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september / october 2021

ARTIST BRUSH SPECIAL EDITION (P. 21)

DAVID PARR

A 20-Year Legacy As ABMA Executive Director pg. 29

Kickstart Your Business Intelligence Plan Profile: R.J. Lindstrom First Half US Imports/Exports


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Art Appreciation, Legacy & Sedalia We knew early on with Brushware that we wanted to offer a productfocused special issue at some point. With August being American Artist Appreciation Month in the US, it was a natural fit to target this edition as an Artist/Detail Brush Special with the digital release slated for midAugust. I think it is always a good idea to connect the industry to the end-users and we thank FM Brush, Gordon Brush and Yongli Filament & Bristle Company for participating in this new concept. And with our expanded distribution for the issue, we also want to welcome new readers from the art supply world to this special edition. You can find the new section on page 21. Moving on to the big news from the summer, we’ve been in the game a little over two years with Brushware now, and that seems quite insignificant compared to the 20 years David Parr has put in as the ABMA Executive Director. That of course was preceded by a long stint in the industry and you can read all about Parr’s overall legacy in Bob Lawrence’s Man of the Hour feature on page 29. From my perspective, I want to note that David was one of the first industry leaders to take a call with me in our first few weeks with Brushware. He was more than willing to paint a picture of the sector, answer my questions, listen to ideas, provide feedback and in general offered encouragement and support. We had similar in-person sessions during each of the ABMA Conventions that I was able to attend. Despite spinning a lot of plates, he was more than happy to listen and offer input. His passion and commitment to the brush, broom, mop and paint products sector was evident in each of those meetings and certainly inspiring. I sincerely thank him for the time and guidance he offered. Indeed, some of the new initiatives for the magazine were validated and/ or inspired by those conversations. I look forward to a big celebration in March in Florida followed by a successful transition for the ABMA. On a final note, I once again had the chance to do a summer visit to a local manufacturer. This time I got to head east from Kansas City to Zephyr Manufacturing in Sedalia, Mo., to catch up with R.J. Lindstrom. You can see the profile on page 18, but I was pleased to enjoy a full tour of the mop and broom manufacturing facility and was amazed that Zephyr offers 1,200 types of products. I saw deck mops, dust mops and broom manufacturing in process. The broom equipment came from the 2017 acquisition of Little Rock Broom Works in Arkansas and added the popular Airlight natural fiber household broom to the Zephyr lineup. Mainly though, I marveled at the inventory scenario of tracking and managing 1,200 products. Again, I’d like to thank R.J. for hosting and participating in our profile for the issue. It was a great visit as I always appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the industry. So, welcome to the 2021 September/October of Brushware. We hope you find it engaging and informational and as always I welcome your feedback!

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Issue #21-05 Brushware – a bi-monthly publication edited for key personnel in the brush, roller, broom, mop and applicator industry. Published continuously through the years, the one publication that is the spokesman for the brush and allied industries: 1898-1923, called Brooms, Brushes & Handles; 1924-1947, called Brooms, Brushes & Mops, 1948-today, called Brushware. PUBLICATION OFFICE Brushware Magazine Goodwin World Media LLC P.O. Box 7093 Overland Park, KS 66207 Tel: 913-636-7231 GENERAL MANAGER Susan Goodwin info.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com PUBLISHER Dylan Goodwin dylan.goodwin@goodwinworldmedia.com ART DIRECTOR Brandy Ferguson www.wildfirecreativeco.com CORRESPONDENTS Bob Lawrence Meg Cooper Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz Mark E. Battersby Phil Perry Lisa Anderson Kristin Summers Brushware (ISSN 00072710) (Canadian Sales Agreement Number 0650153) is published bimonthly by Goodwin World Media LLC, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207 USA. Periodical postage paid at Overland Park, KS 66207 and at additional mailing offices. Printed in the USA. Subscription: $95/year for US, Canada and Mexico. All other countries $210/year. POSTMASTER – Send address changes to Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Materials in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Requests for permission should be addressed to: Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207.


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The Pulse: Artist Brush Business Intelligence Roadmap By Lisa Anderson Brushware Profile: R.J. Lindstrom 2021 Artist Brush Special David Parr's 20-Year ABMA Legacy By Bob Lawrence First Half US Imports/Exports

PHOTO CREDITS Cover: Dynasty Blue Ice brush series from FM Brush Page 5: shutterstock.com/Chamille White Page 21: Page 5: shutterstock.com/Chamille White

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industry NEWS

2022 ABMA Innovation Award Nominations Deadline The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is now accepting nominations for the William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award for 2022. Entries for the award will be accepted until November 30, 2021, and the award presentation will be made at the ABMA Annual Convention in March 2022 at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. The Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the brush, broom, mop and roller industry and is named after William A. Cordes, who served as the ABMA’s first President from 1917-1928. The 2021 award winner was The Wooster Brush Company’s Shortcut Hook & Hold Angle Sash Paintbrush. ABMA President Greg Miller says, “The ABMA Innovation Award competition is a great opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative products, components and services to the industry, and to the larger audience served by customers, users and consumers as well. It gives the greater industry a wonderful opportunity to see just how innovative, creative and vibrant we are as brushmakers.” For more information, rules and nomination forms visit www.abma.org/innovationexcellenceaward.

New Hillbrush Initiative Utilizes Recycled Bottle Fiber As part of its Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibilities (CSER), Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has replaced the coco fiber used in several of its traditional brushes, with a new fiber material made from recycled plastic bottles. The new polyester PET monofilament, sourced from Beira in Sri Lanka is made from bottles, many of which are washed up on the beach, which are separated from their polypropylene caps, then the plastic is cut up into small granules. Many of these plastic granules are used for extrusion for premium brand trainer production, while the rest is extruded into brush monofilaments. As well as the environmental benefits, Hillbrush claims that the wear properties of the PET monofilament are better than

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Interbrush Revises 2024 Dates FWTM has announced an adjustment of the 2024 Interbrush dates to April 24-26, 2024. The date had been previously announced as May 24-26, but the organizers have indicated this was an error. The exhibition for the brush and paintbrush industry will be held in Messe Freiburg, Germany, in 2024. The event is normally held every four years and draws 7,000 visitors from over 90 countries. It is anticipated that the event will resume the normal four-year rotation after the 2024 edition. For more information, visit www.interbrush.com.

INBrush Moves to May 2022 Unitech Exhibitions has announced INBrush now will be held May 25-27, 2022, at the CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. The event is the region’s only dedicated B2B event for brush manufacturing machinery and finished brushes. It had already been rescheduled to October of 2021 but due to prolonged international air travel restrictions by many countries, the event was delayed again. Unitech notes that all current exhibitors will have their booked stands at the same location and confirms there will be no change to the INBrush 2022 floor plan. For more information visit www.indiabrushexpo.com. its coco counterpart, not only making it more durable but retaining its brush sweeping characteristics too. While coco fiber has traditionally been used in brush manufacture due to its low cost and sustainable source, many of the methods used in its processing for use as a brush component pose significant health risks for operators, including the amount of dust created during brush manufacture and risks associated with the black dye used on the coco. Use of the PET monofilament rather than natural coco also means far more efficient brush production in the factory since it is far cleaner to use. Learn more about Hillbrush at www.hillbrush.com.


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industry NEWS

PEOPLE PelRay’s David McGee Retires After 35 years The PelRay International Company has announced that sales manager David McGee will retire at the end of the month after 35 years with the company. He was recruited by Ray LeBlanc in 1986 and became the branch manager of Amex International’s warehouse located in Laredo, Texas. When Amex’s Laredo operations were relocated to San Antonio in 2007, McGee continued to work in sales and logistics for Amex alongside LeBlanc and Bart Pelton. In 2008, Amex International changed ownership and the name of the new company was crafted from parts of the original owners’ names – and PelRay was born. McGee continued to work for PelRay International Co., LLC, expanding his role in sales and purchasing. In 2019, Brush Fibers, Inc. acquired PelRay International and made a subtle name change to the “PelRay International Company.” Brush Fibers CEO Chris Monahan says, “McGee, LeBlanc and Pelton provided a combination of industry knowledge and customer service that was recognized worldwide. We were glad that David could continue working for us.”

sales, and purchasing after the acquisition, and to be an important source of knowledge for training our new employees as well.”

McGee is looking forward to spending more time with his family and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible in his retirement. “We wish David As a division of Brush Fibers, PelRay was in a all the best and thank him for his loyalty to the stronger position to offer their customers more company, through many changes,” Pelton says. product lines, Bart Pelton, president, says, Learn more about the PelRay International “David continued to actively work in logistics, Company at www.pelray.com.

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Casto Joins Nexstep Commercial Products Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that Russell Casto has joined the corporate office in Springfield as a customer service representative. Casto’s background is in retail sales and prior to joining Nexstep, he worked at Best Buy for 17 years in various positions including customer service, sales, merchandising, warehouse lead and most recently inventory control manager. Casto grew up in the Springfield area. He is married and has two children, ages two and 10, who keep him busy. Casto’s three hobbies are movies, music and sports. He coaches his son’s baseball team, and every Monday night, Casto and a friend (or guest cohost) stream a podcast called “The Couch Brotato Podcast” where they analyze and discuss a featured movie of the week.

Abtex: Christian Donovan Promoted to Operations VP Preparing for increasing growth in all lines of business, Abtex, LLC. has promoted Christian Donovan to Vice President, Operations. Donovan started with Abtex in 2016 bringing with him an impressive record of achievement in complex manufacturing serving automotive, military and medical markets. Prior to joining Abtex, Donovan held key roles at ZF TRW, Truck-Lite and Surmotec as well as serving honorably in the US Navy. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business.


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ARTIST/DETAIL BRUSH SECTOR

Retailers in the art supply market have reported mixed results for the sector – while online sales have been strong, the segment has faced challenges with both the education market and brick and mortar sales. Brushware gets the inside perspective on the segment through our Q&A with two key industry players: JEFFREY MINK: FM BRUSH and ERIC ZHAO: YONGLI FILAMENT & BRISTLE JEFFREY MINK: FM BRUSH There seemed to be a trend toward people taking up art projects and painting during the pandemic. Did you see an uptick in artist brush sales during the pandemic? Yes, we did, but mostly through our art customers who have an internet presence. How would you characterize your current volume of sales in the artist brush category? Presently, sales are strong in the artist brush category, as the education market has begun to return to normal.

Has there been a specific product type or line of products in the artist brush sector that has outperformed others in the sector over the past 12 months? There has been an uptick in the DIY market, with people at home engaging in painting for creative enjoyment and relaxation. Are there any specific product areas in the segment that have underperformed in the past 12 months? The education market for art products was understandably impacted by school closures.

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the PULSE How would you project the overall sales/business outlook for the next 12 months for the paint segment? We see a strong market, as many people have discovered a colorful way to express creativity. Additionally, many retailers are rethinking where their products are made and how sustainable their supply chain is, which has benefitted our company. Can you comment on your biggest challenges over the past year and any current issues? As a family-owned business, our most important challenge over the past year has been working to ensure the health and safety of our people and their families, in both our New York and Thailand factories. Do you have any unique new product applications that you would like to share? With multiple patents on artist brushes, we seek to create new and unique brushes to facilitate painting enjoyment at every level, from beginner to professional artist. Any final comments? The support of the arts is fundamentally important to our humanity, and painting is an easy way for anyone, regardless of age, to discover and unlock their creative process.

ERIC ZHAO: YONGLI FILAMENT & BRISTLE There seemed to be a trend toward people taking up new activities during the pandemic. Art projects and painting for hobbyists were mentioned in that trend. Did you see an uptick in artist brush sales during the pandemic? Yes, we see our selling has increased during the pandemic. We’ve gotten feedback from customers that instead of going out or playing electric games, they prefer staying at home and doing something interesting like painting. How would you characterize your current volume of sales in the artist brush category? For us, we get good results in the European market, but not as good in the US market. Has there been a specific product type or line of products in the artist brush sector that has outperformed others in the sector over the past 12 months? From our experience, our 577 and 766 series are popular as they are liked by students. Are there any specific product areas in the segment that have underperformed in the past 12 months? We didn’t see any underperforming areas. How would you project the overall sales/business outlook for the next 12 months for the segment? We think the demand will be decreased, as more and more people will get vaccinated, and compared to last year, people will spend more time outside. Can you comment on your biggest challenges over the past year and any current issues? Because of the virus, all materials prices are rising – and that is presenting the biggest challenge to producers. Do you have any unique new product applications or customer scenarios that you would like to share? Yes, the water brush. These pens are made from the tip of a high-quality nylon brush and are kept in good condition. They do not spray, diffuse or stain when used, and they are easy to control and clean with water. They reduce brush immersion and brush immersion from water containers. Water or ink can be added simply by unscrewing the watercolor pen holder. You can easily control ink or water flow by simply squeezing the pen holder.

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Kickstart Your Business Intelligence Roadmap By Lisa Anderson According to McKinsey surveys of global Supply Chain leaders (May 15-May 22, 2020, n=60), 85% struggled with insufficient digital technologies in the supply chain. One of the key digital technologies is business intelligence (BI) and analytics. According to Tableau, the projected return on investment of BI in a three-year period is 127%. Clients and colleagues are seeing the importance of adopting BI and predictive analytics to proactively manage the company and make critical decisions. Are you on a roadmap to adopting BI? A recent Google-commissioned study by IDG showed that the role of data analytics and intelligent solutions will be important to helping businesses separate from their competition. Insights from data will be crucial in carving out winners in the postpandemic era. BI was gaining in popularity prior to the pandemic, but it skyrocketed during COVID as companies realized they had to get insights to get ahead of the curve. For example, they needed to figure out the answers to questions such as how customers’ buying behaviors are changing and what types of new products and services will best serve their most profitable customers. In one specific scenario, a client had unprecedented demand coming down the pike and wanted to better forecast sales so that they could prepare for the surge. The issue is that they had multiple systems and data sources that didn’t connect to one another. Sales used one source, and operations used a different source. Although their business is custom and engineered-toorder, we found predictable patterns in their historical sales, and we discovered that their quotes could be data mined to capture key information that would be instrumental in preparing their operations and extended supply chain. However, to extract the information and connect the data to be able to gain insights to make directionally correct decisions, a significant deep dive into data was required. The client worked for months to delve into business processes to understand how to cleanse the data, connect the data, fill in data gaps and create a repeatable and sustainable process to manage the data. Of course, although the problem was centered on data; the key

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to success was working with the people to understand what was relevant and how to account for key conditions and build them into the model. Instead of waiting for perfection, the client started to utilize the directionally correct information to order long lead-time materials, to plan capacity and to evaluate offloading opportunities to get a jump on critical decisions. In this situation, the client started with a simple BI solution as time was of the essence. They created dashboards and visualizations to better align sales with operations and demand with supply as part of their Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process. While building the data model, the client started to document the data maps and data integrity process disciplines required to ensure sustainability. This resulted in a BI roadmap to create a business analytics and intelligence platform to grow sales and scale the business successfully. BI was a priority prior to the pandemic; in the post-pandemic, it is has transitioned from a priority to critical and essential to survival. According to 451 Research, the ability of business leaders to quickly use data from operational applications to make strategic decisions and deliver on strategic outcomes will rapidly be seen not just as a potential competitive differentiator, but also as a fundamental requirement and strategic imperative. Yet BI alone isn’t enough. According to Gartner, 75% of enterprises will shift from piloting to operationalizing artificial intelligence (AI) before 2025. Predictive analytics will become the norm. If you don’t yet have a roadmap, jump in the fast lane, and make sure you are in control of the car. Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. She recently released a new “Emerging Above & Beyond” eBook download that offers 21 insights for 2021 from experts in manufacturing, supply chain and technology. To download the new ebook, visit: www.lma-consultinggroup.com/emerging-above-and-beyond/.


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RJ LINDSTROM COMPANY: Zephyr Manufacturing LOCATION: Sedalia, Missouri JOB TITLE: President

What year did you start in the industry and how did you get started? I came home to work for the family business in 2008. Zephyr was, at the time, an 81-year-old family business in its third generation of family ownership. A couple of years after graduating from college we started having family discussions about the business and I decided to try my hand in the mop and broom industry. I am now the fourth-generation owner of a 94-year-old manufacturer.

What is your proudest career or company accomplishment? Several years ago, the trend in mop manufacturing was to source most of the product from overseas due to pricing pressure. We made the move to source the raw material from other countries and make the vast majority of our product in the USA. This allowed us to offer a wider selection of higher quality products. www.brushwaremag.com | 19


What were the key challenges presented by the pandemic and how did Zephyr solve those challenges?

Do you have any key business/leadership tips out there for younger people in the industry looking to ascend to a leadership role?

Our initial challenge was whether we could continue to operate with government-mandated shutdowns and closures. Once we figured out that we were critical infrastructure, we put mask mandates in place and made sure that our employees were socially distanced in the factory. We saw a decrease in business for the first several months of the pandemic. To combat this, and to fill a need in our local community, we designed and manufactured our own face masks. Not only did the local hospital have a severe need for face coverings, but other businesses in town needed them to help keep their employees safe. We were very happy that we could help others in our community while also keeping our employees gainfully employed.

I have always found networking to be a critical part of growing as a business leader. You can learn a lot just by getting to know your peers in the industry.

On the subject of the pandemic, what do you see as permanent changes ahead for Zephyr and the industry in general?

I live close to Kansas City, and the Chiefs have been on a hot streak the last several years. It’s fun to see a team build the franchise around a young quarterback that will only get better over time.

The main thing I see is elevated wages sticking around. Due to the shortage of eligible workers in our area, starting wages are increasing, and they won’t be going back down.

Recruiting skilled workers overall and young workers, in particular, has been stated as a concern for the industry. How do you think that is best addressed? The ABMA has already implemented a new program, Emerging Leaders, that is aimed at helping to engage young workers in our industry. This group was created based on feedback from the 2020 annual convention where the majority of the ABMA members stated that cultivating a greater connection with younger and newer members was a priority for the industry. The Emerging Leaders group has held several meetings and plans to get together three to four times per year, mostly virtually, in addition to the annual convention. We are encouraging anyone under the age of 45, no matter your position within a member company, to give ABMA Emerging Leaders a try.

