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Imports, Exports Down For The First Seven Months Of 2020, Compared To The First Seven Months Of 2019


U.S. government trade figures for July 2020 indicated raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to July 2019. For the first seven months of 2020, raw material imports were also down in the same three categories outlined, compared to the first seven months of 2019.

Import totals for July 2020 were up in five of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, shaving brushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, import totals were down in six categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first seven months of 2019.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 9,549 kilograms of hog bristle in July 2020,
down 7 percent from 10,233 kilograms imported in July 2019. During the first
seven months of 2020, 98,003 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down
14 percent from 113,846 kilograms for the first seven months of 2019.

China sent all of the hog bristle to the United States during the first seven
months of 2020.

The average price per kilogram for July 2020 was $56.03, up 33 percent from the average price per kilogram for July 2019 of $42.03. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per kilogram was $27.69, down 24 percent from $36.50 for the first seven months of 2019.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during July 2020 was 1 million, down 41 percent from 1.7 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 6.8 million broom and mop handles were imported, down 39 percent from 11.1 million for the first seven months of 2019.

During the first seven months of 2020, the United States received 2.8 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 2.1 million from Brazil and 1.4 million from China.


The average price per handle for July 2020 was 79 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per handle was 76 cents, up 4 percent from 73 cents for the first seven months of 2019.


Brush Backs

July 2020 imports of brush backs totaled 242,931, down 46 percent from 448,762 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 1.4 million brush backs were imported, down 48 percent from 2.7 million for the first seven months of 2019.

Indonesia shipped 540,666 brush backs to the United States during the first seven months 2020, while Canada exported 460,518 and Sri Lanka sent 445,267.

The average price per brush back was 47 cents during July 2020, down 11 percent from 53 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price was 51 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first seven months of 2019.


Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during July 2020 was 2.2 million, up 22 percent from 1.8 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 10.9 million metal handles were imported, up 12 percent from 9.7 million for the first seven months of 2019.

During the first seven months of 2020, China sent 5 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 3.4 million and Spain sent 1.6 million.

The average price per handle for July 2020 was 90 cents, up 3 percent from
87 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average
price per handle was 93 cents, down 14 percent from $1.08 for the first
seven months of 2019.



– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 529,616 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during July 2020, down 10 percent from 589,776 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 3.3 million brooms were imported,
down 8 percent from 3.6 million for the first seven months of 2019.

Mexico sent nearly all the brooms to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per broom for July 2020 was $2.42, up 2 percent from $2.38 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per broom was $2.35, up 1 cent from the average price for the first seven months of 2019.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during July 2020 was 287,216, up 62 percent from 177,013 brooms and brushes imported during July 2019. For the first seven months of 2020, 1.3 million brooms and brushes were imported, down 50 percent from 2.6 million for the first seven months of 2019.

During the first seven months of 2020, China exported 488,220 brooms and brushes to the United States, while Sri Lanka sent 419,012 brooms and brushes and Vietnam shipped 106,976.

The average price per unit for July 2020 was 83 cents, down 50 percent from $1.67 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per unit was 99 cents, down 30 percent from 76 cents for the first seven months of 2019.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 86.8 million toothbrushes in July 2020, down 11 percent from 97.3 million imported in July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 584 million toothbrushes were imported, down 14 percent from 681.1 million for the first seven months of 2019.

China sent 430 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per toothbrush for July 2020 was 28 cents, up 17 percent from 24 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per toothbrush was 25 cents, the same as for the first seven months of 2019.

Hairbrushes

July 2020 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.6 million, down 6 percent from
4.9 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 24.2 million hairbrushes were imported, down 24 percent from 31.9 million for the first
seven months of 2019.

China sent 23.8 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per hairbrush was 26 cents during July 2020, down 7 percent from 28 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per hairbrush was 25 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first seven months of 2019.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 6.7 million shaving brushes in July 2020, up 68 percent from 4 million imported in July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 47.5 million shaving brushes were imported, up 57 percent from 30.3 million for the first seven months of 2019.

