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Imports Mixed, Exports Up For The First
Two Months Of 2018


U.S. government trade figures for the first two months of 2018 indicated raw material imports were down in all four categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to the first two months of 2017. For February 2018, three categories reported increases: broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to February 2017.

Import totals for the first two months of 2018 were up in five finished goods categories outlined: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first two months of 2017. In February 2018, four categories outlined recorded increases: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paint rollers and paintbrushes, compared to February 2017.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 20,004 kilograms of hog bristle in February 2018,
down 52 percent from 41,463 kilograms imported in February 2017.
During the first two months of 2018, 43,276 kilograms of hog bristle were
imported, down 42 percent from 74,245 kilograms imported during the first
two months of 2017.

China sent all the hog bristle to the United States during the first two
months of 2018.

The average price per kilogram for February 2018 was $42.89, up 75 percent
from the average price per kilogram for February 2017 of $24.45. The average price per kilogram for the first two months of 2018 was $25.78, down 3 percent from the average price per kilogram of $26.64 for the first two months of 2017.

 

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2018 was 1 million, up 2 percent from 983,152 for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 2.7 million broom and mop handles were imported, down 7 percent from 2.9 million for the first two months of 2017.

During the first two months of 2018, the United States received 1 million broom and mop handles each from Brazil and Honduras.

The average price per handle for February 2018 was 84 cents, down 6 percent from 89 cents for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was 82 cents, up 8 percent from 76 cents for the first two months of 2017.

 

Brush Backs

February 2018 imports of brush backs totaled 394,198, up 19 percent from 332,264 for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 732,919 brush backs were imported, down 20 percent from 920,877 for the first two months of 2017.

Sri Lanka shipped 400,934 brush backs to the United States during the first two months of 2018, while Canada sent 256,318.

The average price per brush back was 43 cents during February 2018, down 7 percent from 46 cents for February 2017. For the first two months of 2018, the average price per brush back was 53 cents, up 4 percent from 51 cents for the first two months of 2017.

 

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during February 2018 was 2 million, up 43 percent from 1.4 million for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018,
3.8 million metal handles were imported, down 16 percent from 4.5 million for
the first two months of 2017.

During the first two months of 2018, China exported 1.8 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy shipped 1.1 million.

The average price per handle for February 2018 was 90 cents, down 22 percent from $1.16 for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was $1.03, up 4 percent from 99 cents for the first two months of 2017.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 406,667 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during February 2018, down 24 percent from 536,229 for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 843,651 brooms of broom corn were imported, down 23 percent from 1.1 million for the first two months of 2017.

Mexico sent 840,651 brooms to the United States during the first two
months of 2018.

The average price per broom for February 2018 was $2.35, down 2 percent from $2.39 for February 2017. The average price per broom for the first two months of 2018 was $2.41, up 1 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2017 of $2.39.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during February 2018 was 81,358, down 73 percent from 299,712 brooms and brushes imported during February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 325,805 brooms and brushes were imported, down 21 percent from 411,082 for the first two months of 2017.

Sri Lanka exported 165,410 brooms and brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2018.

The average price per unit for February 2018 was $1.80, up 48 percent from
the average price for February 2017 of $1.22. The average price for the first
two months of 2018 was $1.82, up 47 percent from $1.24 for the first two
months of 2017.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 85.2 million toothbrushes in February 2018, up 9 percent from 78 million imported in February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 193.8 million toothbrushes were imported, up 6 percent from 182.5 million for the first two months of 2017.

China sent 157.7 million toothbrushes to the United States during the
first two months of 2018.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2018 was 24 cents, up 9 percent from 22 cents for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was 23 cents, up 15 percent from 20 cents for the first two months of 2017.

 

Hairbrushes

February 2018 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.8 million, up 78 percent from
2.7 million for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 8.8 million hairbrushes were imported, up 26 percent from 7 million for the first two
months of 2017.

China sent 8.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first
two months of 2018.

The average price per hairbrush was 24 cents during February 2018, down 23 percent from the average price for February 2017 of 31 cents. For the first two months of 2018, the average price per hairbrush was 25 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2017.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 3.8 million shaving brushes in February 2018, down 33 percent from 5.7 million imported in February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 8 million shaving brushes were imported, down 43 percent from 14 million imported during the first two months of 2017.

