico, 5.8 million to Belgium and 4.9 million to China during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for May 2021 was 70 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per brush was 76 cents, up 4 percent from 73 cents for the first five months of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 2 million shaving brushes during May 2021, up 180 percent from 713,264 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 7.7 million shaving brushes were exported, up 31 percent from 5.9 million for the first five months of 2020.

During the first five months of 2021, the United States exported 4.3 million shaving brushes to Mexico and 1.2 million to Canada.

The average price per shaving brush for May 2021 was 96 cents, down 27 percent from $1.31 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per shaving brush was 91 cents, down 14 percent from $1.06 for the first five months of 2020.

Artist Brushes

May 2021 exports of artist brushes totaled 449,125, down 28 percent from 620,251 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 2.4 million artist brushes were exported, down 25 percent from 3.2 million for the first five months of 2020.

Canada received 1.9 million artist brushes from the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per artist brush was $3.98 during May 2021, up 65 percent from $2.41 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per artist brush was $3.59, up 12 percent from $3.16 for the first five months of 2020.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during May 2021 was 333,525, up 140 percent from 138,757 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, 1 million paintbrushes were exported, up 40 percent from 712,765 for the first five months of 2020.

Canada imported 555,673 paintbrushes from the United States during the first five months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for May 2021 was $6.33, down 4 percent from $6.56 for May 2020. During the first five months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was $7.82, up 6 percent from $7.38 for the first five months of 2020.

 

May 2021

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Industry News


Borghi India Is Exhibiting At India’s INBRUSH 2022

 


 

Borghi Brush Machinery Pvt. Ltd., is a joint venture between Borghi Italy
And Satellite Plastic Industries, India, to produce state-of-the-art brush filling
machines and mop assembly machines.

In India, they produce the Alpha 113, which is a three-axis model, and the
Alpha 114, which is a four-axis model.

“Both machines are ideal for making both household and industrial brushes. They also can offer other options to make double hockey on a four-axis machine in one step. They also offer the Omega 15 MOP making machines; besides also producing trimmers, flaggers and other ancillary machines. In 2018, they launched the Beta 113 and Beta 114, which are higher speed than the Alpha, and can do staple or anchor tufting,” according to the company.
In 2021, Borghi India launched its first double-header model, the STAR DELTA, which is a five-axis machine with continuous tufting cycles.

Borghi Brush Machinery is exhibiting at India’s INBRUSH 2022 from
May 25-27 in Mumbai. Visit stand #L.05.

For more details, contact Sudeep (project director) at
+91 98400 43691/sudeep@unitechexpo.com

 

 


 

From Nexstep Commercial
The Gladiator™ Rim Caddy

Nexstep

Features of the Gladiator™ Rim Caddy include:
• Fits 44-gallon waste containers;
• Ergonomic handle makes maneuvering easy;
• Built-in bag straps for easy liner attachment;
• Durable handle improves maneuverability and minimizes contact with trash; and,
• It conveniently stores multiple cleaning supplies.

For more information, visit Nexstep at www.ocedarcommercial.com.


Nexstep is the exclusive licensee of O-Cedar Commercial® Products.



Nexstep Hires New Customer Service Rep

 

Russell

Russell Casto

Nexstep Commercial Products announces that Russell Casto has joined its corporate office in Springfield, OH, as a customer service representative. His background is in retail sales. Prior to coming to Nexstep, he worked at Best Buy for 17 years in various positions including customer service, sales, merchandising, warehouse lead, and most recently inventory control manager.

He grew up in the Springfield area, is married and has two children, ages 2 and 10. His hobbies include movies, music and sports. He coaches his son’s baseball team, and every Monday night, he and a friend (or guest co-host) stream a podcast called “The Couch Brotato Podcast” where they analyze and discuss a featured movie of the week.

He can be reached at: (937) 322-5163, Ext. 103; fax: (937) 322-6826;
or email russell@ocedarcommercial.com.


 

 

From Shurhold

Restoring Stainless Steel Is Quick
And Easy With Buff Magic


“The term stainless steel is somewhat misleading. Continually exposed to the elements, it eventually oxidizes and may even corrode or rust — especially if exposed to road salt. Thankfully, restoration is quick and easy with Innovation Award-Winning Buff Magic and a Shurhold Clean-N-Simple tip,” said Shurhold.

 

“Most refinishing methods require a series of progressively finer grit compounds that are applied and wiped off one at a time. A true one-step product, Buff Magic contains a unique jeweler's rouge that breaks down as it's used. The formula starts with an aggressive abrasiveness that quickly removes surface oxidation and rust, yet transforms into a creamy paste that is gentle enough to polish easily-scratched materials like plastic headlight lenses. Russell
Russell

“Using Buff Magic is simple. After taping around the stainless steel fitting, a small dab is applied using a damp rag. Because the concentrated formula contains no fillers, a little goes a long way; too much can actually slow the process.


“Shurhold Buff Magic can be worked by hand or using a Dremel or other small electric tool with the speed set on low. If the polishing process is too vigorous, the material breaks down too quickly and the project may require another pass.

“As Buff Magic is used, a black slurry will develop. This is the tarnish getting trapped in the solution. Once the original shine of the stainless steel is restored, a microfiber towel and Shurhold's Serious Shine Quick Detailer will make the hardware sparkle like new. It's also recommended for quickly cleaning up any sludge that stained the surrounding surface.”

Visit bit.ly/RestoreStainlessSteel or shurhold.com/rv for more information.





 


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