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Mapping Out A New Image In this issue, we’ve launched a new Global Brush Locator Directory. The concept came after I attended the 2020 Mill-Rose Luncheon last January where I quickly learned that Cleveland serves as a center of brush activity in the Ohio area. That set me on a path to map out the brush making companies in the U.S. and beyond. After a massive research and verification process, our results certainly validated Ohio’s brush scene as the state ranks #1 in the U.S. with 17 brush companies. It was just as rewarding to find other pockets of manufacturers across the world and, not surprisingly, Germany tops the list as the #1 country outside of the U.S. with 40 brush manufacturers. The research and work around the project was both rewarding and enlightening, and we are pleased to present this concise list of more than 300 companies on page 28. Of note, one key criterion we utilized was that a company had to have an active and valid website. So, this is by no means a definitive list, and it’s clear there are many companies outside of this list. With that in mind, I offer Brushware as a resource for brush companies that want to establish a presence and increase business. Brushware is here to serve and promote the industry, and we can help validate your company and provide a web presence. If your company needs help in that regard, please contact our office at info.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com. Along those lines, I was struck by news items from Europe and the U.S. that speak to the same issue — the future of the brushware industry. From the FEIBP, the Paintbrush Working Group Report (page 14) notes urgent concern around attracting new and young talent to the industry. In fact, the group expressed a need to present the industry as it is — a modern, technology-driven sector with opportunities for workers with skills in the areas of engineering, marketing, design, finance, production, software and more. From the ABMA, they’ve launched the Emerging Leaders group targeted at people in the industry under the age of 45. The goals are discussed in Bob Lawrence’s ABMA Convention preview on page 22, but certainly, the idea is to ensure a transition to a solid future for the industry and in that way it matches up with the comments from the FEIBP group. At Brushware, we agree this is a critical period for brush manufacturing, and I want to extend our resources to project the brushware industry as a vibrant, modern and attractive segment for young workers. We believe in digital media and we push Brushware to achieve a full 360-degree presence with our digital edition, website, Brushware Digest enewsletter, online Brushware directory and a few more digital initiatives yet to be launched. But to be clear, a strong, modern print magazine is a key marker for any established or aspiring vertical, whether it be a hobby, sport, market or industry. We vow to continue to incrementally improve Brushware to stand above as an industry magazine that you can drop on anyone’s desk and say, “This is a strong, cutting-edge industry with a great future.” In that regard, I thank our advertisers and readers for their help in supporting that mission.

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brushware Issue #21-02 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 MANAGING EDITOR Kristin Summers news.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com ART DIRECTOR Brandy Ferguson CORRESPONDENTS Bob Lawrence Meg Cooper Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz Mark E. Battersby Phil Perry Lisa Anderson 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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industry NEWS

Deco Products Invests in Collaborative Robots Deco Products recently invested further in robots used in their zinc die cast manufacturing process with the addition of their first collaborative robot. Collaborative robots or cobots are used in the industry specifically in areas where people work. Collaborative robots are safe to work around humans because of their special sensors that recognize when it has made contact with a human or an object foreign to itself. Another safety adaptation of collaborative robots is the speed. Cobots, unlike industrial robots, are run at a speed that is slow and controlled.

Cages are not required for cobots.

An alternative to collaborative robots, Deco Products has industrial robots that are used in a large role as part of their zinc die cast manufacturing process. Industrial robots are secured in a cage, keeping them out of human way to prevent injuries. Industrial robots work by recognizing a part, grasping the part, trimming the part, properly discarding the scrap, and placing the manufactured part in the appropriate location. This allows production associates and machine operators to focus on the production of other parts, thus speeding up production.

At Deco Products, the collaborative robot will be used for buffing zinc die-cast parts, which hold sharp edges after being trimmed. This will be our first robot used outside of a cage and right alongside our production associates. Deco Product’s collaborative robot will be used exactly as the name implies; a collaboration with our production associates for producing consistent, high-quality parts. Learn more about Deco Products at www.decoprod.com.

Nate Zappola: 1946-2020 Brush industry manufacturers, suppliers, friends and family are mourning the loss of Nathan Thomas Zappola, Director of New Product Development for The Mill-Rose Company, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2020. He was 74 years old. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Nate was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and attended Kent State University as a pre-med student. He served in the U.S. National Guard, and enjoyed a lifetime romance with his wife, Cheryl, who he married in 1969. Zappola began working for The Mill-Rose Company over 20 years ago serving in sales and customer support, a role for which he was perfectly suited. “Nate was a master of cultivating relationships and a friend to everyone,” said Greg Miller, president of Mill-Rose. “He was a great friend of the Miller

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family for more than 50 years and a lifelong friend to my father, who was born the same day, and in the same hospital as Nate,” he added. Zappola served as an ambassador for the brush industry and enjoyed coordinating industry events, including the Mill-Rose Brush Manufacturers annual luncheon and golf outings where industry representatives gather to network and mix business with pleasure. For a guy that was tough as nails, Nate took great pride in being a family man. Nate’s office at Mill-Rose served as a monument to his family with memorabilia and dozens of photos of his wife, children and grandchildren on every wall and desktop. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Cari (Matthew) Pal of Akron; son Nathan (Cynthia) Zappola of Tallmadge; grandchildren, Nate, Mia, Avery; and brother, John (Phyllis) Zappola of Aurora.


Tanis Incorporated Acquired By Private Investor On Dec. 23, 2020, Scott Tanis sold Tanis Incorporated to private investor Nick Mallinger. Tanin Incorporate was started by Scott and his late father, Chuck Tanis, 33 years ago and has grown during that time to include three manufacturing facilities and 121 employees. Tanis provides industrial and medical customers a complete line of brush configurations for surface conditioning, sealing, materials movement, cleaning and many other applications. Scott Tanis says, “Retiring and selling the company is bitter-sweet, but I know I am leaving the company in great hands. I am confident the Tanis name will continue to grow stronger under its new leadership and I’m excited to see what’s in store.” Nick Mallinger, a private investor, acquired Tanis Incorporated on Dec. 23, 2020, and is now the company’s president and CEO. Mallinger previously ran Metal-Era, a family business based in Waukesha, Wis., owned by the Mallinger family prior to its sale earlier in 2020. Mallinger stated, “I know I have huge shoes to fill with Scott no longer with the company, but I know over time I will do my best to keep the same family culture that has been in place since 1987. I am excited to continue the Tanis legacy by providing the industry with leading customer-centric service and quality products.”

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THE PULSE IBC ANNOUNCES CO-PRESIDENTS: The Industrial Brush Corporation (IBC) has created the new position of co-president which will be jointly held by John C. Cottam and James Cottam. Both John and James have recently been serving as vice presidents. John L. Cottam who has served as company president for 38 years will assume the newly created position of chairman. IBC specializes in the design and manufacture of brushes for industry. IBC products are used in thousands of applications touching nearly every industry. IBC is the leader in the food processing brush industry worldwide. IBC has manufacturing plants in St. George, Utah, and Lakeland, Fla. IHA B2B MARKETPLACE LAUNCH: The International Housewares Association (IHA) is partnering with Brandwise to offer a robust, year-round e-commerce opportunity for its members and buyers. The platform, Connect COMMERCE, will integrate with Connect 365 and help meet the desire of retailers to both discover new products and purchase them directly online. Connect 365 is an enhanced and expanded version of IHA’s online marketplace Housewares Connect 365. Connect COMMERCE is an e-commerce market that will enable retailers to place orders for many of the products found on Connect 365 and will give them access to manufacturer-trained salespeople who have local knowledge of retailers’ regions and possibly their stores. The Brandwise Ecosystem, which will power Connect COMMERCE, processes over three million wholesale orders every year and includes access to more than 290,000 retailers. Connect 365 will be introduced to the industry during Connect SPRING, IHA’s virtual event held March 16-26, 2021. Learn more about Connect COMMERCE at TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Connect/Connect-Commerce. JONES STRENGTHENS OPERATIONS AND HR: The Jones Family of Companies has recently hired Pranil Vora as manager of quality engineering and performance improvement, in Morristown, Tenn; Alex Webster as plant operations manager in Humboldt, Tenn.; and Kassey Cruz as HR generalist and operations recruiter in Charlotte, N.C. IHA REPORTS ON 2020: As many consumers around the world were forced to – or chose to – shelter at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for home goods skyrocketed. In the U.S. alone, housewares sales jumped 22 percent in 2020 over 2019, according to The NPD Group. Small appliances increased 25 percent. That growth remained consistent through the holiday season (Oct. 3 – Dec. 26), according to NPD. Housewares were up 24 percent in 2020 over the same period in 2019, and small appliances were up 25 percent. www.brushwaremag.com | 7


YOUR BRUSH DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS DUPONT FILAMENTS CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY IN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS For more than 70 years, DuPont Filaments has been recognized as a leader in innovative synthetic filaments that enable brush manufacturers to address emerging trends and meet evolving consumer expectations.

HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - TOOTHBRUSH FILAMENTS The most important component of a toothbrush lies in the bristle. With outstanding industry expertise accumulated over the years, coupled with our proven technologies, DuPont Filaments is dedicated to the oral care brush industry with our nylon solutions under the brand names of DuPont™ Tynex®(nylon 612) and DuPont™ Herox®(nylon 610) . Leading toothbrush brands and manufacturers are able to produce very high quality brushes with a balance of consistent quality, wear performance and unmatched productivities in tufting and end-rounding by using DuPont filaments. As consumer trends in toothbrush are increasingly focused on the six major areas of 1) Visual Attractiveness, 2) Interdental Cleaning, 3) Plaque Removal, 4) Gum Comfort, 5) Gingival Cleaning and 6) Anti-microbial within the filaments, DuPont Filaments has been working closely with the leading global brands in oral care as well as toothbrush manufacturers by fulfilling these needs with our broad range of innovative products in the portfolio BEAUTY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - FINE FILAMENTS DuPont™ Natrafil® filaments, a pioneering filament from DuPont’s unique polyester based material, contain proprietary texturizing additives that create a structured surface that mimics animal hair. Natrafil® filaments offer a synthetic alternative to animal hair in premium cosmetic powder brushes with more consistency in the bristle while maintaining the touch-and-feel of premium animal hair. Studies have shown that brushes made with Natrafil® filaments have equal to superior pickup and release performance versus brushes made with animal hair. EFFICIENCY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS – ABRASIVE FILAMENTS Like most industries, steel manufacturers are always looking for

ways to increase productivity. The emphasis is on getting more square feet of metal through the mill, cleaned and coated faster than ever before. To accomplish this, steel mills are using more aggressive cleaning solutions. The problem is that the cleaning brushes typically used were quickly degrading because many plastics used in the brush filaments can’t handle the solutions of the extremes of the PH scale. The technical resources at DuPont Filaments were able to help solve the problem by adding stabilizers to one of our nylon polymer formulations, effectively extending the pH range that these filaments can be used in. Brushes made with these filaments deliver cleaning performance over an improved service life, helping steel manufactures to achieve higher productivity. Another need voiced by customers is higher aggressiveness in metal finishing applications. DuPont™ Tynex® A filaments, a family of ceramic grit-containing filaments, was developed to meet this need. CREATIVITY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS – PAINTBRUSH FILAMENTS When manufacturers began changing their paints to water-based formulations, more people began using paintbrushes made with synthetic bristles because the hog bristles traditionally used in paintbrushes lost stiffness in water-based paints. Synthetics such as DuPont™ Tynex®, DuPont™ Chinex® and DuPont™ Orel® brand filaments quickly became popular choices. As paint manufacturers continue to improve their water-based formulations by reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) content, increasing solid loadings and decreasing drying times, there is an ongoing need for increasingly higher performing brushes. To meet this need, DuPont Filaments continues to innovate and help customize solutions. For example, we developed filaments with stiffer cross-section that can push higher viscosity paints more efficiently. We also changed the shapes of the filaments so that they not only pick up more paint from the can for faster application, but are easier to clean.


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Hillbrush Appoints Food Manufacturing Hygiene Expert

Mary Fitzgerald: 1960-2021

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools for the food industry, has appointed Mariane Hodgkinson, an expert in food safety and hygienic manufacturing design as a consultant.

Mary S. Fitzgerald, 60, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Wassaic, N.Y., lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Jan. 27, 2021.

With almost 20 years of food industry experience, Hodgkinson will be working with Hillbrush to provide expert advice as it further expands its range of hygienic cleaning tools for food manufacturing settings. She will also provide insight and training on areas such as preparing for audits and cleaning best practices, which will be available to Hillbrush’s customers in due course.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1960, in Sharon, Conn. to Richard and Edna Mae (Kruger) Miller. She graduated from Webutuck Central School in Amenia, N.Y. She moved to Bradenton 32 years ago. She married Sidney W. Fitzgerald on May 20, 2000. Mary was the owner and president of Torrington Brush Works in Sarasota, Fla., and Torrington, Conn. Her interests included camping, going to concerts, playing the piano, volunteering at her children’s school and volunteering at animal shelters. She loved spending time with her family the most. Mary also enjoyed attending various churches.

Hodgkinson’s company, Twyning Consultancy supports food and drinks companies as well as service providers to the industry with food safety, hygiene and quality management knowledge. As well as being an experienced third-party auditor, her extensive experience includes working as a hygiene specialist at Campden BRI, where she provided clients with support on the hygienic design of equipment, plant and manufacturing operations. She is an active member of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group), an organization that actively promotes safe food processing through hygienic design in all steps of the food manufacturing process. Hodgkinson has extensive experience in the beverage sector, having held the position of European supplier quality assurance coordinator for Anheuser-Busch Inbev as well many years in hygiene, food safety and quality assurance roles in the UK cider industry.

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Many people in the brush industry loved and respected her for running Torrington Brush Works after her husband Sidney passed away nearly 12 years ago. She did an amazing job keeping the company going and building it even better and bigger. She had a very close relationship with all of the employees who considered her the best boss they ever had because she was so kind, loving, caring and thought of everyone else before herself. As long as she could provide them a stable job to support their family and provide a workplace, our employees looked forward to coming to work every day, and that made her happy. Going forward, Michael Grimaldi, his sister Stephanie Steury, and eventually their younger brother Josh will run the company.


New Eco-friendly Blue Monster® ZERO® Thread Sealant Blue Monster® ZERO®, an industrial-strength, eco-friendly PTFEenriched pipe thread sealant with zero VOCs, zero PFOA and zero lead, is now available from Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Company. Blue Monster® ZERO® with PTFE is an all-purpose, non-seizing thread sealant that is extremely effective for sealing all types of metal and plastic threads carrying water, steam, natural gas, LP and more. With zero VOCs, zero PFOA and zero lead, Blue Monster® ZERO® is ideal for green buildings and LEED projects featuring environmentally-responsible construction, without sacrificing performance. Blue Monster® ZERO with PTFE is specially formulated for extra lubrication on pipe threads, applies evenly and quickly to threads, works well on-site or on assembly line work, and allows systems to be pressurized immediately after assembly. “Blue Monster Zero is recommended for any environmentally-responsible construction and is extremely effective for sealing all kinds of threads,” says John Kirkland, national sales manager for Clean-Fit Products. Recent studies show that nearly three in 10 of those polled made an environmentally-conscious decision on a daily basis. “These types of studies factored into our development of Blue Monster ZERO Thread Sealant,” said Greg Miller, president of Mill-Rose. “There is an obvious, fast-growing movement toward healthy, environmentally-conscious behavior, and all of us at Mill-Rose are on board. For the first time in the thread sealant category, Blue Monster ZERO gives the consumer, contractor, wholesaler and retailer an option,” added Miller. Blue Monster® ZERO® thread sealant is available in a quarter pint, half pint, 1-pint and 1-quart cans with an applicator designed into the container’s lid, and sold at leading PHC supply houses. Blue Monster products are offered exclusively by Clean-Fit Products, a division of The Mill-Rose Company. Mill-Rose is the world’s leading supplier of PTFE thread sealants and the largest manufacturer of twisted-in-wire brushes in the U.S.A. For further information contact Clean-Fit Products, 7310 Corporate Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060. Telephone 1-800-3213598, fax 1-440-255-1072, or visit www.cleanfit.com.