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What do you like to do outside of work? My wife and I have three children under the age of 10, so we are pretty busy outside of work. We have a camper and like to spend most weekends during the summer outdoors camping, fishing and exploring. I also like to golf when I can find some extra time.

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What is one thing about you that people might find surprising? I live on a small 50-acre farm. We have about 30 acres of cropland, 10 acres of hayfields, a fully stocked fishing pond and some chickens for farm fresh eggs every morning.

What have you learned in life or in the industry? Try not to take everything so seriously. It’s rarely life or death, so just take a deep breath, gather your thoughts, and work through the problem.


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F.M. Brush Company, Inc. 70-02 72nd place, Glendale, NY 11385 • United States Phone: 718-821-5939 Fax: 718-821-2385 Website: www.fmbrush.com Email: info@fmbrush.com

Blanca

Years in the making, Blanca® is a professional brush program at a sensible price. Hand-made by craftsman, it is fashioned from a premium synthetic white bristle for traditional and contemporary artist colours. Blanca has a firm body and soft tip for use with traditional oils, contemporary water miscible oils and acrylic mediums. The Blanca series is a modern take on old world tools.

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Blanca SC 1450B SC 1450B SC 1450B SC 1450B SC 1450B SC 1450B SC 1450F SC 1450F SC 1450F SC 1450F SC 1450F SC 1450F SC 1450Fan SC 1450Fan SC 1450Fan SC 1450Fil SC 1450Fil SC 1450Fil SC 1450Fil SC 1450Fil SC 1450Fil SC 1450R SC 1450R SC 1450R SC 1450R SC 1450R SC 1450R

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 2 4 6 8 10 12 2 4 6 2 4 6 8 10 12 2 4 6 8 10 12

Dynasty Item No. 35350 35351 35352 35353 35354 35355 35360 35361 35362 35363 35364 35365 35370 35371 35372 35375 35376 35377 35378 35379 35380 35385 35386 35367 35388 35389 35390


Blue Ice®

Blue Ice® Long Handle Stock

Bright 32B 10 23345 32B 12 23346 32B 14 23347 32B 16 23348 Filbert 32Fil 8 23349 32Fil 10 23350 32Fil 12 23351 Round 32R 8 23352 32R 10 23353 32R 12 23354 Flat 32F 1 23355 32F 2 23356 Oval 32OV 1 23357 32OV 2 23358 Wave® 32Wv 10 23359 32Wv 12 23360 32Wv 14 23361 32Wv 16 23362

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Blue Ice® Display Asst. 54 Pcs.

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10, 12, 14, 16 (3 ea.) 8, 10, 12 (3 ea.) 8, 10, 12 (3 ea.) 1, 2 (3 ea.) 1, 2 (3 ea.) 10, 12, 14, 16 (3 ea.)

Blue Ice® Long Handle Stock

FM Item#

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FM Item#

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23060 23061 23062 23063 23064 23065 23066 23067 23068

FM Item#

23154 23155 23156 23151 23152 23153 23157 23158 23189

Blue Ice

Blue Ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed and becomes part of the glacier. Air Bubbles are squeezed out and ice crystals enlarge, making the Ice blue. Clear blue ice is the strongest. Dynasty’s Blue Ice collection tempers the strength of glacial ice with flexibility to move heavy mediums. It’s soft white tip maintains chisel and point creating detail work usually achieved by a finer brush. A smooth flow on small or large surfaces creating a versatile brush for the versatile artist.

Blue Ice® Wax and Chalk Series

Palmer Flat Palmer Oval Palmer Wave Oval Short Oval Long Round 1”

Size

FM Item#

322PF 1” 322PF2 2” 322OV1 1” 322OV2 2” 322WV1 1” 322WV2 2” 322OS1 1” 322OS1.5 1 1/2” 322OL1 1” 322OL1.5 1 1/2” 322RD1 1” 322RD1.5 1.5” 322RD2 2”

28050 28051 28052 28053 28054 28055 28056 28058 28057 28059 28060 28061 28062

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Water Lily

Water Lily water color brush collection, is the newest techno-synthetic addition to the Dynasty brush family. This sustainable cruelty free brush series offers a unique combination of synthetic fibers that has a large capacity to hold pigment and release at a controlled rate. A robust belly with soft spring; smooth snap and crisp point, it is a perfect tool for traditional watercolor, inking and art journaling.

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Item Series Size Shape 1 7700-A 1/4 Angle 2 7700-A 3/8 Angle 3 7700-A 1/2 Angle 4 7700-B 2 Bright 5 7700-B 4 Bright 6 7700-B 6 Bright 7 7700-B 8 Bright 8 7700-B 10 Bright 9 7700-B 12 Bright 10 7700-CT 1/2 Cat Tongue 11 7700-CT 3/4 Cat Tongue 12 7700-CT 1 Cat Tongue 13 7700-DAG 1/4 Dagger 14 7700-DAG 3/8 Dagger 15 7700-DAG 1/2 Dagger 16 7700-FAN 2 Fan 17 7700-FAN 4 Fan 18 7700-FAN 6 Fan 19 7700-FIL 2 Filbert 20 7700-FIL 4 Filbert 21 7700-FIL 6 Filbert 22 7700-FIL 8 Filbert 23 7700-FIL 10 Filbert 24 7700-FIL 12 Filbert 25 7700-FW 1” Flat Wash 26 7700-FW 2” Flat Wash 27 7700-L 0 Liner 28 7700-L 1 Liner 29 7700-L 2 Liner 30 7700-L 3 Liner 31 7700-L 4 Liner 32 7700-OV 1/2 Oval 33 7700-OV 3/4 Oval 34 7700-OV 1 Oval

Item # 28140 28141 28142 28145 28146 28147 28148 28149 28150 28155 21856 28157 28160 28161 28162 28165 28166 28167 28170 28171 28172 28173 28174 28175 28180 28181 28185 28186 28187 28188 28189 28190 28191 28192

Item Series Size Shape Item # 35 7700-Q 3/0 Quill 28193 36 7700-Q 2/0 Quill 28194 37 7700-Q 0 Quill 28195 38 7700-Q 2 Quill 28169 39 7700-Q 4 Quill 28197 40 7700-Q 6 Quill 28198 41 7700-R 3/0 Round 28200 42 7700-R 2/0 Round 28201 43 7700-R 0 Round 28202 44 7700-R 1 Round 28203 45 7700-R 2 Round 28204 46 7700-R 3 Round 28205 47 7700-R 4 Round 28206 48 7700-R 6 Round 28207 49 7700-R 8 Round 28208 50 7700-R 10 Round 28209 51 7700-R 12 Round 28210 52 7700-WCF 1/4 WaterColorFlat 28215 53 7700-WCF 1/2 WaterColorFlat 28216 54 7700-WCF 3/4 WaterColorFlat 28217 55 7700-WCF 1 WaterColorFlat 28218


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Black Bristle Marking "SUJTUB

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Black Bristle Fitch Artist Brushes

Black bristle brushes with an angular fitch shape, halfway between a round and a flat brush. Long wood handle allows a good working distance. Handle colors may vary.

Overall Brush Part# Trim Size Length Face (W) 0987-00025 7/8” 1/4” 11-1/2” 3/8” 0987-00037 1” 3/8” 11-1/2” 3/8” 0987-00050 1-1/8” 1/2” 12-3/8” 5/8” 0987-00062 1-1/2” 5/8” 12-3/8” 3/4” 0987-00075 1-1/2” 3/4” 12-1/2” 1” 0987-01000 1-1/2” 1” 12-1/2” 1” 0987-01050 2” 1-1/2” 12-1/2” 1-3/4”

Black Bristle Marking Artist Brushes

Fine-quality, black bristle marking brushes with wood handles for general marking or touch-up.

White Taklon Round Artist Brushes

White taklon brushes are recognized for their versatility and durability. Round shaped head, nickel-plated ferrule and a lacquered or plain wood handle.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 0036-00300 1/4” 3/0 7” .065” 0036-00200 1/4” 2/0 7” .069” 0036-00200P 1/4” 2/0 7” .069” 0036-00000 5/16” 0 7” .081” 0036-00000P 5/16” 0 7” .081” 0036-01000 3/8” 1 7” .088” 0036-02000 7/16” 2 7” .102” 0036-04000 1/2” 4 7-1/2’” .137” 0036-06000 5/8” 6 7-1/2” .150” 0036-08000 3/4” 8 7-3/4” .220” 0036-10000 3/4” 10 7-3/4” .238”

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 6206-01000 5/8” 1 11-1/4” .160” 6206-02000 3/4” 2 11-1/4” .188” ♦6206-03000 7/8” 3 11-3/4” .201” ♦6206-04000 1” 4 11-3/4” .231” ♦6206-05000 1” 5 12-1/4” .245” ♦6206-06000 1-1/8” 6 12-1/4” .285”

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter ♦0316-02000 3/4” 2 11-1/2” .177” ♦0316-04000 7/8” 4 12-1/4” .217” ♦0316-06000 1” 6 12-3/8” .310” ♦0316-08000 1-1/4” 8 12-1/2” .394” ♦0316-10000 1-1/2” 10 13-1/2” .433” ♦0316-12000 1-3/4” 12 13-1/2” .551”

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White Bristle Round Artist Brushes

Round white bristle brushes with long lacquered wood handles and seamless nickel-plated ferrules.

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White Taklon Flat Artist Brushes

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RUSHES Pony Hair Round Artist Brushes

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Inexpensive disposable pony hair brush with a black plastic handle.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 6021-01000 3/8” 1 7” .078” 6021-02000 3/8” 2 7” .094” 6021-03000 1/2” 3 7” .125” 6021-05000 9/16” 5 7” .166” 6021-06000 5/8” 6 7” .177”

Camel Hair Round Artist Brushes

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Brushes

Great wood handle detail brush that is terrific for painting, adhesive applications and general touch-up work. Many sizes available.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 6020-01000 3/8” 1 7” .078” 6020-02000 3/8” 2 7” .094” 6020-03000 7/16” 3 7” .125” 6020-04000 1/2” 4 7-3/8” .158” 6020-05000 9/16” 5 7-3/8” .166” 6020-06000 5/8” 6 7-3/8” .177” 6020-07000 3/4” 7 7-3/8” .186” 6020-08000 7/8” 8 7-3/8” .197” 6020-09000 7/8” 9 7-5/8” .215” 6020-10000 1” 10 8-1/4” .236” 6020-11000 1” 11 8-1/4” .240” 6020-12000 1” 12 8-1/4” .260”

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Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 0865-00100 1/2” 10/0 7-1/8” .025” 0865-00300 21/32” 3/0 7-3/8” .048” 0865-01000 7/8” 1 7-7/16” .065” 0865-02000 15/16” 2 7-7/16” .065” 0865-03000 1-1/16” 3 7-3/4” .075” 0865-04000 1-3/32” 4 8-1/8” .075” 0865-06000 1-5/32” 6 8-3/8” .135”

Red Sable Round Artist Brushes

Round Red Sable brush is more economical than pure red sable and can be used for similar applications.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 0770-00300 .236” 3/0 7” .067” 0770-00000 .295” 0 7” .070” 0770-01000 .354” 1 7” .077” 0770-02000 .433” 2 7” .079” 0770-03000 .511” 3 7-3/8” .098” 0770-04000 .532” 4 7-3/8” .104” 0770-06000 .625” 6 7-3/8” .162” 0770-08000 .794” 8 7-3/8” .198” 0770-10000 .860” 10 8” .230”

Traditional flat brush for applying paints and other liquids to a flat, wide area. Also good for general cleaning. Made with red sable. Part# Trim Size 0611-02000 1/4” 2 0611-04000 3/8” 4 0611-06000 7/16” 6 0611-08000 7/16” 8 0611-10000 1/2” 10 0611-12000 9/16” 12

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The perfect round brush, great for sign painting, striping and detailing work, with a full body and a fine tip. Lacquered wood handle with a seamless ferrule.

Red Sable Flat Artist Brushes

UJTUBrushes

Overall Length

Gold Taklon Round Artist Brushes

Overall Brush Length Face (W) 7” 1/8” 7” 3/16” 7-1/4” 1/4” 7-1/2” 3/8” 7-1/2” 7/16” 7-5/8” 5/8”

Pure Red Sable Fine Detail Artist Brushes Camel Hair Flat Artist Brushes

Camel hair flat brush with a natural wood handle. Works well for dusting parts and applying paint, adhesives and a wide variety of touch-up work.

Overall Brush Part# Trim Size Length Face (W) 0790-00012 1/4” 1/8” 6-5/8” 1/4” 0790-00025 7/16” 1/4” 6-5/8” 5/16” 0790-00037 1/2” 3/8” 7” 3/8” 0790-00050 5/8” 1/2” 7-3/8” 1/2” 0790-00062 3/4” 5/8” 7-1/2” 5/8” 0790-00075 1” 3/4” 7-1/2” 7/8” 0790-01000 1-1/4” 1” 7-3/4” 1-1/8” X 0790-01050 P"4'<Q4,4'5)V)Q4,4'5)R'&&'%,4'(#)O)J+"*254'(# 1-3/8” 1-1/2” 8” 1-3/4”

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Round-shaped brush head in small sizes, excellent for applying paint, epoxy, glue, or other liquids to tiny, hard- toreach areas. Also great for cleaning detailed parts. Made with pure red sable hair.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 6999-00100 .013” 10/0 6-3/4” .039” 6999-00800 .275” 8/0 6-3/4” .078” 6999-00600 .196” 6/0 6-3/4” .074” 6999-00400 .234” 4/0 6-3/4” .076” 6999-00200 .275” 2/0 6-3/4” .078”


Pure Red Sable Round "SUJTUBrushes

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Chemical-Resistant Pure Red Sable Round Brushes

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Pure red sable hair, ideal for applying conformal coatings. This brush is made to endure harsh chemicals, including toluene, without deterioration. Unvarnished hardwood handle, so chemicals will not cause paint to peel or flake.

Stencil Brushes

Hog bristle brush for working with inks, stencils and other marking applications. Seamless nickel-plated ferrule with a hardwood handle.

Overall Part# Trim Size Length Diameter 1501-02000 1/2” 2 5-1/2” .236” X O26,@N6(6,4%V%N6(6,4%P,'',0(6,;$%O%Q/2&"46,;$ 1501-04000 3/4” 4 5-3/4” .315” 1501-06000 3/4” 6 5-7/16” 19 .354” 1501-08000 7/8” 8 6” .487” 1501-10000 1-1/8” 10 6-1/2” .680”

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Yongli Filament & Bristle Co., LTD Room A1A2, Floor 23, Huangpu Manion, No. 2 Huangpu Road, Nanjing China Phone: +86 18061731285 Website: www.yfilament.com Email: eric@yfilament.com Contact: Eric Zhao

Artist Brushes

750

991

With the help of our own bristle and filament factories, we are producing better brushes as we have better pricing and quality control. Unlike others, we do not have to buy materials like bristle and factory from outside, we use our own. Our material of bristle and filament are the best in the market, which makes our brushes better than others.

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MAN OF THE HOUR

FOR TWO DECADES ABMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID PARR PREPARES AN EXIT STRATEGY by Bob Lawrence

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BMA President Greg Miller’s June 17, 2021, announcement of Executive Director Dave Parr’s retirement next year was surprising to many association members because it seems like Dave and his team—his sister Katherine “Kappie” Swanson and her husband Martin “Marty” Swanson—have always been behind the scenes managing the association. However, when he won the position in 2002, he promised to work for 20 years and move on to new adventures. The departure will represent the end of an era because Parr’s is only the second management team to run the association in what will be its 105th year in 2022 which coincides with his final convention as executive director. For 85 years, ABMA was under the management of Philadelphia-based Fernley & Fernley, the nation’s oldest association-management company founded in 1917 with ABMA as one of its first clients. On October 30, 2020, that business filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, listing debts up to $1,602,485, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. It was the ABMA’s growing discontent with Fernley & Fernley in the latter years of their relationship, accompanied by a hefty 18% annual fee increase sought by the firm in 2001, that eventually led to a dissolution of the partnership. This came at a time when the brush, broom, and mop industry it managed was in dire straits due to companies consolidating, some going out of business amid a national economic recession. Which all meant the association membership was in decline. “Given the situation we were in, the board of directors found the rate hike in Fernley’s fee offensive,” says then Treasurer Ken Rakusin. Additionally, “many of us on the board felt it was not offering the membership new and value-added services,” says then vice president Bruce Gale and later president (2003-2005). “Suffice it to say that many members were also unsatisfied with the services the incumbent was rendering.” Parr, who served on the board from 1996 to 2001 was keenly aware of the problems with Fernley, but had a good relationship with then Executive Director Ken Hutton. So, Parr became aware that the company’s “senior management above Ken was meddling, and that meddling was eroding confidence and trust. There were also a number of undisclosed business practices hidden in the financials that had been creeping out in the open, further eroding that trust.” That came to light as the result of a thorough review of all facets of ABMA’s dealings with the company by Treasurer Rakusin, who has a Master’s degree in Finance. The review included contracts with convention hotels in which he found “significant discrepancies that were adverse to the way the association believed its account should have been handled,” Rakusin says. “While none of that was illegal, we found such

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practices to be disconcerting.” Parr adds that it was “clearly time for a change.” Even so, some on the board wanted to continue with Fernley, while others wanted Hutton to leave Fernley and form his own company to manage the association. When he declined the board decided to seek new management. Taking on the recruitment project were then-President John Cottam (2001-2003), past President Robert Fowlie (19992001), and Rakusin (2005-2007), all conveniently located in or near Los Angeles where they could frequently meet. Their focus was on existing management companies, however, knowing that the “perfect person” for the job was Parr, Rakusin called him to gauge his interest in submitting a bid. “This because Dave knew its inner workings well and knew the problems we were having with Fernley,” says Rakusin. “In fact, he and I were two of the most outspoken regarding the issues we had with that company. He was also running two brush businesses and had a life’s knowledge of the industry.” More importantly, Rakusin says, “Dave was passionate in wanting ABMA to be a success. And I was sure his high energy level and creativeness could make it happen.” Cottam adds that Parr had been a “very active participant while serving on the board, was a valued member and was well known by the directors. As a known quantity to us, we knew he would bring knowledge of ABMA and a lot of energy and creativity to the job.” That being said, the board required bids.

