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Raw Material Imports Up, Finished Goods Down, Exports Down For The First 11 Months Of 2021, Compared To The First 11 Months Of 2020

U.S. government trade figures for November 2021 indicated raw material imports were up in three categories outlined: hog bristle, brush backs and metal handles, compared to November 2020. For the first 11 months of 2021, raw material imports were also up in three categories outlined: broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to the first 11 months of 2020.

Import totals for November 2021 were down 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 November 2020.
During the first 11 months of 2021, import totals were down in five
categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers and upright brooms,
compared to the first 11 months of 2020.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 28,525 kilograms of hog bristle in November 2021, up 98 percent from 14,439 kilograms imported in November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 129,241 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down less than 1 percent from 129,372 kilograms for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 129,236 kilograms hog bristle to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per kilogram for November 2021 was $31.16, down 33 percent from $46.45 per kilogram for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per kilogram was $46.45, up 45 percent from $31.93 for the first 11 months of 2020.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during November 2021 was 1.1 million, down 8 percent from 1.2 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 13.5 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 17 percent from 11.5 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

During the first 11 months of 2021, the United States received 7.9 million broom and mop­ handles from Honduras.

The average price per handle for November 2021 was 58 cents, down 22 percent from 74 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per handle was 66 cents, down 11 percent from 74 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.


Brush Backs

November 2021 imports of brush backs totaled 1 million, up 126 percent from 442,119 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 5 million brush backs were imported, up 92 percent from 2.6 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

Canada exported 1.9 million brush backs during the first 11 months of 2021, while Sri Lanka sent 1.4 million.

The average price per brush back was 48 cents during November 2021, up 9 percent from 44 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price was 47 cents, down 8 percent from 51 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during November 2021 was 1.8 million, up 20 percent from 1.5 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 21.1 million metal handles were imported, up 9 percent from 19.3 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

During the first 11 months of 2021, China sent 11.7 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 5.6 million and Spain sent 3.4 million.

The average price per handle for November 2021 was $1.04, down 5 percent from $1.10 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per handle was 97 cents, up 5 percent from 92 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 388,923 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during November 2021, down 15 percent from 376,773 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 4.5 million brooms were imported, down 13 percent from 5.2 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

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

The average price per broom for November 2021 was $2.39, up 1 percent from $2.37 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per broom was $2.29, down 4 percent from $2.39 for the first 11 months of 2020.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during November 2021 was 136,711, down 24 percent from 179,718 brooms and brushes imported during November 2020. For the first 11 months of 2021, 2.2 million brooms and brushes were imported, the same as for the first 11 months of 2020.

During the first 11 months of 2021, Sri Lanka exported 1.2 million brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for November 2021 was $1, down 16 percent from $1.19 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per unit was 99 cents, down 3 percent from $1.02 for the first 11 months of 2020.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 77.5 million toothbrushes in November 2021, up 6 percent from 73.2 million imported in November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 859.6 million toothbrushes were imported, down 1 percent from 869.2 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 622.5 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for November 2021 was 27 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per toothbrush was 28 cents, up 8 percent from 26 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

Hairbrushes

November 2021 imports of hairbrushes totaled 5 million, down 37 percent from 7.9 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 54.7 million hairbrushes were imported, up 11 percent from 49.4 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 46.7 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per hairbrush was 24 cents during November 2021, up 1 cent from the average price for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per hairbrush was 22 cents, down 12 percent from 25 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 6.4 million shaving brushes in November 2021, up 56 percent from 4.1 million imported in November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 62.5 million shaving brushes were imported, down 7 percent from 67.2 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 48.5 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per shaving brush for November 2021 was 10 cents, down 38 percent from 16 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per brush was 12 cents, up 20 percent from 10 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during November 2021 was 6.9 million, down 27 percent from 9.5 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 81.5 million paint rollers were imported, down less than 1 percent from 81.8 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 59 million paint rollers to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per paint roller for November 2021 was 41 cents,
down 9 percent from 45 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per paint roller was 46 cents, the same as for the first 11 months of 2020.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 21.5 million paintbrushes during November 2021, down 25 percent from 28.5 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 300.6 million paintbrushes were imported, up 9 percent from 275.1 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China shipped 277 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for November 2021 was 35 cents, down 5 percent from 37 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was 32 cents, down 9 percent from 35 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for November 2021 was 1.8 million, down 5 percent from 1.9 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 18.5 million upright brooms were imported, down 1 percent from 18.7 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

