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Imports Up, Exports Mixed
For The First Two Months Of 2019


U.S. government trade figures for February 2019 indicated raw material imports were up in three categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles and brush backs, compared to February 2018. For the first two months of 2019, raw material imports were also up in the same three categories, compared to the first two months of 2018.

Import totals for February 2019 were up in four finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes and upright brooms, compared to February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, import totals were up in six categories outlined, compared to the first two months 2918: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes and upright brooms.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 33,109 kilograms of hog bristle in February 2019, up 66 percent from 20,004 kilograms imported in February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 49,370 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up 14 percent from 43,276 for the first two months of 2018.

China sent all the hog bristle to the United States during the first
two months of 2019.

The average price per kilogram for February 2019 was $41.29, down 4 percent from the average price per kilogram for February 2018 of $42.89. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per kilogram was $41.65, up 62 percent from $25.78 for the first two months of 2018.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during February 2019 was 1.4 million, up 40 percent from 1 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 3.1 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 15 percent from 2.7 million for 2018.

During the first two months of 2019, the United States received 1.6 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 895,467 from Brazil and 313,966 from China.

The average price per handle for February 2019 was 72 cents, down 14 percent from 84 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per handle was 67 cents, down 18 percent from 82 cents for 2018.

 

Brush Backs

February 2019 imports of brush backs totaled 442,712, up 12 percent from 394,198 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 910,816 brush backs were imported, up 24 percent from 732,919 for 2018.

Indonesia shipped 380,288 brush backs to the United States during February 2019, while Sri Lanka sent 349,737 brush backs and Canada exported 180,791.

The average price per brush back was 56 cents during February 2019, up 30 percent from 43 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price was 53 cents, the same as for 2018.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during February 2019 was 1.2 million, down 40 percent from 2 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 2.9 million metal handles were imported, down 24 percent from 3.8 million for 2018.

During the first two months of 2019, China sent 1.1 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 1 million.

The average price per handle for February 2019 was $1.22, up 36 percent from 90 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per handle was $1.18, up 15 percent from $1.03 for 2018.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 480,125 brooms of broom corn valued at more than
96 cents per broom during February 2019, up 18 percent from 406,667 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 1.1 million brooms were imported, up 30 percent from 843,651 for the first two months of 2018.

Mexico sent 1 million brooms to the United States during the first two
months of 2019.

The average price per broom for February 2019 was $2.42, up 3 percent from $2.35 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per broom was $2.35, down 2 percent from $2.41 for the first two months of 2018.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during February 2019 was 333,630, up 310 percent from 81,358 brooms and brushes imported during February 2018. For the first two months of 2019, 934,732 brooms and brushes were imported, up 187 percent from 325,805 for the first two months of 2018.

During the first two months of 2019, China exported 457,122 brooms and brushes to the United States, while Sri Lanka sent 209,400.

The average price per unit for February 2019 was 90 cents, down 50 percent from the average price for February 2018 of $1.80. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per unit was 55 cents, down 70 percent from $1.82 for the first two months of 2018.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 100.7 million toothbrushes in February 2019, up 18 percent from 85.2 million imported in February 2018. During the first two months
of 2019, 218.2 million toothbrushes were imported, up 13 percent from 193.8 million for the first two months of 2018.

China sent 177.2 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2019.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2019 was 26 cents, up 8 percent from 24 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per toothbrush was 25 cents, up 9 percent from 23 cents for the first two months of 2018.

 

Hairbrushes

February 2019 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.2 million, down 13 percent from
4.8 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 10.3 million hairbrushes were imported, up 17 percent from 8.8 million for the first two
months of 2018.

China sent 10.1 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first two
months of 2019.

The average price per hairbrush was 25 cents during February 2019, up 1 cent from the average price for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per hairbrush was 24 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2018.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 3.2 million shaving brushes in February 2019,
down 16 percent from 3.8 million imported in February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 12.5 million shaving brushes were imported, up 56 percent from
8 million for the first two months of 2018.

China sent 8.1 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first two months of 2019, while South Korea shipped 3.1 million.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2019 was 19 cents, up 12 percent from the average price for February 2018 of 17 cents. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per brush was 10 cents, down 41 percent from 17 cents for the first two months of 2018.

 

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during February 2019 was 5.7 million, down 19 percent from 7 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 12.4 million paint rollers were imported, down 14 percent from 14.4 million for the first two months of 2018.

China sent 9.9 million paint rollers to the United States during the first two months of 2019, while Cambodia exported 1.3 million.

The average price per paint roller for February 2019 was 55 cents, up 20 percent from 46 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per paint roller was 51 cents, up 19 percent from 43 cents for the first two months of 2018.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 23.3 million paintbrushes during February 2019, down
3 percent from 23.9 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 49.9 million paintbrushes were imported, down 3 percent from 52.9 million for the first two months of 2018.

