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Imports Mixed, Exports Down For The First 10 Months
Of 2020, Compared To The First 10 Months Of 2019


U.S. government trade figures for October 2020 indicated raw material imports were down in three categories outlined: broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to October 2019. For the first 10 months of 2020, raw material imports were also down in three categories outlined, hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to the first 10 months of 2019.

Import totals for October 2020 were up in six of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, import totals were down in five categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first 10 months of 2019.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 9,725 kilograms of hog bristle in October 2020, up
18 percent from 8,242 kilograms imported in October 2019. During the first
10 months of 2020, 114,933 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down
27 percent from 158,445 kilograms for the first 10 months of 2019.

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

The average price per kilogram for October 2020 was $46.56, down 2 percent
from the average price per kilogram for October 2019 of $47.30. During the first
10 months of 2020, the average price per kilogram was $30.10, down 21 percent from $38.21 for the first 10 months of 2019.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during October 2020 was 830,927, down 14 percent from 960,610 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 10.3 million broom and mop handles were imported, down 33 percent from 15.4 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

During the first 10 months of 2020, the United States received 4.4 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 3.1 million from Brazil and 1.9 million from China.

The average price per handle for October 2020 was 58 cents, down 30 percent from 83 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per handle was 74 cents, the same as for the first 10 months of 2019.


Brush Backs

October 2020 imports of brush backs totaled 315,505, down 15 percent
from 372,028 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 2.2 million brush backs were imported, down 37 percent from 3.5 million for the first
10 months of 2019.

Sri Lanka exported 746,697 brush backs during the first 10 months of 2020, while Canada shipped 721,995 and Indonesia sent 693,458.

The average price per brush back was 58 cents during October 2020, up
7 percent from 54 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020,
the average price was 52 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first
10 months of 2019.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during October 2020 was 1.7 million, down
11 percent from 1.9 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 17.8 million metal handles were imported, up 24 percent from 14.4 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

During the first 10 months of 2020, China sent 8.3 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 5.1 million and Spain sent 3 million.

The average price per handle for October 2020 was 96 cents, up 8 percent
from 89 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per handle was 90 cents, down 12 percent from $1.02 for the first 10
months of 2019.



– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 544,047 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during October 2020, up 11 percent from 491,346 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 4.9 million brooms were imported, down 2 percent from 5 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

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

The average price per broom for October 2020 was $2.42, up 4 percent from $2.33 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per broom was $2.38, up 2 percent from $2.33 for the first 10 months of 2019.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during October 2020 was 331,791, up 73 percent from 192,009 brooms and brushes imported during October 2019. For the first 10 months of 2020, 2 million brooms and brushes were imported, down 33 percent from 3 million for the first 10 months
of 2019.

During the first 10 months of 2020, Sri Lanka exported 904,823 brooms and brushes to the United States, while China sent 572,852.

The average price per unit for October 2020 was $1.04, up 9 percent from 95 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per unit was $1.01, up 25 percent from 81 cents for the first 10 months of 2019.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 72.5 million toothbrushes in October 2020, down
18 percent from 88.3 million imported in October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 796 million toothbrushes were imported, down 16 percent from 943.3 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

China sent 584.9 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first 10 months of 2020.

The average price per toothbrush for October 2020 was 29 cents, up 21 percent from 24 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per toothbrush was 26 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first 10 months of 2019.

Hairbrushes

October 2020 imports of hairbrushes totaled 8.7 million, up 55 percent from
5.6 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 41.4 million hairbrushes were imported, down 9 percent from 45.6 million for the first
10 months of 2019.

China sent 38.4 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first 10 months of 2020.

The average price per hairbrush was 24 cents during October 2020, down 1 cent from the average price for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per hairbrush was 25 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first 10 months of 2019.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 4.9 million shaving brushes in October 2020, down
17 percent from 5.9 million imported in October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 63.2 million shaving brushes were imported, up 31 percent from 48.2 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

China sent 50.5 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first
10 months of 2020.

The average price per shaving brush for October 2020 was 14 cents, up 17 percent from 12 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per brush was 10 cents, down 17 percent from 12 cents for the first 10 months of 2019.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during October 2020 was 9.5 million, up
67 percent from 5.7 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 72.2 million paint rollers were imported, up 12 percent from 64.7 million for the
first 10 months of 2019.