China sent 15.4 million upright brooms to the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per broom for November 2021 was $1.39, down 10 percent from $1.54 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per broom was $1.46, up 4 percent from $1.40 for the first 11 months of 2020.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for November 2021 were down in all five categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, artist brushes and paintbrushes, compared to November 2020. For the first 11 months of 2021, export totals were down in four categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, shaving brushes and artist brushes, compared to the first 11 months of 2020.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 4,341 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during November 2021, down 83 percent from 25,763 dozen for November 2020. For the first 11 months of 2021, 82,474 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 7 percent from 88,470 dozen for the first 11 months of 2020.

The United States sent 41,752 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $54.54 in November 2021, up 202 percent from $18.06 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $33.95, up 11 percent from $30.65 per dozen for the first 11 months of 2020.

Toothbrushes

During November 2021, the United States exported 8.4 million toothbrushes, down 17 percent from 10.1 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 87.5 million toothbrushes were exported, down 11 percent from 97.9 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

The United States exported 19.5 million toothbrushes to Canada.

The average price per toothbrush for November 2021 was 91 cents, up 12 percent from 81 cents for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per brush was 87 cents, up 5 percent from 83 cents for the first 11 months of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.1 million shaving brushes during November 2021, down 27 percent from 1.5 million for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 14.1 million shaving brushes were exported, down 12 percent from 16 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

During the first 11 months of 2021, the United States exported 6.7 million shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for November 2021 was $1.17, down 34 percent from $1.76 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per shaving brush was $1.04, up 2 percent from $1.02 for the first 11 months of 2020.

Artist Brushes

November 2021 exports of artist brushes totaled 537,191, down 11 percent from 605,526 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 5 million artist brushes were exported, down 29 percent from 7 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

Canada received 4 million artist brushes from the United States during the first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per artist brush was $3.71 during November 2021, up 30 percent from $2.86 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per artist brush was $3.89, up 34 percent from $2.90 for the first 11 months of 2020.


Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during November 2021 was 159,807, down 33 percent from 239,207 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, 2.5 million paintbrushes were exported, up 56 percent from 1.6 million for the first 11 months of 2020.

Canada imported 1.5 million paintbrushes from the United States during the
first 11 months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for November 2021 was $6.38, down 8 percent from $6.96 for November 2020. During the first 11 months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was $6.09, down 25 percent from $8.15 for the first 11 months of 2020.

 

November 2021

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Industry News

 

FM Brush
Withstanding The Test Of Time By
Adjusting And Adapting To Meet Customer Needs


“We have all had to adjust and adapt these past few years. Conversations around COVID, supply chain and sustainability have been the lead topics for businesses and consumers alike,” according to FM Brush.

 

“In the early phases of the pandemic, FM Brush New York closed for two months, but reopened as an essential business. FM Brush Thailand never closed.

“Dual manufacturing has been the key to our success, as we were able to supply our customers with their product without interruption.

FM Brush


“With facilities that are vertically integrated, we are able to rework and warehouse
substantial inventory, which kept the pipeline open.

“Between FM NY and FM Thailand, there is over 125 years of brush-making experience.


"This in-turn offers customers the economic sustainability of knowing we have strong roots and have withstood the test of time.”

For more information about FM Brush, visit www.fmbrush.com.

 



Add To And Expand Your Product Offerings Seamlessly With Floor Squeegee Products From DordenSqueegee


DordenSqueegee Div. has revamped and reinvested in its Detroit, MI, manufacturing
and warehouse facility.


“We have fully recovered from COVID-related issues of 2021, and are moving forward, full speed ahead. Improved lead times and expanded manufacturing capabilities are in high gear,” said the company.

“Dorden offers a highly competitive pricing structure. We look forward to all inquiries big or small, as we provide the various industries we serve with our varied products.

 

“Traditional high quality non-rusting, aluminum floor squeegees, made only in the USA, are available under private label programs for a seamless addition of SKU’s for all.

Dorden


“Dorden also has available Belgian ‘Moss’ imported squeegees, which are distributed from our Midwest Detroit, MI, manufacturing and warehouse facility. Dorden offers nominal sizes from 18-inches — 30-inches, in both standard and heavy-duty steel model w/universal sockets (U.S thread adapter option is available). We also offer nominal 18-inch — 30-inch ‘White Plastic/Black Blade.’ The parts have the standard U.S. thread.

