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Imports Mixed, Exports Up For The First Seven Months Of 2021, Compared To The First Seven Months Of 2020


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

Import totals for July 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 July 2020. During the first seven months 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 seven months 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, The United States imported 17,866 kilograms of hog bristle in July 2021, up 87 percent from 9,549 kilograms imported in July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 82,388 kilograms of hog bristle were imported, down 16 percent from 98,003 kilograms for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 82,383 kilograms of hog bristle to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per kilogram for July 2021 was $54.26, down 3 percent from $56.03 per kilogram for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per kilogram was $50.16, up 81 percent from $27.69 for the first seven months of 2020.

Broom And Mop Handles

The import total of broom and mop handles during July 2021 was 912,616, down 9 percent from 1 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 8 million broom and mop handles were imported, up 18 percent from 6.8 million for the first seven months of 2020.

During the first seven months of 2021, the United States received 4.5 million broom and mop handles from Honduras, 1.7 million from Brazil and 1.4 million from China.

The average price per handle for July 2021 was 67 cents, down 15 percent from 79 cents for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per handle was 68 cents, down 11 percent from 76 cents for the first seven months of 2020.


Brush Backs

July 2021 imports of brush backs totaled 268,216, up 10 percent from 242,931 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 2.6 million brush backs were imported, up 86 percent from 1.4 million for the first seven months of 2020.

Canada exported 1 million brush backs during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per brush back was 48 cents during July 2021, up 1 cent
from the average price for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price was also 48 cents, down 6 percent from 51 cents for the first seven months of 2020.

Metal Handles

The import total of metal handles during July 2021 was 1.6 million, down 27 percent from 2.2 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 13.6 million metal handles were imported, up 25 percent from 10.9 million for the first seven months of 2020.

During the first seven months of 2021, China sent 7.5 million metal handles to the United States, while Italy exported 3.5 million and Spain sent 2.3 million.

The average price per handle for July 2021 was $1.22, up 36 percent from

90 cents for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per handle was 94 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for the first seven months of 2020.

– FINISHED GOODS IMPORTS –


Brooms Of Broom Corn Valued At More Than 96 Cents

The United States imported 448,134 brooms of broom corn valued at more than 96 cents per broom during July 2021, down 15 percent from 529,616 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 2.8 million brooms were imported, down 15 percent from 3.3 million for the first seven months of 2020.

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

The average price per broom for July 2021 was $2.41, down 1 cent from the average price for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per broom was $2.25, down 4 percent from $2.35 for the first seven months of 2020.

 

Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Material

The import total of brooms and brushes of vegetable material during July 2021 was 270,787, down 6 percent from 287,216 brooms and brushes imported during July 2020. For the first seven months of 2021, 1.4 million brooms and brushes were imported, up 8 percent from 1.3 million for the first seven months of 2020.

During the first seven months of 2021, Sri Lanka exported 854,367 brooms and brushes to the United States.

The average price per unit for July 2021 was 79 cents, down 5 percent from 83 cents for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per unit was $1.12, up 13 percent from 99 cents for the first seven months of 2020.


Toothbrushes

The United States imported 101.2 million toothbrushes in July 2021, up 17 percent from 86.8 million imported in July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 542.5 million toothbrushes were imported, down 7 percent from 584 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 406.6 million toothbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for July 2021 was 27 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per toothbrush was 27 cents, up 8 percent from 25 cents for the first seven months of 2020.

Hairbrushes

July 2021 imports of hairbrushes totaled 4.3 million, down 7 percent from 4.6 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 33.5 million hairbrushes were imported, up 38 percent from 24.2 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 29 million hairbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per hairbrush was 20 cents during July 2021, down 23 percent from 26 cents for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per hairbrush was 22 cents, down 12 percent from 25 cents for the first seven months of 2020.


Shaving Brushes

The United States imported 7.9 million shaving brushes in July 2021, up 18 percent from 6.7 million imported in July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 34.6 million shaving brushes were imported, down 27 percent from 47.5 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 27.5 million shaving brushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per shaving brush for July 2021 was 10 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per brush was 13 cents, up 63 percent from 8 cents for the first seven months of 2020.


Paint Rollers

The import total of paint rollers during July 2021 was 5.6 million, down 38 percent from 9.1 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 56 million paint rollers were imported, up 24 percent from 45 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 39.4 million paint rollers to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per paint roller for July 2021 was 50 cents, the same as for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per paint roller was 45 cents, down 1 cent from the average price for the first seven months of 2020.

