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Imports Up, Exports Down For The First Five Months Of 2022, Compared To The First Five Months Of 2021

U.S. government trade figures for May 2022 indicated raw material imports were up in all four categories outlined: hog bristle, broom and mop handles, brush backs and metal handles, compared to May 2021. For the first five months of 2022, raw material imports were also up in all four categories outlined, compared to the first five months of 2021.

Import totals for May 2022 were up in six of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes, paint rollers and upright brooms, compared
to May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, import totals were up in
five categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shaving brushes and upright brooms,
compared to the first five months of 2021.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 23,825 kilograms of hog bristle in May 2022, compared to 3,163 kilograms imported in May 2021. During the first five months
of 2022, 82,400 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, up 72 percent from
47,997 kilograms for the first five months of 2021.

China sent all the hog bristle to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per kilogram for May 2022 was $40.29, down 15 percent from $47.35 per kilogram for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per kilogram was $34.04, down 32 percent from $50.04 for the first five months of 2021.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during May 2022 was 1.8 million, up 38 percent from 1.3 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 7.8 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 28 percent from 6.1 million for the first five months of 2021.

During the first five months of 2022, the United States received 3.5 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 2.2 million from Brazil and 1.4 million from China.

The average price per handle for May 2022 was 91 cents, up 42 percent from 64 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per handle was 74 cents, up 12 percent from 66 cents for the first five months of 2021.


Brush Backs

May 2022 imports of brush backs totaled 639,839, up 26 percent from 473,262 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 2.7 million brush backs were imported, up 35 percent from 2 million for the first five months of 2021.

During the first five months of 2022, the United States imported 867,361 from Sri Lanka, 812,412 from Indonesia, 706,474 from Canada and 316,455 from China.

The average price per brush back was 59 cents during May 2022, up 51 percent from 39 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price was 56 cents, up 19 percent from 47 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during May 2022 was 3.5 million, up 84 percent from 1.9 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 11.3 million metal handles were imported, up 18 percent from 9.6 million for the first five months of 2021.

During the first five months of 2022, China sent 6.9 million metal handles to the United States, while Spain exported 2.3 million and Italy sent 1.9 million handles.

The average price per handle for May 2022 was $1.02, down 6 percent from $1.08 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per handle was $1.05, up 15 percent from 91 cents for the first five months of 2021.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 364,854 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during May 2022, down 12 percent from 413,626 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 1.7 million brooms were imported, down 11 percent from 1.9 million for the first five months of 2021.

Mexico sent nearly all the brooms to the United States during the first
five months of 2022.

The average price per broom for May 2022 was $2.51, up 3 percent from $2.43 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per broom was $2.50, up 13 percent from $2.22 for the first five months of 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during May 2022 was 214,055, up 39 percent from 153,745 brooms and brushes imported during May 2021. For the first five months of 2022, 1 million brooms and brushes were imported, up 4 percent from 965,077 for the first five months of 2021.

During the first five months of 2022, Sri Lanka exported 423,915 brooms and brushes to the United States, while China sent 212,819.

The average price per unit for May 2022 was $1.57, down 1 percent from $1.59 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per unit was $1.39, up 24 percent from $1.12 for the first five months of 2021.

Toothbrushes

The United States imported 140.2 million toothbrushes in May 2022, up 84 percent from 76.2 million imported in May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 542 million toothbrushes were imported, up 52 percent from 357.7 million for the first five months of 2021.

China sent 395.6 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per toothbrush for May 2022 was 22 cents, down 21 percent from 28 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per toothbrush was 25 cents, down 11 percent from 28 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Hairbrushes

May 2022 imports of hairbrushes totaled 7.2 million, up 57 percent from 4.6 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 32.2 million hairbrushes were imported, up 35 percent from 23.8 million for the first five months of 2021.

China sent 25.5 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per hairbrush was 19 cents during May 2022, down 10 percent from 21 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per hairbrush was 20 cents, down 9 percent from 22 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 9.4 million shaving brushes in May 2022, up 92 percent from 4.9 million imported in May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 41.7 million shaving brushes were imported, up 94 percent from 21.5 million for the first five months of 2021.

China sent 37.1 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per shaving brush for May 2022 was 8 cents, down 50 percent from 16 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per brush was 9 cents, down 36 percent from 14 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during May 2022 was 9.1 million, up 26 percent from 7.2 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 39.7 million paint rollers were imported, down 9 percent from 43.6 million for the first five months of 2021.

China sent 26.7 million paint rollers to the United States during the first
five months of 2022.