THE FINALISTS After finding 100 management companies and deciding which might be the best fit for the association, the recruitment team narrowed the list to under 20 and sought bids. Fernley was among those submitting bids as was Parr who did so under his company, SilvaCor. Asked why he did so, he says, “I have a passion for the brush industry, and its crazy cast of characters. As a fourthgeneration brush maker whose family had been in the industry since 1911, and me since 1981, it was in my blood. I count many of my closest friends among ABMA members. I was in a professional place where I could take ABMA on and I had a larger company behind me for support as needed,” that company being the National Brush Company. In addition to manufacturing, he also had experience and expertise as a supplier via National Wood Products. Additionally, his long, continuous relationship with ABMA as a member who participated in numerous conventions, and committee/board meetings beginning in 1981 was a key


strength for his bid. And he also had another key advantage for the ABMA. “In 2002 I was turning 50 and felt I could be in a position to manage ABMA for perhaps as long as a couple of decades before it was time to exit. I believed that additional stream of continuity would also be a positive.” From the 20 management firms, the number was culled to four, Parr and Fernley among them. The finalists were then invited to make individual presentations in May of 2002 at a Chicago board meeting. There, the candidates considered the best were Parr and Fernley. The latter offered continuity given its 85 years of managing ABMA, but the firm’s bid still included that 18% hike in its fee. Although Parr had no association-management experience, he believed that in addition to his history of business management, he had three things going for him in making his presentation: “The board knew me, knew my contributions to ABMA, and my work ethic, so there was some credibility already in place; I knew the deliverables; and I was honest about what I was going to have to learn, and provided a summary of what I needed to accomplish and by when.” In addition, Parr’s bid sought annual compensation that was a whopping 50% lower than Fernley’s. He arrived at that figure by doing a lot of time-consuming research which involved evaluating salary ranges for executive directors for non-profit organizations about the same size in budget as the ABMA. “At the same time, I was also serving on our local Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and used their national listserv to garner additional financial compensation information about not-for-profits.” With all he was offering, the job was his, and in hiring Parr, ABMA got the executive director it so badly needed, but with major dividends due to his stunningly low bid. At the time, it meant ABMA would be saving between $125,000 and $150,000 a year as a result of the lower management fee and with commissions the association gets from convention hotels, according to Rakusin. Cottam adds that Parr’s low bid “provided the association with another bonus—a revenue source the board had been searching for in order to avoid a potential increase in membership dues. With that savings, we were able to restructure the dues and make it easier for smaller companies to join while capping the dues paid by larger companies.” In essence, the savings were given back to the membership. In addition to everything else Parr had promised and then delivered on, there were three other essentials he feels he has brought to the job, those being transparency, empathy, and responsibility. As he puts it, “I knew where all of the bottlenecks were in all of the board meetings, financial statements and communication. I’d lived it serving as an ABMA director from 1995-2001. I watched how conventions were being run and saw where improvements needed to be made, and in how people were treated, especially when it came to inclusivity and consideration. It is always good to remember who works for whom.”

Dave Parr with the late Paul Miller in Ireland waiting for their first pint of Guinness at a pub during a October 2015 golf trip to The Emerald Isle

INITIAL CHALLENGES Parr says that in assuming the job the most challenging aspect was “creating everything from scratch. The incumbent, having lost the bid and their 85-year relationship, was not inclined to assist in any transfer. I received a database with no explanation as to its contents, checks and electronic files that only went back a couple of years. And a lot of boxes with a lot of paper. So I got to work and created a filing system for all of the paper, developed a database on Access for the records and got started on QuickBooks for the financial end of the business. Marty was a big help to me in all things database related.” He also revised the chart of accounts and all of the financial reporting “in order to be transparent and understandable,” says Parr, adding that Rakusin also “contributed mightily to that effort. We also rebuilt the website and added many new features.” And the association’s evolution hasn’t stopped since. An association management software system product was added in 2008 and ABMA’s logo was updated, and the website was rebuilt in 2016. Then last year when COVID hit, Parr says, “We had to dance to change as did all of our members. Hello Zoom. Hello Every Action. Hello ABMA Community Chats, Webinars and Emerging Leaders. It was, and continues to be, a never-ending continuous improvement process, one item at a time. And all of that is fun and very rewarding.”

OTHER CHALLENGES In succeeding years since becoming executive director, Parr has encountered other challenges including changes in the hotel industry which have been hard on hospitality. As he explains it, “Over the past two decades there have been countless ‘right sizing’ experiments which inevitably leads to fewer people required to do more. The Audio Visual and Destination Management industries have consolidated as well, driven by the consolidation in the www.brushwaremag.com | 31


LEFT TO RIGHT: Dave Parr during a 50th birthday trip for Gary Townes and Jeff Malish and a 60th for Scott Enchelmaier prior to their Team Kilts defeat of Team Tartan Pants at a Ryder Cup format event in Scotland in September of 2019. Jim Benjamin on the far right in the group photo.

hotel brands. The Marriott Starwood merger changed most everything. Now there is truly an 800-pound gorilla controlling multiple properties on nearly every corner. One has to stay nimble and look for opportunities in order to get a good deal. There is a lot less competition than there used to be, and that’s generally bad for the consumer.” And ABMA hasn’t been immune to major changes as well. “We have fewer member companies even though dues collection has stayed relatively stable,” says Parr. “I’d like to think that ABMA member companies are healthy and are purchasing competitors, sometimes consolidating ABMA memberships, and sometimes folding a new entity into an existing membership. It is especially gratifying to see so many ABMA companies profitable and growing.”

PUTTING ON ANNUAL CONVENTIONS “The convention planning drives you crazy because you have a lot of balls in the air at the same time, but it is all manageable,” says Parr. “Having Kappie and Marty with me

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from the beginning has also been a tremendous asset. During convention week we all try to have everything lined out well in advance so that during the convention itself, we have the ability to dance and tangle with whatever comes up. We all love the convention because we get to be with our friends, old and new, and enjoy the moment along with everyone else.” He adds that “Kappie and Marty have been invaluable to ABMA, and me, since 2002. They are every bit as much a part of this story as I am. She and Marty completely and expertly run the front room of convention services and are for many people the face of ABMA. I am very proud of the work and service they have provided.”

MOST GRATIFYING Asked what has been most rewarding to him during his tenure, Parr says, “The ABMA Foundation which is a wonderful part of the association which exists to serve others. Through the foundation, we have been able to change people’s lives for the better, and a lot of the credit for it goes to Tom Parseghian of Power Brushes who created an opportunity in which a


discussion leading to its formation could germinate. It was also very gratifying to have been able to work on the 100th Anniversary with so many other ABMA members.” As to what he feels are his major accomplishments as executive director, he says, “In a very selfish moment I’d hope to think that we are better than we were when I took over in 2002. We are healthy financially with strong world-class membership and a fabulous volunteer board of directors which exhibits excellent leadership and gives up so much to serve ABMA. They deserve all of the credit, and if everything works, it means I am doing my job and we all win.” Speaking of volunteers, he singles out “Kristin Draper of Draper Knitting who has been behind the scenes for all of my 20 years of service, assisting in planning our Friday Suppliers receptions. Kristin deserves the credit and thanks for all of that volunteer effort. She may also need therapy for ‘party fetish’ but that is a story for another article.” What he will miss most about the job is networking on all levels because the ABMA is, as he puts it, “a networking association. Humans are networkers by nature and so much can get done when people work together. Especially when they are all members of the same crazy, close-knit club surrounded by all things brushes. It has been a real joy professionally and personally.” Asked to make additional comments, Parr says, “First: To paraphrase the immortal words from Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, ‘I’m not dead yet.’ We still have the better part of a year before the transition, and there is a lot of work to be done. Second: I would like to express my gratitude to the members and people of ABMA for allowing me to serve. It has truly been an honor and a great pleasure.”

THE SEARCH FOR DAVE’S SUCCESSOR Regarding a lot of work left to be done. A search committee was formed in the spring of 2021 and a selection process was developed with the goal of hiring a successor in January 2022. The plan calls for Parr and his successor to work together for three months and through the 2022 ABMA Convention, after which the handing-off process will wrap up and complete. In the June ABMA announcement of succession plans, those within the industry were allowed a chance to put their hat in the ring for the job. In July the position was posted on Indeed and Linkedin. Since then, Parr says the association has received “many qualified applicants and are working to shuffle and rank the contenders.” Interviews began in August with plans calling to have the finalists’ interviews with the full board at its November meeting in Chicago. His advice for his successor is, “Remember that there are others in the room who share your passion. And even more with their own special skills and capacities. Listen to them.”

Dave Parr with the Catch of the Day during an October 2014 fishing trip off Marco Island, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico

PARR’S PLANS AFTER 2022 “I will continue to work on a book that I am writing. It’s not a book for anyone else to read, but rather an opportunity to see if I really have a book inside of me. So far the only thing I have learned in this process is that if I use a larger font, it seems like I am getting more done. I want to ride my bicycle up Haleakala in Maui, and from Ke’e beach to the Kalalau overlook in Kauai, and a variety of other stupid boxes I’d like to check. Kay and I plan on doing some fun travel, starting with three weeks on the Dalmatian Coast in the spring of 2022.” When he originally left the brush industry in 2001, Parr was given the recognition as an honorary member, “so hopefully I will able to attend future ABMA conventions, and once again I will be able to lose money to my golfing friends at an ABMA Convention and smile about it. I had back surgery in 2019 just to have an excuse at the ready, but I don’t think it will get me any more strokes.”

HIS BUSINESS INTERESTS “I will continue to operate SilvaCor, Inc as it still has investment properties, and I am still connected with Advantage Self Storage as an owner, investor; but no longer have day-to-day responsibilities. Advisun will sunset as it served ABMA only to negotiate special travel-related deals.” www.brushwaremag.com | 33


A CCO L A D E S F O R D AVE PA R R From those who have worked closely with Dave Parr during his 20 years as ABMA executive director—the association’s past presidents and current officers—Brushware sought and received their responses to the following questions:

Thoughts on Dave’s retirement from the association? John Lindstrom, Zephyr Mfg. Co.: “I think Dave has contributed much to the ABMA as both a member and as the manager of the association. His leadership skills have kept the ABMA relevant and valuable to its members. I know he will enjoy his retirement as he has enjoyed his career.” John Cottam, Industrial Brush Corp.: “It will be a great loss to

have Dave retire. The association will miss him, and I will miss him as well. At the same time, I am glad that he is retiring so he can do more of the things he wants to do. He has earned it.”

Bruce Gale, Michigan Brush Mfg. Co. Inc.: “Dave was the best choice at the time and would still be the best choice today! His enthusiasm and determination to give the ABMA his best effort should not go unheralded.”

“The change from what Dave, Marty and Kappie have provided over the last 20 years will be challenging for our new executive director. Dave has a creative way of dealing with ABMA’s business and spent his time in charge making sure everything, from site selection to the association’s finances was handled in a first-class manner. His knowledge of both the association and the brush industry will be hard to replicate.”

Ken Rakusin, Gordon Brush:

Barry Harper, Harper GPS International & Associates:

“Congratulations on your coming retirement, Dave, and thank you for all that you have done to strengthen the ABMA organization in your years of service. Your leadership, vision, attention to detail, your financial stewardship and your ability to always create a fun environment for the members will be some of my lasting memories. As a past president, you always made my job extremely easy.” Mark Godfrey, Felton Brush, Inc.: “He kept his word and stayed 20 years. He has had a great impact on ABMA and the brush industry, so he deserves his retirement.”

“I think that the main thing that the ABMA has to thank Dave for, is that he restored our faith that the association was being run for the benefit of the membership honestly and in a financially sound way. As I am sure all past presidents will tell you, Dave basically gave one a script as to how to take care of all the aspects of your duties, and as long as you stuck to that everything was made easy for the president. He made it look easy, but there always were problems with the hotels, and Dave was a master at resolving them.”

Ian Moss, Director of Bristle Trading, Brush Fibers Inc.:

“For me, Dave’s retirement is bittersweet. After he became executive director 20 years ago, he was instrumental in improving our organization and making it stronger. We are much better off today than we were before then. From a business and association standpoint, I am truly sad to see Dave retire. However, he and I have been friends for a long time. I am happy for him to be able to retire and spend more time with his family. He deserves the R&R!”

Jeff Malish, The Malish Corporation:

Carlos Petzold, Bodam International, Ltd.: “The ABMA has

Dave Parr with Chris Monahan and Gary Townes at Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, October 2014

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been very privileged to have Dave Parr at the helm for so many years as executive director. Although we will be sad to see him retire, we are extremely happy for Dave and his wife, Kay, to be able to enjoy themselves during his retirement. For sure, we will be happy to see him at industry events where he can finally let his hair down and relax.”


“I have mixed emotions when thinking of Dave’s retirement. On the one hand, I am excited for Dave and wish him nothing but health and happiness for a well-deserved retirement. On the other hand, selfishly, I will miss working with such a competent person who has helped steer the ABMA ship for the past 20 years.”

Scott Enchelmaier, Industrial Brush Company Inc.:

“As much as I don’t want to see Dave go, it makes me happy that he has decided to retire. Life can be short and there is a whole lot to see and do. I am sure he will make great use of his extra time, and that’s a great thing!” Greg Miller, Mill-Rose Co.:

Chris Monahan, Brush Fibers Inc., current ABMA vice president: “I’m happy for Dave personally as he has worked

extremely hard and given a lot of his time and energy for the betterment of the American brush industry. Dave is very humble and does not toot his own horn, but when you get on the Executive Committee you really see how much he does behind the scenes. The conventions may look calm on the surface but Dave is doing a lot of paddling underneath the surface! The other thing about Dave that I find admirable is that he does exactly everything he says he’s going to do, which may sound simple but unfortunately is a lost art for many people.” R.J. Lindstrom, Zephyr Manufacturing Co. & current ABMA treasurer: “Dave’s retirement is going to be a tremendous loss

to the association. His love for, and dedication to the brush industry made him the perfect fit for the executive director position over the years. I know from personal experience that he made the job of being on the ABMA board easy and carefree. From running the day-to-day of the organization to planning and executing the annual convention, he made it all look easy. He is going to be greatly missed, but I wish him the best in his post-ABMA journey!”

time in our history. Dave will be greatly missed. By the way, what size shoes does Dave wear? They will be hard to fill!!!” Ken Rakusin: “Dave’s honesty, integrity and effort mean that he will be leaving behind an Association that has been impeccably managed, in stark contrast to what he inherited when he started as our Executive Director. Meetings that used to take hours have been streamlined and have made the annual convention run much more smoothly.” Barry Harper: “I know the ABMA is in a much stronger place

than before Dave stepped in to lead us. Even though there have been many challenges over the years, those challenges were met and the association has come out much stronger. InterBrush, creating a North American brush association, the scholarship foundation, et al, make the ABMA a shining star in the trade association world. Enjoy the well-earned retirement!” Mark Godfrey: “I feel he changed our association from a management company-run association to a member-run one. This has increased member participation and made it more appealing and relevant to all members.” Jeff Malish: ”He brought his knowledge of the industry and improved the ABMA in so many ways. He streamlined the operations. He greatly improved the annual convention to make it more relevant and increased its value proposition to members. He is leaving the ABMA in a much better place!”

What do you think have been Dave’s major contributions to the association? John Lindstrom: “His organizational skills led the association through necessary changes. He continually identified member needs and worked to bring solutions to the ABMA. His counsel to board members and committee members kept the association focused.”

“Dave brought a fresh new energy and spirit of innovation to ABMA. He is creative and thoughtful. He has brought new ideas and programs. His considerable industry knowledge was a great asset. Also, his many personal relationships with members will be hard to replace. Significantly, Dave lowered the cost of management of the association which allowed ABMA to do things that would not have been possible otherwise.”

John Cottam:

Bruce Gale: “He took an association that was teetering on the verge

of losing everything it had built for 85 years and breathed new life into it. He then took the association to new vistas, giving us what we wanted and so much more, and he did it like only Dave Parr could. Additionally, he put the capital “A” back in our association and brought back our pride and helped us survive a very difficult

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Carlos Petzold: “Dave’s been the well-known “secret” behind the

success of ABMA’s path since he came onboard so many years ago. Some of the key things I remember as I reflect are: he took the membership into the digital age (even those who resisted and still wanted paper mailed to them); he was there to be ABMA’s guide in getting our website up and running and then turning it into the great tool it has become through his hard work with ABMA vendors; and he provided the needed results per board of director’s requests within a given budget. Also, anyone who has been a past president of ABMA will tell you how easy Dave makes our jobs and how he organizes things to a level that guides the Executive Board and all the Board of Directors for that matter, to do their jobs efficiently. ABMA has been lucky to have such an honest, ethical person where Dave’s no-nonsense approach to getting bids for venues for ABMA’s annual conventions, has been the key to the financial success for ABMA to keep dues costs down to a minimum, while still providing the quality annual conventions that we enjoy and other benefits. When something goes wrong at a convention, Dave takes care of things behind the scenes, quickly, quietly and fixes them before anyone can notice. The ABMA Foundation came into being thanks to Dave. Dave is a humble, fun-loving, kind person who is also firm yet fair, tenacious, professional, and truly a great human being. I could go on and on, but I better leave space for others to talk about how much we all love and respect Dave!”

“Dave has the ability to think outside of the traditional box. As executive director, he has always challenged the board of directors to come up with new and different ways to better serve our members. The ABMA Foundation and the ABMA Educational Institute were both spearheaded by Dave. They both provide tangible benefits to our members and are a legacy that will hopefully outlast us all.”

Scott Enchelmaier:

Greg Miller: “Dave

is one of the most determined individuals I know. His hard work and love for our association and its members are by far, in my opinion, his largest contribution.” “Dave’s major contributions to the association have been consistency and reliability for close R.J. Lindstrom:

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to 20 years as executive director, tremendous attention to detail, high-quality conventions that keep attendees coming back year after year. His high level of knowledge in the brush industry adds value in just about every facet of the job, from answering outside inquiries to ensuring the best programs/speakers at the convention.”