China sent 54.6 million paint rollers to the United States during the first 10 months of 2020.

The average price per paint roller for October 2020 was 48 cents, up 7 percent from 45 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per paint roller was 47 cents, down 4 percent from 49 cents for the first 10 months of 2019.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 25.6 million paintbrushes during October 2020, up
38 percent from 18.6 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 246.7 million paintbrushes were imported, up 6 percent from 232.3 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

China shipped 231.2 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first
10 months of 2020.

The average price per paintbrush for October 2020 was 40 cents, up 25 percent from 32 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per paintbrush was 35 cents, up 21 percent from 29 cents for the first
10 months of 2019.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for October 2020 was 1.8 million, up 6 percent from 1.7 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 16.8 million upright brooms were imported, down 7 percent from 18.1 million for the first
10 months of 2019.

China sent 15.4 million upright brooms to the United States during the first
10 months of 2020.

The average price per broom for October 2020 was $1.73, up 13 percent from $1.53 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per broom was $1.38, down 8 percent from $1.50 for the first 10 months of 2019.


– EXPORTS –

Export totals for October 2020 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, paintbrushes and artist brushes, compared to October 2019. For the first 10 months of 2020, export totals were down in all five categories outlined, compared to the first 10 months of 2019.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 15,544 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during October 2020, up 192 percent from 5,322 dozen for October 2019. For the first 10 months of 2020, 62,707 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 3 percent from 64,565 dozen for the first 10 months of 2019.

The United States sent 33,450 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first 10 months of 2020.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $29.93 in October 2020, down 13 percent from $34.44 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $35.82, down 16 percent from $42.59 per dozen for the first 10 months of 2019.

Toothbrushes

During October 2020, the United States exported 6.1 million toothbrushes, down 41 percent from 10.3 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 87.8 million toothbrushes were exported, down 32 percent from 129.7 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

The United States exported 26.9 million toothbrushes to Canada, during the first
10 months of 2020.

The average price per toothbrush for October 2020 was $1.22, up 77 percent
from 69 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per brush was 83 cents, up 57 percent from 53 cents for the first 10 months
of 2019.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 2 million shaving brushes during October 2020,
up 5 percent from 1.9 million for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 14.5 million shaving brushes were exported, down 3 percent from 15 million for
the first 10 months of 2019.

During the first 10 months of 2020, the United States exported 7.2 million shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for October 2020 was $1.04, up 14 percent from 91 cents for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per shaving brush was 94 cents, down 7 percent from $1.01 for the first 10 months of 2019.

Artist Brushes

October 2020 exports of artist brushes totaled 699,588, down 5 percent from 734,634 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 6.4 million artist brushes were exported, down 7 percent from 6.9 million for the first 10 months
of 2019.

Canada received 5 million artist brushes from the United States during the first
10 months of 2020.

The average price per artist brush was $2.21 during October 2020, down 35 percent from $3.41 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per artist brush was $2.91, down 25 percent from $3.86 for the
first 10 months of 2019.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during October 2020 was 90,578, down 7 percent from 96,908 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, 1.3 million paintbrushes were exported, down 35 percent from 2 million for the first 10 months of 2019.

Canada imported 626,078 paintbrushes from the United States during the first 10 months of 2020.

The average price per paintbrush for October 2020 was $13.10, up 39 percent from $9.45 for October 2019. During the first 10 months of 2020, the average price per paintbrush was $8.37, up 35 percent from $6.21 for the first 10 months of 2019.

 

October 2020

September 2020 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics

 



 


Industry News

Nate Zappola
Mill-Rose New Product Development Director

1946-2020

 

Mill-Rose

Brush industry manufacturers, suppliers, friends and family are mourning the loss of Nathan Thomas Zappola, director of new product development for The Mill-Rose Company for 20 years.

He died Wednesday morning,

December 30, at the age of 74.