Paintbrushes

U.S. companies imported 23.2 million paintbrushes during July 2021, down 29 percent from 32.8 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 206 million paintbrushes were imported, up 33 percent from 155 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China shipped 190.3 million paintbrushes to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for July 2021 was 35 cents, up 1 cent from the average price for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per paintbrush was 32 cents, down 6 percent from 34 cents for the first seven months of 2020.

Upright Brooms

The total import of upright brooms for July 2021 was 1.6 million, down 24 percent from 2.1 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 12.3 million upright brooms were imported, up 14 percent from 10.8 million for the first seven months of 2020.

China sent 10.3 million upright brooms to the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per broom for July 2021 was $1.73, up 19 percent from $1.45 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per broom was $1.42, up 8 percent from $1.31 for the first seven months of 2020.



– EXPORTS –

Export totals for July 2021 were up in three categories outlined: brooms
and brushes of vegetable materials, toothbrushes and paintbrushes, compared to July 2020. For the first seven months 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 seven months of 2020.


Brooms & Brushes Of Vegetable Materials

The United States exported 7,052 dozen brooms and brushes of vegetable materials during July 2021, up 65 percent from 4,264 dozen for July 2020. For the first seven months of 2021, 58,716 dozen brooms and brushes were exported, up 64 percent from 35,835 dozen for the first seven months of 2020.

The United States sent 31,891 dozen brooms and brushes to Canada during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $35.58 in July 2021, down 9 percent from $39.25 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per dozen brooms and brushes was $32.83, down 19 percent from $40.41 per dozen for the first seven months of 2020.

Toothbrushes

During July 2021, the United States exported 8.5 million toothbrushes, up 37 percent from 6.2 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 55.8 million toothbrushes were exported, down 14 percent from 64.8 million for the first seven months of 2020.

The United States exported 13.1 million toothbrushes to Canada during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per toothbrush for July 2021 was 94 cents, down 20 percent from $1.18 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per brush was 82 cents, up 5 percent from 78 cents for the first seven months of 2020.

Shaving Brushes

The United States exported 914,041 shaving brushes during July 2021, down 43 percent from 1.6 million for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 10.4 million shaving brushes were exported, up 8 percent from 9.6 million for the first seven months of 2020.

During the first seven months of 2021, the United States exported 5.5 million shaving brushes to Mexico and 1.7 million to Canada.

The average price per shaving brush for July 2021 was $1.29, up 95 percent from 66 cents for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average price per shaving brush was 91 cents, up 3 percent from 88 cents for the first seven months of 2020.

Artist Brushes

July 2021 exports of artist brushes totaled 365,118, down 36 percent from 570,043 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 3.1 million artist brushes were exported, down 30 percent from 4.4 million for the first seven months of 2020.

Canada received 2.6 million artist brushes from the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per artist brush was $4.15 during July 2021, up 31 percent
from $3.18 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average
price per artist brush was $3.69, up 21 percent from $3.06 for the first seven months of 2020.

Paintbrushes

The export total of paintbrushes during July 2021 was 152,225, up 10 percent from 138,580 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, 1.5 million paintbrushes were exported, up 55 percent from 967,433 for the first seven months of 2020.

Canada imported 806,148 paintbrushes from the United States during the first seven months of 2021.

The average price per paintbrush for July 2021 was $9.12, down 11 percent
from $10.19 for July 2020. During the first seven months of 2021, the average
price per paintbrush was $7.13, down 10 percent from $7.90 for the first seven months of 2020.

 

July 2021

July 2021 Export Chart

 

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Industry News


Perlon/Pedex GmbH Großer Preis des Mittelstandes

 

In 2021, Pedex GmbH in Affolterbach, Germany, was nominated for the Großer Preis des Mittelstandes, a business award for small and medium-sized companies.

“The award has been the single most popular business award in Germany since 1994. This award isn’t just about numbers, jobs or innovation but the business as a whole. Every November, the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation invites nominations of medium-sized companies for the competition from communities, associations, organizations and companies. The nomination can be for medium-sized com­panies from the industrial, commercial, service and trade sectors,” according to a press release.


Nominated businesses are evaluated according to five competition criteria:
• Overall development of the business;
• Creation and safeguarding of jobs and apprenticeships;
• Modernization and innovation;
• Involvement in the region; and,
• Service and customer focus, marketing.

 

The winner and the finalists are decided by 12 regional juries and a final jury. In each competition region there can be three prize winners selected from five finalists.


Perlon

 

Perlon® is part of the Serafin group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition
of its shareholding family. Under the
guiding principle, “Verantwortung
aus Tradition,” meaning taking responsibility is our tradition, Serafin invests in companies with the goal of fostering its long-term development
in accordance with all stakeholders.