The average price per paint roller for May 2022 was 40 cents, down 22 percent from 51 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per paint roller was 43 cents, down 4 percent from 45 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 23.7 million paintbrushes during May 2022, down 25 percent from 31.8 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 133.5 million paintbrushes were imported, down 11 percent from 149.6 million for the first five months of 2021.

China shipped 124.9 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for May 2022 was 30 cents, down 6 percent from 32 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per paintbrush was 33 cents, up 1 cent from the first five months of 2021.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for May 2022 was 1.9 million, up 27 percent from 1.5 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 9.5 million upright brooms were imported, up 8 percent from 8.8 million for the first five months of 2021.

China sent 7.8 million upright brooms to the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per broom for May 2022 was $1.47, down 11 percent from $1.66 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per broom was $1.46, up 10 percent from $1.33 for the first five months of 2021.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for May 2022 were down in three categories outlined: toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to May 2021.

For the first five months of 2022, export totals were also down in
three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable
materials, toothbrushes and shaving brushes, compared to the
first five months of 2021.

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 6,084 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during May 2022, up 35 percent from 4,497 dozen for May 2021.
For the first five months of 2022, 36,707 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, down 6 percent from 38,966 dozen for the first five months of 2021.

The United States sent 13,419 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $39.79 in May 2022, down 4 percent from $41.61 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $38.61, up 5 percent from $36.74 per dozen for the first five months of 2021.

Toothbrushes

During May 2022, the United States exported 6.9 million toothbrushes,
down 12 percent from 7.8 million for May 2021. During the first five months
of 2022, 34.2 million toothbrushes were exported, down 11 percent from 38.3 million for the first five months of 2021.

The United States exported 10.3 million toothbrushes to Canada and
9.2 million to Poland.

The average price per toothbrush for May 2022 was $1.04, up 49 percent from 70 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per brush was 94 cents, up 24 percent from 76 cents for the first five months of 2021.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.4 million shaving brushes during May 2022, down 30 percent from 2 million for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 7.5 million shaving brushes were exported, down 3 percent from 7.7 million for the first five months of 2021.

During the first five months of 2022, the United States exported 4.1 million shaving brushes to Mexico.

The average price per shaving brush for May 2022 was $1.21, up 26 percent
from 96 cents for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average
price per shaving brush was 94 cents, up 3 percent from 91 cents the first five months of 2021.

Artist Brushes

May 2022 exports of artist brushes totaled 1.3 million, up 189 percent from 449,125 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 3.2 million artist brushes were exported, up 33 percent from 2.4 million for the first five months
of 2021.

Canada received 1.8 million artist brushes from the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per artist brush was $1.76 during May 2022, down 56 percent from $3.98 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average
price per artist brush was $2.91, down 19 percent from $3.59 for the first five months of 2021.


Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during May 2022 was 179,987, down 46 percent from 333,525 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, 1.1 million paintbrushes were exported, up 1 percent from 1 million for the first five
months of 2021.

Canada imported 539,116 paintbrushes from the United States during the first five months of 2022.

The average price per paintbrush for May 2022 was $6.85, up 8 percent from $6.33 for May 2021. During the first five months of 2022, the average price per paintbrush was $6.58, down 16 percent from $7.82 for the first five months of 2021.

 

May 2022

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Industry News

 

Golden Star Corporate Headquarters Have Relocated

 

Golden Star
As of August 1, the new Golden Star office headquarters are located at:
16690 West 116th St., Lenexa, KS, 66219.

All remittance and correspondence should be sent to the above address.

For more information or questions please contact:
Phone: 816-842-0233, Toll-Free: 800-821-2792,
Fax: 800-487-4079,
Email: goldenstar@goldenstar.com.

Visit www.goldenstar.com.




Project Spearheaded By Pat Monahan, Monahan Partners

Arcola, IL, Celebrates Unveiling Of New Statue Commemorating Ben Franklin And The Introduction
Of Broom Corn Seed To The United States

 

Monahan

The unveiling of a statue of Ben Franklin, who is credited with bringing broom corn seed to the United States, was held August 13 at the Arcola, IL, Depot Tourism Information Center.
Leading the project was Pat Monahan.


Arcola, IL, known as the Broom Corn Capital of the World, is the site of a new statue commemorating Ben Frankin, as the person responsible for bringing broom corn seed to the United States.

The statue is located on the grounds of the Arcola, IL, Depot Tourist Information Center.

Pat Monahan, Monahan Partners, spearheaded the project.

Nationally known artist Jerry McKenna sculpted the statue. This is the second statue McKenna has created for the town. Arcola is the birthplace of Raggedy Ann and Andy creator Johnny Gruelle. A statue commemorating his beloved characters was commissioned and also created by McKenna for the town.