China sent 37.5 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first
seven months of 2020.

The average price per shaving brush for July 2020 was 11 cents, down 21 percent from 14 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per brush was eight cents, down 43 percent from 14 cents for the first seven months of 2019.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during July 2020 was 9.1 million, up 21 percent from 7.5 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 45 million paint rollers were imported, up 1 percent from 44.7 million for the first seven months of 2019.

China sent 33.8 million paint rollers to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per paint roller for July 2020 was 50 cents, the same as for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per paint roller was 46 cents, down 6 percent from 49 cents for the first seven months of 2019.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 32.8 million paintbrushes during July 2020, up 34 percent from 24.5 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 155 million paintbrushes were imported, down 7 percent from 166.6 million for the first seven months of 2019.

China shipped 145 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per paintbrush for July 2020 was 34 cents, up 6 percent from 32 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per paintbrush was also 34 cents, up 17 percent from 29 cents for the first seven months of 2019.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for July 2020 was 2.1 million, up 5 percent from 2 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 10.9 million upright brooms were imported, down 17 percent from 13.1 million for the first seven months of 2019.

China sent 10 million upright brooms to the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per broom for July 2020 was $1.45, up 6 percent from $1.37 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per broom was $1.31, down 13 percent from $1.50 for the first seven months of 2019.

 


– EXPORTS –

Export totals for July 2020 were down in four categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to July 2019. For the first seven months of 2020, export totals were down in the same four categories outlined, compared to the first seven months of 2019.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 4,264 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during July 2020, down 17 percent from 5,136 dozen for July 2019. For the first seven months of 2020, 35,835 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 20 percent from 44,686 dozen for the first seven months of 2019.

The United States sent 19,034 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $39.25 in July 2020, down 47 percent from $73.77 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $40.41, down 4 percent from $42.07 per dozen for the first seven months of 2019.

 

Toothbrushes

During July 2020, the United States exported 6.2 million toothbrushes, down 37 percent from 9.8 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 64.8 million toothbrushes were exported, down 32 percent from 95 million for the first seven months of 2019.

The United States exported 19.3 million toothbrushes to Canada, 7.4 million to Belgium, 7.2 million to Mexico and 5.7 million to Hong Kong, during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per toothbrush for July 2020 was $1.18, up 90 percent from
62 cents for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average
price per brush was 78 cents, up 56 percent from 50 cents for the first seven months of 2019.


Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.6 million shaving brushes during July 2020, up 45 percent from 1.1 million for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 9.6 million shaving brushes were exported, up 14 percent from 8.4 million for the first seven months of 2019.

During the first seven months of 2020, the United States exported 4.8 million shaving brushes to Mexico, 2.1 million to Canada and 1.2 million to Brazil.

The average price per shaving brush for July 2020 was 66 cents, down 57 percent from $1.52 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per shaving brush was 88 cents, down 31 percent from $1.27 for the first seven months of 2019.

Artist Brushes

July 2020 exports of artist brushes totaled 570,043, down 11 percent from 637,240 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 4.4 million artist brushes were exported, down 10 percent from 4.9 million for the first seven months of 2019.

Canada received 3.3 million artist brushes from the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per artist brush was $3.18 during July 2020, down 22 percent from $4.10 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per artist brush was $3.06, down 20 percent from $3.83 for the first seven months of 2019.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during July 2020 was 138,580, down 41 percent from 233,146 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, 967,433 paintbrushes were exported, down 31 percent from 1.4 million for the first seven months of 2019.

Canada imported 466,219 paintbrushes from the United States during the first seven months of 2020.

The average price per paintbrush for July 2020 was $10.19, up 130 percent from $4.44 for July 2019. During the first seven months of 2020, the average price per paintbrush was $7.90, up 36 percent from $5.82 for the first seven months of 2019.