Do you have a preference as to whether a management company should be hired to replace Dave or whether it should be someone from within the brush industry of Dave’s caliber? John Lindstrom: “I think the right individual would be a better fit than a management company. But finding that person is a tall order.”

“If we can find another industry member with half of Dave’s abilities that would be ideal. If not, a smaller management company would be workable. If we go with a management company, I suggest that we pick one from a centrally located airline hub such as Chicago or Dallas. This would be more economical and convenient for board member meetings.”

John Cottam:

Ken Rakusin: “I would love to know more about a potential individual within the industry who might be qualified to take over, but I’m more inclined to believe a management company might be better.” Mark Godfrey: “I think someone from the industry would be best, but a good small management company could also do a good job.”

“I do not have a preference. In my opinion, what ABMA requires is a great future steward of the association’s needs that will listen and learn from Dave as the transition takes place, and will also bring their own expertise to the job. That person needs to have the proper qualifications and the drive and desire to put ABMA’s success as a top priority.” Carlos Petzold:


DAVE PARR’S TRANSITIONS F R O M P H A R M A C I S T T O T H E FA M I LY B U S I N E S S by Bob Lawrence

Dave Parr could have easily chosen a career in the brush industry but he sought a far different profession when he went off to college in 1971, leaving behind his Aurora, Illinois, hometown and the family business—National Brush Company. After attending Purdue University, he transferred to the University of Colorado where he received a degree in pharmacy in 1976 and was soon operating a drugstore in the ski resort town of Winter Park, Colorado. After marrying in 1981, he and his late wife Kathy sold his store and moved to the seaside resort of Panama City, Florida, where he did what he thought he would never do—he joined the family business, running the Florida division of National Brush. Actually, the timing was perfect because they had grown tired of running the drugstore when his dad, Charles, offered him the job. Until then, he had only worked for the company as a material handler on the shop floor for two summers while in college. In taking the job in Panama City, Parr joined a multi-faceted company deeply rooted in the brush industry. Based in Aurora, National Brush Company was founded in 1911 by his great, great grandfather on his mother’s side. The brush-making division was located in Panama City, and its National Wood Products, a wood block manufacturing plant supplying the brush industry, was in Glasgow, Kentucky. Also located there was National Brush’s National Lumber Company which supplied wood for the block plant. In addition to Parr, the firm also employed his three siblings. With the passing of his father in 1983, Parr and Kathy moved to Aurora where he and his siblings eventually developed an exit strategy after having decided not to pass the business along to the next generation. As such, National Brush division was sold to Empire Brush in1991, and subsequently, the Parr family changed National Brush’s name to SilvaCor. National Lumber Company, which manufactures high-grade hardwood lumber, remained under the SilvaCor umbrella.

With the 1999 sale of National Wood Products to Group Pare Broussell, the family was out of the brush industry. However, as quickly as that happened, Dave Parr was right back in it. As he explains it, “I was in the process of transitioning out of ABMA when Group Pare offered me a one-year employment contract. “At the time, I was the Suppliers Divisional Chairman and they wanted to keep me on board because it was good exposure for them.” After finishing up that commitment in 2001, he was out of the industry, and out of the ABMA after 20 years of never missing a convention and having risen through the ranks, chairing all the chairs, serving on the board and on many of the committees. In addition to that, he had over 40 years of experience serving on a dozen or more community boards, including the Aurora Chamber of Commerce as well as local company boards. Parr also served on the Aurora Board of Education and was named Aurora citizen of the year in 1991 for his work in the School Business Partnership Program. He was also a YMCA volunteer and director and Hospital Foundation director. Parr believes that all of that helped prepare him to be ABMA’s executive director in 2002, a position that neither he nor anyone else in the association had perceived when his official ties to it and the industry ended in 2001. It should be noted that in the three different communities he’s lived in, Parr has been Homeowners Associations director as well as a volunteer on various and numerous projects. In Durango, Colorado, he serves as treasurer of the Powerhouse, a Science Center and Museum.

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2021 First Half

U.S. IMPORTS

STATS

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 3,088,254 64,517 2,139,048 88,454 44.38 -27.06 Germany 3,686 5 World Total

3,091,940 64,522 2,139,048 88,454 44.55 -27.06

0502900000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 12,335 118 Germany Thailand United Kingdom World Total

12,335

118

21,875 5,298 37,582 3,032

125 10 379 13

-43.61 -5.60 -100.00 -100.00 -100.00 -100.00 -100.00 -100.00

67,787

527

-81.80 -77.61

4417002000 Broom/mop Handles Gt 1.9CM Dmr Gt 97cm Long, Wood (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth % Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 1,561,448 1,637,102 1,842,465 1,798,871 -15.25 -8.99 Canada 2,950 10,000 China 564,727 1,207,177 507,226 1,140,138 11.34 5.88 Colombia 2,007 6,060 Honduras 2,085,564 3,910,269 1,383,815 2,450,925 50.71 59.54 Indonesia 259,460 232,048 208,750 213,241 24.29 8.82 Italy 29,035 44,800 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 38,720 75,318 80,587 169,853 -51.95 -55.66 World Total

4,514,876 7,077,974 4,051,878 5,817,828 11.43 21.66

4417004000 Paint Brush And Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Belgium 6,776 1 Chile 48,224 19,121 -100.00 -100.00 China 861,813 196,031 909,516 257,684 -5.24 -23.93 Czech Republic 13,458 823 4,127 289 226.10 184.78 Germany 71,740 6,127 56,432 5,582 27.13 9.76 Indonesia 528,701 101,158 605,209 146,623 -12.64 -31.01 Italy 6,721,918 407,019 5,499,794 298,272 22.22 36.46 Poland 495,697 56,510 648,328 79,230 -23.54 -28.68 Thailand 22,751 1,527 28,190 2,011 -19.29 -24.07 World Total

8,722,854 769,196 7,799,820 808,812 11.83 -4.90

Country

Canada China Indonesia Sri Lanka

340,820 931,124 138,973 373,887 145.24 149.04 89,694 268,312 331,509 706,492 180,510 456,846 83.65 54.65 273,860 459,090 241,323 372,787 13.48 23.15

World Total

1,035,883 2,365,018

Country

560,806 1,203,520 84.71 96.51

4417008010 Tools Handles Of Wood (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 4,768 179 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 132,438 78,595 527,504 284,047 -74.89 -72.33 Canada 97,454 1,282,585 68,625 9,683 42.01 13145.74 Chile 31,185 16,000 -100.00 -100.00 China 772,136 1,298,610 402,015 1,147,677 92.07 13.15 Colombia 4,690 1,012 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 9,627 616 9,042 1,572 6.47 -60.81 Honduras 141,876 78,000 212,814 117,000 -33.33 -33.33 India 20,500 5,203 3,850 238 432.47 2086.13 Indonesia 44,046 21,671 4,158 442 959.31 4802.94 Italy 49,443 6,041 89,994 10,510 -45.06 -42.52 Mexico 1,288,297 448,938 830,948 323,633 55.04 38.72 Spain 104,529 35,228 49,273 20,453 112.14 72.24 Sri Lanka 20,826 15,522 Sweden 33,023 1,017 3,706 82 791.07 1140.24 Switzerland 11,685 726 Taiwan 364,510 37,673 179,762 22,757 102.77 65.54 Ukraine 4,590 206 United Kingdom 2,574 55 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 84,265 10,578 317,331 39,071 -73.45 -72.93 World Total

3,179,245 3,321,209 2,742,239 1,994,411 15.94 66.53

4417008090 Tools Tool/brush/broom Bodies Shoe Last/tree, Wood (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 5,072 144 39,560 19,616 -87.18 -99.27 Brazil 35,947 20,063 39,027 18,639 -7.89 7.64 Canada 215,517 32,687 97,172 23,541 121.79 38.85 Chile 1,907,347 782,635 1,995,135 863,960 -4.40 -9.41 China 3,399,620 743,998 2,412,026 617,697 40.94 20.45 Croatia 2,256 19 5,040 30 -55.24 -36.67 Czech Republic 17,982 838 3,047 120 490.15 598.33 Estonia 12,636 233 122,835 1,806 -89.71 -87.10 Finland 20,533 4,069 -100.00 -100.00 France 7,000 23 7,853 27 -10.86 -14.81 Germany 82,992 626 120,661 1,090 -31.22 -42.57 Honduras 21,773 18,995 -100.00 -100.00 India 1,324,622 22,075 617,682 12,942 114.45 70.57 Indonesia 77,657 28,498 25,690 6,551 202.28 335.02 Israel 2,639 493 Italy 9,499 112 8,106 65 17.18 72.31 Japan 1,430,340 18,519 895,632 10,541 59.70 75.69 Malaysia 7,793 69 Mexico 227,799 114,626 346,851 118,082 -34.32 -2.93 Nepal 244,170 3,927 Pakistan 2,425 58 Romania 2,841 10 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 24,441 432 35,610 807 -31.36 -46.47 Sri Lanka 194,450 124,971 142,663 87,129 36.30 43.43 Switzerland 3,576 22 Taiwan 68,637 5,012 75,938 5,294 -9.61 -5.33 Thailand 19,740 1,466 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 82,356 4,859 154,433 6,724 -46.67 -27.74 United Kingdom 21,823 606 12,823 143 70.19 323.78 Vietnam 2,140 834 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

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4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

9,408,596 1,905,545 7,224,811 1,820,178 30.23 4.69


9603100500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,lt 61,655 Dz Cal Yr (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China Mexico

6,941 10,000 5,880 8,640

5,895 7,054

6,624 17.74 50.97 9,612 -16.64 -10.11

World Total

12,821 18,640 12,949 16,236 -0.99 14.81

9603101500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,gt=61,655 Dz,cal Yr (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 3,950 1 China 5,730 10,320 28,112 106,610 -79.62 -90.32 Mexico 14,236 45,884 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 5,191 9,984 World Total

14,871

20,305

42,348

152,494 -64.88 -86.68

9603103500 Wiskbrooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 20,329 20,354 2,440 1,440 733.16 1313.47 Germany 3,764 2,000 8,396 5,376 -55.17 -62.80 Israel 7,809 393 Korea, South 7,755 1,704 Mexico 554,242 239,434 105,804 84,336 423.84 183.90 Sweden 4,600 1,000 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 4,113 356 World Total

598,012

264,241

121,240

92,152 393.25 186.74

9603109000 Brooms & Brushes,of Twigs Or Veg Material,nesoi (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 7,901 1,316 -100.00 -100.00 China 147,545 107,059 151,820 315,572 -2.82 -66.07 Colombia 4,889 5,040 -100.00 -100.00 Dominican Rep. 13,662 26,788 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 85,556 40,352 3,614 2 2267.35 2017500 Guyana 2,205 1,000 India 43,530 24,386 10,076 7,510 332.02 224.71 Israel 3,750 2,500 Japan 4,186 140 Korea, South 31,251 17,432 47,106 87,776 -33.66 -80.14 Mexico 25,042 8,928 65,543 39,702 -61.79 -77.51 Nepal 3,000 120 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 2,250 5 4,949 5 -54.54 0.00 Philippines 66,863 43,640 27,024 13,500 147.42 223.26 Poland 10,171 2,340 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 3,986 1,658 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 617,904 740,570 398,432 355,284 55.08 108.44 Sweden 2,048 200 -100.00 -100.00 Switzerland 5,102 40 Taiwan 10,278 606 Thailand 37,028 32,030 73,682 45,240 -49.75 -29.20 Turkey 2,275 500 Ukraine 2,020 450 United Kingdom 2,498 360 Vietnam 141,586 114,089 113,446 89,376 24.80 27.65 World Total

1,230,869 1,134,087

941,349

991,429 30.76 14.39

9603106000 Other Brooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China Mexico

25,850 15,960 4,338 2,616 495.90 510.09 5,045,874 2,312,030 6,260,270 2,740,495 -19.40 -15.63

World Total

5,071,724 2,327,990 6,264,608 2,743,111 -19.04 -15.13

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9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 5,061,355 24,823,071 4,240,245 18,936,911 19.36 31.08 Hong Kong 2,880 24,000 Italy 4,871 710 11,388 2,300 -57.23 -69.13 Korea, South 9,715 44,160 10,713 40,870 -9.32 8.05 Malaysia 243,314 491,542 107,599 164,561 126.13 198.70 Mexico 532,797 3,802,008 2,556 8,520 20744.95 44524.51 Taiwan 3,750 12,096 United Kingdom 5,508 1,224 Vietnam 2,106 14,040 2,549 16,992 -17.38 -17.37 World Total Country

5,866,296 29,212,851 4,375,050 19,170,154 34.09 52.39 9603294090 Shaving Brushes,nail Brus Etc,lt=.40 Ea (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 2,960,700 20,490,340 2,405,125 31,271,449 23.10 -34.48 France 2,491 12,225 Germany 169,427 1,213,700 118,337 789,060 43.17 53.82 Hong Kong 6,510 21,000 2,016 10,080 222.92 108.33 India 4,435 201,600 2,458 144,000 80.43 40.00 Ireland 36,673 164,889 Italy 74,762 1,150,654 137,422 560,346 -45.60 105.35 Japan 3,264 8,640 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 78,344 2,206,940 154,202 5,525,725 -49.19 -60.06 Mexico 12,180 1,399 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 61,767 197,000 Poland 18,013 47,626 Spain 3,336 2,520 Taiwan 14,661 979,020 211,460 2,338,000 -93.07 -58.13 United Kingdom 15,000 73,892 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 2,995 9,504 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

3,431,119 26,687,514 3,072,495 40,732,795 11.67 -34.48

9603298090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brush,etc,valued Over .40 Ea (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

BeAustralia 3,407 560 Austria 4,098 47 Belgium 5,479 386 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 124,528 41,024 34,218 11,156 263.93 267.73 China 16,983,284 15,994,746 11,702,616 9,744,967 45.12 64.13 Colombia 16,905 5,370 Denmark 18,638 2,240 11,561 1,680 61.21 33.33 Estonia 3,178 305 France 46,918 10,383 7,842 283 498.29 3568.90 Germany 854,515 107,540 705,263 95,986 21.16 12.04 Hong Kong 18,210 10,660 17,809 16,430 2.25 -35.12 Hungary 25,546 20,000 India 48,628 8,880 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 90,391 8,653 183,793 13,886 -50.82 -37.69 Israel 9,125 900 Italy 122,360 14,712 135,181 14,904 -9.48 -1.29 Japan 139,225 15,673 106,837 29,150 30.32 -46.23 Korea, South 205,869 266,958 185,367 119,528 11.06 123.34 Malaysia 20,923 3,574 5,136 1,376 307.38 159.74 Mexico 6,821 875 44,854 6,342 -84.79 -86.20 Netherlands 3,940 5,184 Pakistan 2,728 396 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 4,280 4,180 -100.00 -100.00 Portugal 14,331 573 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 6,113 2,050 2,834 612 115.70 234.97 Slovenia 3,748 155 Spain 16,505 3,786 7,679 840 114.94 350.71 Sri Lanka 50,292 6,705 38,556 4,080 30.44 64.34 Sweden 31,232 4,323 7,787 840 301.08 414.64 Switzerland 35,805 12,738 39,772 14,256 -9.97 -10.65 Taiwan 221,981 112,336 161,825 69,498 37.17 61.64 Turkey 6,314 2,002 18,406 11,952 -65.70 -83.25 United Arab Emirates 4,442 1,810 United Kingdom 429,179 87,191 156,682 15,226 173.92 472.65 Vietnam 61,743 21,495 210,973 277,164 -70.73 -92.24 World Total

19,565,235 16,763,995 13,860,437 10,464,571 41.16 60.20

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9603302000 Artists Brushes,writing Brush,cosmet Br,lt=.05 Ea (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 1,289,040 46,566,729 France 112,531 2,715,000 Germany 7,706 571,200 India 78,730 4,342,710 Italy 710,094 48,546,000 Korea, South 4,302 165,462 Mexico Taiwan 61,511 2,418,952 United Kingdom 11,822 454,692 World Total

1,453,983 288,640 339,724 16,281 580,408 102,303 10,752 34,928 2,086

62,318,178 -11.34 -25.28 8,191,000 -61.01 -66.85 10,885,600 -97.73 -94.75 770,962 383.57 463.28 38,469,760 22.34 26.19 3,761,300 -95.79 -95.60 452,000 -100.00 -100.00 1,760,100 76.11 37.43 80,231 466.73 466.73

2,275,736 105,780,745 2,829,105 126,689,131 -19.56 -16.50

9603304000 Artists Brushes,writ Br,cosmet Br,gt .05,lt=.10 Ea (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 590,660 9,366,428 China 8,593,656 127,426,661 5,889,980 86,827,064 45.90 46.76 France 45,759 645,556 173,141 3,130,000 -73.57 -79.38 Germany 941,580 18,107,300 1,060,178 20,070,130 -11.19 -9.78 Korea, South 45,903 902,300 Mexico 781,159 11,496,378 606,221 8,619,982 28.86 33.37 Taiwan 21,812 288,610 32,000 500,000 -31.84 -42.28 United Kingdom 3,336 44,185 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 3,010 50,040 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