 

Monahan

Pat Monahan with sculptor Jerry McKenna


During his remarks, at the unveiling August 13, Pat Monahan credited his son,
Kevin Monahan, Monahan Partners, his extended family, the community and local businesses for making the project possible.

Pat Monahan has been the lead on other major projects for the Central Illinois community and home of the Monahan family businesses. The “Sweeping Beauties” collection of 13 oversized brooms, depicting various scenes, personages and historical events line Arcola’s Main Street and add to the community’s unique collection of art, and are a favorite of tourists.

Arcola is also home to 16 murals depicting the community’s history, painted by the
famous Wall Dogs, and the unique Hippie Memorial.

For more information, contact Monahan Partners at kevin@monahanpartners.com.

 




Guest Speakers, Full Program Await Attendees Of The 62nd FEIBP Congress In September

 

The 62nd FEIBP (European Brushware Federation) Congress is scheduled for September 21-23, in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The event, designed for brush and related industry manufacturers and suppliers,
will include guest speakers, market reports, networking opportunities, an innovation award competition and a Brush Forum suppliers exhibit. The host venue for this
year’s Congress is the Grandior Hotel Prague, a 5-star hotel centrally located
in Prague. Various events during this year’s Congress will also take place at the nearby Grand Majestic Hotel Prague.

This is the first time the FEIBP Congress will be held in Eastern Europe. Along with brushmakers in the Czech Republic, companies from other central European countries are also expected to participate.


Philipp Haindl

Philipp Haindl

Monahan

Andrew Griffiths


Keynote speakers at the event are: Philipp Haindl, co-founder of Serafin Group, who will discuss “Succession Management In Family Businesses,” and Andrew Griffiths, director of community and partnerships at Planet Mark, who will provide a discussion on “Sustainability.”

Haindl completed his studies at the London School of Economics with a Master of Global Economic History. He started his career as an associate at KPMG in the audit department, before moving to corporate finance valuation services. Before founding Serafin, Haindl was active in business analysis and acquisitions for five years, and was involved in numerous M&A transactions.

Griffiths chairs the Institute of Directors National Sustainability Taskforce, and was a member of the UK government’s COP26 Small Business Taskforce, as well as being on the advisory board for the Global Sustainability Film Awards.

The Brush Forum Suppliers Display will take place 8:30-11:15 a.m.,
Friday, September 23.

To register or for more information,
visit www.eurobrush.com or send email to info@feibp.eu.


The following is the 62nd FEIBP Congress schedule of events

(dates, times and locations subject to change. All times are local):

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
FEIBP Congress Registration
The Grandior Hotel
Located Near Hotel Reception Area

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Board Meeting
The Grandior Hotel

7 - 10 p.m.
Welcome Reception, Buffet & Drinks
The Grandior Hotel Restaurant
Dress Code: Casual

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Walking Convoy From The Grandior Hotel To Nearby Grand Majestic Hotel (GMH)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
FEIBP Congress Registration
The Grandior Hotel
Located Near Hotel Reception Area

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Official Opening
(At GMH)
Welcome From FEIBP & ABMA Presidents
Presentation Of First-Time Attendees
Presentation Of 13th Innovation Award

 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Working Goup PHB Brushes
Grand I, GMH

 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Working Group Personal Care Brushes
Grand II, GMH

 

10:30 - 11 a.m.
Coffee Break In Front Of Meeting Rooms

 

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Working Group Technical Brushes
Grand I, GMH

 

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Working Group Paintbrushes
Grand II, GMH

 

1 - 2 p.m.
Lunch
GMH Restaurant

 

2 - 3:15 p.m.
Guest Speaker Philipp Haindl
“Succession Management In Family Businesses”
Grand I, GMH

 

2 - 4:30 p.m.
FEIBP Companion Program
Visit To Karlestejn Castle,

Includes Lunch

 

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break In Front Of Meeting Rooms

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker Andrew Griffiths
“Sustainability”
Grand I, GMH

 

7 - 10 p.m.
River Cruise / Czech Night
Dress Code: Casual

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Brush Forum Suppliers Setup
Euforie Meeting Room The Grandior Hotel

 

8:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Brush Forum Suppliers Exhibit
Euforie Meeting Room The Grandior Hotel

9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Coffee Break In Front Of Meeting Room

 

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
General Assembly
Euforie Meeting Room The Grandior Hotel

 

1 - 2 p.m.
Lunch
The Grandior Hotel

 

1:30 - 7 p.m
Lions Meet Rotarians
Lobby/Bar The Grandior Hotel

 

2 - 4:30 p.m.
City Tour Of Prague

 

7 - 7:10 p.m.
Transfer To Gala/Dinner (10 Minute Walk)

 

7:10 - 11 p.m.
Gala/Dinner at Obecni Dum








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