 

July 2020

July 2020 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics

 



Industry News



Nexstep Offers Employees Paid Time Off To Vote


Nexstep Clean Daily


Nexstep says it is committed to ensuring every associate has the opportunity to
exercise his or her right to vote. To ensure that no Nexstep team member
has a barrier, it has implemented the following policies for the upcoming election:

• Paid time off to allow all team members to vote, and
• Paid time off to any team member who volunteers at the polls on Election Day.

(Due to COVID 19, there is a shortage of poll workers.)

Nextstep officials said, “Voting is the sacred right and responsibility of every
citizen of our country. Visit www.usa.gov/voting for more information.

 

Email customerservice@ocedarcommercial.com.


 

 

Mill-Rose Introduces MONSTER WIPES Industrial
Towels For Messy Cleanups


Blue Monster

MONSTER WIPES Industrial Towels, a tough, synthetic-based disposable wiper
offering wet strength and versatility, are now available from Clean-Fit Products,
a division of The Mill-Rose Company.

“With 550 percent absorbent capacity, MONSTER WIPES are great for cleaning up
water, solvent and oil-based spills. MONSTER WIPES’ latex-free fabric is soft, virtually lint free, for delicate wiping applications, while providing superior strength for cleaning grease and grime off tools, parts and a range of hard surfaces. Tough and versatile, MONSTER WIPES allow for repeated use, yet are disposable whenever a clean towel is needed,” according to the company.

Blue Monster® MONSTER WIPES are available in a self-feeding container that includes
220, 9-inch x 12-inch industrial towels sold at PHC supply houses. Blue Monster products
are offered exclusively by Clean-Fit Products.


For further information e-mail info@cleanfit.com or visit www.cleanfit.com.

 





New Design Engineer For Abtex


Corey Kopchak

Corey Kopchak

Abtex LLC has hired Corey Kopchak as the newest member of its design engineering team.

Kopchak brings a wide range of programming, 3D engineering, CNC, and Lean Manufacturing skills to the team of engineers and other tech professionals at Abtex.

Prior to Abtex, Kopchak worked for Precision Castparts Corporation in
New York and California.


He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2018
with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Kopchak resides in Rochester, NY.


For more information, visit www.abtex.com.

 

 





Dr. Bernd Stein New Chief Technical Officer At ZAHORANSKY AG

 

“Dr. Bernd Stein has been appointed as a board member at ZAHORANSKY AG,
responsible for technology and machinery. Gerhard Steinebrunner, who previously
held this position, has decided to leave the company to take on a new career challenge," according to a press release.


Bernd Stein

Gerhard Enders, chairman of the supervisory board at ZAHORANSKY AG, said, “We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Stein to the board. He previously served on the ZAHORANSKY AG board from 2005 to 2013, so he already has extensive knowledge of our markets, clients, and products. I am therefore confident that he will settle into his new role seamlessly.”



Board Member Ulrich Zahoransky said, “We have managed to consistently develop our position as the world’s leading supplier in our sector, thanks to the advancement of our technologies and services. With Dr. Stein on board, we now have a seasoned expert to
guide us on down this path of success.”

 

For more information visit: Zahoransky.com.





From Shurhold
The SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade

 

Shurhold

"After washing or a sudden downpour, it's important to remove water droplets from an RV before they harden into unsightly mineral deposits. Using towels is slow, requires constant wringing and usually smears the finish instead of fully drying it.

"The SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade is different. Exclusive to Shurhold, the tool sheets water away to leave a spot-free shine, without hard labor,” according to the company.

 

“The SHUR-Dry Flexible Water Blade is a 12-inch piece of pure silicone mounted into an ergonomic handle. Soft and gentle, it won't mar paint, fiberglass, vinyl, glass or mirrors. Highly elastic, it easily molds to convex and concave shapes to strip the water off the surface.


“It's simple to use. Holding it in the hand, it's drawn across the surface at a slight angle.
For heights beyond arm's reach, it quickly snaps into an available adapter for use
with any Shurhold fixed or telescoping handle.”


Visit Shurhold at shurhold.com/rv.




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