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ZAHORANSKY Acquires Dialysis Division of FLG Medizintechnik GmbH The ZAHORANSKY Group acquired the dialysis division of its long-standing partner FLG Automation AG on Jan. 1, 2021, taking a decisive step in consolidating its position in the field of medical technology. The complete lines for dialysis filter manufacturing from FLG perfectly complement the available know-how and existing portfolio of ZAHORANSKY concerning machines and installations for medical-technical products, as well as primary pharmaceutical packaging. With the acquisition, ZAHORANSKY offers the “one-stop shopping” experience its customers already know from brush production. In the future, this concept will also cover the installations for the production of dialyzers, the necessary injection molds for all parts, as well as the packaging machines. The ZAHORANSKY range will comprise turn-key production systems for the manufacturing of dialyzers, also covering the quality checks that are indispensable in medical technology. The acquisition of the dialysis division was made possible as part of the succession plan for FLG founder, Lüdger Grünewald. Ulrich Zahoransky says, “We have already been cooperating with FLG for many years. Real friendships have developed between our companies over time, also at a personal level. This makes me all the more delighted to have found a solution that works for both parties, creating a classic winwin situation.”

Assembly station with dialysis filters

With its global sales and service subsidiaries in the US, India, China, Japan and Brazil, ZAHORANSKY will also be able to provide competent customer support for these systems on a great number of key markets in the near future. The medical technology activities of the corporate group are bundled in ZAHORANSKY Automation & Molds GmbH in Freiburg, Germany.

New Flex Scrub™ Floor Pad From Malish The Malish Corporation announced the launch of the Flex Scrub™ Bristled Floor Pad and says the product represents the most innovative floor-cleaning technology since the advent of pads over 70 years ago. The groundbreaking product blends the easy installation of a traditional floor pad with the robust cleaning power of a brush. Flex Scrub™ bristles reach in to lift dirt from highs-lows and textures, dramatically boosting floor cleanliness, making it the ultimate bristled pad. The new pads fit most 175-350 rpm machines, including single-disc, auto scrubber, ride-on and orbital machines. The irregular bristles give the pads a cleaning advantage: they dig in to provide a considerably deeper level of cleaning, agitating chemicals and pushing them into grout lines, texture, and highs-lows where traditional pads can’t reach. “... concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has only further emphasized the importance of building cleanliness,” says Jeff Malish, president and CEO of The Malish Corporation, “that’s why the deep-cleaning properties of Flex Scrub™, which can help provide a safer, healthier interior environment, are especially advantageous today.”

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AN ARTISANAL SME OF EXCELLENCE BECOMES 100% DIGITAL INDUSTRY

Gianfranco Marcon (seated) and Loris Maestrutti

The case of MGG, an Italian firm specialized in the production of machineries for the production of paintbrushes and rollers: increasing turnover, employees and investment in R&D: short supply chain and augmented reality for technical assistance and customer training.

A small company located just one hour off the city of Venezia, in the beautiful sorroundings of the Prosecco hills, Unesco heritage is the worldwide leader in the production of technologies for the paint brushes industry and is moving very fast towards complete digitalization. “In this year the process will be completed”, affirms Loris Maestrutti, CEO of MGG Srl which is at the forefront of machines and plants for the production of round and flat brushes and rollers used in sectors such as construction, restoration, DIY, woodworking and naval. A niche market with high technological quality. MGG’s case is really interesting. Started as a typical artisanal reality in 1989, it has always kept a low production but of supreme quality, with a completely in-house design and processing supply chain. In 2019, in order to increase the growth objectives without sacrificing the quality of the product and service, the founder and president Gianfranco Marcon decided to entrust the organizational and strategic transformation of the company to a top manager coming from the big industry. Thus Loris Maestrutti, with over thirty years of experience at Danieli and Camozzi, is now measuring itself with the culture and needs of a typical Italian SME. In the last four years MGG has doubled its turnover and increased its workforce by 60%. Since 2017 it has increased its annual R&D investment ratio by three and an half times. Sales are 30% in Europe, 10% in Asia, 20% in North America and 40% in South America. This year growth expectations are of at least 20% with already planned orders and others currently under negotiation thanks to the increase of the global market demand. To achieve even more ambitious results, an adequate production capacity is needed without sacrificing quality. A complete reorganization by objectives is therefore needed, accelerating the transformation of processes: full automation, advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, transversal application of IoT, unique data culture with digital management of internal and external flows on a cloud platform, market diversification through specialized product lines. “Full digitalization will take place through partnerships with companies specialized in the supply of robots and vision/quality control system, but also with sustainability in terms of worker safety”, explains Maestrutti. With a focus on quality, to be understood as a measurable concept

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through constant innovation to maintain a level of excellence”. Marcon emphasizes the strategy of an internal processing chain and short supply chain of component suppliers to ensure fast and uninterrupted supply, “It has always been the business model that MGG followed from the inception of the company back in 1989” adds Marcon. A vision that has always revealed a strength of the company, even more winning in this particular moment that has affected the whole world. MGG has four specialized lines of product. MGG Paintbrush Innovation projects and produces for the brushes market, it stands for 70% of revenues. MGG Meccanica with 18 CNC machines of latest generation performs in-house machining, also offering contracting services. MGG Plant supplies industrial equipment for furniture assembly and wood palletizing. MGG Robotics designs and manufactures quality/vision system control. This last division is the IT heart of the digital revolution. Firstly it serves the core business of the production of paint brushes machines, where complex data of production lines composed by 16 equipments capable of an hourly productivity of 1500 pieces need to be elaborated and analyzed. In addition to this, MGG, has just launched the Service on site based on web platform, thus becoming the first company in the sector to offer such service. Technical assistance and training activities to the client can be carried out through augmented reality applications with direct chat. MGG Robotics also supports diversification in three other sectors. Medical physiotherapy, with software developed for muscular rehabilitation; the sports industry for machines used for various types of training; the steel industry for automated systems for separating ferrous from non-ferrous elements in the recycling of industrial waste, which reduce work and human fatigue and maintain constant precision in this type of activity. Original article by Federico Piazza published on: https://nordesteconomia.gelocal.it/

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FEIBP Working Group: Paint Brushes January COVID-19 Update During the evening of Jan. 19, 2021, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new regulations on the pandemic. Restrictions are on-going, with the lockdown in Germany being extended until Feb. 14, 2021. Experts from science, medicine and research had met in an advisory committee and finally, a result was communicated from the federal government. Chancellor Angela Merkel appeals to companies to let their employees back to the home office more. “It’s tough,” Merkel says, “What we have to expect people to do once again. But we have to take the situation into account. To protect people and also to protect the economy.”

FEIBP Paint Brushes Working Group On the morning of Jan. 19, 2021, the FEIBP Paint Brushes Working Group held its virtual meeting. A group of company representatives from European manufacturers and trading companies had accepted the invitation of General Manager Fons Ceelaert from the FEIBP European Brushware Federation and joined together digitally. Among the participants were Andrew McIlroy (D), Fons Geelaert (NL), Pierre Simler (F), Mark Samuel (UK), Charles Bentley (UK), Carlo Pogliani (I), Thorsten W. Stollberg (D), Eberhard Hörz (D), and Thomas Holland-Letz from the Fachverband Werkzeugindustrie (D). Ceelaert welcomed McIlroy with warm congratulations on becoming the new FEIBP president. The discussion then focused on the global problem of COVID-19 and its economic impact on the EU brush industry. The numbers of the pandemic are worrying in Europe and worldwide and the mutation of the virus is raising new concerns. Despite intensive hygiene and protection measures, and a hopefully soon stabilizing vaccination situation in all European countries, an easing of the situation is not yet in sight for Europe.

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On the whole, there is a continuing, and in some cases relaxed, lockdown throughout Europe, and no reduction measures expected in the near future. Extensive travel restrictions and uncertain lead times continue to make general business planning and strategy a challenge. In the manufacturing sector, in particular, it is almost impossible to have employees work from home. Part-time work is only a limited possibility to adapt to the general situation. Across Europe, the economic environment is also extremely problematic, especially for retailers and service providers.

Industry Adapts But Shipping Costs Are Rising Companies in the industry in all countries are adapting to the political requirements with a high degree of flexibility in their product and personnel policies. Despite travel restrictions, close contacts are maintained with suppliers and customers and promised deliveries are kept. As an example, for raw materials from China, there are bottlenecks despite the willingness of the Chinese to deliver. Delivery times are stretching and shipping costs have skyrocketed in recent months. “A trip to China is impossible right now,” says Eberhard Hörz from DKSH. “Fortunately, we get all orders delivered; however, it is difficult to price with the current cost situation with enormously increasing sea freight costs and rising Chinese currency Renminbi YUAN.” Perlon’s McIlroy noted the fall in prices of raw materials in 2020, due to a lack of demand. Since the last quarter of 2020, prices have been on the rise again and are returning to preCOVID levels. Related to shipping, he says, “The cost of container shipments is higher than ever in all countries.” And to compound the issue, there is delayed onward transport of the goods by freight train or truck, for example from Rotterdam to the buyers. Due to the current state of the pandemic, Mark Samuel regretfully reported that a significant price increase for fine hair is to be expected and he fears increasingly scarce availability.


In the meantime, the Brexit agreement has been concluded. Samuel spoke about the impact of the agreements between England and the EU. He hopes that the situation will stabilize in a short time. “There is confidence on all sides,” Fons Ceelaert emphasized, “that the new import and export regulations will hopefully continue to allow the smoothest and most duty-free exchange of goods between European countries and England.”

Securing Young Talent One issue that was close to the hearts of the virtual meeting participants is securing young talent. “There is hardly any new blood in our industry,” says Thorsten Stollberg (Wistoba). It’s the same in France, says Pierre Simler (president of FFB, the French association), and also in Italy, added Carlo Pogliani (Linea Stradal). “We are all looking for young people to work for us, but it’s a pity,” said Stollberg, “Interest in the brush and paintbrush

industry is low, and no one obviously knows how innovative our industry really is.“ Training at the Bechhofen Master School is professional and offers the opportunity for young people to learn the basics of this traditional industry and earn the title of master craftsman. The industry has now developed from the original craft into a high-tech business and that fact should be communicated even more strongly to young people. The brush and paintbrush industry operates throughout Europe with a high level of expertise in materials science, mechanical engineering, engineering and design. And there is a great willingness to invest, especially in the development of future-oriented manufacturing methods and technologies. Meeting participants looked to go beyond traditional training and strive to make the next generation curious about the industry, noting that outside of the COVID-19 pandemic the issue is the number challenge for the sector.

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Summary of the EU-UK Brexit Agreement A Free Trade Agreement: a new economic and social partnership with the United Kingdom

• The agreement covers not just trade in goods and services, but also a broad range of other areas in the EU’s interest, such as investment, competition, state aid, tax transparency, air and road transport, energy and sustainability, fisheries, data protection and social security coordination. • It provides for zero tariffs and zero quotas on all goods that comply with the appropriate rules of origin. • Both parties have committed to ensuring a robust level playing field by maintaining high levels of protection in areas such as environmental protection, the fight against climate change and carbon pricing, social and labor rights, tax transparency and state aid, with effective, domestic enforcement, a binding dispute settlement mechanism and the possibility for both parties to take remedial measures. • The EU and the UK agreed on a new framework for the joint management of fish stocks in EU and UK waters. The UK will be able to further develop British fishing activities, while the activities and livelihoods of European fishing communities will be safeguarded, and natural resources preserved. • On transport, the agreement provides for continued and sustainable air, road, rail and maritime connectivity, though market access falls below what the Single Market offers. It includes provisions to ensure that competition between EU and UK operators takes place on a level playing field, so that passenger rights, workers’ rights and transport safety are not undermined. • On energy, the agreement provides a new model for trading and interconnectivity, with guarantees for open and fair competition, including on safety standards for offshore, and production of renewable energy. • On social security coordination, the agreement aims at ensuring a number of rights of EU citizens and UK nationals. This concerns EU citizens working in, traveling or moving to the UK and to UK nationals working in, traveling or moving to the EU after Jan. 1, 2021.

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• Finally, the agreement enables the UK’s continued participation in a number of flagship EU programs for the period 2021-2027 (subject to a financial contribution by the UK to the EU budget), such as Horizon Europe.

A new partnership for our citizens’ security

• The Trade and Cooperation Agreement establishes a new framework for law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal and civil law matters. It recognizes the need for strong cooperation between national police and judicial authorities, in particular for fighting and prosecuting cross-border crime and terrorism. It builds new operational capabilities, taking account of the fact that the UK, as a non-EU member outside of the Schengen area, will not have the same facilities as before. The security cooperation can be suspended in case of violations by the UK of its commitment for continued adherence to the European Convention of Human Rights and its domestic enforcement.

A horizontal agreement on Governance: A framework that stands the test of time

• To give maximum legal certainty to businesses, consumers and citizens, a dedicated chapter on governance provides clarity on how the agreement will be operated and controlled. It also establishes a Joint Partnership Council, who will make sure the Agreement is properly applied and interpreted, and in which all arising issues will be discussed. • Binding enforcement and dispute settlement mechanisms will ensure that the rights of businesses, consumers and individuals are respected. This means that businesses in the EU and the UK compete on a level playing field and will avoid either party using its regulatory autonomy to grant unfair subsidies or distort competition. • Both parties can engage in cross-sector retaliation in case of violations of the agreement. This cross-sector retaliation applies to all areas of the economic partnership.


supply CHAIN

Modern ERP Launchpad for Growth By Lisa Anderson

If you don’t have a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, your growth prospects will be limited in comparison to your competition. It didn’t use to be as important; however, according to KPMG, for the majority of US CEOs, the pandemic has meant an acceleration of digital transformation by months or even years. Although there are several technologies considered a priority, modernizing and upgrading ERP is a cornerstone launchpad for growth. Clients and colleagues are seeing the critical importance of not only having a central database for performing business transactions but also one that enables a superior customer experience. ERP systems provide a solid infrastructure that will support scalable, profitable growth. Taking orders, deciding what to purchase, planning what to produce, tracking operational progress, storing inventory, shipping orders, invoicing the customer and tracking costs should be commonplace in ERP. These systems should also allow for the automation and integration of business processes that support business growth and profitability. Modern ERP platforms typically support the vast majority of business processes and allow for reporting and analysis of these business processes and transactions whereas legacy ERP systems frequently stop short at supporting the full needs of businesses in today’s business environment. As an example, a mid-market manufacturer recently had to upgrade because their system didn’t support credit cards or inter-facility transfers. Although upgrading was a significant undertaking, they gained not only these foundational requirements, but they also were able to better track and manage inventory, understand costs and analyze margins after upgrading their ERP system. After ironing out go-live issues, they had an upgraded base and could expand with CRM (customer relationship management) capabilities as well as B2B/B2C and e-commerce functionality so that they could grow the business successfully. In another case, a manufacturer had a highly customized ERP system that supported their current needs expertly; however, it didn’t support scalable growth. It was also highly dependent on programmers with specialized knowledge. This risk became

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evident when their top programmer tragically died in an accident. Although they were able to make it beyond that situation, they knew they had to upgrade their infrastructure to support their aggressive growth goals. Since the executives wanted to minimize risk, they started with accounting to strengthen their base, expanded with reporting/business intelligence to gain insights for growing the business and then upgraded the base. By taking this approach, they also gained insights into data issues to address up front to ensure success down-the-line. After upgrading to a modern ERP base, they planned to accelerate success by further automating operations to gain efficiencies and customer responsiveness. Modern ERP offers advantages beyond providing a solid infrastructure for growth. These types of systems have advanced reporting and dashboard capabilities built into the system. Some offer an artificial intelligence component with predictive analytics as well; however, simply having the ability to slice and dice data to make decisions can support profitable growth. These systems also have extensions for IoT applications such as predictive maintenance, customer portals, e-commerce, automation and robotics. And by nature, modern ERP platforms must sustain significant investment into future technologies so that their software stays ahead of the changing needs of business. Although it might be tempting to jump to the latest exciting technology and skip the ERP upgrade, don’t be tempted by shiny objects. It is akin to focusing on window dressings when the walls are not yet in place. The most successful executives have a scalable infrastructure that supports the execution of their strategy. Start by making sure you have a modern ERP system that will support your business objectives. 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 “Future-Proofing Manufacturing and The Supply Chain Post COVID-19” as an ebook that can be found at www.lma-consultinggroup.com/future-proofing-post-covid-19/.