11,020,529 168,233,233

7,767,866 119,241,401 41.87 41.09

9603306000 Artists Brushes,writing Br,cosmetic Br,gt.10 Ea (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 6,565 431 Austria 2,160 800 -100.00 -100.00 Bangladesh 498,313 3,541,833 Burma 8,786 73,764 Canada 25,211 738 21,728 1,388 16.03 -46.83 China 122,965,900 233,944,351 95,401,780 148,461,197 28.89 57.58 Cocos Islands 82,860 214,000 -100.00 -100.00 Cyprus 2,551 69 Denmark 73,264 9,853 20,672 5,926 254.41 66.27 Dominican Rep. 558,029 646,858 371,598 529,875 50.17 22.08 France 1,114,290 330,179 953,119 668,267 16.91 -50.59 Germany 3,006,206 3,121,429 2,195,199 2,543,574 36.94 22.72 Hong Kong 658,668 376,841 967,851 622,926 -31.95 -39.50 India 2,903,084 3,303,363 1,614,927 4,526,667 79.77 -27.02 Ireland 32,731 32,002 26,541 37,544 23.32 -14.76 Israel 13,727 4,577 13,881 3,565 -1.11 28.39 Italy 817,573 247,182 513,666 145,135 59.16 70.31 Japan 3,296,987 1,070,977 2,879,702 500,841 14.49 113.84 Korea, South 1,691,646 1,451,973 806,655 1,529,267 109.71 -5.05 Lithuania 54,506 127,542 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 10,781 55,200 Mauritania 165,971 19,399 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritius 661,859 135,816 257,415 52,163 157.12 160.37 Mexico 11,275,908 69,681,688 9,168,103 64,608,727 22.99 7.85 Montenegro 4,289 1,945 Nauru 6,838 612 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 246,952 2,457 66,483 3,516 271.45 -30.12 Poland 13,645 1,776 Russia 36,814 6,171 16,318 12,105 125.60 -49.02 Singapore 20,304 2,160 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 416,365 101,595 233,313 57,186 78.46 77.66 Sri Lanka 775,081 593,863 881,669 560,837 -12.09 5.89 Sweden 12,000 375 Taiwan 416,621 1,078,137 389,090 1,636,979 7.08 -34.14 Thailand 545,867 1,181,716 731,421 1,815,612 -25.37 -34.91 Turkey 9,025 8,500 56,428 34,400 -84.01 -75.29 United Kingdom 974,604 282,625 790,732 278,355 23.25 1.53 Vietnam 783,081 2,898,290 1,115,828 3,849,464 -29.82 -24.71 World Total

153,856,423 324,186,574 119,826,758 232,850,029 28.40

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9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Belgium 4,181 38 2,822 132 48.16 -71.21 Brazil 96,282 106,418 35,022 36,654 174.92 190.33 Cambodia 2,830,335 5,286,128 1,813,397 4,361,752 56.08 21.19 Canada 407,989 227,818 213,634 91,483 90.98 149.03 China 14,564,139 35,416,699 11,436,811 26,798,440 27.34 32.16 Czech Republic 348,012 1,979,932 246,291 1,344,213 41.30 47.29 Germany 117,263 24,865 143,097 104,620 -18.05 -76.23 Guatemala 28,833 26,904 India 75,441 84,890 -100.00 -100.00 Indonesia 627,620 3,913,212 57,215 412,272 996.95 849.18 Japan 5,736 4,077 4,956 141 15.74 2791.49 Mexico 1,086,784 2,359,160 1,307,502 1,823,836 -16.88 29.35 Singapore 5,895 3 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 2,290 1,440 Taiwan 21,221 26,224 48,942 63,824 -56.64 -58.91 Thailand 85,158 23,687 25,802 8,072 230.04 193.45 Turkey 18,962 34,850 United Kingdom 490,288 1,044,309 310,509 687,900 57.90 51.81 Vietnam 19,321 13,008 7,294 11,120 164.89 16.98 World Total Country

9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Exc Subhdg 9603.30 (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 82,399 7,608 46,361 9,745 77.73 -21.93 China 7,616,294 36,130,156 6,595,053 28,326,712 15.48 27.55 France 5,732 18 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 36,394 2,296 22,836 934 59.37 145.82 India 49,498 51,192 Indonesia 2,632,067 16,660,420 4,312,113 25,326,826 -38.96 -34.22 Italy 94,862 15,151 32,512 7,906 191.78 91.64 Japan 19,569 7,223 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritius 63,274 12,773 Netherlands 4,876 1,123 Spain 2,321 976 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 5,868 7,056 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 14,837 84,960 30,411 95,836 -51.21 -11.35 Turkey 822,914 218,350 288,114 63,156 185.62 245.73 United Kingdom 40,875 6,088 40,772 15,690 0.25 -61.20 World Total

11,458,290 53,190,117 11,401,662 53,862,078 0.50 -1.25

20,754,414 50,488,769 15,734,630 35,829,352 31.90 40.91 9603404020 Paint Pads (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 12,815 8,480 -100.00 -100.00 China 3,288,749 14,003,626 2,284,189 7,616,057 43.98 83.87 Mexico 4,840 2,640 Netherlands 7,900 11,000 -100.00 -100.00 Pakistan 7,395 81,600 5,528 61,000 33.77 33.77 Taiwan 278,307 582,690 119,690 252,283 132.52 130.97 United Kingdom 794,890 1,011,875 526,597 409,532 50.95 147.08

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World Total

4,374,181 15,682,431 2,956,719 8,358,352 47.94 87.63

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9603404060 Paint,distemper/siml Brushes Exc Subhdg 960330,nes (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 3,922 1 -100.00 -100.00 Bangladesh 364,304 1,712,388 Brazil 309,199 215,892 47,967 71,640 544.61 201.36 Canada 116,961 44,744 78,339 41,080 49.30 8.92 China 48,964,560 169,358,824 34,934,775 112,554,775 40.16 50.47 Costa Rica 66,223 220,657 -100.00 -100.00 Dominican Rep. 14,240 145,200 France 10,503 37,711 4,154 589 152.84 6302.55 Germany 179,877 36,941 182,402 154,362 -1.38 -76.07 Guatemala 12,524 18,440 42,483 50,808 -70.52 -63.71 Hong Kong 18,248 32,430 -100.00 -100.00 Hungary 3,350 795 10,958 15,020 -69.43 -94.71 India 39,928 84,327 Indonesia 1,539,834 7,722,600 1,352,748 5,299,804 13.83 45.71 Ireland 5,440 8,000 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 234,703 129,491 251,766 700,128 -6.78 -81.50 Japan 110,559 145,763 134,388 161,474 -17.73 -9.73 Korea, South 4,215 2,625 2,111 1,000 99.67 162.50 Mexico 25,292 42,482 5,055 14,550 400.34 191.97 Netherlands 27,175 3,292 15,614 3,697 74.04 -10.95 Philippines 22,658 81,354 22,500 52,403 0.70 55.25 Romania 2,303 404 2,495 500 -7.70 -19.20 Singapore 7,800 16,020 Spain 9,427 1,748 5,615 2,050 67.89 -14.73 Sri Lanka 143,116 54,180 74,585 29,040 91.88 86.57 Sweden 100,109 33,320 35,960 74,510 178.39 -55.28 Switzerland 3,550 15 Taiwan 268,621 692,628 171,572 121,328 56.56 470.87 Thailand 277,869 927,776 58,942 215,310 371.43 330.90 Turkey 361,001 310,693 199,304 63,492 81.13 389.34 United Kingdom 217,352 394,575 233,501 268,792 -6.92 46.80 Vietnam 327,439 508,293 211,546 640,943 54.78 -20.70 World Total

53,698,469 182,722,521 38,172,613 120,798,383 40.67 51.26

9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 420,526 2,488 246,300 22,361 70.74 -88.87 Austria 172,786 23,755 545,494 292,195 -68.32 -91.87 Belgium 105,024 2,758 77,980 3,268 34.68 -15.61 Brazil 2,274 15 17,388 3,353 -86.92 -99.55 Bulgaria 2,344 200 Cambodia 59,588 9,478 Canada 4,800,680 378,093 4,627,677 322,117 3.74 17.38 Chile 3,600 80 China 19,127,476 48,062,529 14,384,568 21,787,557 32.97 120.60 Colombia 5,368 144 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 39,204 316 23,324 198 68.08 59.60 Denmark 59,750 12,622 126,499 17,375 -52.77 -27.36 Ecuador 179,936 727 -100.00 -100.00 Estonia 90,382 11,690 58,717 9,490 53.93 23.18 Finland 51,538 3,213 81,062 10,442 -36.42 -69.23 France 198,606 72,652 249,649 8,079 -20.45 799.27 Germany 9,372,627 767,419 7,262,589 1,098,661 29.05 -30.15 Hong Kong 30,694 8,933 89,591 26,752 -65.74 -66.61 Hungary 18,405 122 16,337 496 12.66 -75.40 India 2,800 100 92,511 48,690 -96.97 -99.79 Indonesia 303,238 38,570 257,139 97,558 17.93 -60.46 Ireland 48,155 1,830 Italy 5,243,441 561,028 4,002,167 1,387,610 31.02 -59.57 Japan 5,726,611 163,671 5,719,606 108,069 0.12 51.45 Korea, South 442,395 108,839 344,198 125,218 28.53 -13.08 Lithuania 41,797 2,260 -100.00 -100.00 Luxembourg 5,254 2 Malaysia 1,059,724 259,905 162,368 71,516 552.67 263.42 Mexico 2,420,738 1,604,194 2,684,191 1,621,871 -9.81 -1.09 Netherlands 948,837 31,980 626,312 25,903 51.50 23.46 New Zealand 11,581 624 2,598 27 345.77 2211.11 Norway 12,140 1,474 3,334 100 264.13 1374.00 Poland 49,555 19,741 42,203 6,788 17.42 190.82 Portugal 230,431 3,015 231,121 10,804 -0.30 -72.09 Romania 21,326 2,064 31,169 7,538 -31.58 -72.62 Serbia 4,774 244 12,736 484 -62.52 -49.59 Singapore 3,260 8 3,456 80 -5.67 -90.00 Slovakia 4,896 4 5,586 4 -12.35 0.00 Slovenia 10,315 43 24,959 3,970 -58.67 -98.92 Spain 2,585,484 701,728 1,983,032 440,540 30.38 59.29 Sri Lanka 16,193 7,668

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St Kitts and Nevis 139,075 3,037,188 Sweden 591,135 63,617 Switzerland 622,849 10,022 Taiwan 1,089,663 784,941 Thailand 173,800 221,306 Turkey 41,453 1,113 United Kingdom 938,185 140,585 Vietnam 1,354,415 794,435 World Total Country

148,618 612,734 473,308 843,446 43,018 77,022 793,811 223,515

3,537,182 -6.42 -14.14 33,585 -3.53 89.42 7,208 31.59 39.04 484,595 29.19 61.98 1,070 304.02 20582.80 24,362 -46.18 -95.43 105,747 18.19 32.94 20,224 505.96 3828.18

58,657,227 57,916,302 47,478,434 31,776,218 23.54 82.26 9603904000 Feather Dusters (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 435,924 114,008 425,945 111,180 2.34 2.54 China 5,022,785 1,400,924 3,716,094 1,167,398 35.16 20.00 Germany 2,885 4 6,567 452 -56.07 -99.12 Hong Kong 3,000 3,000 -100.00 -100.00 Indonesia 68,091 19,671 45,926 15,392 48.26 27.80 Lebanon 24,987 5,286 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 2,110 1,548 Portugal 22,936 2,100 South Africa 1,062,324 293,123 734,572 189,247 44.62 54.89 Taiwan 74,056 24,432 54,266 17,520 36.47 39.45 United Kingdom 11,956 3,956 World Total Country

6,703,067 1,859,766 5,011,357 1,509,475 33.76 23.21 9603908010 Wiskbrooms (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 27,689 135,244 Cambodia 2,448 2,448 Canada 3,663 482 China 193,936 671,696 595,968 1,000,703 -67.46 -32.88 Colombia 63,848 57,228 Germany 4,873 1,410 India 40,596 1,990 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 8,477 8,056 12,083 12,204 -29.84 -33.99 Poland 4,818 5,880 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 25,281 24,000 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 17,127 13,194 World Total Country

322,061 889,758

678,746 1,044,777 -52.55 -14.84

9603908020 Upright Brooms (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 545,650 280,982 22,778 11,472 2295.51 2349.29 Cambodia 37,347 11,664 9,200 1,000 305.95 1066.40 Canada 2,316 97 -100.00 -100.00 China 10,043,941 9,017,218 8,676,244 8,115,238 15.76 11.11 Colombia 45,822 37,902 24,282 23,724 88.71 59.76 Dominican Rep. 6,273 400 El Salvador 163,430 10,528 69,895 23,758 133.82 -55.69 Guatemala 125,740 105,432 83,851 67,500 49.96 56.20 Honduras 255,112 387,186 2,333 5,184 10834.93 7368.87 Hong Kong 68,022 82,296 8,988 6,768 656.81 1115.96 India 6,269 2,390 -100.00 -100.00 Indonesia 8,022 1,590 -100.00 -100.00 Israel 18,315 3,827 Italy 418,173 176,747 273,457 146,841 52.92 20.37 Jordan 8,550 130 Mexico 737,503 282,487 318,007 131,659 131.91 114.56 Poland 14,435 2,016 3,226 424 347.46 375.47 Portugal 5,447 2,000 4,102 3,600 32.79 -44.44 Sri Lanka 513,769 295,343 497,061 249,416 3.36 18.41 Vietnam 12,360 12,000 World Total

13,019,889 10,708,158 10,010,031 8,790,661 30.07 21.81

Country

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 Cm Or Less In Width (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada China 1,239,315 1,879,424 Germany 51,054 14,630 Hong Kong Italy 17,995 8,790 Mexico Poland 3,516 936 Sri Lanka 1,237,164 452,308 World Total

2,549,044 2,356,088

4,957 715,477 14,260 14,000 30,771 2,349 4,793 653,148

481 834,806 4,504 100,000 16,746 325 1,368 210,256

-100.00 -100.00 73.22 125.13 258.02 224.82 -100.00 -100.00 -41.52 -47.51 -100.00 -100.00 -26.64 -31.58 89.42 115.12

1,439,755 1,168,486 77.05 101.64


Country

9603908040 Other Brooms,nesoi (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 97,627 2,423 65,713 2,769 48.57 -12.50 Austria 117,726 100,000 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 346,050 244,691 312,265 187,854 10.82 30.26 Cambodia 28,014 3,360 36,378 3,360 -22.99 0.00 Canada 47,799 395 86,952 6,951 -45.03 -94.32 China 2,569,018 1,545,398 2,122,025 2,417,147 21.06 -36.07 Colombia 154,199 118,967 99,747 111,204 54.59 6.98 Czech Republic 159,395 492,228 42,426 150,120 275.70 227.89 Dominican Rep. 2,526 1,800 El Salvador 191,492 184,326 73,357 74,100 161.04 148.75 France 2,441 84 Germany 8,748 761 28,709 6,820 -69.53 -88.84 Greece 13,677 15,976 Honduras 113,689 175,713 104,554 169,512 8.74 3.66 India 29,594 4,495 4,974 2,270 494.97 98.02 Israel 22,838 13,886 24,814 11,690 -7.96 18.79 Italy 136,178 33,427 241,148 64,543 -43.53 -48.21 Japan 9,633 666 Korea, South 2,381 810 Mexico 20,571,542 7,893,039 16,753,701 7,420,121 22.79 6.37 Pakistan 4,000 625 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 3,680 2,200 9,451 250 -61.06 780.00 Portugal 9,282 700,000 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 16,998 468 20,604 12,902 -17.50 -96.37 Sri Lanka 1,613,473 817,597 1,094,838 499,210 47.37 63.78 Sweden 10,465 300 Taiwan 28,638 3,040 29,123 4,584 -1.67 -33.68 Thailand 15,225 9,100 26,020 12,673 -41.49 -28.19 Turkey 79,868 75,164 226,008 68,188 -64.66 10.23 United Kingdom 16,328 2,392 24,138 42,064 -32.36 -94.31 Venezuela 23,728 36,204 17,181 27,168 38.11 33.26 Vietnam 227,455 181,665 208,353 170,642 9.17 6.46 World Total

26,542,699 11,860,575 21,783,487 12,266,767 21.85 -3.31

Country

9603908050 Brooms,brushes,squeegees,etc,nesoi (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

378,600,529 229,501,282 298,803,315 191,805,358 26.71

Australia 505,873 646 326,419 1,785 54.98 -63.81 Austria 26,856 11,152 Bangladesh 269,698 109,096 391,017 131,177 -31.03 -16.83 Belgium 882,539 382,602 981,519 353,577 -10.08 8.21 Bosnia/Herzegovina 7,651 260 Brazil 143,901 125,261 225,288 110,621 -36.13 13.23 Bulgaria 3,179 400 -100.00 -100.00 Cambodia 1,334,576 787,828 766,536 637,134 74.10 23.65 Canada 1,029,412 144,082 2,482,438 765,760 -58.53 -81.18 China 278,528,457 187,405,842 224,297,959 156,768,413 24.18 19.54 Colombia 374,092 285,206 343,547 294,723 8.89 -3.23 Czech Republic 5,513 982 23,585 2,983 -76.62 -67.08 Denmark 2,660,896 405,268 2,115,649 368,911 25.77 9.86 Dominican Rep. 27,859,767 5,690,036 15,274,986 2,982,992 82.39 90.75 Egypt 62,954 84,528 63,305 88,056 -0.55 -4.01 El Salvador 70,370 91,654 39,162 61,729 79.69 48.48 Estonia 39,347 1,085 12,751 450 208.58 141.11 Finland 313,163 16,544 190,247 11,240 64.61 47.19 France 243,018 28,684 92,480 18,551 162.78 54.62 Germany 3,481,715 704,850 2,125,560 649,393 63.80 8.54 Greece 18,408 12,340 Guatemala 17,472 1,200 37,455 32,040 -53.35 -96.25 Honduras 9,934,015 6,160,118 8,827,439 5,649,147 12.54 9.05 Hong Kong 290,972 119,431 1,134,858 337,523 -74.36 -64.62 Hungary 3,397 2,392 -100.00 -100.00 India 1,056,947 1,335,257 449,394 506,994 135.19 163.37 Indonesia 121,325 65,883 186,972 61,177 -35.11 7.69 Ireland 27,790 324 292,799 2,617 -90.51 -87.62 Israel 149,006 32,578 65,647 24,700 126.98 31.89 Italy 1,409,567 508,519 1,078,267 510,295 30.73 -0.35 Japan 1,758,799 102,662 567,532 54,578 209.90 88.10 Korea, South 830,966 135,466 770,660 134,307 7.83 0.86 Lithuania 443,441 3,658 239,124 1,815 85.44 101.54 Luxembourg 2,450 2 Malaysia 490,338 422,604 631,065 429,464 -22.30 -1.60 Mexico 21,437,429 12,674,580 16,413,037 10,502,036 30.61 20.69 Netherlands 381,487 93,088 165,927 20,143 129.91 362.14 New Zealand 363,152 3,897 158,710 1,910 128.81 104.03 Norway 12,160 9 Pakistan 2,324,035 2,119,088 1,946,911 1,722,944 19.37 22.99 Peru 7,321 405 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 215,495 249,662 147,418 267,181 46.18 -6.56 Portugal 22,667 6,666 40,360 29,090 -43.84 -77.08 Seychelles 55,581 27,685 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 8,655 170 275,054 221,640 -96.85 -99.92 South Africa 5,644 300 2,094 104 169.53 188.46 Spain 649,587 522,916 530,766 390,239 22.39 34.00 Sri Lanka 1,364,584 785,042 761,316 481,710 79.24 62.97 Sweden 28,078 4,124 46,140 5,314 -39.15 -22.39 Switzerland 269,697 40,491 194,530 38,228 38.64 5.92 Taiwan 8,034,538 3,918,863 8,256,732 4,103,536 -2.69 -4.50 Thailand 1,987,582 1,623,801 1,788,867 1,249,725 11.11 29.93 Turkey 738,259 527,428 195,080 182,137 278.44 189.58 UAE 136,920 97 58,800 42 132.86 130.95 United Kingdom 401,027 92,288 176,424 32,674 127.31 182.45 Venezuela 4,230 650 Vietnam 5,824,009 1,662,474 3,542,011 1,533,671 64.43 8.40 19.65