The official announcement was made September 18, at a gala evening in Würzburg. Jakob Jonsson (CCO) accepted the prize on behalf of Pedex GmbH, a prize winner for Hesse.
“Pedex GmbH is looking forward to the announcement of the national winner which will take place in Dresden on October 30.”

 

“Perlon® - The Filament Company is a worldwide manufacturer of synthetic filaments, and with the help of around 840 employees, generates a turnover of over 140 million euros. The company manufactures filaments for applications in the paper machine clothing industry (PMC), the brush industry, for technical textiles as well as filaments for cosmetic and dental applications from its sites in Germany, the USA and China,” according to the release.


For more information visit: www.perlon.com.



 


Atlas Graham Furgale Ltd. / Vivelle
Announces Completion Of Asset Acquisition
Of Bonette AB, Kungsbacka, Sweden


Atlas

Vivelle of Hambrücken, Germany, has announced its recent acquisition of all of the assets of Bonette AB, located in Kungsbacka, Sweden. Bonette AB is a manufacturer of electrostatic cleaning products servicing the cleaning and hygiene industry throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

“For the past number of years our corporate mission at Vivelle has been to become the leading manufacturer in the dry mop electrostatic cleaning space and with the acquisition of the Bonette AB assets, it brings us one step closer to accomplishing this goal,” according to a press release.

“All acquired assets will be moved from the Bonette AB’s, Kungsbacka facility, and set up at the Vivelle manufacturing and converting facility in Hambrücken. The management and staff at Vivelle are excited to be able to continue to support all of our present customers as well as welcoming all of the new Bonette AB clients to our business family.

“On behalf of Vivelle and its parent company, Atlas Graham Furgale, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, I would like to thank Bo Apler, president at Bonette AB, for the privilege of working with him in such an open and transparent manner. The Bonette AB brand has long been a name associated with quality and innovation, and we intend to carry on this tradition at Vivelle.”


Send inquiries to tim.macgregor@vivelle.de or tim.macgregor@agfurgale.com or any Vivelle corporate representatives. For more information, visit www.vivelle.de.


 




Nominations Are Open For ABMA Innovation Award

 

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is accepting nominations for its “ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award,” which recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the broom, brush, mop and roller industry. The award is named for William A. Cordes, who was the association’s first president, serving in that position from 1917-1928.

 

ABMA

 

“This award serves as a reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people. The award is to be an annual competition whereby any interested parties may submit nominations to ABMA during any calendar year for consideration. All nominations must be readily available in the marketplace during the year in which they are to be considered,” according to ABMA.


ABMA President Greg Miller encourages companies to enter the competition and said, “The ABMA Innovation Award competition is a great opportunity for companies to showcase innovative products, components and services to the industry, and to the larger audience served by customers, users and consumers. It gives the greater industry a wonderful opportunity to see just how innovative, creative and vibrant we are as brush makers.”

Nominated products will be exhibited at the 2022 ABMA Annual Convention March 2-5
in the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs, FL.

The 2021 award winner was The Wooster Brush Company's Shortcut Hook & Hold Angle Sash Paintbrush.

Entries for the award will be accepted until November 30.

For more information, rules and nomination forms,

visit www.abma.org/innovationexcellenceaward.





From Shurhold
Deluxe One Bucket System For RV Detailing


“It's frustrating to begin a washing project only to find a tool or cleaning product is missing. With Shurhold's Deluxe One Bucket System, it's simple to store everything in one place. Made in the USA, the wash station takes RV detailing to a new level,” according to a press release.

“The foundation of the system is the World's Best Rope Handle Bucket. It's thick enough to safely stand on using the included padded Bucket Lid/Padded Seat combo. The soft 3/4-inch braided rope handle is easier to carry than a traditional wire hoop and won't rust or scratch delicate surfaces. Plus, it's strong enough to repeatedly haul a full load of water without breaking.

Shurhold


“Anyone who has used a deck brush with a pail has likely had it fall over. With the Bucket Base, this annoyance is a thing of the past. Non-skid and non-marking, it minimizes tipping and sliding.

“Inside the Deluxe One Bucket System is a series of removable inserts. At the bottom is the Bucket Grate. Elevated off the base, grating allows dirt to drop out of the wash water as a brush or rag is scrubbed against it. Because it's important to use precisely the right amount of RV soap, two 3-oz. measuring cups are integrated into the design.”

On top of the grate sits the Bucket Caddy. With two deep compartments, it provides a place to store cleaning supplies and small tools. A large handle makes it easy to move it around while washing. Drain holes prevent water from accumulating inside.

Telephone Shurhold at 800-962-624, for more information.

 


 

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