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Make the Most Out of the ABMA Online Convention By Meg Cooper There is immense value in face-to-face networking and connecting on a personal level is something I’m sure we’re all looking forward to doing in the near future. Just because the good old days of networking aren’t available to us safely at the moment, however, doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of an online situation. Making this year’s ABMA convention online allows for more members of the industry to attend, so take advantage of the technology and accessibility available to you by signing up for the face-to-face Zoom meetings, attending the events and using the breakout rooms to connect with other members. You can make the most out of this unique trade show and event by setting yourself up for virtual success. Here is your before, during and after plan.

Before:

• Check your usernames. Do you have your Zoom information filled out properly? Is your first and last name spelled correctly? • Make sure everything is downloaded and installed properly. Do you have the latest Zoom update? • Check your lighting and background. Can the other people see you clearly or will there be light coming from behind causing a shadow? Do you have a distracting background or have you picked out an image to go behind you on Zoom? • Check your headphones/microphones and make sure everything is synced up. Will you be using headphones or will you be in a room that’s quiet enough you can use your computer microphone? Will there be background noise that might affect the sound level? Do you need a sound machine to drown out any unnecessary noise coming from outside? • Grab notepads and pens, marketing material, catalogs, products, etc. Set up a mini-booth station ahead so you’re ready with all the information you need and not jumping up and leaving your screen in the middle of a conversation. • What will you be wearing? Sure, sweatpants and comfy clothes are great but treat these virtual trade shows and events as you would an in-person one: dress for success — even from the waist down as interruptions do happen and you may have to get up and leave the room. • Prioritize your time. Schedule yourself throughout the event as you would during an in-person trade show or event. Make sure your calendar is blocked out for the appropriate amount of time and that you aren’t overbooking yourself.

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During:

• Turn on your camera and get personal. Don’t leave a blank screen on during large meetings or social events. • Don’t multitask. It’s easy to get lost in the noise during an online trade show, but if you treat this like any in-person networking or educational session you would attend, you’ll find that you will get more out of the entire experience. • Stay engaged by asking questions and get involved in the chat room. Incorporating a multi-level approach to your learning and experience will help you make connections faster. • Live tweeting the event is a great way to reach out and “meet” more people during an online trade show/event and keep up those connections long after the event has finished. • Take notes and write down names/businesses/ideas that you’d like to look into further. • Make sure you’ve built in some time for breaks, snacks and stretching if you needed. Zoom fatigue can happen to anyone after a year of online-only events. • Have a plan for technical glitches. Make sure your contact information is updated and have a back-up means of communication to make the most out of a bad situation.

After:

• Don’t stop your networking at the event, keep things going via social media. Connect with businesses and other industry members through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. • Follow up using the notes and tweets you wrote during the event to reconnect with other members or businesses. Look up products and follow through with your face-toface meetings—just like you would after other conventions, utilizing the connections you made will increase your success.

Last May, virtual-platform company 6Connex reported a 1000 percent increase in virtual events related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and that trend has only been going up in the last year. From an economic, public health and sustainable standpoint, online events are going to be around for quite a while. Understandably, nothing can replace the value that networking face-to-face can have; however, you can still make the most out of online trade shows/events with a good plan. Meg Cooper is a digital marketing specialist, founder and CEO of Oh Hello Digital Marketing based in Durango, Colo.


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With the COVID-19 pandemic making it obvious that the usual mass gathering of ABMA members at this year’s convention could not happen, the association’s board of directors decided to “Pivot,” which is the theme for the 2021 event. As to what that means, ABMA President Scott Enchelmaier explains:

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“We have all had to pivot professionally and personally as a result of COVID-19. This is also true of our association and how we choose to interact with each other. Our choices were to meet in person, cancel or pivot to another format. Since meeting in person or canceling the convention was not an option, pivoting to a virtual event is the theme.”


The decision to go virtual, according to Enchelmaier, was based on feedback the board of directors received from the membership through ABMA’s monthly COVID-19 surveys and Zoom calls. “The general consensus was against having an inperson convention. Given that, as well as the travel restrictions in place and the guidelines for group meetings, the board voted unanimously on November 6, 2020, to have a virtual convention.”

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Originally scheduled to be held at San Diego’s Hotel Del Coronado Resort and Spa, the upcoming meeting will be the least expensive to attend in modern times R given that members won’t have to fly, PAR drive or rent rooms. There will be no ID guest speaker, fine dining, in-person receptions and no Suppliers’ display or Suppliers’ Reception. However, the virtual program formulated by Executive Director David Parr features many of the same elements as an actual convention. With a $100 per person registration fee, this will be a unique opportunity for member-company employees to participate because they “can have as many members of their team attend committee meetings, the general session and most importantly, the face-to-face suppliers display,” Enchelmaier says. “Companies all have to make choices in selecting staff to attend an in-person convention as a result of cost. This is not the case with a virtual event.”

our hope that some longtime member companies that never attend a convention will take this opportunity to join us on the virtual platform.”

FACE 2 FACE SUPPLIERS’ MEETINGS Although this year’s confabs between suppliers and their customers and potential customers will be screen to screen, they’ll still be much like they were last year, only virtual. In mid-February, the association will ask manufacturers and suppliers to request Face 2 Face meetings with each other. Once they’ve made the requests, all participants will receive a meeting schedule. After that, supplier members will be responsible for scheduling their meetings according to the schedule. This year, meeting time is being expanded to 20 minutes with 10-minute breaks in between. There will be five hours of meetings on March 18, and an additional two hours the following day, which Parr says “will open a whole new level of participation as companies can greatly increase the talent pool at the table, providing a significant increase in knowledge sharing.” Supplier members are required to schedule their meeting on their own virtual meeting technology so they can control their IT and bandwidth needs, according to Parr, adding that “We strongly recommend registering early, especially since we need some advance time to schedule Face 2 Face meetings.” He says waiting too long “could mean the times, or the organizations you want to meet with will be booked.”

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Parr adds that “the challenge was providing value at an affordable cost. Since the pandemic, segments of our membership have had their businesses hit hard. The board is very sensitive to the pulse of the membership and we set about providing a worthwhile experience at little cost. In addition, since there is not an in-person event this year the board waived collecting the suppliers assessment for 2021, saving our supplier members a significant percentage on 2021 dues. Our committee meetings will be held in the weeks leading up to the convention and we will report on their work at the general session on March 17.”

ABMA has added a new component to the association that Enchelmaier says resulted from “marching orders we received from our membership during the Vision 2000 exercise at last year’s convention.” It’s called Emerging Leaders, which he says is a way to “engage, inspire and facilitate cooperation between younger members of our organization. It’s vital to the health and welfare of the brush industry and is a vehicle to help facilitate interaction between younger members.” By “younger” he means anyone 45 years old and under who are actively engaged within the brush, broom, roller, mop and paint industry.

As for the value of members and prospective members attending the virtual convention, Parr says, “The pandemic has actually heightened the need for members of our association to band together to exchange ideas, best practices and relevant information that is useful to large and small companies. It is

The new component, which held its initial virtual organizational meeting in early December, will make its convention debut on March 17, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. EDT, presided over by President Kevin White, a mechanical engineer at Industrial Brush Company, Fairfield, NJ. He was elected at a follow-up meeting in www.brushwaremag.com | 23


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While the Emerging Leaders, committee meetings, and the General Session will be on a Zoom platform, the Paul Miller Welcome Reception will be on a platform used by ABMA’s third party provider, according to Parr. As noted, the Face 2 Face meetings will be on a virtual meeting platform chosen by the suppliers. In the days ahead, Parr will send out meeting specific connection information. He advises members to check the ABMA website for up to the minute convention information at: www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention.

FOR INNOVATION During the general session, Public Relations Chair R.J. Lindstrom will present the annual ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award given in recognizing outstanding innovation in manufactured products, components or services in the brush industry. Candidates for this year’s award will be announced in early February, and voting will be online using Survey Monkey.

ENCHELMAIER ON HIS PRESIDENCY With ABMA’s officers rotating upward in the leadership at the upcoming convention, Enchelmaier takes on the mantle of past president and will remain on the board for the next two years. In reflecting on the experience, he says, “Serving as president the first year was much what I expected: presiding over board meetings, running general sessions at the convention and attending the FEIBP Congress in Switzerland as ABMA’s representative. The second-year during the pandemic was something entirely different and much less glamorous. Our member companies came under enormous stress having to face COVID-related issues like the Cares Act, essential business status, PPP Loan applications, PPP Loan forgiveness, and most importantly, maintaining workforce health and safety in a pandemic. On the professional level, working with David Parr in cooperation with members of our board to shift our focus to assist member companies to work through these issues was extremely rewarding. On a personal level, being ABMA president has given me the opportunity to work with some extremely talented people at home and around the globe. I am blessed that I can call them colleagues and lifelong friends.”

ASSUMING THE MANTLE After serving as the association’s vice president, Greg Miller of the Mill-Rose Company will move into the presidency during this year’s convention. Asked for his thoughts on the matter, Miller had these comments: “Being an ABMA member and serving on committees and the board over the years has


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in the lives of my family. I am the third generation to serve on the ABMA board and hope that someone after me, from MillRose or the Miller family, can be the fourth. We take great pride in supporting the ABMA in its mission to advance the brush industry that has been so good to us.” To learn more about the convention and schedule of events, visit www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention. For more information on ABMA, contact David Parr at 720-392-2262. Fax: 866-8378450, or email info@abma.org.

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You cannot replace the personal contact and networking with a virtual event,” says Sofia Teles of Filkemp. Dave Magner of Deco says, “In-person would be better, but I fully understand this year’s limitations.”

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important in our industry because there are always the chance meetings that can happen around the pool, over lunch or golfing.” Even so, she says meeting online is better than not meeting at all, and it’s a “great way to stay in touch without traveling. We’ll still have a social hour and “speed dating” meetings that should have good value too.” She adds that it will also be an opportunity for “more people to attend online.” Could this convention be a future trend for the association? “Potentially, it could be,” Medrano says. “In the appropriate time and setting this could be the way to go. However, nothing beats a face-to-face convention.”

PRE-EVENT MEETINGS All times EDT (UTC -4)

TUESDAY, FEB 23

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Public Relations Committee Meeting

THURSDAY, FEB 25

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting

TUESDAY MARCH 2

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Statistical Committee Lunch Meeting

“I think, in the future, we will have mixed events. In-person for those who are able to attend and virtual for more people from every company that cannot afford the expense of a whole convention,” Mejia says. “Certain sections of the convention as, for example, the speakers’ conferences, can be a great virtual learning experience.”

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Draper says, “I certainly hope it’s not in ABMA’s future. Some of my best connections with attendees happen in the social settings that just can’t happen over Zoom!”

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Regarding ABMA’s new Emerging Leaders component, Teles thinks it’s a “great idea and very motivating for the younger generation.” Mejia agrees, adding that the “learning opportunities from experienced professionals have always been one of the great rewards of attending these events for PMM’s young executives. Even a short conversation with great senior names in our industry, most of them founders of their companies, provides some knowledgeable/ enlightened moments worth a trip for any of us.” He adds that once he knows the details, “we will enroll some of our most talented young employees. Also, we will be happy to participate as mentors.”

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. ABMA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

Medrano thinks it’s a “great opportunity and program for upcoming leaders, not only in our own company but within ABMA. The emerging members have bright ideas for the future, and we should listen and allow them to be heard to improve our organization moving toward the future. This program will allow industry leaders to be mentors to help grow future leaders in the ABMA, as well as allow emerging members opportunities to engage with one another, to share their fresh ideas with each other and then with the association.” Medrano, as vice president of the new group, “welcomes members to participate and encourages them to recommend employees to attend.”

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2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Safety and Standards Committee Meeting

TUESDAY MARCH 9

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Convention Committee Meeting 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Directors’ Finance Meeting

2021 ABMA VIRTUAL PROGRAM WEDNESDAY MARCH 17

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Presidents Welcome and General Session Includes: Welcome, Industry Update, Committee reports, Division Updates, Election and recognition of officers/ directors, Innovation Award Winner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ABMA Emerging Leaders Event 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Paul M Miller Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Supplier Face 2 Face Meetings

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Supplier Face 2 Face Meetings 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ABMA Board of Directors Meeting


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MARYLAND BRUSH COMPANY...................BALTIMORE

ABCO PRODUCTS CORP.......................................MIAMI ADJUST A BRUSH.....................................CLEARWATER CORONA BRUSHES INC...................................... TAMPA PREMIER BRUSH INC.............................. PANAMA CITY SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES, INC.......................PALM CITY TORRINGTON BRUSH WORKS......................SARASOTA WHIZZ...................................................................LARGO

CUSTOM BUILT BRUSH COMPANY............WATERVLIET DETROIT QUALITY BRUSH MFG. CO., INC........ LIVONIA DUFF BRUSH LLC......................................MENOMINEE HI-TECH INDUSTRIES INC.........................FARMINGTON MICHIGAN BRUSH MFG. CO., INC...................DETROIT ROL-BRUSH MFG CO (MICHIGAN BRUSH)......DETROIT

GEORGIA

LIBERTY BRUSH...........................................SHAKOPEE

K D BRUSH MANUFACTURING...................... SUWANEE LAFITTE MOP CO.......................................... VILLA RICA

ILLINOIS

BRUSH MAN INC.......................................... MAHOMET BRUSKE PRODUCTS................................. TINLEY PARK ERIE BRUSH & MANUFACTURING CORP........ CHICAGO GORNELL BRUSH................................... CHICAGO www.gornellbrush.com 773-489-2330

MINNESOTA MISSOURI

HAVILAND CORPORATION...................................... LINN JEBB BRUSH COMPANY..........................LEES SUMMIT MR. LONGARM, INC.................................GREENWOOD S. M. ARNOLD INC..................................... SAINT LOUIS ZEPHYR MFG. CO............................................. SEDALIA

MONTANA

J.R. EDWARDS BRUSH & ROLLER CO........ KANKAKEE LIBMAN COMMERCIAL......................................ARCOLA NEWTON BROOM & BRUSH CO...................... NEWTON UNIVERSAL BRUSH MFG CO.............................HARVEY

MONTANA BROOM & BRUSH CO........................ BUTTE

INDIANA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

OSBORN INTERNATIONAL........................... RICHMOND REIT PRICE COMPANY.................................UNION CITY REMCO PRODUCTS.....................................ZIONSVILLE

IOWA

HARPER BRUSH WORKS............................... FAIRFIELD LISLE CORPORATION..................................... CLARINDA MARION BRUSH MFG....................................... MARION PARTS BRUSH DIVISION............................... CLARINDA

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KANSAS

NEBRASKA

JUSTMAN BRUSH CO.........................................OMAHA

FELTON INC........................................... LONDONDERRY

NEW JERSEY

ANDON BRUSH CO................................... LITTLE FALLS INDUSTRIAL BRUSH CO INC......................... FAIRFIELD JENKINS BRUSH CO...............................CEDAR GROVE KEYSTONE PLASTICS, INC..................... S. PLAINFIELD MANUFACTURERS BRUSH CORP............. TOMS RIVER NEWARK BRUSH COMPANY....................SPRINGFIELD PREMIER PAINT ROLLER.....................RICHMOND HILL PRINCETON ARTIST BRUSH CO..................PRINCETON SILVER BRUSH LIMITED.................................WINDSOR TRIM BRUSH CO., INC................................E. HANOVER