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U.S. EXPORTS

STATS

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Chile 9,196 450 Dominican Rep. 108,298 12,113 El Salvador 5,400 768 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 97,723 10,930 84,266 9,426 15.97 15.96 Singapore 43,495 4,865 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 162,612 22,074 World Total

377,829

45,567

133,161

15,059 183.74 202.59

050290000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 98,394 5,618 Denmark 5,000 118 60,000 998 -91.67 -88.18 Germany 29,735 2,557 Mexico 3,309 255 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 24,400 1,393 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 302,983 45,458 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 2,595 10 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

133,129

8,293

393,287

48,114 -66.15 -82.76

4417000000 Tools/tool & Broom Bodies Etc Shoe Last/trees Wood (x) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Aruba 3,658 2 Australia 176,760 25,219 56,648 19,477 212.03 29.48 Austria 4,967 40 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 2,556 171 Belgium 6,457 48 -100.00 -100.00 Belize 5,887 85 Brazil 345,352 21,432 259,014 13,377 33.33 60.22 Canada 2,726,717 125,730 2,400,955 106,087 13.57 18.52 Chile 28,897 1,280 China 133,501 1,645 114,662 3,800 16.43 -56.71 Colombia 394,050 17,994 Costa Rica 268,032 30,178 232,963 40,435 15.05 -25.37 Denmark 4,003 14 3,286 15 21.82 -6.67 Dominican Rep. 32,720 227 6,550 31 399.54 632.26 El Salvador 9,774 1,246 -100.00 -100.00 Fiji 4,760 50 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 13,753 46 France 3,461 18 2,640 19 31.10 -5.26 Germany 260,514 1,922 35,135 2,086 641.47 -7.86 Guatemala 4,523 210 -100.00 -100.00 Haiti 3,156 146 Honduras 9,032 378 6,185 1,784 46.03 -78.81 Hong Kong 7,719 100 Iraq 442,256 16,325 129,985 9,042 240.24 80.55 Ireland 9,567 628 8,780 431 8.96 45.71 Italy 45,000 1,338 Japan 116,874 3,596 42,524 2,577 174.84 39.54 Jordan 5,341 44 -100.00 -100.00 Kazakhstan 3,748 360 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 97,046 3,445 38,771 1,635 150.31 110.70 Lithuania 22,174 147 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 15,341 285 5,010 32 206.21 790.63 Mauritania 2,610 8 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 8,607,175 2,494,636 7,141,042 2,011,332 20.53 24.03 Netherlands 60,795 1,486 44,017 1,849 38.12 -19.63 New Zealand 35,892 323 148,754 9,130 -75.87 -96.46 Nicaragua 3,879 242 Norway 49,920 276 12,505 273 299.20 1.10 Pakistan 25,000 226 Panama 60,819 18,090 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 126,000 116,364 4,569 336 2657.72 34532.14 Philippines 11,099 514 5,747 741 93.13 -30.63 Poland 98,360 3,897 46,671 1,963 110.75 98.52 Portugal 12,750 82 Russia 150,580 18,564 48,075 419 213.22 4330.55 Saudi Arabia 41,516 812

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Singapore 10,773 28 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 2,501 1 10,015 18 -75.03 -94.44 Sri Lanka 7,860 40 St Lucia 42,905 6,368 3,500 750 1125.86 749.07 Trinidad/Tobago 10,407 3,786 UAE 2,655 1 153,300 4,278 -98.27 -99.98 United Kingdom 76,933 1,186 55,110 2,323 39.60 -48.95 Venezuela 5,279 372 Vietnam 2,716 468 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

14,517,358 2,901,380 11,155,075 2,254,979 30.14 28.67

9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Of Twigs/oth Veg Mat Bound (doz) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 16,781 131 13,812 314 21.50 -58.28 Bahamas 31,198 126 55,942 212 -44.23 -40.57 Bermuda 5,842 130 7,369 132 -20.72 -1.52 Canada 1,456,907 46,598 1,212,192 35,739 20.19 30.38 Chile 81,083 2,002 14,790 219 448.23 814.16 China 12,160 402 -100.00 -100.00 Costa Rica 36,662 466 Curacao 3,168 100 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 7,203 55 2,681 37 168.67 48.65 Denmark 8,040 366 Dominican Rep. 5,485 200 4,282 402 28.09 -50.25 El Salvador 4,016 8 France 15,704 276 Haiti 6,609 200 31,798 87 -79.22 129.89 Honduras 4,644 4 49,477 1,227 -90.61 -99.67 Hong Kong 26,501 412 -100.00 -100.00 Iceland 2,790 10 -100.00 -100.00 India 218,566 6,630 Ireland 3,349 102 Israel 4,274 130 Italy 6,309 43 Japan 7,034 44 2,790 276 152.11 -84.06 Jordan 2,900 88 30,000 910 -90.33 -90.33 Korea, South 131,013 1,866 48,904 1,549 167.90 20.46 Kuwait 3,669 10 -100.00 -100.00 Luxembourg 15,312 465 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 74,157 2,209 165,310 7,524 -55.14 -70.64 Netherlands 107,127 1,499 39,395 525 171.93 185.52 Norway 3,996 37 Oman 3,380 103 Panama 7,035 152 3,094 85 127.38 78.82 Peru 27,672 660 -100.00 -100.00 Philippines 5,341 14 Poland 9,033 86 -100.00 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 14,405 147 23,739 497 -39.32 -70.42 Singapore 5,173 10 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 5,710 16 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 9,625 264 -100.00 -100.00 St Kitts and Nevis 2,628 100 St Lucia 4,564 400 St Vin./Grenadines 3,736 90 2,605 82 43.42 9.76 Sweden 7,049 214 4,260 129 65.47 65.89 Switzerland 12,815 43 Taiwan 2,745 17 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 7,334 166 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 32,776 1,102 34,852 1,300 -5.96 -15.23 Turkey 43,726 1,326 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 18,650 122 United Kingdom 111,697 4,575 171,952 2,282 -35.04 100.48 Vietnam 6,300 37 World Total

2,469,275 70,309

2,093,862 57,472 17.93 22.34


9603210000 Tooth Brushes, Incl Dental-plate Brushes (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 3,513 2,300 6,495 5,832 -45.91 -60.56 Argentina 748,862 1,879,089 763,488 2,865,996 -1.92 -34.44 Aruba 3,223 780 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 101,668 38,979 80,727 19,580 25.94 99.08 Austria 29,447 6,524 Bahamas 34,674 1,639 8,881 729 290.43 124.83 Bangladesh 4,025 36 Barbados 54,080 89,863 50,338 57,960 7.43 55.04 Belgium 304,935 1,293,568 1,409,484 7,166,328 -78.37 -81.95 Belize 27,011 16,956 62,361 53,239 -56.69 -68.15 Bermuda 2,557 2,724 Brazil 578,805 1,656,834 738,219 2,654,528 -21.59 -37.58 Canada 25,394,701 16,763,900 29,694,939 24,426,983 -14.48 -31.37 Cayman Islands 17,830 10,949 10,000 10,000 78.30 9.49 Chile 145,731 15,288 52,030 7,782 180.09 96.45 China 2,788,232 4,509,086 3,247,703 5,155,006 -14.15 -12.53 Colombia 293,741 1,976,707 241,852 435,122 21.45 354.29 Costa Rica 146,556 16,588 117,761 21,046 24.45 -21.18 Curacao 135,125 25,964 105,290 201,176 28.34 -87.09 Czech Republic 8,285 10,016 Dominican Rep. 163,192 20,953 224,500 203,597 -27.31 -89.71 Ecuador 79,770 2,813 113,172 393,216 -29.51 -99.28 El Salvador 83,740 113,664 69,189 165,826 21.03 -31.46 Finland 26,899 44,096 11,181 4,225 140.58 943.69 France 20,533 4,130 22,148 3,423 -7.29 20.65 Germany 2,299,400 8,809,300 1,378,940 5,456,072 66.75 61.46 Grenada 2,512 1,224 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 13,224 1,542 80,375 15,845 -83.55 -90.27 Guyana 123,418 21,393 50,882 41,150 142.56 -48.01 Haiti 115,595 13,608 10,279 219 1024.57 6113.70 Honduras 6,461 1,584 30,910 3,380 -79.10 -53.14 Hong Kong 1,104,824 1,650,126 4,520,358 5,468,415 -75.56 -69.82 Hungary 12,362 10,944 -100.00 -100.00 India 802,414 1,715,188 805,767 1,500,203 -0.42 14.33 Indonesia 146,206 188,176 23,796 15,120 514.41 1144.55 Iraq 3,500 2,000 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 359,019 26,508 233,775 842,438 53.57 -96.85 Israel 3,089 1,080 Italy 20,419 11,041 23,413 848 -12.79 1202.00 Jamaica 92,731 22,533 53,446 59,815 73.50 -62.33 Japan 310,419 466,817 579,602 211,547 -46.44 120.67 Korea, South 377,541 180,377 1,009,327 2,190,357 -62.59 -91.76 Kuwait 9,726 7,048 9,101 1,724 6.87 308.82 Latvia 19,807 3,161 9,948 1,500 99.11 110.73 Lithuania 24,849 4,617 21,821 3,703 13.88 24.68 Malaysia 13,044 180 9,850 371 32.43 -51.48 Maldives 8,064 126 Mexico 5,606,794 9,067,698 5,595,171 11,038,504 0.21 -17.85 Netherlands 202,657 32,797 141,401 70,970 43.32 -53.79 New Zealand 34,798 21,365 40,898 924 -14.92 2212.23 Nicaragua 2,663 226 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 9,101 1,924 Panama 314,298 141,309 347,351 103,863 -9.52 36.05 Paraguay 18,791 19,584 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 24,264 9,756 27,129 9,370 -10.56 4.12 Philippines 43,380 4,699 57,948 3,546 -25.14 32.52 Poland 2,778,679 7,111,420 2,632,039 4,382,458 5.57 62.27 Qatar 18,062 2,354 -100.00 -100.00 Romania 2,748 1,920 3,136 145 -12.37 1224.14 Russia 3,523 1,536 3,825 33 -7.90 4554.55 Saudi Arabia 242,832 7,084 3,520 219 6798.64 3134.70 Singapore 109,086 10,960 6,199 2,016 1659.74 443.65 Sint Maarten 7,618 1,467 South Africa 5,428 4,018 13,863 3,187 -60.85 26.07 Spain 48,800 16,000 12,644 8,624 285.95 85.53 St Lucia 18,783 3,482 -100.00 -100.00 St Vin./Grenadines 2,578 47 -100.00 -100.00 Suriname 6,063 22,752 26,062 14,805 -76.74 53.68 Sweden 34,162 31,232 14,720 330 132.08 9364.24 Switzerland 18,743 28,330 190,307 850,339 -90.15 -96.67 Taiwan 23,118 40,308 105,274 42,817 -78.04 -5.86 Thailand 70,749 236,832 32,534 148,272 117.46 59.73 Trinidad/Tobago 508,760 56,014 443,428 679,853 14.73 -91.76 UAE 85,575 21,249 United Kingdom 146,087 31,874 186,537 236,997 -21.68 -86.55 Uruguay 141,331 178,596 104,070 237,410 35.80 -24.77 Venezuela 3,675 50 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 11,772 2,970 11,520 600 2.19 395.00 World Total

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Etc For Person (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Argentina 115,972 337,567 192,331 383,448 -39.70 -11.97 Australia 218,288 67,680 170,664 52,239 27.91 29.56 Barbados 3,595 2,544 3,746 951 -4.03 167.51 Belgium 123,768 21,091 444,901 71,206 -72.18 -70.38 Belize 4,473 60 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 5,509 42 Bolivia 3,672 1,440 Brazil 267,705 795,684 372,846 1,044,333 -28.20 -23.81 Canada 4,317,260 2,732,241 6,278,410 4,079,765 -31.24 -33.03 Chile 42,675 24,996 34,581 17,494 23.41 42.88 China 15,900 1,739 510,862 85,476 -96.89 -97.97 Colombia 118,468 483,900 125,163 343,690 -5.35 40.80 Costa Rica 18,851 7,923 13,884 3,416 35.77 131.94 Cyprus 7,193 1,188 Czech Republic 23,283 52,774 5,291 3,730 340.05 1314.85 Denmark 3,010 552 Dominican Rep. 56,137 27,752 93,493 17,554 -39.96 58.10 Ecuador 471,171 73,683 5,119 1,968 9104.36 3644.05 El Salvador 4,009 668 France 47,439 9,524 84,836 31,533 -44.08 -69.80 French Polynesia 7,875 7,500 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 361,232 503,478 183,192 85,093 97.19 491.68 Grenada 18,550 2,028 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 10,759 563 59,908 8,629 -82.04 -93.48 Haiti 5,987 158 Honduras 15,689 15,840 23,017 3,718 -31.84 326.04 Hong Kong 210,493 33,925 197,907 22,498 6.36 50.79 Hungary 3,864 2,088 India 14,900 3,735 Ireland 44,269 11,756 Israel 8,190 896 28,248 1,720 -71.01 -47.91 Italy 33,953 3,201 8,615 8,546 294.11 -62.54 Japan 484,540 258,692 339,759 79,680 42.61 224.66 Korea, South 265,493 117,342 85,067 17,551 212.10 568.58 Kuwait 156,073 4,705 30,312 3,070 414.89 53.26 Lebanon 11,471 1,254 Lithuania 12,568 5,472 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 14,974 1,621 13,871 1,920 7.95 -15.57 Mexico 3,635,981 5,256,999 2,959,801 4,648,663 22.85 13.09 Mozambique 2,527 2,808 Netherlands 245,129 132,524 53,472 9,967 358.42 1229.63 New Zealand 3,931 2,016 28,874 12,370 -86.39 -83.70 Nicaragua 6,961 2,916 11,391 5,028 -38.89 -42.00 Nigeria 2,981 3,312 Norway 2,823 1,164 20,897 1,428 -86.49 -18.49 Panama 73,748 22,707 83,753 57,728 -11.95 -60.67 Paraguay 5,150 1,286 Peru 39,012 22,925 23,239 5,237 67.87 337.75 Philippines 29,159 10,083 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 144,692 22,964 108,697 13,755 33.11 66.95 Qatar 2,942 54 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 19,480 20,006 18,405 21,673 5.84 -7.69 Saudi Arabia 16,068 3,368 92,564 41,109 -82.64 -91.81 Serbia 8,099 4,248 2,839 1,584 185.28 168.18 Singapore 49,995 84,954 13,658 3,380 266.05 2413.43 Sint Maarten 3,214 1,968 Slovakia 17,977 1,966 -100.00 -100.00 South Africa 43,647 23,700 128,732 55,745 -66.09 -57.48 Spain 8,227 6,872 15,118 7,920 -45.58 -13.23 Sweden 5,094 1,152 8,579 579 -40.62 98.96 Switzerland 31,567 617 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 213,250 19,733 343,258 33,357 -37.87 -40.84 Thailand 61,473 23,270 44,926 18,974 36.83 22.64 Trinidad/Tobago 77,615 39,305 203,115 135,175 -61.79 -70.92 Tunisia 4,276 12,312 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 9,600 3,500 17,067 5,935 -43.75 -41.03 UAE 321,596 174,623 120,772 22,433 166.28 678.42 United Kingdom 424,981 148,581 520,307 191,981 -18.32 -22.61 Uruguay 14,415 7,152 32,542 12,743 -55.70 -43.88 Venezuela 643,936 93,441 Vietnam 2,730 21 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

