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Imports, Exports Up For The First Half Of 2021,
Compared To The First Half Of 2020


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

Import totals for June 2021 were down in five of the finished goods categories outlined: brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents, brooms and brushes of vegetable material, toothbrushes, shaving brushes and paint rollers, compared to June 2020. During the first half of 2021, import totals were up in five categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable material, hairbrushes, paint rollers, paintbrushes and upright brooms, compared to the first half of 2020.


– RAW MATERIAL IMPORTS –


Hog Bristle

The United States imported 16,525 kilograms of hog bristle in June 2021, up 15 percent from 14,339 kilograms imported in June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 64,522 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down 27 percent from 88,454 kilograms for the first half of 2020.

China sent 64,517 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per kilogram for June 2021 was $46.08, down 3 percent from $47.33 per kilogram for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per kilogram was $49.03, up 99 percent from $24.63 for the first half of 2020.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during June 2021 was 933,804, down 15 percent from 1.1 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 7.1 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 22 percent from 5.8 million for the first half of 2020.

During the first half of 2021, the United States received 3.9 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 1.6 million from Brazil and 1.2 million from China.

The average price per handle for June 2021 was 77 cents, up 26 percent from 61 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per handle was 68 cents, down 9 percent from 75 cents for the first half of 2020.


Brush Backs

June 2021 imports of brush backs totaled 381,854, up from 71,412 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 2.4 million brush backs were imported, up 100 percent from 1.2 million for the first half of 2020.

Canada exported 931,124 brush backs during the first half of 2021, while Indonesia sent 706,492 and Sri Lanka shipped 459,090.

The average price per brush back was 50 cents during June 2021, up 43 percent from 35 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price was 48 cents, down 6 percent from 51 cents for the first half of 2020.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during June 2021 was 2.4 million, up 33 percent from 1.8 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 11.9 million metal handles were imported, up 37 percent from 8.7 million for the first half of 2020.

During the first half of 2021, China sent 6.8 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 3.1 million and Spain sent 2 million.

The average price per handle for June 2021 was 86 cents, down 15 percent from $1.01 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per handle was 90 cents, down 3 percent from 93 cents for the first half of 2020.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 425,084 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during June 2021, down 18 percent from 516,949 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 2.3 million brooms were imported, down 15 percent from 2.7 million for the first half of 2020.

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

The average price per broom for June 2021 was $2.20, down 10 percent from $2.44 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per broom was $2.22, down 5 percent from $2.34 for the first half of 2020.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during June 2021 was 169,010, down 34 percent from 255,442 brooms and brushes imported during June 2020. For the first half of 2021, 1.1 million brooms and brushes were imported, up 11 percent from 991,429 for the first half of 2020.

During the first half of 2021, Sri Lanka exported 740,570 brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for June 2021 was $1.59, up 115 percent from 74 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per unit was $1.19, up 16 percent from the average price for the first half of 2020 of $1.03.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 83.6 million toothbrushes in June 2021, down 4 percent from 87.4 million imported in June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 441.3 million toothbrushes were imported, down 11 percent from 497.2 million for the first half of 2020.

China sent 333.8 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for June 2021 was 26 cents, up 13 percent from 23 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per toothbrush was 28 cents, up 17 percent from 24 cents for the first half of 2020.

Hairbrushes

June 2021 imports of hairbrushes totaled 5.4 million, up 42 percent from 3.8 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 29.2 million hairbrushes were imported, up 49 percent from 19.6 million for the first half of 2020.

China sent 24.8 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per hairbrush was 24 cents during June 2021, down 8 percent from 26 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per hairbrush was 22 cents, down 12 percent from 25 cents for the first half of 2020.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 5.2 million shaving brushes in June 2021, down 56 percent from 11.9 million imported in June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 26.7 million shaving brushes were imported, down 35 percent from 40.8 million for the first half of 2020.

China sent 20.5 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per shaving brush for June 2021 was 14 cents, up 133 percent from 6 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per brush was also 14 cents, up 75 percent from 8 cents for the first half of 2020.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during June 2021 was 6.9 million, down 13 percent from 7.9 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 50.1 million paint rollers were imported, up 28 percent from 36 million for the first half of 2020.

China sent 35.4 million paint rollers to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per paint roller for June 2021 was 40 cents, down 17 percent from 48 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per paint roller was 44 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first half of 2020.


Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 33.1 million paintbrushes during June 2021, up 28 percent from 25.8 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 182.7 million paintbrushes were imported, up 49 percent from 122.3 million for the first half of 2020.

China shipped 169.4 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for June 2021 was 29 cents, down 26 percent from 39 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was 32 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first half of 2020.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for June 2021 was 1.9 million, up 27 percent from 1.5 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 10.7 million upright brooms were imported, up 22 percent from 8.8 million for the first half of 2020.

China sent 9 million upright brooms to the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per broom for June 2021 was $1.58, down 2 percent from $1.61 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per broom was $1.37, up 7 percent from $1.28 for the first half of 2020.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for June 2021 were up in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes and paintbrushes, compared to June 2020. For the first half of 2021, export totals were also up in three categories outlined: brooms and brushes of vegetable materials, shaving brushes and paintbrushes, compared to the first half of 2020.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 12,698 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during June 2021, up 103 percent from 6,253 dozen for June 2020. For the first half of 2021, 51,664 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, up 64 percent from 31,571 dozen for the first half of 2020.