NEW YORK

ABTEX CORPORATION....................................DRESDEN ALLIED K. & R. INC.......................................BROOKLYN ARROWORTHY.............................WEST BABYLON www.arroworthy.com 888-444-4949

BRAUN BRUSH...........................................ALBERTSON BRUSHES BY KAREN......................................MINEOLA BRUSHTECH, INC....................................PLATTSBURGH F.M. BRUSH..........................................GLENDALE www.fmbrush.com 718-821-5939

OHIO

BRIARWOOD PRODUCST............................ CLEVELAND BRUNS BRUSH INC..................................WILLOUGHBY BRUSHES CORP........................................BROOK PARK CWP TECHNOLOGIES................................. CLEVELAND FLEX BRUSH................................................PENINSULA MALISH CORPORATION....................................MENTOR MILL-ROSE COMPANY, THE....................MENTOR www.millrose.com 800-321-3533

PERFEX............................................................. POLAND

NEXSTEP COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS.......SPRINGFIELD PHILLIPS BRUSH CORP.............................. CLEVELAND POWER BRUSHES, INC.....................................TOLEDO

ROYAL PAINT ROLLER ................WEST BABYLON 631-643-8012

PRECISION BRUSH CO.............................. SOLON www.precisionbrush.com 800-252-4747

YOUNG & SWARTZ.................................BUFFALO www.youngandswartz.com 716-852-2171

PURDY......................................................... CLEVELAND SPIRAL BRUSHES INC...........................................STOW

NORTH CAROLINA

ST. NICK BRUSH CO....................... MIDDLEFIELD www.stnickbrush.com 800-798-1269

CAROLINA BRUSH CO................................... GASTONIA

TOD THIN BRUSHES....................................JEFFERSON TRENT MANUFACTURING CO.................... CLEVELAND, WOOSTER BRUSH CO................................... WOOSTER

SOUTH CAROLINA

CAROLINA MOP COMPANY......................... ANDERSON O’DELL CORPORATION...........................WARE SHOALS

SOUTH DAKOTA

PAINT BRUSH CORPORATION................... VERMILLION

TEXAS

BIRDWELL CLEANING PRODUCTS...............BURLESON MAGNOLIA BRUSH...................................CLARKSVILLE RAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY................LUBBOCK

VIRGINIA

OLD DOMINION BRUSH COMPANY................HENRICO

WISCONSIN

LA CROSSE BRUSH, INC............................. LA CROSSE PFERD INC..................................................MILWAUKEE SCHAEFER BRUSH............................WAUKESHA www.schaeferbrush.com 800-347-3501

TANIS, INC.....................................................DELAFIELD

OKLAHOMA

CARLISLE FOODSERVICE................... OKLAHOMA CITY

OREGON

AMERICAN POWER BRUSH..........................PORTLAND GROUT GATOR.................................................. EUGENE

PENNSYLVANIA

COCKER-WEBER BRUSH COMPANY...............TELFORD NATIONAL NOVELTY BRUSH COMPANY.... LANCASTER WEILER ABRASIVES GROUP............................ CRESCO

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INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA

C&A BRUSHWARE PTY LTD......................TAREN POINT GEELONG BRUSH CO..............................BREAKWATER INDUSTRIAL BRUSHWARE..................... SUNSHINE VIC JOSCO................................................ CARRUM DOWNS LONGARA BRUSH.........................................BRENDALE P F BRADY/INDUSTRIAL BRUSH......................SYDNEY ROKSET........................................................ ST. MARY’S

AUSTRIA

KOTI KOBRA GMBH....................... STEINHAUS B WELL TECHN. INDUSTRIEBÜRSTEN........KLOSTERNEUBURG

BELGIUM

DECOF BVBA...................................................... IZEGEM FALCON BRUSH................................................. IZEGEM PDC BRUSH....................................................... IZEGEM VANZEEBROECK NV.................................... HUIZINGEN

BRAZIL

ATLAS.................................................................. ESTEIO BETTANIN INDUSTRIAL SA................................. ESTEIO

CANADA

ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIAL BRUSH.........MISSISSAUGA ATLAS GRAHAM FURGALE............................WINNIPEG BROSSES LACASSE INC..........................ST-ALPHONSE ENVIRO BRUSH..................................................SURREY FELTON BRUSHES LIMITED..........................HAMILTON FIBERBUILT MANUFACTURING INC................CALGARY FREUDENBERG HOUSEHOLD CANADA............... LAVAL HAMILTON BRUSH COMPANY LTD...............HAMILTON IMPERIAL BRUSH CO LTD..........................RICHIBUCTO LES BROSSES LACASSE.........................ST-ALPHONSE M2 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.................... CONCORD MANN BRUSH MFG CO .TD.................................. LAVAL MB COMPANIES INC............................ NEW HOLSTEIN MULTI BROSSES............................................. ST. JULES NOUR TRADING HOUSE INC........................WATERLOO

CHINA

BAOSEN BRUSH.............................................ZHEJIANG BEILUN FUTUO MECHANICAL TOOLS................BEILUN DAISON BRUSH................................. QIANSHAN TOWN PENTAL ETERNA BRUSHES & TOOL............ SHANGHAI RUIFENG BRUSHES.............................ZHENJIANG CITY

DENMARK

HP-INDUSTRIAL................................................. GALTEN VIKAN A/S...............................................KØBENHAVN S

FINLAND

SAJAS GROUP..................................................YLÖJÄRVI

FRANCE

BROSSERIE BRENET SA......................... NIORT CEDEX BROSSERIE CARDOT.......CHALON-SUR-SAONE CEDEX BROSSERIE DE GRENOBLE.........................GRENOBLE BROSSERIE DESJARDINS............................. CAUVIGNY BROSSERIE JULIO...............LA CHAPELLE SUR ERDRE BROSSERIE LAFROGNE....................... PULNOY CEDEX BROSSERIE MECANIQUE DE L’EST...................VECOUX BROSSERIE REY........................... VETRAZ MONTHOUX BROSSERIE THOMAS.........CHEVRY COSSIGNY CEDEX BULLIER SAS...........................SAINT BRIEUC CEDEX 1 CARDOTECH..........................................SAINTE HELENE FOURNIVAL ALTESSE................................MOUY CEDEX HENRI SAVY SAS....................................PRIVAS CEDEX LA BROSSERIE FRANCAISE...........................BEAUVAIS MAINE BROSSERIE SA...........MONTFORT LE GESNOIS MARQUARDT SAS ETS CHALI..... LA MONNERIE LE MONTEL NESPOLI FRANCE....................................... LA CAPELLE PAUL MASQUIN SA..................... COURTHEZON CEDEX PLISSON 1808................................................... PLERIN QUILLET SARL LA COCARDE............ PONT SUR YONNE RAPHAËL/MAX SAUER............... SAINT BRIEUC CEDEX RIDREMONT/BROSSERIE NOUVELLE.... LES MAZURES

GERMANY

GREECE

COSMETIC DENTAL M.P.F. BRUSH CO.............RHODES

HONG KONG

KAI FAT BRUSH FACTORY LTD................... HONG KONG PAK MANE BRUSH CO............................... HONG KONG

HUNGARY

KEFA-BRUSH KEFE- ES FAIPARI KFT................ MONOR NABOD-BRUSH........................................KOSSUTH U.L.

INDIA

ASH BRUSH WORKS............................................ DELHI BHARAT BRUSH AGENCIES.....................SAHARANPUR DELITE BRUSH PVT .LTD ........................... RAJASTHAN JEWEL BRUSHES.............................................. BARODA

ISLE OF MAN

SIMPSONS SHAVING BRUSHES..........CRONKBOURNE

ISRAEL

C & M ARTIST BRUSHES LTD........................... MAALOT

ADOLF REISS & SOHN KG........................... MÜNCHEN ADOLF SCHRÖTER & CO....................................BERLIN ANDREAS BÜRSTEN GMBH...............................AURICH AUGSBURGER PINSEL................................ AUGSBURG BRAUN & WETTBERG GMBH.........BEERFELDEN/ODW BÜMAG BÜRSTEN E.G...........................STÜTZENGRÜN BÜRSTENTECHNIK GMBH..........................FRIEDBERG BWT SPITZER GMBH............................ BAD BENTHEIM BZ PINSEL GMBH.............................................ORNBAU DA VINCI KÜNSTLERPINSELFABRIK...........NÜRNBERG FEURER & SOHN GMBH.......................................BURK FRIEDRICH BIERINGER OCEAN KG.......... BECHHOFEN FRIEDRICH EBERLEIN GMBH....................LANGFURTH FRIESS NESPOLI GMBH.........................DINKELSBÜHL FRITZ MAURER & SOHN............................ BECHHOFEN FRITZ THALER JUN. GMBH...........................SOLINGEN GERD SEITZ........................................... DÜRRWANGEN GERO-BÜRSTENFABRIK.............................HECHINGEN HABICO KÜNSTLERPINSELFABRIK........... BECHHOFEN HANS SCHUHMANN...............................................LAUF HATHO GMBH...............................................ESCHBACH HAUG BÜRSTEN.....................................KÖNIGSBRUNN KULLEN - KOTI GMBH...............................REUTLINGEN LESSMANN GMBH......................................OETTINGEN LINEO KÜNSTLERPINSELFABRIK............. BECHHOFEN MARTIN BÜRSTEN...........................................MENDEN MESKO-PINSEL GMBH.................................... WIESETH MICHAEL JÄCKEL...................................STÜTZENGRÜN NIEBLING TECHNISCHE BÜRSTEN....BURGBERNHEIM

ITALY

NÖLLE PROFI BRUSH...................... WUPPERTAL www.noelle-profi-brush.com +49 (0) 202-27326-0

EVERYDAY BRUSH INDUST, LOT 16............... SETAPAK

NOVOBRUSH GMBH................................ WEIDENBACH ROBERT THALER E.K.....................................SOLINGEN SCHELLENBERGER BÜRSTENFABRIK...... BECHHOFEN SEIPATEC GMBH.................................... DÜRRWANGEN SPRINGER PINSEL GMBH......................... BECHHOFEN TECHNISCHE BÜRSTEN GMBH.................SPREMBERG

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WEBER BÜRSTENSYSTEME GMBH......BAD CAMBERG WISTOBA-PINSELFABRIK................ BAD LAUTERBERG ZAHN PINSEL GMBH................................. BECHHOFEN

ARISTON CLEANING SOLUTIONS.............VIADANA, MN DEL LAGO PENNELLIFICIO................ REVINE LAGO, TV I.P.P.A. S.R.L........................... ONARA DI TOMBOLO, PD KOH-I-NOOR S.P.A....................................... TRADATE VA NESPOLI S.P.A.................... VIGHIZZOLO DI CANTÙ, CO PENNELLI CINGHIALE S.P.A............... CICOGNARA, MN PENNELLI TIGRE S.R.L............................... SCORZE’ VE PENNELLIFICIO 2000 S.R.L.............................VIADANA PENNELLIFICIO GAVA S.R.L..........S. VENDEMIANO, TV PENNELLIFICIO OMEGA S.P.A................... BOLOGNA, O PENNELLIFICIO PANDOLFO S.R.L............PALERMO, PA POL GIANFRANCO PENNELLIFICIO.COLLE UMBERTO, TV PONZINI S.P.A............................................ LAZZATE, MI RACHELLI ARISTIDE ......CICOGNARA DI VIADANA, MN S.I.T. TECNOSPAZZOLE......CASALECCHIO DI RENO, BO SORINI & MIGLIAVACCA........GARBAGNATE MILANESE SPAZZOLCASA..........................................VIADANA, MN SPIVAL S.P.A............................................LARCIANO, PT UTG........................................... ZIBIDO S. GIACOMO, MI

JAPAN

NAKAYA BRUSH MFG. CO....................SHINAGAWA-KU TAIYO BRUSH.......................... HIGASHINADA-KU KOBE TAKEDA BRUSH, INC........................................AKI-GUN

KENYA

TEEPEE BRUSH MANUFACTURERS LTD.......... NAIROBI

MALAYSIA

NETHERLANDS

ALMELOSE BORSTELINDUSTRIE......................ALMELO BORSTELFABRIEK M.J.J. LURVINK BV.............. AALTEN COSMA BORSTELFABRIEK HOLLAND BV.......... WEERT JOBO BORSTELFABRIEK BV......................HOOGEVEEN KOTI IND. EN TECHN. BORSTELWERK BV......... WEERT


LACTONA EUROPE BV..................... BERGEN OP ZOOM RIZZ BV.....................................................NIJKERK GLD VAN DAM’S KWASTENFABRIEK BV.......... CULEMBORG

SPAIN

UNIVERSAL BRUSHWARES............................. KARACHI

APARISI CEPILLOS, S.L...................................VALENCIA BARBOSA E HIJOS, S.L...................................OURENSE CASA VIGAR, S.L............................................. ALICANTE CEPILLOS LA IBERICA, S.A..... SAN CIBRAO DAS VIÑAS CEPILLOS MARIÑO, S.L........................... PONTEVEDRA DOLS INDUSTRIAL DE PELUQUERÍA..........BARCELONA FECIN, S.A.............................................................. DEBA FUSHIMA, S.L.............................................. CANTABRIA INDUSTRIAS ORIOL 1942, S.L...................BARCELONA ISIDRO TORRAS, S.L...................................BARCELONA JAZ - ZUBIAURRE. S.A..................................GUIPÚZCOA RODAPIN, S.A......................................................OVIEDO RULO PLUMA, S.A.......................................BARCELONA

PHILIPPINES

SRI LANKA

NEW ZEALAND

BROWNS BRUSHWARE LTD.........................AUCKLAND HAYDN BRUSH CO LTD........................ CHRISTCHURCH NZ BRUSH............................................ CHRISTCHURCH

OMAN

AL FELAIJ BRUSHES IND......................................OMAN

PAKISTAN

MANSION BRUSH.....................................QUEZON CITY

RUSSIA

ROUBLOFF LLC.....................................................KIROV

SAUDI ARABIA

NATIONAL CO. CLEANING & PAINT BRUSHES....RIYADH

SOUTH AFRICA

ACADEMY BRUSHWARE PTY LTD..............GERMISTON ADVANCE BRUSHWARE..................... JOHANNESBURG AFRICA BRUSHWARE CC.................... JOHANNESBURG ARROW BRUSHWARE (PTY) LTD..................BOOYSENS HAMILTON BRUSHES C C.......................... KUILS RIVER KINGHORN BRUSHWARE (PTY) LTD.................... NATAL SABENZA BRUSHWARE....................................... NATAL WERNER BRUSHWARE...................... JOHANNESBURG

BUDDHIKA BRUSHES (BEN’S BRUSHES)....PANAGODA RAVI INDUSTRIES...................................EKALA, JA-ELA SAMTESSI BRUSH MFG................................ COLOMBO TISSA BRUSH MANUFACTURERS ...........KIRILLAWALA WARNA EXPORTERS (PVT) LTD..........BOPE, PADUKKA

SWITZERLAND

A+B BÜRSTENTECHNIK AG............................. WATTWIL BÜRSTENFABRIK ERZINGER AG............... WÄDENSWIL EBNAT AG............................................... EBNAT-KAPPEL HOLA PINSEL- UND FARBROLLERFABRIK........ NÄFELS ITTEN PINSELFABRIK AG.................................. NÄFELS PEKA...................................................... EBNAT-KAPPEL TRISA AG........................................................TRIENGEN ZEINTRA AG.............................................................. WIL

TAIWAN

CHUNG THAI BRUSHES CO., LTD......................... TAIPEI HSIN SHIEH FA BRUSH IND. LTD.................. TAICHUNG UNION BRUSH-EANG LIAN..........KAOHSIUNG COUNTY