China shipped 43.6 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first two months of 2019, while Indonesia exported 5.6 million.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2019 was 25 cents, down 17 percent from 30 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per paintbrush was 28 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first two months of 2018.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for February 2019 was 1.8 million, up 20 percent from 1.5 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 4.1 million upright broom were imported, up 28 percent from 3.2 million for the first two months of 2018.

China sent 3.8 million upright brooms to the United States during the first two months of 2019.

The average price per broom for February 2019 was $1.47, up 4 percent from $1.42 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price
per broom was $1.68 per upright broom, up 15 percent from $1.46 for the first two months of 2018.


– EXPORTS –


Export totals for February 2019 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes and artist brushes, compared to February 2018. For the first two months of 2019, export totals were up in three categories outlined, compared to the first two months of 2018: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first two months of 2018.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 10,659 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during February 2019, up 2 percent from the February 2018 total of 10,429 dozen. For the first two months of 2019, 17,350 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, up 34 percent from 12,917 dozen for the first two months of 2018.

The United States sent 5,522 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first two months of 2019, while Australia received 1,867 dozen.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $31.45 in February 2019, up 3 percent from $30.59 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $32.30, down 5 percent from $33.84 per dozen for the first two months of 2018.

 

Toothbrushes

During February 2019, the United States exported 11.2 million toothbrushes,
down 10 percent from 12.5 million for February 2018. During the first two months
of 2019, 27 million toothbrushes were exported, up 11 percent from 24.3 million for the first two months of 2018.

The United States exported 6.7 million toothbrushes to Canada and 5.8 million to Germany during the first two months of 2019.

The average price per toothbrush for February 2019 was 52 cents, up 4 percent from 50 cents for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per brush was 50 cents, down 6 percent from 53 cents for the first two months of 2018.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.7 million shaving brushes during February 2019, down 11 percent from 1.9 million for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 2.5 million shaving brushes were exported, down 14 percent from 2.9 million for the first two months of 2018.

During the first two months of 2019, the United States exported 1.1 million shaving brushes to Brazil and 644,856 to Canada.

The average price per shaving brush for February 2019 was 97 cents, down 24 percent from $1.28 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per shaving brush was $1.17, down 16 percent from $1.40 for the first two months of 2018.

Artist Brushes

February 2019 exports of artist brushes totaled 574,590, down 40 percent
from 956,497 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 1.2 million artist brushes were exported, down 33 percent from 1.8 million for the first two months of 2018.

Canada received 869,976 artist brushes from the United States during the first two months of 2019.

The average price per artist brush was $4.19 during February 2019, up 42 percent from the average price for February 2018 of $2.96. During the first two months of 2019, the average price per artist brush was $3.81, up 8 percent from $3.54 for the first two months of 2018.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during February 2019 was 307,185, up 58
percent from 194,798 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, 404,714 paintbrushes were exported, up 47 percent from 274,392 for the first
two months of 2018.

Canada imported 164,151 paintbrushes from the United States during the first
two months of 2019.

The average price per paintbrush for February 2019 was $4.97, down
33 percent from $7.37 for February 2018. During the first two months of 2019,
the average price per paintbrush was $6, down 28 percent from $8.28 for the
first two months of 2018.

 

February 2019

February 2019 Export Chart

 

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Import/Export Statistics.

 


 


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Industry News


Mill-Rose Introduces Quick-Release Pliers
For All Types Of Push-Lock Fittings

“Removing all types of push-lock fittings is fast and easy with Quick-Release Pliers introduced by Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Company,” according to a press release.

The Quick Release Pliers feature a cushion-grip handle with spring action that facilitates a quick and secure grip on copper, PEX and CPVC tubing. Ideal for hard to access areas, Quick Release Pliers work on all types of 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch push-lock fittings and eliminate the need for hard-to-use, and often hard-to-find plastic disconnect clips.

Quick Release Pliers feature a heavy-duty design to deliver years of service. This one tool saves time, aggravation and money removing push-on fittings.”

Mill-Rose

Clean-Fit Products is a division of The Mill-Rose Company, supplier of PTFE thread sealants and the largest manufacturer of twisted-in-wire brushes in the U.S., according to the company. For further information contact, 1-800-321-3598, or e-mail info@cleanfit.com or visit the company's web site at www.cleanfit.com.

A company statement said 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of The Mill-Rose Company. Founded in 1919 by Victor H. Miller, Mill-Rose has grown to become the largest U.S. manufacturer of twisted-in-wire brushes used in virtually every type of industry throughout the world. Mill-Rose is a family-owned organization, now in its fourth generation, operating manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout the United States and Mexico.

 



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