13,589,417 11,729,736 14,290,146 11,716,105 -4.90 0.12

47,524,528 58,711,181 55,967,073 77,540,274 -15.08 -24.28

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9603300000 Artists Brushes, & Similar Brushes For Cosemtics (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 7,096 1 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 80,704 37,928 68,533 17,005 17.76 123.04 Australia 1,829,561 284,126 2,115,570 332,700 -13.52 -14.60 Bahamas 3,225 15 Barbados 3,882 2,616 14,036 13,528 -72.34 -80.66 Belgium 930,060 581,615 1,328,003 579,922 -29.97 0.29 Bermuda 9,135 100 -100.00 -100.00 Bolivia 23,192 1,633 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 954,602 369,281 745,763 361,918 28.00 2.03 Canada 9,423,919 3,264,710 10,202,834 4,099,198 -7.63 -20.36 Chile 128,796 19,597 67,659 19,595 90.36 0.01 China 1,165,487 130,703 1,121,928 135,867 3.88 -3.80 Colombia 84,748 42,179 180,528 39,759 -53.06 6.09 Costa Rica 49,191 12,739 33,423 7,754 47.18 64.29 Cote d’Ivoire 16,790 1,182 Czech Republic 171,929 57,906 213,750 60,371 -19.57 -4.08 Denmark 56,456 7,020 11,021 1,524 412.26 360.63 Dominican Rep. 26,100 1,484 Ecuador 25,641 12,680 13,305 3,047 92.72 316.15 El Salvador 45,396 15,012 7,187 2,776 531.64 440.78 Estonia 5,389 1,110 2,951 582 82.62 90.72 Finland 41,645 5,727 19,581 2,294 112.68 149.65 France 1,061,935 130,555 1,070,791 205,170 -0.83 -36.37 Georgia 126,728 15,172 Germany 766,978 232,806 581,281 155,573 31.95 49.64 Guatemala 51,680 16,710 20,093 3,081 157.20 442.36 Haiti 3,529 667 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 56,189 7,527 71,197 9,930 -21.08 -24.20 Hong Kong 85,378 3,930 149,712 35,519 -42.97 -88.94 Hungary 11,258 2,122 India 226,901 36,245 122,707 20,270 84.91 78.81 Indonesia 14,689 6,690 66,881 6,642 -78.04 0.72 Ireland 38,410 3,630 22,093 4,839 73.86 -24.98 Israel 50,399 12,330 68,685 8,150 -26.62 51.29 Italy 39,234 976 45,362 3,861 -13.51 -74.72 Jamaica 35,117 2,106 5,261 240 567.50 777.50 Japan 1,176,404 24,537 150,538 18,168 681.47 35.06 Jordan 31,515 2,219 -100.00 -100.00 Kazakhstan 44,957 22,212 3,546 2,240 1167.82 891.61 Kenya 7,728 5,600 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 198,636 11,203 515,870 42,786 -61.49 -73.82 Kuwait 56,878 15,881 1,164,777 44,396 -95.12 -64.23 Kyrgyzstan 26,902 84 17,474 13 53.95 546.15 Libya 7,497 252 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 2,592 1 3,393 1,300 -23.61 -99.92 Malaysia 395,692 121,711 175,237 23,957 125.80 408.04 Mexico 2,418,923 720,975 3,010,417 640,691 -19.65 12.53 Netherlands 258,236 24,435 366,264 107,039 -29.49 -77.17 New Zealand 38,025 26,868 32,782 12,642 15.99 112.53 Nicaragua 17,604 6,528 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 23,580 1,613 22,402 950 5.26 69.79 Oman 15,309 3,520 Panama 27,651 12,189 68,502 13,149 -59.63 -7.30 Peru 6,581 2,997 2,536 1,512 159.50 98.21 Philippines 20,391 4,136 3,336 159 511.24 2501.26 Poland 153,762 43,976 45,782 20,222 235.86 117.47 Qatar 31,514 7,812 17,352 1,355 81.62 476.53 Romania 7,386 1,092 Russia 161,912 103,049 108,666 70,627 49.00 45.91 Saudi Arabia 126,255 33,594 236,981 28,975 -46.72 15.94 Serbia 8,287 4,176 17,344 9,059 -52.22 -53.90 Singapore 118,121 16,532 291,883 45,984 -59.53 -64.05 Slovakia 7,977 2 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 8,646 1,400 8,239 1,250 4.94 12.00 South Africa 103,465 54,640 194,385 89,462 -46.77 -38.92 Spain 207,917 81,883 146,446 58,579 41.98 39.78 Suriname 2,870 48 3,731 1,908 -23.08 -97.48 Sweden 222,374 38,311 213,160 23,750 4.32 61.31 Switzerland 12,569 260 4,303 303 192.10 -14.19 Taiwan 24,744 2,362 70,136 7,645 -64.72 -69.10 Thailand 517,509 9,176 118,582 7,847 336.41 16.94 Trinidad/Tobago 6,013 663 21,390 9,111 -71.89 -92.72 Tunisia 2,945 207 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 275,381 17,128 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 36,386 22,628 17,348 2,464 109.74 818.34 UAE 523,561 98,431 484,778 87,472 8.00 12.53 United Kingdom 2,887,139 437,424 4,426,554 373,615 -34.78 17.08 Uruguay 32,011 8,006 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

27,479,604 7,268,248 30,759,879 7,922,088 -10.66 -8.25

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Country

9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 9,718 18 -100.00 -100.00 Afghanistan 3,159 180 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 63,549 5,256 Bahamas 9,975 1,775 5,065 2,508 96.94 -29.23 Bahrain 10,255 4,350 Barbados 3,190 242 Belgium 2,725 2,508 2,872 3,120 -5.12 -19.62 Bermuda 4,203 1,572 3,095 1,064 35.80 47.74 Brazil 16,425 7,204 46,880 22,535 -64.96 -68.03 British Virgin Isl. 5,491 3,580 Canada 1,239,213 513,162 1,163,810 373,221 6.48 37.50 Cayman Islands 13,287 2,539 Chile 2,551 490 China 3,360 100 10,800 120 -68.89 -16.67 Costa Rica 49,497 874 Denmark 42,369 10,722 40,300 14,001 5.13 -23.42 Dominica 7,607 1,836 Dominican Rep. 474,555 36,297 53,500 5,471 787.02 563.44 Ecuador 3,668 278 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 62,054 15,234 Equatorial Guinea 6,588 600 Fiji 16,157 5,700 15,436 7,986 4.67 -28.63 Finland 2,935 500 France 7,224 300 19,422 2,325 -62.81 -87.10 Germany 55,857 13,831 28,861 7,384 93.54 87.31 Grenada 4,099 2,393 Guatemala 16,924 2,080 Guyana 7,490 3,082 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 28,500 14,937 11,143 7,286 155.77 105.01 Hong Kong 3,015 228 -100.00 -100.00 India 167,043 24,415 493,440 233,640 -66.15 -89.55 Ireland 55,749 16,096 148,495 13,996 -62.46 15.00 Israel 8,937 433 7,252 2,542 23.23 -82.97 Jamaica 15,965 7,018 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 16,196 2,782 13,616 4,470 18.95 -37.76 Korea, South 49,316 13,211 35,022 331 40.81 3891.24 Lithuania 11,753 2,538 4,807 364 144.50 597.25 Malaysia 27,692 5,660 32,752 6,429 -15.45 -11.96 Mexico 684,813 430,589 310,901 165,968 120.27 159.44 Netherlands 3,195 120 4,691 539 -31.89 -77.74 New Zealand 100,550 36,790 40,560 10,377 147.90 254.53 Norway 2,804 218 Panama 39,423 16,594 12,801 4,072 207.97 307.51 Romania 4,451 1,608 Russia 23,775 12,168 Samoa 2,754 624 Saudi Arabia 12,300 12,928 7,362 558 67.07 2216.85 Singapore 3,311 251 -100.00 -100.00 Sint Maarten 3,485 10 South Africa 89,396 118,346 85,845 117,596 4.14 0.64 Spain 10,483 576 St Lucia 2,869 1,771 Sweden 3,228 245 3,256 2,200 -0.86 -88.86 Thailand 28,990 228 8,316 66 248.61 245.45 Trinidad/Tobago 8,640 1,000 12,268 6,745 -29.57 -85.17 Turkey 8,926 720 United Kingdom 208,739 65,622 143,376 39,439 45.59 66.39 Venezuela 2,915 334 -100.00 -100.00 World Total Country

3,724,097 1,413,374 2,815,185 1,067,742 32.29 32.37 9603404020 Paint Pads (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Argentina 5,461 1,308 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 32,857 14,399 Belize 2,757 40 Cayman Islands 2,718 732 3,232 134 -15.90 446.27 Chile 8,360 1,157 -100.00 -100.00 China 4,029 1,141 9,800 100 -58.89 1041.00 Colombia 3,037 2,700 6,238 1,768 -51.31 52.71 Finland 2,683 1,680 France 4,924 14 Germany 5,135 280 -100.00 -100.00 Israel 27,389 7,098 2,650 751 933.55 845.14 Japan 5,702 3,312 Mexico 23,701 3,877 9,809 2,040 141.63 90.05 Netherlands 5,625 924 New Zealand 2,775 4 Norway 2,875 814 Qatar 5,100 1,445 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 15,731 5,160 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 10,200 2,890 United Kingdom 23,524 3,569 96,567 18,996 -75.64 -81.21 World Total

154,796 43,194 168,083 33,139 -7.91 30.34


9603404050 Paint,distempr,varnish Or Similr Brushes,ex 960330 (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Angola 12,712 1,926 -100.00 -100.00 Antigua/Barbuda 6,738 3,228 -100.00 -100.00 Aruba 3,610 156 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 25,468 3,329 61,686 10,168 -58.71 -67.26 Bahamas 18,906 2,719 31,800 2,593 -40.55 4.86 Bahrain 3,658 158 Barbados 8,851 2,272 25,926 1,129 -65.86 101.24 Bermuda 9,502 3,600 7,421 2,550 28.04 41.18 Bolivia 10,013 343 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 4,752 206 British Virgin Isl. 9,973 3,420 2,502 108 298.60 3066.67 Canada 4,312,234 865,408 3,493,622 488,161 23.43 77.28 Cayman Islands 21,411 790 14,004 3,645 52.89 -78.33 Chile 3,960 171 China 534,957 17,610 337,148 14,199 58.67 24.02 Colombia 7,354 318 7,289 1,040 0.89 -69.42 Costa Rica 10,146 685 7,037 233 44.18 193.99 Czech Republic 22,971 1,716 35,177 5,738 -34.70 -70.09 Dominica 83,279 3,057 Dominican Rep. 41,369 1,509 Ecuador 3,600 156 5,803 251 -37.96 -37.85 El Salvador 30,755 1,774 Equatorial Guinea 4,392 400 -100.00 -100.00 Estonia 45,503 6,530 Fiji 10,957 474 10,539 456 3.97 3.95 Finland 20,320 297 2,935 5 592.33 5840.00 France 65,175 8,956 16,400 1,532 297.41 484.60 Germany 57,469 5,240 49,415 1,711 16.30 206.25 Ghana 4,000 68 3,000 130 33.33 -47.69 Greece 14,791 2,486 Grenada 4,224 1,900 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 11,632 504 51,916 2,647 -77.59 -80.96 Guyana 3,928 1,856 -100.00 -100.00 Haiti 5,926 257 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 14,014 8,495 -100.00 -100.00 Hong Kong 252,875 958 2,610 113 9588.70 747.79 Hungary 6,404 1,080 Iceland 32,209 1,634

India 661,155 29,110 Ireland 194,602 21,016 64,920 15,676 199.76 34.06 Israel 14,436 2,364 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 8,401 1,060 15,667 5,928 -46.38 -82.12 Jamaica 13,781 6,041 16,880 1,559 -18.36 287.49 Japan 19,237 1,302 57,735 12,795 -66.68 -89.82 Korea, South 516,189 28,375 682,362 31,248 -24.35 -9.19 Liberia 4,471 800 Lithuania 8,500 12 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 5,973 2,096 10,819 1,213 -44.79 72.79 Mexico 817,023 91,175 209,703 26,009 289.61 250.55 Netherlands 87,222 15,744 111,126 20,651 -21.51 -23.76 New Zealand 52,757 17,711 138,334 45,208 -61.86 -60.82 Nigeria 4,509 540 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 124,730 18,429 151,906 18,334 -17.89 0.52 Peru 7,591 1,660 5,117 1,656 48.35 0.24 Poland 19,964 2,295 63,000 12,000 -68.31 -80.88 Russia 45,866 830 -100.00 -100.00 Samoa 3,103 1,947 Saudi Arabia 19,020 3,025 11,573 4,557 64.35 -33.62 Singapore 21,622 1,239 22,357 1,562 -3.29 -20.68 Slovakia 7,937 1,500 3,077 500 157.95 200.00 Slovenia 17,130 3,000 8,565 8 100.00 37400.00 South Africa 5,270 1,000 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 6,244 1,180 10,227 1,095 -38.95 7.76 St Kitts and Nevis 3,638 157 St Vin./Grenadines 3,384 146 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 24,014 1,040 Switzerland 4,000 400 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 4,260 2,100 Thailand 25,571 1,776 Trinidad/Tobago 137,219 22,142 247,167 50,010 -44.48 -55.72 Turks & Caicos 2,548 1,069 4,088 70 -37.67 1427.14 UAE 7,932 343 11,881 338 -33.24 1.48 United Kingdom 1,348,114 281,624 704,737 151,891 91.29 85.41 Vietnam 136,078 5,891 World Total

9,972,007 1,501,972 6,868,993 962,570 45.17 56.04

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9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Angola 17,545 248 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 65,501 3,740 57,141 697 14.63 436.59 Aruba 5,620 1,556 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 613,989 32,608 511,656 21,294 20.00 53.13 Austria 66,339 2,433 128,371 4,950 -48.32 -50.85 Azerbaijan 7,845 200 Bahamas 2,999 1 7,600 1 -60.54 0.00 Bahrain 3,331 19 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 4,776 63 3,378 2 41.39 3050.00 Belgium 841,446 21,253 294,683 5,640 185.54 276.83 Bolivia 3,518 400 4,897 6 -28.16 6566.67 Brazil 307,371 33,057 134,109 23,701 129.19 39.48 Canada 18,028,397 930,741 16,928,141 876,646 6.50 6.17 Cayman Islands 15,632 33 -100.00 -100.00 Chile 94,482 22,748 82,080 31,954 15.11 -28.81 China 2,475,463 327,581 1,423,888 134,676 73.85 143.24 Colombia 252,619 30,985 445,904 47,106 -43.35 -34.22 Costa Rica 27,721 2,735 45,628 5,729 -39.25 -52.26 Czech Republic 47,660 2,542 52,211 3,452 -8.72 -26.36 Denmark 18,817 6,115 219,227 3,804 -91.42 60.75 Dominican Rep. 29,746 20,059 83,969 40,559 -64.58 -50.54 Ecuador 26,469 997 50,637 2,658 -47.73 -62.49 Egypt 13,912 160 23,410 75 -40.57 113.33 El Salvador 32,437 809 32,678 1,251 -0.74 -35.33 Estonia 4,876 1 Finland 31,966 1,381 213,205 20,405 -85.01 -93.23 France 503,741 321,615 326,593 171,615 54.24 87.40 French Polynesia 2,850 150 Germany 5,333,720 2,245,400 4,349,546 1,262,220 22.63 77.89 Ghana 27,947 300 Greece 2,632 320 14,920 3 -82.36 10566.67 Guatemala 17,385 40 44,102 88 -60.58 -54.55 Guyana 13,730 14 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 26,381 667 Hong Kong 237,415 580,010 144,232 178,753 64.61 224.48 Hungary 2,739 1 9,831 3 -72.14 -66.67 India 97,933 45,135 136,595 11,776 -28.30 283.28 Indonesia 58,530 2,538 137,554 9,879 -57.45 -74.31 Ireland 161,870 9,332 77,179 2,868 109.73 225.38 Israel 487,184 4,224 599,940 16,836 -18.79 -74.91 Italy 263,987 31,468 121,594 11,067 117.11 184.34 Japan 1,477,370 438,115 1,373,255 287,601 7.58 52.33 Jordan 26,189 1,356 Kazakhstan 63,286 2,995 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 3,922,102 317,895 2,886,761 211,611 35.87 50.23 Kuwait 116,156 3,283 42,465 1,089 173.53 201.47 Latvia 7,141 11 Liberia 3,800 1 Libya 2,740 400 Lithuania 12,492 18 3,610 7 246.04 157.14 Luxembourg 2,570 1 2,570 1 0.00 0.00 Macau 5,120 1,600 3,880 24 31.96 6566.67 Macedonia 3,313 50 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 471,333 71,287 534,457 38,621 -11.81 84.58 Malta 21,224 2,800 34,362 4,047 -38.23 -30.81 Mexico 8,932,960 6,054,828 7,727,481 2,638,865 15.60 129.45 Morocco 3,818 20 Netherlands 564,274 71,229 228,700 10,318 146.73 590.34 New Zealand 35,901 179 73,867 249 -51.40 -28.11 Nicaragua 9,167 137 18,005 540 -49.09 -74.63 Nigeria 30,000 1,554 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 92,069 2,610 33,512 5,106 174.73 -48.88 Oman 7,273 18 17,179 1,562 -57.66 -98.85 Pakistan 12,883 12 Panama 397,185 34,282 53,487 12,425 642.58 175.91

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Paraguay 13,977 106 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 53,151 302 37,196 1,730 42.89 -82.54 Philippines 25,848 93 5,901 53 338.03 75.47 Poland 171,185 84,114 181,670 21,707 -5.77 287.50 Portugal 13,191 675 12,257 1,701 7.62 -60.32 Qatar 88,233 7,324 63,117 743 39.79 885.73 Romania 29,502 3,259 3,729 1,440 691.15 126.32 Russia 40,110 322 2,602 40 1441.51 705.00 Saudi Arabia 139,274 42,232 85,258 3,676 63.36 1048.86 Singapore 2,107,765 153,502 1,803,920 62,548 16.84 145.41 Slovenia 169,470 497,925 210,093 519,953 -19.34 -4.24 South Africa 94,645 6,154 103,972 7,756 -8.97 -20.65 Spain 177,709 5,955 90,479 7,858 96.41 -24.22 Suriname 24,373 1,262 15,032 3 62.14 41966.67 Sweden 80,408 5,064 103,099 7,217 -22.01 -29.83 Switzerland 15,882 1,020 41,932 107 -62.12 853.27 Taiwan 2,561,174 25,376 2,580,434 37,375 -0.75 -32.10 Thailand 159,691 112,234 105,412 156,376 51.49 -28.23 Trinidad/Tobago 40,917 2,046 5,955 1,106 587.10 84.99 Turkey 105,098 6,095 31,495 1,191 233.70 411.75 Ukraine 5,200 2 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 360,602 24,031 451,189 23,347 -20.08 2.93 United Kingdom 738,369 107,745 3,476,427 191,753 -78.76 -43.81 Uruguay 19,144 342 -100.00 -100.00 Venezuela 5,610 12 6,384 6 -12.12 100.00 Vietnam 40,864 755 20,468 403 99.65 87.34 Zambia 11,295 585 World Total