TANZANIA

TANZANIA BRUSH PRODUCTS........... DAR-ES-SALAAM

THAILAND

FIRST THAI BRUSH CO LTD........................... BANGKOK

UNITED KINGDOM

ACCRINGTON BRUSH CO LTD............................. LANCA ATTENBOROUGH BRUSH LTD................. NOTTINGHAM BRUSHTEC............................NEW CASTLE UPON TYNE CHARLES BENTLEY & SON LTD........ LOUGHBOROUGH COTTAM BRUSH............................................ HEBBURN CROWN ARTIST BRUSH LIMITED............... LOWESTOFT DENROY PLASTICS LTD................BANGOR, CO. DOWN DS COMMODITIES LTD................................. LEICESTER G.B. KENT & SONS PLC..................... HERTFORDSHIRE H.G. RANT..................................... BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HAMILTON ACORN LIMITED...................BROMSGROVE HILLBRUSH........................................................... MERE KOTI-DAWSON LTD.............................................. LEEDS LG HARRIS & CO. LTD......................WORCESTERSHIRE LUCAS PRO STORE................................................ KENT RECORD INDUSTRIAL BRUSHES..... CARMARTHENSHIRE SPEEDY BRUSH CO........CHART SUTTON, MAIDSTONE STODDARD...............................................LETCHWORTH

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2020 Year-End

U.S. IMPORTS 0502100000 PIGS, HOGS, BOARS BRISTLES & HAIR & WASTE THEREOF (KG) 9,046,232

7,552,824

STATS 4417002000 BROOM/MOP HANDLES GT 1.9CM DMR GT 97CM LONG, WOOD 14,433,369

7,090,749 4,619,964

2017

2018

2019

2020

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 4,619,964 141,156 Hong Kong Thailand

7,082,323 182,786 -34.77 -22.78 4,480 99 -100.00 -100.00 3,946 52 -100.00 -100.00

4,619,964 141,156

7,090,749 182,937 -34.85 -22.84

World Total

0502900000 BADGER HAIR & OTHER BRUSHMAKING HAIR, WASTE THEROF 348,160 246,285 138,413

137,809

12,130,846

12,335,422 8,550,925

2017

2018

2019

2020

4417002000 Broom/mop Handles Gt 1.9CM Dmr Gt 97cm Long, Wood (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth % Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Argentina 116,415 142,625 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 3,932,381 3,874,679 5,222,174 5,239,436 -24.70 -26.05 China 983,038 2,133,126 1,466,018 2,807,394 -32.95 -24.02 Colombia 2,112 6,300 27,740 32,322 -92.39 -80.51 Costa Rica 7,429 1,613 -100.00 -100.00 Egypt 9,600 48,000 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 2,982,467 5,361,773 4,449,060 8,315,182 -32.96 -35.52 Hong Kong 14,233 100,800 Indonesia 425,540 414,043 666,448 708,821 -36.15 -41.59 Italy 29,035 44,800 Mexico 182,119 351,068 338,813 798,793 -46.25 -56.05 Taiwan 31,725 22,850 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

8,550,925 12,286,589 12,335,422 18,117,036 -30.68 -32.18

4417004000 PAINT BRUSH AND PAINT ROLLER HANDLES, OF WOOD 2017

2018

2019

2020

0502900000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 48,444 223 76,783 1,515 -36.91 -85.28 Germany 5,298 10 16,259 19 -67.41 -47.37 Japan 19,266 6 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 15,054 201 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 81,639 702 118,923 1,558 -31.35 -54.94 United Kingdom 3,032 13 World Total

138,413

948

246,285

3,299 -43.80 -71.26

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15,767,474

15,080,627

2018

2019

12,045,402

2017

17,285,216

2020

4417004000 Paint Brush And Paint Roller Handles, Of Wood (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia Belgium Chile 142,536 59,576 China 1,930,966 481,949 Czech Republic 18,233 1,164 France Germany 133,673 12,876 Hong Kong India Indonesia 778,441 205,235 Italy 12,752,736 684,805 Poland 1,444,834 176,148 Taiwan Thailand 83,797 6,544 World Total

5,250 6,488 45,026 1,895,597 25,118 4,335 183,701 3,225 14,371 1,630,422 9,861,123 1,285,928 4,924 115,119

17,285,216 1,628,297 15,080,627

0 -100.00 0 -100.00 0 216.56 0 1.87 0 -27.41 0 -100.00 0 -27.23 0 -100.00 0 -100.00 0 -52.26 0 29.32 0 12.36 0 -100.00 0 -27.21 0

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4417008090 TOOLS TOOL/BRUSH/BROOM BODIES SHOE L AST/TREE, WOOD

4417006000 BRUSH BACKS, OF WOOD 2,565,236

2,425,941

21,408,715

1,992,193 1,328,796

2017

2018

2019

2020

Country

4417006000 Brush Backs, Of Wood (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

1,328,796 2,851,629 1,992,193 4,163,421 -33.30 -31.51

Canada 342,127 886,829 525,110 1,359,711 -34.85 -34.78 China 4,056 10,184 12,460 45,309 -67.45 -77.52 Indonesia 366,515 917,024 602,254 1,240,291 -39.14 -26.06 Italy 10,853 15,260 Japan 6,217 1,580 -100.00 -100.00 Slovakia 9,645 13,048 -100.00 -100.00 Sri Lanka 605,245 1,022,332 836,507 1,503,482 -27.65 -32.00

4417008010 TOOLS HANDLES OF WOOD 6,039,817

2017

Country

7,024,219 5,215,228

2018

2019

5,732,501

2020

4417008010 Tools Handles Of Wood (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 4,768 179 Brazil 915,512 450,048 715,737 369,430 27.91 21.82 Cambodia 2,596 357 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 121,427 445,863 364,958 586,680 -66.73 -24.00 Chile 31,185 16,000 China 821,558 2,363,708 1,262,329 1,535,734 -34.92 53.91 Colombia 4,690 1,012 10,944 1,366 -57.15 -25.92 El Salvador 18,563 5,528 Germany 11,576 1,682 18,018 2,917 -35.75 -42.34 Honduras 390,159 214,500 461,097 251,727 -15.38 -14.79 India 8,440 431 Indonesia 4,158 442 118,839 48,900 -96.50 -99.10 Italy 200,935 20,061 302,167 35,480 -33.50 -43.46 Mexico 1,949,651 746,075 978,907 333,532 99.17 123.69 Spain 85,851 38,499 63,878 22,526 34.40 70.91 Sri Lanka 3,062 2,167 Sweden 11,943 410 3,105 72 284.64 469.44 Taiwan 573,380 70,385 524,334 71,092 9.35 -0.99 Thailand 5,515 631 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 2,435 1,231 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 2,574 55 8,642 518 -70.22 -89.38 Vietnam 573,069 71,780 371,727 45,331 54.16 58.35 World Total

5,732,501 4,448,825 5,215,228 3,307,524 9.92 34.51

19,863,105

2017

2018

18,278,997

18,268,812

2019

2020

4417008090 Tools Tool/brush/broom Bodies Shoe Last/tree, Wood (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Austria 50,542 20,007 6,259 224 707.51 8831.70 Brazil 77,502 38,403 38,699 17,388 100.27 120.86 Canada 227,710 48,795 179,224 41,912 27.05 16.42 Chile 4,998,207 2,173,976 5,818,297 2,678,053 -14.10 -18.82 China 6,233,758 1,537,422 5,587,787 1,358,169 11.56 13.20 Croatia 7,152 41 25,956 149 -72.45 -72.48 Czech Republic 26,741 1,611 Estonia 122,835 1,806 102,087 834 20.32 116.55 Finland 20,533 4,069 France 36,913 1,095 43,737 964 -15.60 13.59 Germany 176,472 1,598 150,174 1,643 17.51 -2.74 Honduras 21,773 18,995 Hungary 2,820 210 India 1,785,188 40,467 1,754,599 32,366 1.74 25.03 Indonesia 47,999 18,958 166,671 83,588 -71.20 -77.32 Italy 47,301 137 32,215 626 46.83 -78.12 Japan 2,131,614 26,599 2,391,740 29,980 -10.88 -11.28 Latvia 20,179 776 Mexico 987,327 320,089 703,485 232,816 40.35 37.49 Morocco 5,043 10 -100.00 -100.00 Nepal 284,580 3,986 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 3,938 63 Nicaragua 6,395 1,946 -100.00 -100.00 Romania 2,841 10 36,714 498 -92.26 -97.99 Spain 57,319 1,603 73,798 1,935 -22.33 -17.16 Sri Lanka 540,926 320,321 500,614 276,641 8.05 15.79 Taiwan 140,859 9,800 108,211 9,725 30.17 0.77 Thailand 19,740 1,466 11,645 468 69.51 213.25 Turkey 5,200 93 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 440,042 22,621 166,068 4,914 164.98 360.34 United Kingdom 29,886 549 79,799 1,961 -62.55 -72.00 Vietnam 10,695 919 World Total

18,268,812 4,612,406 18,278,997 4,780,889 -0.06 -3.52

9603100500 WISKBROOMS,BRM CORN,LT=.96 EA ,LT 61,655 DZ CAL YR 107,156 58,056

2017

2018

72,372 43,019

2019

2020

9603100500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,lt 61,655 Dz Cal Yr (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China Mexico

24,782 36,624 47,590 61,701

23,580 19,439

26,496 5.10 38.22 24,840 144.82 148.39

World Total

72,372 98,325

43,019

51,336 68.23 91.53

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9603101500 WISKBROOMS,BRM CORN,LT=.96 EA ,GT=61,655 DZ,CAL YR 95,330

15,791,085

14,824,799

2017

2018

63,493

43,653

13,296,599

13,158,302

2019

2020

32,108

2017

2018

2019

2020

9603101500 Wiskbrooms,brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,gt=61,655 Dz,cal Yr (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 61,820 186,276 26,847 66,192 130.27 181.42 Germany 2,789 2 India 10,596 3,688 -100.00 -100.00 Israel 17,525 70,100 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 18,441 51,644 4,205 5,760 338.55 796.60 Vietnam 12,280 23,616 4,320 10,800 184.26 118.67 World Total

9603106000 OTHER BROOMS,OF BROOMCORN,VALUED OVER .96 EACH

95,330 261,538

63,493

9603106000 Other Brooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 3,003 816 -100.00 -100.00 China 23,307 12,030 30,652 15,612 -23.96 -22.94 Mexico 13,134,995 5,610,810 13,262,944 5,809,437 -0.96 -3.42 World Total

13,158,302 5,622,840 13,296,599 5,825,865 -1.04 -3.48

156,540 50.14 67.07

9603109000 BROOMS & BRUSHES,OF TWIGS OR VEG MATERIAL,NESOI

9603103500 WISKBROOMS,OF BROOMCORN,VALUED OVER .96 EACH

3,856,451

595,958 451,195

415,357

2019

2020

2,729,145

2,434,992

2,144,393

2018

2019

2020

225,390 2017 2017

2018

9603103500 Wiskbrooms,of Broomcorn,valued Over .96 Each (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 10,660 6,000 -100.00 -100.00 China 84,755 83,813 103,199 105,575 -17.87 -20.61 Germany 8,396 5,376 Indonesia 9,160 800 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 4,630 100 Korea, South 17,889 18,955 Mexico 295,087 235,968 290,779 254,950 1.48 -7.45 Sweden 4,600 1,000 9,200 2,000 -50.00 -50.00 Taiwan 8,475 2,496 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 3,644 1 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 16,078 10,440 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

415,357 345,212 451,195 382,262 -7.94 -9.69

9603105000 BROOMS,OF BRM CORN,LT=.96 EA ,GT=121,478 DZ,CAL YR 13,939 9,076 3,340

2,350

9603109000 Brooms & Brushes,of Twigs Or Veg Material,nesoi (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 2,500 30 -100.00 -100.00 Bangladesh 2,117 3,024 -100.00 -100.00 Burma 20,553 31,000 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 14,992 2,162 9,287 1,359 61.43 59.09 China 258,519 600,500 186,254 994,376 38.80 -39.61 Colombia 52,703 35,130 9,312 5,200 465.97 575.58 Denmark 2,970 1 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 13,662 26,788 El Salvador 22,618 25,200 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 37,103 13,147 20,578 26,940 80.30 -51.20 India 37,633 24,659 56,506 75,932 -33.40 -67.52 Israel 5,222 3,760 Italy 3,582 6 5,283 1,529 -32.20 -99.61 Japan 64,886 62,417 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 85,309 100,236 6,924 2,490 1132.08 3925.54 Mexico 105,058 54,594 142,753 171,179 -26.41 -68.11 Nepal 3,000 120 Netherlands 4,949 5 Philippines 72,355 34,740 34,850 18,615 107.62 86.62 Poland 10,171 2,340 25,196 4,620 -59.63 -49.35 Portugal 8,649 8,880 Russia 3,986 1,658 Sri Lanka 1,063,003 1,069,760 1,420,328 1,560,344 -25.16 -31.44 Sweden 2,048 200 7,585 850 -73.00 -76.47 Taiwan 3,840 240 15,163 14,400 -74.68 -98.33 Thailand 141,323 104,713 87,792 118,830 60.97 -11.88 Vietnam 217,286 191,307 291,537 260,203 -25.47 -26.48 World Total

2017

2018

2019

2020

9603105000 Brooms,of Brm Corn,lt=.96 Ea,gt=121,478 Dz,cal Yr (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

India 3,000 500 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 3,340 149 Philippines 6,076 1,240 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

3,340

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1,740 -63.20 -91.44

2,144,393 2,274,945 2,434,992 3,378,539 -11.93 -32.66


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9603294010 HAIRBRUSHES, VALUED NOT OVER .40 EACH 12,620,879

12,675,240

12,414,644

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9603294090 SHAVING BRUSHES,NAIL BRUS ETC,LT=.40 EA 7,749,367

7,542,493

11,751,131

2017

Country

2018

2019

2020

9603294010 Hairbrushes, Valued Not Over .40 Each (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

China 11,023,073 48,292,177 12,277,786 52,602,587 -10.22 -8.19 Czech Republic 2,395 500 Germany 6,650 107,000 -100.00 -100.00 Hong Kong 37,879 174,864 -100.00 -100.00 India 2,010 600 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 11,388 2,300 38,431 189,315 -70.37 -98.79 Korea, South 10,713 40,870 33,637 152,893 -68.15 -73.27 Malaysia 756,900 1,930,086 260,941 1,173,462 190.07 64.48 Mexico 603,876 4,305,222 Taiwan 3,750 12,096 13,266 13,189 -71.73 -8.29 United Kingdom 4,640 400 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 2,549 16,992 World Total

12,414,644 54,600,243 12,675,240 54,414,310 -2.06 0.34

2017

Country

2018

6,938,143

6,857,552

2019

2020

9603294090 Shaving Brushes,nail Brus Etc,lt=.40 Ea (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 8,036 700 China 5,812,687 58,562,274 5,440,540 43,583,451 6.84 34.37 Colombia 2,562 6,408 -100.00 -100.00 France 2,265 12,500 8,174 37,600 -72.29 -66.76 Germany 354,443 1,995,419 553,705 3,630,561 -35.99 -45.04 Hong Kong 2,016 10,080 12,100 1,000,000 -83.34 -98.99 India 4,583 169,000 13,811 530,926 -66.82 -68.17 Italy 169,505 1,619,647 120,382 613,152 40.81 164.15 Japan 3,264 8,640 6,476 36,000 -49.60 -76.00 Korea, South 203,422 6,336,350 387,915 8,449,575 -47.56 -25.01 Mexico 12,180 1,399 24,839 29,058 -50.96 -95.19 Poland 15,502 46,272 5,706 20,004 171.68 131.31 Switzerland 9,519 300,000 Taiwan 242,135 3,118,075 316,177 2,603,272 -23.42 19.78 Thailand 45,756 120,668 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 15,000 73,892 Vietnam 2,995 9,504 World Total