China sent 5.2 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2018, while South Korea shipped 1.8 million.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2018 was 17 cents, the same as the average price for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was also 17 cents, up 31 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2017 of 13 cents.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during February 2018 was 7 million, up 40

percent from 5 million for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018,

14.4 million paint rollers were imported, up 9 percent from 13.2 million during

the first two months of 2017.

China sent 12 million paint rollers to the United States during the first two months of 2018, while Cambodia shipped 1 million.

The average price per paint roller for February 2018 was 46 cents, up 7 percent from 43 cents for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was 43 cents, up 13 percent from the average price for the first two months of 2017 of 38 cents.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 23.9 million paintbrushes during February 2018, up
15 percent from 20.8 million for February 2017. Paintbrush imports for the first
two months of 2018 were 52.9 million, up 15 percent from 46.2 million for the
first two months of 2017.

China shipped 47.1 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2018.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2018 was 30 cents, the same as for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was 27 cents, down 7 percent from 29 cents for the first two months of 2017.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for February 2018 was 1.5 million, down 6 percent from 1.6 million for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018,
3.2 million upright brooms were imported, up 3 percent from 3.1 million imported during the first two months of 2017.

China sent 2.8 million upright brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2018.

The average price per broom for February 2018 was $1.42, up 39 percent from $1.02 for February 2017. The average price per broom for the first two months of 2018 was $1.46, up 22 percent from $1.20 for the first two months of 2017.

– EXPORTS –

Export totals for the first two months of 2018 were up in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes and artist brushes, compared to the first two months of 2017.


In February 2018, four categories reported increases, compared to February 2017: toothbrushes, shaving brushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 10,429 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during February 2018, down 25 percent from the February 2017 total of 13,895 dozen. Exports of brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during the first two months of 2018 were 12,917 dozen, down 28 percent from 17,881 dozen for the first two months of 2017.

The United States sent 5,065 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada, during the first two months of 2018.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $30.59 in February 2018, up 30 percent from $23.62 for February 2017. The average price per dozen brooms and brushes for the first two months of 2018 was $33.84, also up 30 percent from $26.10 for the first two months of 2017.

 

Toothbrushes

During February 2018, the United States exported 12.5 million toothbrushes, up 12 percent from 11.2 million for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 24.3 million toothbrushes were exported, up 10 percent from 22 million exported during the first two months of 2017.

The United States exported 7.7 million toothbrushes to Canada and 6.1
million to Germany.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2018 was 50 cents, down 11 percent from 56 cents for February 2017. The average price per toothbrush for the first two months of 2018 was 53 cents, down 7 percent from 57 cents for the first two months of 2017.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.9 million shaving brushes during February 2018,
up 121 percent from 857,938 for February 2017. During the first two months
of 2018, 2.9 million shaving brushes were exported, up 53 percent from
1.9 million for the first two months of 2017.

During the first two months of 2018, the United States exported 1.1 million
shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2018 was $1.28, down 34 percent from $1.93 for February 2017. The average price for the first two months
of 2018 was $1.40, down 10 percent from $1.56 for the first two months of 2017.

Artist Brushes

February 2018 exports of artist brushes totaled 956,497, up 20 percent from 800,103 for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 1.8 million
artist brushes were exported, up 29 percent from 1.4 million for the first two
months of 2017.

Canada received 1.3 million artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2018.

The average price per artist brush was $2.96 during February 2018, down 12 percent from the average price for February 2017 of $3.37. For the first two months of 2018, the average price per artist brush was $3.54, down 4 percent from $3.70 for the first two months of 2017.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during February 2018 was 194,798, up 19 percent from 163,961 for February 2017. During the first two months of 2018, 274,392 paintbrushes were exported, down 9 percent from 300,467 for the first two months of 2017.

Canada imported 119,631 paintbrushes from the United States during the first two months of 2018, while the United Kingdom received 94,648.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2018 was $7.37, up 14 percent from $6.45 for February 2017. The average price for the first two months of 2018 was $8.28, up 24 percent from $6.67 for the first two months of 2017.

 

February 2018

February 2018 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.



 


 


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