 


 


Industry News

 

Scott Tanis Retires From Tanis Incorporated
New Owner Nick Mallinger, President/CEO


Tanis

Scott Tanis (left) and Chuck Tanis

 

After 33 years, Scott Tanis has sold Tanis Incorporated, a business started by Scott Tanis and his late father, Chuck Tanis, to Nick Mallinger in December, 2020.

“Tanis Incorporated has grown over the last 30 years to three manufacturing facilities. Tanis provides industrial and medical customers a complete line of brush configurations for surface conditioning, sealing, materials movement, cleaning and many other applications. Tanis now employs 120 people,” according to the press release.

Scott Tanis said, “Retiring and selling the company is bittersweet, but I know I am leaving the company in great hands. I am confident the Tanis name will continue to grow stronger under its new leadership, and I’m excited to see what’s in store.”

Nick Mallinger, a private investor, acquired Tanis Incorporated on December 23, 2020,
and is now the company’s president and CEO. Mallinger previously ran Metal-Era,
a family business based in Waukesha, WI, owned by the Mallinger family prior to its
sale earlier in 2020.

Mallinger said, “I know I have huge shoes to fill with Scott no longer with the company,
but I know, over time, I will do my best to keep the same family culture that has been in
place since 1987. I am excited to continue the Tanis legacy by providing the industry with leading customer-centric service and quality products.”

 


Jones Family Of Companies Announces
New VP Of Sales, New HR Leader


Jones Family of Companies, a leader in sustainable nonwovens manufacturing, is entering
the new year strong. At the end of 2020, Jones acquired Rontex America, opened a new business office in Richmond, VA, and added countless skilled employees to staff in its locations around the nation.

 

“Jones has not slowed down, always seeking out the best talent in the industry and the most effective placement of that talent to constantly improve the quality and efficiency of its products. Its most recent moves to achieve this are the promotion of Dennis St. Louis to vice president of sales, bedding and furniture channel, and the hiring of Anthony Lado as human resources director/HR leader — talent acquisition,” according to a company press release.

Jones

Dennis St. Louis
VP Of Sales

Jones

Anthony Lado
HR Leader


“Dennis St. Louis is an expert in the textile industry, with significant experience as
the leader of sales at six major textile companies from 1989 to the present. For the past

two years, he has served at Jones as senior director of sales, increasing business opportunities and strengthening key partnerships by demonstrating unwavering commitment to customer service, adding new accounts and maintaining expected service levels

with existing accounts. St. Louis’ dedication to Jones clients has led to his promotion

to vice president of sales.”

St. Louis said, “As we move forward, our team is dedicated to expanding Jones’ portfolio
of products through cost effective new developments and creating sales coverage and distribution solutions for our customers’ logistical challenges.”

CP Davis, CEO, added, “Dennis is a consummate sales and business development professional and will lead a very talented field sales team focused on growing and
enhancing customer relationships with innovated products and value-added services.”

Anthony Lado, the new HR leader for Jones, holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Rollins College in Florida and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida. In addition to his education, Lado's background spans a broad range of industries, including health care and durable goods manufacturing, as well as organizational development consulting. Most recently, Lado was the human resources manager at Serta Simmons, a bedding manufacturer. He will be based out of Jones' Morristown, TN, facility, where the flagship plant and distribution center is located.

“Anthony is a well-rounded and talented Human Resources leader,” CP Davis said. “He is dedicated to building long-term relationships between HR and employees in every department, and has a personal philosophy of creating efficient and positive work cultures that will fit well with Jones as we enter the new year."

With business offices in Charlotte, NC, Richmond, VA, and Humboldt, TN, and production facilities in Morristown, TN, Humboldt, TN, North Las Vegas, NV, and Amherst, NH, Jones was founded in 1936 as a provider of sustainable yarn solutions primarily for the floor
care industry. Today, Jones nonwovens' business includes engineered non-woven
products spanning multiple markets such as sleep, furniture, cold chain and protective packaging, acoustics, automotive/transportation, floor care, and pet care.
For more information, visit jonesyarn.com.




 

 

New Item Available From Nexstep:
The 18-inch Disposable Microfiber Pad

Nexstep
18-inch Disposable Microfiber Pad

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It is recommended for use with Nexstep’s MaxiPlus™ All-in-One Cleaning Systems.
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