6,857,552 72,263,752 6,938,143 60,660,675 -1.16 19.13

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9603298090 SHAVING BRUSHES, NAIL BRUSH,ETC,VALUED OVER .40 EA

24,830,402

2017

31,735,737

2018

40,048,997

36,561,747

2019

2020

9603298090 Shaving Brushes, Nail Brush,etc,valued Over .40 Ea (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 6,906 2,520 -100.00 -100.00 Austria 11,743 160 -100.00 -100.00 Belgium 5,479 386 7,478 3,024 -26.73 -87.24 Cambodia 3,880 6,000 Canada 76,602 26,276 5,913 706 1195.48 3621.81 China 31,500,037 27,414,166 33,667,712 28,950,595 -6.44 -5.31 Colombia 14,995 16,832 24,784 23,624 -39.50 -28.75 Denmark 32,712 4,480 8,154 1,120 301.18 300.00 Estonia 6,716 69 -100.00 -100.00 France 19,059 3,222 13,115 1,266 45.32 154.50 Germany 1,232,896 182,635 1,541,856 230,466 -20.04 -20.75 Hong Kong 31,397 28,110 111,520 43,160 -71.85 -34.87 India 48,628 8,880 94,516 34,638 -48.55 -74.36 Ireland 397,966 31,026 112,500 34,567 253.75 -10.24 Israel 15,615 3,844 6,291 900 148.21 327.11 Italy 444,498 67,415 506,100 78,284 -12.17 -13.88 Japan 464,814 111,980 588,908 69,655 -21.07 60.76 Korea, South 601,484 303,115 191,417 136,370 214.23 122.27 Malaysia 13,200 3,390 Mauritius 7,598 2,020 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 58,922 7,728 65,222 14,722 -9.66 -47.51 Netherlands 3,716 5,040 3,637 4,896 2.17 2.94

Norway 16,169 2,240 -100.00 -100.00 Pakistan 7,028 596 Panama 2,318 840 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 8,526 9,760 Portugal 47,495 3,595 9,117 934 420.95 284.90 Russia 13,891 3,692 Singapore 17,322 35,350 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 27,680 40,200 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 26,281 4,896 6,512 100 303.58 4796.00 Sri Lanka 81,591 8,533 132,349 18,809 -38.35 -54.63 Sweden 36,571 3,782 21,187 2,416 72.61 56.54 Switzerland 122,568 44,860 1,001,289 107,820 -87.76 -58.39 Taiwan 374,150 168,810 480,328 230,162 -22.11 -26.66 Thailand 2,054 4,832 Turkey 39,130 34,080 5,627 6,672 595.40 410.79 UAE 4,050 225 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 528,283 56,748 943,927 125,596 -44.03 -54.82 Vietnam 308,279 371,880 399,036 523,044 -22.74 -28.90 World Total

36,561,747 28,940,589 40,048,997 30,727,170 -8.71 -5.81

9603302000 ARTISTS BRUSHES,WRITING BRUSH,COSMET BR,LT=.05 EA 9,310,309

2017

7,505,031

2018

6,393,659

2019

5,713,944

2020

9603302000 Artists Brushes,writing Brush,cosmet Br,lt=.05 Ea (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 4,900 125,000 China 3,178,614 123,964,319 3,187,234 181,322,553 -0.27 -31.63 France 437,225 11,995,000 657,048 19,021,038 -33.46 -36.94 Germany 404,631 13,741,864 798,199 26,453,550 -49.31 -48.05 Hong Kong 10,534 362,880 -100.00 -100.00 India 66,717 3,780,905 80,771 7,784,537 -17.40 -51.43 Italy 1,251,769 84,038,665 716,210 54,869,880 74.78 53.16 Korea, South 259,704 9,384,108 456,183 18,997,090 -43.07 -50.60 Mexico 10,752 452,000 371,979 13,442,614 -97.11 -96.64 Taiwan 91,308 4,290,100 88,744 4,427,100 2.89 -3.09 Thailand 7,525 151,066 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 8,324 320,154 Vietnam 19,232 1,585,846 -100.00 -100.00

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World Total

5,713,944 252,092,115 6,393,659 328,418,154 -10.63 -23.24

9603304000 ARTISTS BRUSHES,WRIT BR,COSMET BR,GT .05,LT=.10 EA 16,348,029

16,465,822

15,408,403

2017

2018

2019

18,824,871

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9603304000 Artists Brushes,writ Br,cosmet Br,gt .05,lt=.10 Ea (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 289,001 4,775,102 China 14,999,600 220,565,228 10,924,978 156,012,597 37.30 41.38 France 210,020 3,750,000 303,056 5,095,000 -30.70 -26.40 Germany 2,098,958 39,829,130 2,750,372 51,091,088 -23.68 -22.04 Hong Kong 10,594 132,585 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 8,513 168,000 16,641 290,000 -48.84 -42.07 Japan 2,747 36,384 2,423 32,093 13.37 13.37


Korea, South 24,270 474,900 68,187 817,318 -64.41 -41.90 Mexico 1,137,586 16,221,962 1,178,034 17,023,804 -3.43 -4.71 Sri Lanka 19,995 216,000 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 32,000 500,000 113,905 1,544,500 -71.91 -67.63 Thailand 3,319 59,032 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 10,326 136,768 16,899 223,828 -38.90 -38.90 Vietnam 11,850 195,240 18,824,871 286,652,714 15,408,403 232,537,845 22.17 23.27

World Total

9603402000 PAINT ROLLERS 30,991,158

35,407,388

35,145,115

2018

2019

40,040,221

9603306000 ARTISTS BRUSHES,WRITING BR,COSMETIC BR,GT.10 EA 2017

413,838,080

2017

419,453,865

2018

337,363,541

2019

297,439,733

2020

9603306000 Artists Brushes,writing Br,cosmetic Br,gt.10 Ea (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 7,615 1,583 14,439 3,144 -47.26 -49.65 Austria 14,720 4,870 5,253 250 180.22 1848.00 Bangladesh 344,451 2,680,674 Burma 4,142 5,136 Cambodia 29,738 114,375 -100.00 -100.00 Cameroon 64,998 41,400 Canada 38,580 5,072 33,206 5,950 16.18 -14.76 China 246,029,736 458,558,863 280,087,737 410,569,200 -12.16 11.69 Cocos Islands 87,889 215,248 Cyprus 5,067 52 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 27,736 29,952 -100.00 -100.00 Denmark 102,367 18,060 22,227 458 360.55 3843.23 Dom. Republic 934,588 1,250,219 680,486 728,503 37.34 71.61 Estonia 3,520 2,880 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 9,039 2,067 3,720 80 142.98 2483.75 France 1,747,572 1,252,973 1,595,853 1,634,778 9.51 -23.36 Germany 4,515,536 3,942,537 3,403,529 4,156,376 32.67 -5.14 Greece 3,315 32 -100.00 -100.00 Hong Kong 1,854,548 1,292,097 3,370,109 2,354,940 -44.97 -45.13 India 4,038,380 7,884,657 3,713,039 9,480,577 8.76 -16.83 Indonesia 37,574 134,304 4,570 21,024 722.19 538.81 Ireland 48,986 69,544 31,087 13,654 57.58 409.33 Israel 16,233 4,165 26,601 1,125 -38.98 270.22 Italy 1,312,459 409,893 2,306,636 1,555,868 -43.10 -73.66 Japan 5,710,569 973,108 6,486,085 1,326,654 -11.96 -26.65 Korea, South 1,436,151 2,376,810 1,999,003 3,383,154 -28.16 -29.75 Lithuania 83,262 178,524 Malaysia 9,984 1,724 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritania 165,971 19,399 608,652 49,121 -72.73 -60.51 Mauritius 741,186 157,330 972,049 233,332 -23.75 -32.57 Mexico 17,947,704 125,280,517 20,970,501 146,068,426 -14.41 -14.23 Morocco 5,933 1,050 -100.00 -100.00 Nauru 6,838 612 Netherlands 502,727 33,522 13,799 5,632 3543.21 495.21 Pakistan 10,585 58,225 3,015 3,700 251.08 1473.65 Peru 3,084 6,000 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 10,779 19,560 Russia 74,171 21,887 8,100 650 815.69 3267.23 Singapore 338,868 11,022 12,564 1,544 2597.13 613.86 South Africa 6,541 5,900 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 527,373 117,550 561,447 112,332 -6.07 4.65 Sri Lanka 2,250,886 1,455,837 1,526,619 1,756,313 47.44 -17.11 Sweden 2,652 60 5,976 3,600 -55.62 -98.33 Taiwan 862,741 3,472,970 1,995,260 7,597,344 -56.76 -54.29 Thailand 1,142,168 2,553,915 1,975,807 4,663,607 -42.19 -45.24 Turkey 120,880 99,600 33,216 29,180 263.92 241.33 Ukraine 2,408 225 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 1,561,930 774,279 1,662,823 645,994 -6.07 19.86 Uruguay 148,861 5,258 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 2,732,879 9,669,663 2,983,946 8,530,031 -8.41 13.36 World Total

297,439,733 625,047,752 337,363,541 605,103,989 -11.83 3.30

2020

Country

9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

40,040,221 91,699,567 35,145,115 77,876,264 13.93 17.75

Australia 3,459 1 Belgium 2,822 132 Brazil 110,922 116,676 83,789 101,554 32.38 14.89 Cambodia 4,382,735 9,302,554 3,172,775 8,923,052 38.14 4.25 Canada 539,545 282,202 244,585 88,542 120.60 218.72 China 30,058,434 68,969,629 27,600,008 60,986,208 8.91 13.09 Czech Republic 599,290 4,113,955 334,317 1,670,453 79.26 146.28 Finland 3,115 1 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 422,086 444,618 267,076 187,635 58.04 136.96 Greece 126,866 449,366 Guatemala 3,648 1,200 -100.00 -100.00 Hong Kong 111,356 218,054 -100.00 -100.00 India 81,056 100,300 88,303 99,470 -8.21 0.83 Indonesia 290,469 1,428,464 Israel 3,400 20 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 51,310 184,229 14,959 20,976 243.00 778.28 Japan 97,641 19,612 19,253 12,573 407.15 55.99 Mexico 2,207,160 4,197,796 2,106,200 3,286,118 4.79 27.74 Netherlands 11,794 42,346 9,730 1,009 21.21 4096.83 New Zealand 17,287 10,400 Singapore 5,895 3 3,290 34 79.18 -91.18 Spain 7,103 1,172 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 28,831 14,596 89,028 61,210 -67.62 -76.15 Switzerland 4,446 80 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 48,942 63,824 41,118 98,454 19.03 -35.17 Thailand 45,620 14,224 5,890 1,944 674.53 631.69 United Kingdom 890,962 1,930,748 929,396 2,116,495 -4.14 -8.78 Vietnam 17,095 13,892 2,330 10 633.69 138820.

9603404020 PAINT PADS 7,466,831

7,227,601

7,011,864

6,594,059

2017

2018

2019

2020

Country

9603404020 Paint Pads (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

7,011,864 18,568,516 7,227,601 17,944,334 -2.98 3.48

Canada 12,815 8,480 China 5,726,306 17,121,910 6,199,632 16,420,974 -7.63 4.27 Greece 48,461 8,791 Guatemala 40,307 77,616 Japan 9,223 2,000 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 22,623 65,758 4,635 2,544 388.09 2484.83 Netherlands 7,900 11,000 Pakistan 5,528 61,000 23,360 83,874 -76.34 -27.27 Sweden 8,161 330 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 252,324 551,754 374,967 959,336 -32.71 -42.49 United Kingdom 890,333 657,167 607,623 475,276 46.53 38.27 Vietnam 5,267 5,040

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9603404040 NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSHES, EXC SUBHDG 9603.30 19,713,867

20,827,163

22,123,854

2017

2018

2019

24,491,860

2020

9603404040 Natural Bristle Brushes, Exc Subhdg 9603.30 (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Belgium 3,615 800 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 160,428 21,924 66,116 16,510 142.65 32.79 China 14,592,190 64,927,619 13,829,027 57,042,614 5.52 13.82 France 5,732 18 8,724 1,915 -34.30 -99.06 Germany 52,465 10,541 47,069 3,931 11.46 168.15 Hong Kong 29,756 4,020 -100.00 -100.00 India 5,181 4,711 7,102 4,396 -27.05 7.17 Indonesia 8,199,624 48,640,654 7,385,651 42,831,314 11.02 13.56 Italy 250,505 42,924 48,585 9,126 415.60 370.35 Japan 19,569 7,223 8,374 4,939 133.69 46.24 Slovenia 9,207 3,800 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 2,321 976 10,578 4,762 -78.06 -79.50 Sri Lanka 5,868 7,056 Taiwan 63,099 222,604 20,173 59,424 212.79 274.60 Turkey 1,091,617 232,006 573,954 201,136 90.19 15.35 United Kingdom 43,261 16,050 75,923 34,729 -43.02 -53.79 World Total

24,491,860 114,134,306 22,123,854 100,223,416 10.70 13.88

9603404060 PAINT,DISTEMPER/SIML BRUSHES EXC SUBHDG 960330,NES 73,304,102

2017

83,853,917

2018

101,378,967 74,088,007

2019

2020

9603404060 Paint,distemper/siml Brushes Exc Subhdg 960330,nes (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 13,304 1,923 Bangladesh 297,505 1,405,704 Belgium 2,230 925 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 225,304 303,975 92,348 133,556 143.97 127.60 Canada 222,802 235,226 225,303 100,893 -1.11 133.14 China 92,825,158 284,341,867 66,301,701 243,732,710 40.00 16.66 Costa Rica 66,223 220,657 8,330 2,302 694.99 9485.45 Cyprus 9,290 91 Denmark 40,727 146,231 9,558 639 326.10 22784 Egypt 13,000 46,677 France 7,813 57,613 11,357 11,720 -31.21 391.58 Germany 442,081 242,762 526,881 198,132 -16.09 22.53 Guatemala 82,744 94,716 50,651 61,912 63.36 52.98 Hong Kong 18,248 32,430 34,275 43,776 -46.76 -25.92 Hungary 10,958 15,020 Iceland 8,429 9,888 -100.00 -100.00 India 34,637 25,213 53,334 44,374 -35.06 -43.18 Indonesia 2,567,597 11,037,928 3,680,620 18,267,881 -30.24 -39.58 Ireland 5,440 8,000 7,940 7,045 -31.49 13.56 Israel 2,813 200 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 836,820 2,394,268 432,614 696,382 93.43 243.82 Japan 272,129 278,909 183,127 193,884 48.60 43.85 Korea, South 8,395 2,700 14,613 9,500 -42.55 -71.58 Lithuania 24,889 85,985 Malaysia 16,042 91,200 -100.00 -100.00

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Mexico 5,055 14,550 Morocco Netherlands 51,855 10,096 Philippines 35,345 98,523 Poland Romania 4,690 900 South Africa 43,679 141,475 Spain 58,136 167,236 Sri Lanka 235,042 82,440 Sweden 70,252 122,540 Taiwan 258,160 218,640 Thailand 199,302 512,372 Turkey 1,153,699 495,130 United Kingdom 654,924 651,094 Vietnam 583,764 1,322,295 World Total

101,378,967 304,815,186

59,024 7,897 154,234 29,365 2,740 8,614 7,545 11,458 232,715 68,615 223,585 102,900 911,913 467,563 137,673

109,346 -91.44 -86.69 48 -100.00 -100.00 361,037 -66.38 -97.20 1,568,206 20.36 -93.72 1,132 -100.00 -100.00 1,650 -45.55 -45.45 450 478.91 31338.89 1,922 407.38 8601.14 75,696 1.00 8.91 155,090 2.39 -20.99 185,588 15.46 17.81 405,750 93.69 26.28 252,244 26.51 96.29 457,831 40.07 42.21 259,389 324.02 409.77