“Color coded plastic squeegees can be special ordered, and we can bring those in for your convenience. Just a note of clarification, these products are high quality European Belgian ‘Moss’ products, and not an imitation.”

DordenSqueegee’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities are centrally located in Detroit, MI, on the border with Canada. Dorden ships throughout North America.

To contact DordenSqueegee directly, call 1-313-834-7910,
or 313-407-7557 (cell for Bruce Gale).

Visit DordenSqueegee at 7446 Central St., Detroit MI, 48210
or email DordenSqueegee@gmail.com.



Norshel Industries Acquires
Culicover And Shapiro Assets


Norshel Industries Inc., a mop and handle manufacturer and importer and master wholesaler of a full line of janitorial supplies, located in Croydon, PA, and established in 1970, has acquired the assets of Culicover and Shapiro. Culicover and Shapiro was established in 1929 as a broom and brush manufacturer, presently located in Huntington, NY.

“Norshel owners Aaron and Eric Leibowitz are excited to welcome Richard Shapiro, the third generation owner of Culicover and Shapiro, into the Norshel fold. This is the second acquisition over the years for Norshel. The company acquired Quantum Distribution, a Maryland-based wholesaler, in 1998.

“Norshel Industries has long been known for its strong presence in complete hard floorcare maintenance. Adding Culicover and Shapiro only solidifies our commitment to being a leader in this category,” according to a press release.

All office and warehousing will be at the 2933 River Rd., Croydon, PA, location.




From Shurhold
Serious Shine


“It's often the small stains and blemishes that are the most annoying and difficult to remove from an RV. Not so with Serious Shine Quick Detailer from Shurhold. This one-step spray quickly removes water spots, dirt, road grime — even residue left by other cleaning products — for a sparkling, spot-free surface,” said the company.

“Made in the USA, Serious Shine is a unique formula that provides a high-gloss, water- and UV-resistant finish without leaving a greasy feeling. It cleans and polishes virtually any surface such as fiberglass, vinyl, paint and chromed and stainless steel. It's especially useful for removing the minerals in sunbaked water spots that can damage RV finishes. With anti-static properties, it's perfect for multifunction touchscreen dashboard displays and other sensitive surfaces.

“Serious Shine is simple to use. After shaking, the product is misted onto the surface from 6-8 inches away. Then, it's wiped with a microfiber polishing cloth until the dirt is removed; the cloth is flipped and the surface buffed lightly until the residue disappears.”

For more information, visit www.shurhold.com/rv.




Mill-Rose Introduces Specially-Formulated
Blue Monster® Food-Grade Anti-Seize Lubricant


"Blue Monster® Food-Grade Anti-Seize, a premium-grade lubricant designed for use where incidental food contact is possible, is now available from Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Company. The new compound is a non-drying lubricant that maintains its anti-seize capabilities at high and low temperatures, protects against rust and corrosion, water and steam, and allows for easy disassembly," according to the company.

 

"Due to its outstanding lubricity characteristics with PTFE, Blue Monster® Food-grade Anti-Seize Lubricant prevents seizing and galling, reduces torque required to loosen joints, and is effective to 1800°F.

 


"Blue Monster® Food-Grade Anti-Seize Lubricant is made of ingredients meeting FDA requirements, is NSF/U.S.D.A (H-1) registered, and Kosher approved. This premium compound does not contain any solvents, metal, lead, graphite or clay fillers.


FM Brush


"Applications include food processing machinery to lubricate stainless steel fittings, bushings, flanges, headers, nuts, screws, studs, threaded surfaces, pipes, plugs, and manifolds to prevent seizing and galling of surfaces. Not for use on oxygen. Avoid direct contact with food during application.

"Blue Monster® Food-Grade Anti-Seize Lubricant is available in 9-ounce and 18-ounce cans with an applicator designed into the container’s lid, and sold at leading PHC supply houses."

Blue Monster products are offered exclusively by Clean-Fit Products,
a division of The Mill-Rose Company.

For further information contact Clean-Fit Products,
7310 Corporate Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.
Telephone 1-800-321-3598, fax 1-440-255-1072,
e-mail: info@cleanfit.com or visit www.cleanfit.com.






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