The United States sent 29,480 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first half of 2021.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $19.29 in June 2021, down 55 percent from $42.51 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $32.45, down 20 percent from $40.56 per dozen for the first half of 2020.

Toothbrushes

During June 2021, the United States exported 8.9 million toothbrushes, up 29 percent from 6.9 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 47.3 million toothbrushes were exported, down 19 percent from 58.6 million for the first half of 2020.

The United States exported 11.5 million toothbrushes to Canada, 7.1 million to Poland, and 6.5 million to Germany during the first half of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for June 2021 was 97 cents, up 18 percent from 82 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per brush was 80 cents, up 8 percent from 74 cents for the first half of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 1.8 million shaving brushes during June 2021, down 14 percent from 2.1 million for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 9.5 million shaving brushes were exported, up 19 percent from 8 million for the first half of 2020.

During the first half of 2021, the United States exported 5.1 million shaving brushes to Mexico and 1.4 million to Canada.

The average price per shaving brush for June 2021 was 75 cents, up 36 percent from 55 cents for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per shaving brush was 88 cents, down 6 percent from 93 cents for the first half of 2020.

Artist Brushes

June 2021 exports of artist brushes totaled 371,698, down 43 percent from 654,413 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 2.8 million artist brushes were exported, down 26 percent from 3.8 million for the first half of 2020.

Canada received 2.2 million artist brushes from the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per artist brush was $3.86 during June 2021, up 57 percent from $2.46 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per artist brush was $3.63, up 19 percent from $3.05 for the first half of 2020.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during June 2021 was 296,719, up 156 percent from 116,088 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, 1.3 million paintbrushes were exported, up 57 percent from 828,853 for the first half of 2020.

Canada imported 749,395 paintbrushes from the United States during the first half of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for June 2021 was $3.69, down 56 percent from $8.39 for June 2020. During the first half of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was $6.91, down 8 percent from $7.52 for the first half of 2020.

 

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Industry News


Warna Exporters Is Equipped To Meet
Your Brushware Needs

 


 

Established in 1995 Warna Exporters (Pvt) Ltd. are a leading Sri Lankan manufacturer of industrial and household wooden brooms, brushes, brush blocks and fiber mixtures.

“With worldwide export capabilities, employing the latest technology to produce high quality products with strict quality control procedures, Warna Exporters are perfectly equipped to supply your brushware needs. Starting out as a small 10-man team of employees, Warna has grown to a workforce of more than 200 in 26 years,” said the company.

 

“Warna Exporters have the capabilities to fully manage the production process from tree cutting and preparation to filling and shipping orders to customers around the globe. Timber blocks are produced from plantation-grown rubber wood, and can be filled with a variety of natural fibers or synthetic materials if required.


“Warna Exporters have the experience to supply both branded and own brand products made to customers’ specifications as well as having the ability to design and provide merchandising cartons and packaging to meet the varied demands of today’s worldwide markets.”

For more information, visit warnaexporters.com.

 


 


Industry News


Barbara (Bullock) Draper Morin


Draper

Barbra (Bullock) Draper Morin was born to John Sumner Bullock and Gertrude Elizabeth Bullock in 1935, and spent her entire youth in Canton, MA. She graduated from Canton High School in the class of 1953.

She attended Framingham State College, and became a teacher of home economics.
Mrs. Morin taught school in both Canton and West Warren, MA.

She was the mother of four daughters with Walter Scott Draper III of Draper Knitting, and raised her family primarily in Palmer, MA.

She moved back to eastern Massachusetts when she wed Alfred J. Morin in 1985, and lived in several locations on the South Shore. After her retirement, she enjoyed a tremendous amount of travel with “Al,” and they shared an interest in buying, selling, and collecting antiques. They also continued to enjoy the Bullock family cottage on White Horse Beach every summer.

For many years, Mrs. Morin continued her talents of baking, cooking, knitting, and sewing, bestowing her gifts on her growing family and many friends. She was often the destination of family gatherings.

She will be missed by friends from both Palmer and the South Shore, and her newest friends at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, where she spent her last dozen years — as independent as ever.

She is survived by four loving daughters, Sue Draper and Ken Langevin of Palmer; Lynn and Randy Hover of Randolph; Wendy and Rick Barrows of Hanson; Kristin Draper and Bill Shaul of Canton; and, stepdaughter, Marianne and Stan Graves of Norfolk.

She also leaves two sisters, Eleanor and Norm Nicholson of Bridgton, ME, and Joan Stimmell of Foxboro, MA.

Barbara also left a legacy of eight grandchildren, Kelley Barrows; Nick Hover; Jessica (Barrows) Hughes; Eric Hover; Ben Hover; Kevin Driscoll; Justin Draper-Langevin and Elizabeth Shaul, as well as her four great-grandchildren, Vera; Nathan; Bear; and Teddy.

As the matriarch of the family, she also enjoyed her many nieces and nephews and their children during family holidays and gatherings.

A funeral service is set for September 18 at the Congregational Church of Canton, with burial in Knollwood Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made to Sharing, Inc., a charity to which she donated many hours of service including the Good Friday Walk or the Jimmy Fund. Visit walkingongoodfriday.org.

 


 



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Shurhold said the company is dedicated to educating owners on RV value preservation. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.

Visit www.shurhold.com/rv for more information.

 


 

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