53,600,796 12,769,973 49,367,289 7,156,788 8.58 78.43

9603900000 Hand-operated Mechanical Floor Sweeper Etc, Nesoi (no) June 2021 YTD June 2020 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Afghanistan 8,203 200 24,133 3,694 -66.01 -94.59 Antigua/Barbuda 7,711 145 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 139,032 3,742 126,200 28,982 10.17 -87.09 Aruba 34,122 2,475 2,922 100 1067.76 2375.00 Australia 1,287,044 125,770 1,031,475 331,067 24.78 -62.01 Austria 26,871 3,996 7,997 768 236.01 420.31 Azerbaijan 11,385 345 Bahamas 104,643 17,828 72,733 4,402 43.87 305.00 Bahrain 13,052 3,700 3,594 400 263.16 825.00 Barbados 45,631 4,670 15,147 1,871 201.25 149.60 Belarus 4,293 1,080 Belgium 1,577,776 629,102 1,168,027 85,010 35.08 640.03 Belize 15,515 15,444 Bermuda 9,843 986 10,311 76 -4.54 1197.37 Bolivia 2,746 228 6,022 375 -54.40 -39.20 Brazil 327,963 66,095 816,926 46,906 -59.85 40.91 British Virgin Isl. 15,909 3,848 7,679 4 107.18 96100.00 Bulgaria 11,618 220 31,673 136 -63.32 61.76 Burkina Faso 8,000 7 Canada 32,376,512 8,546,058 31,302,729 7,245,356 3.43 17.95 Cayman Islands 35,814 1,628 33,596 519 6.60 213.68 Chile 272,098 61,602 219,961 207,937 23.70 -70.37 China 1,435,475 123,904 830,649 222,980 72.81 -44.43 Colombia 104,817 4,885 93,361 18,292 12.27 -73.29 Costa Rica 257,977 49,049 329,033 97,576 -21.60 -49.73 Curacao 2,605 600 Cyprus 31,938 590 7,453 506 328.53 16.60 Czech Republic 59,210 19,695 53,203 2,573 11.29 665.45 Denmark 268,983 61,942 121,548 24,998 121.30 147.79 Djibouti 8,985 1 -100.00 -100.00 Dominican Rep. 135,803 31,386 89,372 7,917 51.95 296.44 Ecuador 53,675 20,988 36,568 7,631 46.78 175.04 Egypt 11,801 74 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 78,492 20,782 22,114 15,696 254.94 32.40 Estonia 15,852 1,677 9,483 736 67.16 127.85 Fiji 4,297 1,200 Finland 52,403 7,028 44,595 8,362 17.51 -15.95 France 510,318 40,563 260,205 21,877 96.12 85.41 Georgia 9,732 600 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 1,574,618 202,262 1,096,860 271,682 43.56 -25.55 Ghana 3,000 104 -100.00 -100.00 Greece 52,346 8,177 11,757 3,930 345.23 108.07 Greenland 7,410 690 Grenada 4,983 255 5,860 1 -14.97 25400.00 Guatemala 68,627 6,154 49,476 665 38.71 825.41 Guyana 2,986 2 33,762 117 -91.16 -98.29 Haiti 28,969 2,002 6,475 911 347.40 119.76 Honduras 27,397 5,377 82,177 42,898 -66.66 -87.47 Hong Kong 225,440 20,305 210,112 21,102 7.30 -3.78 Hungary 17,207 2 3,007 427 472.23 -99.53 Iceland 22,170 383 -100.00 -100.00 India 135,111 16,407 101,054 9,386 33.70 74.80 Indonesia 70,855 11,169 49,576 7,299 42.92 53.02


Iraq 18,719 2 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 1,177,666 56,155 292,205 23,980 303.03 134.17 Israel 51,295 4,275 263,349 15,731 -80.52 -72.82 Italy 177,905 48,780 177,793 10,033 0.06 386.20 Jamaica 6,939 239 58,276 1,705 -88.09 -85.98 Japan 1,395,460 138,207 1,539,388 106,321 -9.35 29.99 Jordan 40,223 6,319 19,906 2,923 102.06 116.18 Kazakhstan 3,429 450 3,192 83 7.42 442.17 Kenya 4,024 2 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 1,092,096 1,621,205 1,026,241 493,530 6.42 228.49 Kuwait 47,232 7,144 21,069 2 124.18 357100.0 Latvia 2,565 21 2,993 37 -14.30 -43.24 Lithuania 15,193 202 -100.00 -100.00 Luxembourg 8,064 960 -100.00 -100.00 Madagascar 2,645 198 Malaysia 105,899 33,475 84,317 25,089 25.60 33.43 Maldives 6,046 522 Mexico 6,132,062 2,881,261 4,424,347 1,194,346 38.60 141.24 Moldova 7,995 1 -100.00 -100.00 Monaco 11,583 456 Mongolia 58,396 7,158 -100.00 -100.00 Morocco 16,298 1,000 Netherlands 467,992 114,899 418,915 162,653 11.72 -29.36 New Zealand 144,466 14,760 66,036 8,494 118.77 73.77 Nicaragua 18,824 1,668 28,266 3,094 -33.40 -46.09 Nigeria 3,105 100 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 124,910 12,029 68,749 7,093 81.69 69.59 Oman 76,726 10,016 -100.00 -100.00 Pakistan 15,132 824 6,840 1 121.23 82300.00 Panama 244,492 55,285 129,760 10,513 88.42 425.87 Paraguay 18,979 7,120 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 86,907 14,795 112,265 7,111 -22.59 108.06 Philippines 183,721 53,069 419,847 74,424 -56.24 -28.69 Poland 63,803 4,536 57,888 6,257 10.22 -27.51 Portugal 33,596 21,205 Qatar 26,803 1,170 49,709 1,900 -46.08 -38.42 Romania 9,534 551 28,563 8,945 -66.62 -93.84 Russia 103,330 26,615 97,701 34,758 5.76 -23.43 Saudi Arabia 1,174,081 82,251 668,098 65,546 75.73 25.49 Serbia 6,640 175 Singapore 474,856 767,143 571,737 773,942 -16.95 -0.88 Sint Maarten 90,000 12 -100.00 -100.00 Slovakia 8,500 472 -100.00 -100.00

Slovenia 8,220 108 8,596 2,217 -4.37 -95.13 Somalia 11,580 772 South Africa 208,881 14,432 55,497 8,989 276.38 60.55 Spain 125,373 26,422 74,661 5,716 67.92 362.25 St Kitts and Nevis 16,695 407 -100.00 -100.00 St Lucia 3,925 1,920 7,675 1,397 -48.86 37.44 Sweden 77,781 14,220 87,600 9,660 -11.21 47.20 Switzerland 29,737 4,002 58,866 5,330 -49.48 -24.92 Taiwan 156,612 8,426 82,060 2,881 90.85 192.47 Thailand 109,352 14,465 78,937 21,842 38.53 -33.77 Trinidad/Tobago 89,730 7,197 59,624 9,382 50.49 -23.29 Tunisia 5,070 600 Turkey 8,757 236 -100.00 -100.00 Turks & Caicos 7,477 842 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 57,420 13,551 40,998 3,585 40.06 277.99 UAE 229,175 43,018 280,658 51,504 -18.34 -16.48 United Kingdom 817,770 136,696 1,069,665 187,331 -23.55 -27.03 Uruguay 2,898 11 2,583 53 12.20 -79.25 Venezuela 212,609 46,935 49,257 785 331.63 5878.98 Vietnam 40,446 8,488 37,708 6,209 7.26 36.70 World Total

57,190,873 16,458,060 51,466,689 12,129,394 11.12 35.69

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economic DASHBOARD

German Manufacturing Stays Near Record Levels US PMI Declines for Second Straight Month But Still Remains Strong

Global manufacturers saw varying results in the month of July as many countries face new headwinds with COVID-19 outbreaks hitting specific regions. Additionally, lead times are still extended with supply chain issues continuing. Firms are also facing labor challenges that pre-date the pandemic but have escalated during the past 18 months. Both issues lead to inflationary pressure with most regions reporting input and output price increases. Still, all countries in our report remain above the crucial 50 percent PMI line, but business confidence overall for manufacturers is slipping as companies weigh the impact of prolonged issues from the COVID-19 Delta variant. GERMANY: IHS Markit/BME reported a PMI of 65.9 percent for German manufacturers in July, which represented a second straight month of growth and the third-highest figure on record. New orders were strong and led to a sharp increase in backlogs. Employment also saw a big increase. EUROZONE: IHS Markit reported a dip to 62.8 percent for the July PMI reading for Eurozone manufacturers. That was down from 63.4 percent in June, but the region continues an expansion streak that dates back to July of 2020. Output increased slightly but new export orders continued to show a strong increase. With backlogs increasing, the Eurozone followed the German trend with employment increasing.

UNITED KINGDOM: The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI saw a 3.5 percent drop from the previous month to 60.4 percent for July. Growth in output and new orders slowed, but both are still near record levels based on domestic and overseas demand. Lead times continued to expand due to global supply chain issues resulting from raw material shortages, COVID-19 issues and Brexit. Input and output costs both increased. ITALY: IHS Markit reported a PMI of 60.3 percent for Italian manufacturers in July after registering 62.2 percent in June. Capacity issues and supply chain logistics led to the decrease, but factory production and order book volumes increased along with employment. Input costs rose leading to higher output prices and business optimism dropped to a 15-month low due to COVID-19 concerns. UNITED STATES: US manufacturers registered a 59.5 percent PMI® according to the July Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. That was down 1.1 percentage points from the June reading of 60.6 percent and the lowest reading since January. Entering the third quarter, all segments of the US manufacturing economy were impacted by near record-long raw-material lead times, continued shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties in transporting products. Worker absenteeism, short-term shutdowns due to parts

ISM® MANUFACTURING AT A GLANCE (US) JULY 2021 Index Manufacturing PMI® New Orders Production Employment Supplier Deliveries Inventories Customers’ Inventories Prices Backlog of Orders New Export Orders Imports

Series Index JULY

Series Index JUNE

PCT PT Change Direction

Rate of Change

Trend* (Months)

59.5 60.6 -1.1 Growing Slower 64.9 66.0 -1.1 Growing Slower 58.4 60.8 -2.4 Growing Slower 52.9 49.9 +3.0 Growing From Contracting 72.5 75.1 -2.6 Slowing Slower 48.9 51.1 -2.2 Contracting From Growing 25.0 30.8 -5.8 Too Low Faster 85.7 92.1 -6.4 Increasing Slower 65.0 64.5 +0.5 Growing Faster 55.7 56.2 -0.5 Growing Slower 53.7 61.0 -7.3 Growing Slower OVERALL ECONOMY Manufacturing Sector

Growing Growing

Slower Slower

14 14 14 1 65 1 58 14 13 13 13 14 14

*Number of months moving in current direction. Source: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®.

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economic DASHBOARD shortages and difficulties in filling open positions continue to be issues limiting manufacturing growth potential. “Manufacturing performed well for the 14th straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering growth compared to June,” says Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “Panelists’ companies and their supply chains continue to struggle to respond to strong demand due to difficulties in hiring and retaining direct labor. Comments indicate slight improvements in labor and supplier deliveries offset by continued problems in the transportation sector. High backlog levels, too low customers’ inventories and near-record raw-materials lead times continue to be reported. Labor challenges across the entire value chain and transportation inefficiencies are the major obstacles to increasing growth.” INDIA: After falling to 48.1 percent in June, Indian

Manufacturers bounced back with a July PMI reading of 55.3 percent according to IHS Markit. Output, new orders, exports and inputs returned to expansion territory and employment rose to end a streak of 15 months with decreases. Business confidence improved in July, but concerns related to COVID-19 are still noted.

CHINA: The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI registered 50.3 percent for July 2021, down a full percentage point from June. It was the lowest figure for China in 15 months. Higher materials costs, weather and a COVID-19/ Delta variant surge of cases in Nanjing were cited as causes. New orders fell but export sales were steady. Employment was relatively unchanged while backlogs increased slightly. Average delivery times increased due to supply chain issues, but inflationary pressures eased as input costs saw only a small increase and output charges rose minimally.

ISM® Report Comments (U.S.) “Supply chain continues to be extremely challenging in a variety of categories. Having to place orders months ahead of time just to get a place in line.” Machinery “Very busy with new orders. Material costs continue to rise, and supplies are sometimes delayed. Labor issues are still affecting us the most with finding proper labor. Labor— costs are increasing as we are competing locally for top talent.” Miscellaneous Manufacturing “Business levels continue to be very strong, but we also continue to struggle finding employees. We can only fill 75 percent of our order requirements due to the labor shortage.” Primary Metals “Business levels continue to exhibit strong demand, with no signs of backing down. Purchases continue to have long lead times due to shortages of raw materials and labor force, as well as logistics challenges. Increased costs are being passed to customers.” Computer and Electronic Products

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“Supply chains are slowly, very slowly filling up. Like a water hose, starting upstream and slowly flowing downstream. Rumor is a full return to ‘normal’ may be nearer to year’s end, but the situation is progressing. Transportation (equipment and drivers) is the current pinch point, more so than material shortages.” Chemical Products “Strong sales continue, and inventories are low as the chip shortage is keeping production numbers down — we have idled several of our assembly plants to reduce the strain on the chip supply base.” Transportation Equipment “Still dealing with price increases from force majeure issues as well as overseas shipping premiums and higher costs of items like fuel. Customer demand still high; pushing plant to max production rates.” Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products “Strong operations, (with) new programs, orders and launches. Continue to have hiring difficulties and are unable to fill production and salaried jobs (due to) a lack of candidates. Raw materials are still in short supply, with longer lead times.” Fabricated Metal Products “Incoming bookings continue to be strong, and economy continues to return. Still struggling with inflation and availability (of materials, labor and freight).” Furniture and Related Products “Sales are above last year by a good percentage, but meeting demand is just not possible due to force majeure situations, logistics and labor shortages. We don’t anticipate this ending until well into 2022.” Nonmetallic Mineral Products Credit: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®. For more information, visit the ISM® website at www.ismworld.org.

US SECTOR REPORT ISM® GROWTH SECTORS (17): Furniture and Related Products; Printing and Related Support Activities; Apparel, Leather and Allied Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Computer and Electronic Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Machinery; Fabricated Metal Products; Paper Products; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products; Primary Metals; Plastics and Rubber Products; Transportation Equipment; Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components; Wood Products; and Petroleum and Coal Products. ISM® CONTRACTION SECTORS (1): Textile Mills.


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Source data: Markit Economics.

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economic DASHBOARD

UK MANUFACTURING PMI® 70

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 65

ITALY PMI® (MANUFACTURING)

36 MONTHS | MOVING AVERAGE: SIX MONTHS 65

Source data: Markit Economics.

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industry EVENTS

2021 October 14, 2021

March 2-5, 2022

ABMA Annual Convention | Bonita Springs, Florida The American Brush Manufacturer Association’s 2022 Annual Convention.

www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention

FEIBP Virtual General Assembly 2021

April 10-12, 2022

www.eurobrush.com

Namta® is The International Art Materials Association. Namta members are retail sellers, supplier manufacturers, distributors and importers, and independent representatives of art materials products.

Prior to the General Assembly all FEIBP Working Groups will have meetings and special items/speakers will be included in the virtual program.

Art Materials World & Creativation+ | Orlando, Florida

October 21-23, 2021

www.namta.org/orlando-2022

The National Hardware Show will return for its 75th edition to the Las Vegas Convention Center. We look forward to connecting with the industry face-to-face again, highlighting new products, leading industry connections, new safety protocols, and so much more.

May 25-27, 2022 (NEW DATES)

National Hardware Show | Las Vegas, Nevada www.nationalhardwareshow.com October 26-27, 2021

Interwire | Atlanta, Georgia

INTERWIRE will bring you back to the future of wire making with an Industry 4.0 theme. Automation, AI, robotics, data analytics, and machine learning affect the way wire is made and how well companies compete on the world stage. Ready or not, change has arrived.

www.interwire21.com

November 15-18, 2021

ISSA Show North America | Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in 2021 as we continue to change the way the world views cleaning in the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall.

www.issashow.com

India Brush Expo | Mumbai, India

India’s first B2B exhibition for brush making machinery and finished brushes. The first edition of this show will held at the CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai.

www.indiabrushexpo.com

September 12-17, 2022

International Manufacturing Technology Show Chicago, Illinois

The premier manufacturing technology show in North America, IMTS 2022 will raise expectations of what challenges manufacturing can address. Experience the power of new equipment, software, and products to move your business forward. Discover the effectiveness of transformative technologies. Connect with industry experts and peers to partner on new initiatives.

www.imts.com

September 21-24, 2022

November 23-24, 2021

62nd FEIBP Annual Congress | Prague, Czech Republic

The National Painting and Decorating Show is the industry’s biggest annual UK event held at Ricoh Arena. If you use, sell, stock or specify P&D products, the exhibition is one you can’t afford to miss.

www.eurobrush.com

National Painting/Decorating Show | Coventry, UK www.paintshow.co.uk

December 5-7, 2021

CIBRUSH 2021 | Shanghai, China

The Annual Congress of the European Brushware Federation is a great opportunity to meet fellow manufacturers, contact suppliers and receive up-to-date information on the brush industry in Europe.

2023

2021 China (Shanghai) International Brush Industry Exhibition (CIBRUSH) is a professional brush industry exhibition platform covering both brush making and finished brushes. CIBRUSH keeps up with the times, focuses on specialization, market orientation, global perspective, providing the global brush industry with the opportunities to meet, network, do business, share ideas and shape the future of the Chinese brush market.

March 22-25, 2023

2022

2024

www.cibrush.com

March 5-8, 2022

The Inspired Home Show | Chicago, Illinois

The world’s leading home + housewares show formerly known as the international home + housewares show.

www.theinspiredhomeshow.com

ABMA Annual Convention |San Diego, California

The American Brush Manufacturer Association’s 2023 Annual Convention is planned for San Diego, California.

www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention

April 24-26, 2024

Interbrush 2024 | Freiburg, Germany

The world’s leading trade fair for machines, materials and accessories for the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industry. The 2016 trade fair drew in 7,500 visitors from 90 countries with more than 200 exhibitors.

www.interbrush.de/en/home

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