74,088,007 267,442,298 36.84

13.97

9603500000 OTHR BRUSHES,AS PARTS OF MACHINES,APPLIANCE,VEHICL

84,818,260

85,362,429

2017

2018

99,695,756

101,347,263

2019

2020

9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 446,691 28,243 160,421 1,844 178.45 1431.62 Austria 741,295 316,989 410,501 69,416 80.58 356.65 Belgium 174,173 5,065 198,972 5,222 -12.46 -3.01 Bolivia 4,420 216 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 32,673 3,396 45,188 5,845 -27.70 -41.90 Bulgaria 4,328 219 65,092 2,342 -93.35 -90.65 Cambodia 19,915 6,336 Canada 8,803,238 602,705 9,129,590 543,877 -3.57 10.82 China 32,644,077 46,592,170 30,025,051 56,040,450 8.72 -16.86 Colombia 5,368 144 21,600 600 -75.15 -76.00 Czech Republic 70,678 7,212 54,986 740 28.54 874.59 Denmark 247,670 31,527 306,455 86,470 -19.18 -63.54 Ecuador 179,936 727 Estonia 124,166 19,971 129,161 21,604 -3.87 -7.56 Finland 177,605 13,537 84,412 3,687 110.40 267.15 France 404,034 110,156 592,492 29,487 -31.81 273.57 Germany 14,914,933 1,869,310 16,179,695 2,814,926 -7.82 -33.59 Greece 16,907 37,153 26,192 90 -35.45 41181.11 Hong Kong 124,951 34,752 27,496 21,935 354.43 58.43 Hungary 18,710 504 44,332 626 -57.80 -19.49 India 132,473 161,285 117,802 119,379 12.45 35.10 Indonesia 399,552 127,862 537,154 163,991 -25.62 -22.03 Ireland 13,653 400 8,656 360 57.73 11.11 Israel 3,648 50 8,430 383 -56.73 -86.95 Italy 7,395,173 2,059,741 7,874,107 384,941 -6.08 435.08 Japan 12,209,583 235,575 11,090,988 276,850 10.09 -14.91 Korea, South 1,013,631 193,356 724,177 256,265 39.97 -24.55 Lithuania 79,862 31,618 151,070 5,123 -47.14 517.18 Luxembourg 7,590 2 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 3,054,628 546,464 1,302,310 527,825 134.55 3.53 Mexico 5,219,422 3,029,590 6,471,176 3,396,720 -19.34 -10.81 Netherlands 1,425,440 35,523 1,896,578 69,307 -24.84 -48.75 New Zealand 2,598 27 2,061 120 26.06 -77.50 Niger 2,500 2 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 7,734 200 15,307 1,980 -49.47 -89.90 Paraguay 2,409 6 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 151,612 20,212 210,979 19,701 -28.14 2.59 Portugal 501,755 15,439 378,263 13,993 32.65 10.33 Romania 38,400 10,184 26,579 4,181 44.47 143.58 San Marino 3,200 100 -100.00 -100.00 Serbia 15,054 540 Singapore 6,653 154 5,728 402 16.15 -61.69 Slovakia 12,640 28 3,888 16 225.10 75.00 Slovenia 63,945 7,162 39,852 222 60.46 3126.13 Spain 3,373,085 801,862 4,405,950 1,158,306 -23.44 -30.77 Sri Lanka 4,983 4,896 -100.00 -100.00 St Kitts and Nevis 371,576 8,544,599 396,742 8,779,734 -6.34 -2.68 Sweden 1,314,304 66,802 1,907,818 287,422 -31.11 -76.76


Switzerland 1,646,334 222,295 1,350,935 30,306 21.87 633.50 Taiwan 1,576,626 1,120,990 1,303,698 1,158,354 20.93 -3.23 Thailand 114,737 91,212 103,550 192,635 10.80 -52.65 Turkey 83,487 24,368 37,766 718 121.06 3293.87 UAE 4,664 1 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 1,429,599 187,960 1,668,231 268,686 -14.30 -30.04 Uzbekistan 2,016 2,016 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 538,711 98,683 122,543 38,238 339.61 158.08 World Total

101,347,263 67,314,297

9603908020 UPRIGHT BROOMS 20,814,620

24,158,965

28,038,495

25,724,033

99,695,756 76,812,558 1.66 -12.37

9603904000 FEATHER DUSTERS 10,557,007

12,627,424

11,134,170

7,914,077

2017

2018

2019

2020

Country

9603904000 Feather Dusters (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

11,134,170 3,648,390 12,627,424

Belgium 3,830 0 -100.00 Canada 862,866 215,673 1,420,644 0 -39.26 China 7,865,681 2,771,469 8,982,456 0 -12.43 Germany 9,179 758 2,955 0 210.63 Hong Kong 3,000 3,000 India 3,840 0 -100.00 Indonesia 92,772 30,992 134,689 0 -31.12 Korea, South 85,844 6,800 Lebanon 65,269 13,114 69,144 0 -5.60 Netherlands 2,669 0 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 29,507 0 -100.00 South Africa 2,042,033 570,257 1,923,688 0 6.15 Taiwan 101,930 34,656 36,128 0 182.14 United Kingdom 5,596 1,671 17,874 0 -68.69 0

-11.83

9603908010 WISKBROOMS 1,358,530 1,097,869

2017

1,261,750

971,876

2018

2017

World Total

25,724,033 20,427,921 28,038,495 21,168,848 -8.25 -3.50

Belgium 48,428 11,520 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 127,960 69,061 30,262 1,283 322.84 5282.77 Cambodia 34,635 7,288 18,290 1,988 89.37 266.60 Canada 2,316 97 China 22,066,452 18,564,262 24,580,661 19,148,908 -10.23 -3.05 Colombia 77,500 72,888 52,976 55,500 46.29 31.33 Costa Rica 16,643 1,689 -100.00 -100.00 Denmark 4,483 372 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 332,956 124,714 228,038 45,773 46.01 172.46 Guatemala 244,125 192,860 225,836 173,510 8.10 11.15 Honduras 64,274 96,798 Hong Kong 18,500 13,932 21,529 15,000 -14.07 -7.12 India 6,269 2,390 10,882 5,214 -42.39 -54.16 Indonesia 10,594 2,100 45,974 8,674 -76.96 -75.79 Italy 715,472 361,668 724,224 342,335 -1.21 5.65 Korea, South 11,906 316 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 1,026,958 405,310 454,276 437,161 126.06 -7.29 Philippines 3,460 2,400 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 10,507 1,468 5,267 708 99.49 107.34 Portugal 4,102 3,600 Sri Lanka 964,490 502,985 1,523,434 894,686 -36.69 -43.78 Taiwan 6,271 3,120 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 14,823 4,500 4,286 2,740 245.85 64.23 Trinidad/Tobago 3,303 2,868 -100.00 -100.00 Turkey 4,080 4,800 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 4,330 230 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 2,100 2,000 9,656 8,053 -78.25 -75.16

9603908030 PUSH BROOMS, 41 CM OR LESS IN WIDTH 3,723,775

3,112,468

3,184,623

2019

2020

2020

9603908010 Wiskbrooms (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Bangladesh 8,233 60,480 Brazil 7,562 1,224 -100.00 -100.00 China 918,897 1,580,866 1,311,628 2,283,906 -29.94 -30.78 Colombia 62,620 40,200 Germany 3,455 250 -100.00 -100.00 Honduras 4,086 7,200 India 163,548 146,710 Mexico 36,135 29,743 3,002 2,001 1103.70 1386.41 Poland 4,818 5,880 Taiwan 51,688 48,000 11,177 9,750 362.45 392.31 United Kingdom 21,706 5,372 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 11,725 7,500 World Total

2020

9603908020 Upright Brooms (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

4,475,044

2019

2019

Country

2017 Country

2018

1,261,750 1,926,579 1,358,530 2,302,503 -7.12 -16.33

Country

2018

9603908030 Push Brooms, 41 Cm Or Less In Width (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 22,402 846 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 7,146 651 15,349 1,260 -53.44 -48.33 China 1,386,061 1,962,963 706,809 528,869 96.10 271.16 Colombia 2,936 3,656 Germany 24,909 6,192 16,576 4,753 50.27 30.28 Hong Kong 14,000 100,000 12,200 71,500 14.75 39.86 Italy 30,771 16,746 20,836 11,484 47.68 45.82 Japan 3,644 180 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 60,799 1,050 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 2,349 325 2,200 206 6.77 57.77 Poland 4,793 1,368 18,446 5,040 -74.02 -72.86 Sri Lanka 1,711,658 617,666 2,124,902 717,984 -19.45 -13.97 Taiwan 3,347 181 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 104,958 60,071 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

3,184,623 2,709,567 3,112,468 1,403,424 2.32 93.07

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9603908050 BROOMS,BRUSHES,SQUEEGEES,ETC,NESOI

9603908040 OTHER BROOMS,NESOI 35,704,091

39,450,808

45,472,219

699,997,897

25,861,823

2017

717,507,948 678,579,582

631,484,883

2018

2019

2017

2020

Country

9603908040 Other Brooms,nesoi (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

45,472,219 24,095,951 39,450,808 23,605,860 15.26

Australia 111,042 11,769 164,318 6,923 -32.42 70.00 Austria 142,670 121,000 120,495 63,166 18.40 91.56 Brazil 651,554 389,062 844,546 365,636 -22.85 6.41 Cambodia 89,424 32,712 188,626 82,903 -52.59 -60.54 Canada 266,454 41,557 252,249 29,806 5.63 39.42 China 4,446,190 4,178,928 8,117,347 7,456,074 -45.23 -43.95 Colombia 225,651 239,652 328,156 336,616 -31.24 -28.81 Czech Republic 140,546 478,056 89,321 308,160 57.35 55.13 Denmark 12,444 1,278 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 3,009 1,260 El Salvador 253,636 263,740 217,971 216,095 16.36 22.05 Germany 74,548 18,886 34,692 5,485 114.89 244.32 Honduras 152,524 243,432 113,620 120,384 34.24 102.21 Hong Kong 10,584 80,184 India 13,461 3,450 16,036 14,890 -16.06 -76.83 Israel 31,141 15,580 64,579 24,234 -51.78 -35.71 Italy 778,211 277,641 227,238 150,697 242.47 84.24 Japan 5,138 360 -100.00 -100.00 Korea, South 2,800 80 5,260 1,970 -46.77 -95.94 Latvia 3,619 1,850 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 20,587 357 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 34,474,669 14,889,485 24,697,929 11,997,488 39.59 24.11 Nigeria 2,040 17 Pakistan 4,000 625 Philippines 32,956 9,390 35,906 3,921 -8.22 139.48 Poland 109,175 22,734 -100.00 -100.00 Portugal 67,075 723,130 80,022 50,475 -16.18 1332.65 Spain 20,604 12,902 5,766 6,516 257.34 98.00 Sri Lanka 2,396,733 1,152,145 2,647,694 1,404,851 -9.48 -17.99 Sweden 3,493 236 -100.00 -100.00 Taiwan 117,675 24,432 73,378 17,273 60.37 41.45 Thailand 68,940 171,060 65,734 34,335 4.88 398.21 Turkey 270,338 134,164 121,283 112,387 122.90 19.38 United Kingdom 93,789 129,779 91,972 139,681 1.98 -7.09 Venezuela 34,448 53,856 30,637 36,615 12.44 47.09 Vietnam 495,507 397,977 661,577 592,464 -25.10 -32.83

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2.08

2018

2019

2020

Country

9603908050 Brooms,brushes,squeegees,etc,nesoi (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

717,507,948 444,060,638 678,579,582 405,165,116 5.74

Australia 668,320 2,686 1,142,964 9,764 -41.53 -72.49 Austria 9,028 880 13,083 13,505 -30.99 -93.48 Bangladesh 848,997 328,085 623,239 213,782 36.22 53.47 Belgium 1,763,008 721,547 2,591,799 760,697 -31.98 -5.15 Brazil 366,280 189,741 141,843 74,615 158.23 154.29 Bulgaria 3,179 400 5,881 3,000 -45.94 -86.67 Cambodia 3,773,045 2,220,488 2,782,083 1,689,761 35.62 31.41 Canada 6,550,198 1,135,197 24,186,714 3,278,236 -72.92 -65.37 China 538,535,883 363,453,194 490,605,164 323,719,165 9.77 12.27 Colombia 1,016,818 709,329 710,513 512,119 43.11 38.51 Costa Rica 20,814 99 Croatia 26,179 26 -100.00 -100.00 Cyprus 3,244 88 8,419 60 -61.47 46.67 Czech Republic 33,721 4,012 31,658 3,122 6.52 28.51 Denmark 4,294,788 711,197 4,750,893 811,117 -9.60 -12.32 Dom. Republic 45,320,637 9,827,889 46,221,245 8,303,477 -1.95 18.36 Egypt 164,646 167,808 154,042 162,391 6.88 3.34 El Salvador 89,197 159,501 178,634 204,009 -50.07 -21.82 Estonia 38,794 825 15,732 755 146.59 9.27 Finland 437,493 23,811 643,426 41,200 -32.01 -42.21 France 294,943 43,952 456,757 44,202 -35.43 -0.57 Germany 5,151,999 1,420,588 4,829,435 1,371,317 6.68 3.59 Greece 3,154 250 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 55,658 33,915 20,934 1,530 165.87 2116.67 Honduras 19,551,550 12,747,236 19,945,071 12,683,320 -1.97 0.50 Hong Kong 1,255,854 402,657 4,465,358 2,911,351 -71.88 -86.17 Hungary 3,397 2,392 6,734 2,874 -49.55 -16.77 India 1,010,825 1,236,753 993,862 905,929 1.71 36.52 Indonesia 527,469 142,266 484,901 166,980 8.78 -14.80 Ireland 432,855 4,238 1,009,855 9,579 -57.14 -55.76 Israel 235,925 121,308 151,132 54,156 56.11 124.00 Italy 2,295,914 960,989 2,416,426 943,211 -4.99 1.88 Japan 2,591,315 172,523 956,174 104,040 171.01 65.82 Korea, South 1,614,743 340,907 1,014,079 104,766 59.23 225.40 Lebanon 2,114 1,096 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 467,142 3,855 538,248 6,420 -13.21 -39.95 Malaysia 1,194,943 856,300 1,224,685 652,487 -2.43 31.24 Mexico 36,390,384 22,036,143 31,381,061 24,102,145 15.96 -8.57 Morocco 23,329 1,152 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 384,514 91,307 444,697 162,068 -13.53 -43.66 New Zealand 351,195 4,199 606,507 482,851 -42.10 -99.13 Pakistan 4,132,599 3,660,386 4,256,637 3,565,643 -2.91 2.66 Peru 7,321 405 Philippines 12,233 3,254 Poland 502,614 653,776 458,423 605,923 9.64 7.90 Portugal 53,251 41,790 129,854 50,913 -58.99 -17.92 Romania 9,427 1,520 -100.00 -100.00 San Marino 3,240 90 -100.00 -100.00 Seychelles 55,581 27,685 193,654 68,762 -71.30 -59.74 Sierra Leone 4,494 1,300 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 429,589 560,485 23,642 16,462 1717.06 3304.72 Slovakia 3,235 800 South Africa 2,094 104 Spain 1,338,375 1,044,395 1,442,545 1,007,842 -7.22 3.63 Sri Lanka 2,258,531 1,429,476 2,498,293 1,519,538 -9.60 -5.93 Sweden 127,822 13,449 90,523 7,579 41.20 77.45 Switzerland 429,435 79,029 436,535 90,959 -1.63 -13.12 Taiwan 19,089,380 9,413,900 13,227,059 7,244,229 44.32 29.95 Thailand 3,897,514 3,102,315 3,922,516 3,011,046 -0.64 3.03 Turkey 657,317 558,289 413,799 346,126 58.85 61.30 UAE 97,372 2,125 167,121 119 -41.74 1685.71 United Kingdom 730,429 154,752 755,388 156,753 -3.30 -1.28 Venezuela 4,685 11,484 12,946 20,469 -63.81 -43.90 Vietnam 5,929,856 3,024,434 4,725,462 2,937,318 25.49 2.97 9.60


2020 Year-End

U.S. EXPORTS

STATS 4417000000 TOOLS/TOOL & BROOM BODIES ETC SHOE L AST/TREES WOOD

0502100000 PIGS, HOGS, BOARS BRISTLES & HAIR & WASTE THEREOF 1,379,413

50,164,610

1,185,626 810,737

33,063,425

33,742,191

2018

2019

22,974,038

393,382

2017

2018

2019

2020

0502100000 Pigs, Hogs, Boars Bristles & Hair & Waste Thereof (kg) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Canada 3,982 441 China 3,060 56 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 3,750 211 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 5,400 768 Germany 102,064 19,752 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 258,423 40,587 Qatar 25,588 2,862 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 43,495 4,865 Trinidad/Tobago 82,082 16,401 663,653 73,451 -87.63 -77.67 United Kingdom 12,622 1,412 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

393,382 63,062

810,737

97,744 -51.48 -35.48

0502900000 BADGER HAIR & OTHER BRUSHMAKING HAIR, WASTE THEROF 1,211,413

2017

559,189

573,121

2018

2019

680,980

2020

050290000 Badger Hair & Other Brushmaking Hair, Waste Therof (kg) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Brazil 31,160 2,266 -100.00 -100.00 China 39,521 2,256 Denmark 162,000 2,740 182,218 2,973 -11.10 -7.84 Dom. Republic 12,196 4,010 -100.00 -100.00 Ecuador 36,989 2,482 15,460 303 139.26 719.14 Finland 11,708 668 -100.00 -100.00 India 5,644 322 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 7,134 141 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 3,309 255 3,667 162 -9.76 57.41 New Zealand 7,904 825 -100.00 -100.00 St Kitts/Nevis 32,342 2,282 -100.00 -100.00 Thailand 28,136 1,547 12,866 734 118.68 110.76 Trinidad/Tobago 408,430 59,520 250,822 39,811 62.84 49.51 United Kingdom 2,595 10 World Total

680,980 68,810

573,121

54,497 18.82 26.26

2017

2020

4417000000 Tools/tool & Broom Bodies Etc Shoe Last/trees Wood (x) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Aruba 26,202 635 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 155,164 47,740 204,613 20,393 -24.17 134.10 Austria 8,606 41 9,172 47 -6.17 -12.77 Azerbaijan 31,602 660 -100.00 -100.00 Bahamas 6,802 937 48,490 1,775 -85.97 -47.21 Bahrain 5,292 665 -100.00 -100.00 Belgium 6,457 48 7,139 124 -9.55 -61.29 Bermuda 4,173 42 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 600,109 45,044 616,699 39,971 -2.69 12.69 Canada 4,542,139 204,094 4,682,585 212,829 -3.00 -4.10 Cayman Islands 3,727 279 6,820 792 -45.35 -64.77 Chile 32,318 782 84,729 3,045 -61.86 -74.32 China 158,440 5,453 138,523 7,103 14.38 -23.23 Colombia 12,340 612 29,859 450 -58.67 36.00 Costa Rica 364,523 61,098 575,922 102,069 -36.71 -40.14 Czech Republic 3,925 182 -100.00 -100.00 Denmark 6,144 20 2,639 8 132.82 150.00 Djibouti 56,490 12,150 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 23,809 834 57,881 1,479 -58.87 -43.61 Ecuador 2,678 198 7,070 126 -62.12 57.14 El Salvador 9,774 1,246 7,000 117 39.63 964.96 Fiji 4,760 50 Finland 11,986 68 12,698 46 -5.61 47.83 France 5,640 31 22,425 572 -74.85 -94.58 Germany 118,860 2,515 347,656 6,397 -65.81 -60.68 Greece 5,399 89 6,746 2 -19.97 4350.00 Grenada 8,730 404 -100.00 -100.00 Guatemala 66,622 26,683 8,672 459 668.24 5713.29 Haiti 6,312 292 3,445 160 83.22 82.50 Honduras 6,185 1,784 73,784 21,985 -91.62 -91.89 Hong Kong 6,000 110 17,425 291 -65.57 -62.20 Hungary 15,417 714 -100.00 -100.00 India 112,789 4,682 -100.00 -100.00 Indonesia 4,329 1 -100.00 -100.00 Iraq 423,435 16,138 258,229 7,767 63.98 107.78 Ireland 8,780 431 32,161 823 -72.70 -47.63 Israel 34,577 1,489 95,743 3,166 -63.89 -52.97 Italy 5,850 828 35,832 2,076 -83.67 -60.12 Japan 84,729 3,280 291,328 12,142 -70.92 -72.99 Jordan 5,341 44 14,466 664 -63.08 -93.37 Kazakhstan 3,748 360 12,621 137 -70.30 162.77 Korea, South 104,571 3,606 117,360 7,190 -10.90 -49.85 Kuwait 24,412 6,057 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 22,174 147 12,320 69 79.98 113.04 Malaysia 11,722 52 34,757 1,111 -66.27 -95.32 Mauritania 2,610 8 Mexico 15,127,169 4,437,214 23,586,981 3,271,977 -35.87 35.61 Morocco 12,394 13 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 74,795 2,626 66,673 3,116 12.18 -15.73 New Zealand 184,856 9,807 108,011 7,385 71.15 32.80 Nicaragua 15,588 1,068 -100.00 -100.00 Nigeria 8,944 401 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 25,355 1,072 Panama 133,813 39,867 563,260 79,802 -76.24 -50.04 Paraguay 3,990 1 -100.00 -100.00

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Peru 4,569 336 Philippines 5,747 741 28,458 966 -79.81 -23.29 Poland 70,073 3,477 120,078 4,551 -41.64 -23.60 Qatar 3,200 487 -100.00 -100.00 Romania 4,500 268 Russia 93,200 799 133,237 1,535 -30.05 -47.95 Saudi Arabia 64,659 10,975 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 17,561 30 53,225 1,706 -67.01 -98.24 Slovakia 3,278 255 8,775 14 -62.64 1721.43 South Africa 4,790 23 -100.00 -100.00 Spain 10,015 18 378,501 17,373 -97.35 -99.90 Sri Lanka 18,060 19,862 -100.00 -100.00 St Kitts/Nevis 11,459 522 -100.00 -100.00 St Lucia 15,616 3,120 St Vin./Grenadines 3,500 700 Sweden 6,751 141 -100.00 -100.00 Switzerland 13,628 81 32,695 184 -58.32 -55.98 Taiwan 15,965 740 57,793 1,204 -72.38 -38.54 Trinidad/Tobago 11,391 649 3,062 769 272.01 -15.60 Turkey 2,537 38 -100.00 -100.00 Turks & Caicos 14,929 454 UAE 156,230 4,778 48,105 340 224.77 1305.29 United Kingdom 109,483 4,360 131,647 4,811 -16.84 -9.37 Vietnam 6,034 524 99,148 2,252 -93.91 -76.73 World Total

22,974,038 4,938,347 33,742,191 3,913,093 -31.91 26.20

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2019

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9603100000 Brooms & Brushes, Of Twigs/oth Veg Mat Bound (doz) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Australia 55,568 1,084 73,353 1,903 -24.25 -43.04 Bahamas 93,230 393 56,508 304 64.99 29.28 Barbados 4,710 312 Bermuda 35,248 1,103 Brazil 40,497 1,228 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 2,560,590 75,970 2,773,541 71,130 -7.68 6.80 Chile 28,475 357 103,277 1,099 -72.43 -67.52 China 50,472 1,564 413,014 5,684 -87.78 -72.48 Costa Rica 6,986 212 -100.00 -100.00 Curacao 3,168 100 9,826 361 -67.76 -72.30 Czech Republic 6,697 95 8,443 256 -20.68 -62.89 Dom. Republic 15,841 753 14,103 655 12.32 14.96 Ecuador 21,398 376 Finland 2,800 1 -100.00 -100.00 France 64,396 504 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 28,039 851 19,053 353 47.16 141.08 Guatemala 2,664 36 Guyana 17,470 409 -100.00 -100.00 Haiti 31,798 87 Honduras 49,477 1,227 26,325 626 87.95 96.01 Hong Kong 26,501 412 3,585 85 639.22 384.71 Hungary 3,312 280 -100.00 -100.00 Iceland 2,790 10 India 466,221 26,790 3,022 15 15327 178500. Iraq 2,550 1 -100.00 -100.00 Italy 43,072 1,584 -100.00 -100.00 Jamaica 6,277 8 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 33,656 636 50,394 292 -33.21 117.81 Jordan 35,000 1,062 7,276 31 381.03 3325.81 Korea, South 117,808 3,883 72,592 2,638 62.29 47.19 Kuwait 3,669 10 5,239 86 -29.97 -88.37 Luxembourg 31,336 951 14,041 426 123.17 123.24 Mali 10,000 303 Mexico 301,973 13,164 329,618 21,256 -8.39 -38.07 Netherlands 90,357 965 169,991 3,074 -46.85 -68.61

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New Zealand 2,870 28 -100.00 -100.00 Nigeria 3,737 29 -100.00 -100.00 Norway 15,484 201 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 3,094 85 7,754 220 -60.10 -61.36 Paraguay 4,358 2 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 37,042 1,025 40,611 1,340 -8.79 -23.51 Philippines 12,970 394 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 9,033 86 6,970 13 29.60 561.54 Qatar 3,720 8 -100.00 -100.00 Romania 3,852 117 -100.00 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 27,448 500 183,206 2,709 -85.02 -81.54 Singapore 5,173 10 4,000 40 29.33 -75.00 Sint Maarten 2,520 100 -100.00 -100.00 Slovenia 5,710 16 Spain 12,925 364 9,000 273 43.61 33.33 St Kitts/Nevis 12,985 255 16,728 600 -22.38 -57.50 St Lucia 9,240 413 -100.00 -100.00 St Vin./Grenadines 6,387 183 7,001 138 -8.77 32.61 Sweden 4,260 129 Switzerland 3,640 110 26,892 540 -86.46 -79.63 Taiwan 2,745 17 Thailand 10,006 247 2,712 37 268.95 567.57 Trinidad/Tobago 87,065 3,300 135,705 4,846 -35.84 -31.90 Turkey 52,006 1,526 UAE 43,244 1,176 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 316,388 5,677 518,832 11,531 -39.02 -50.77 World Total

4,702,593 146,024 5,401,967 139,256 -12.95 4.86


9603210000 TOOTH BRUSHES, INCL DENTALPL ATE BRUSHES 110,837,962

110,664,807

2018

2019

108,607,838

103,367,300

2017

2020

9603210000 Tooth Brushes, Incl Dental-plate Brushes (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Anguilla 6,304 3,024 -100.00 -100.00 Antigua/Barbuda 6,495 5,832 Argentina 1,657,868 4,454,186 1,520,779 5,408,484 9.01 -17.64 Armenia 3,478 3,500 Aruba 7,366 1,093 39,634 23,047 -81.41 -95.26 Australia 212,287 170,850 492,542 224,008 -56.90 -23.73 Austria 6,747 130 -100.00 -100.00 Bahamas 19,746 1,013 38,616 12,169 -48.87 -91.68 Barbados 84,974 115,971 24,077 12,925 252.93 797.26 Belgium 2,781,664 13,769,250 2,610,707 13,320,446 6.55 3.37 Belize 95,312 70,879 19,362 26,940 392.26 163.10 Bermuda 9,503 1,662 2,517 96 277.55 1631.25 Brazil 1,041,766 3,082,498 682,033 6,125,641 52.74 -49.68 British Virgin Isl. 19,022 216 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 60,625,101 42,192,543 54,000,366 59,916,081 12.27 -29.58 Cayman Islands 12,509 10,270 20,699 23,079 -39.57 -55.50 Chile 121,413 19,021 43,971 12,906 176.12 47.38 China 5,068,953 7,463,808 3,898,378 4,906,281 30.03 52.13 Colombia 554,483 1,618,801 828,296 3,235,274 -33.06 -49.96 Costa Rica 361,286 69,312 250,185 46,119 44.41 50.29 Curacao 223,149 954,920 46,880 131,702 376.00 625.06 Czech Republic 2,520 1,008 9,515 559 -73.52 80.32 Dom. Republic 510,985 454,754 607,866 561,591 -15.94 -19.02 Ecuador 160,076 396,126 150,529 490,380 6.34 -19.22 Egypt 7,000 200 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 193,169 309,360 425,570 1,107,293 -54.61 -72.06 Estonia 2,520 950 -100.00 -100.00 Fiji 4,163 802 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 24,815 11,695 35,033 29,455 -29.17 -60.30 France 25,561 4,473 26,576 10,601 -3.82 -57.81 Gambia 6,054 3,540 Germany 2,834,141 11,288,096 5,472,634 26,016,292 -48.21 -56.61 Grenada 2,512 1,224 Guatemala 119,950 27,675 105,479 248,684 13.72 -88.87 Guyana 185,295 350,112 130,482 129,770 42.01 169.79 Haiti 22,816 23,738 6,789 19,512 236.07 21.66 Honduras 81,598 17,225 77,514 11,133 5.27 54.72 Hong Kong 5,287,643 7,080,249 8,081,220 16,270,047 -34.57 -56.48 Hungary 27,406 29,736 34,639 36,517 -20.88 -18.57 India 1,946,490 3,347,054 3,021,022 8,425,138 -35.57 -60.27 Indonesia 80,819 104,388 90,787 106,217 -10.98 -1.72 Iraq 3,500 2,000 Ireland 627,878 1,568,671 1,586,236 5,285,301 -60.42 -70.32 Israel 20,016 6,048 29,355 6,328 -31.81 -4.42 Italy 40,054 2,882 148,264 56,450 -72.98 -94.89 Jamaica 109,637 169,920 78,920 98,127 38.92 73.16 Japan 995,951 500,678 417,238 737,212 138.70 -32.08 Korea, South 1,561,761 2,530,060 2,695,236 1,165,580 -42.05 117.06 Kuwait 88,332 6,970 84,149 47,370 4.97 -85.29 Latvia 27,252 3,316 14,846 8,817 83.56 -62.39 Lithuania 47,497 13,495 44,216 16,203 7.42 -16.71 Malaysia 147,620 10,381 5,625 4,500 2524.36 130.69 Maldives 13,800 13,800 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 11,013,435 19,688,157 11,695,113 19,672,921 -5.83 0.08 Netherlands 305,542 104,049 737,398 501,350 -58.56 -79.25 New Zealand 44,335 981 300,996 494,890 -85.27 -99.80 Nicaragua 5,639 1,906 33,919 55,104 -83.38 -96.54 Nigeria 5,141 448 Norway 9,128 2,304 91,141 2,304 -89.98 0.00 Pakistan 24,012 3,535 99,386 14,308 -75.84 -75.29 Panama 912,767 271,585 868,029 166,749 5.15 62.87

Paraguay 18,791 19,584 Peru 50,923 11,606 28,272 10,050 80.12 15.48 Philippines 129,691 49,122 201,290 211,532 -35.57 -76.78 Poland 5,854,398 10,540,476 6,248,654 13,566,677 -6.31 -22.31 Qatar 18,062 2,354 Romania 5,884 1,825 13,795 3,601 -57.35 -49.32 Russia 30,840 8,009 9,834 9,603 213.61 -16.60 Saudi Arabia 3,520 219 107,263 31,025 -96.72 -99.29 Singapore 28,498 7,786 85,638 26,553 -66.72 -70.68 Slovenia 7,427 469 South Africa 88,069 183,299 42,540 33,288 107.03 450.65 Spain 46,495 27,230 32,980 19,104 40.98 42.54 St Kitts/Nevis 6,891 3,456 -100.00 -100.00 St Lucia 29,667 13,490 41,486 18,223 -28.49 -25.97 St Vin./Grenadines 9,597 110 Suriname 40,619 41,295 15,632 670 159.85 6063.43 Sweden 26,088 6,786 Switzerland 225,340 1,123,989 275,625 1,947,304 -18.24 -42.28 Taiwan 134,677 53,773 60,170 62,850 123.83 -14.44 Thailand 61,617 230,604 122,178 646,390 -49.57 -64.32 Trinidad/Tobago 858,509 818,691 907,935 1,531,771 -5.44 -46.55 Turkey 4,608 1,536 17,647 1,042 -73.89 47.41 Ukraine 23,256 8,455 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 13,550 5,228 105,974 23,993 -87.21 -78.21 United Kingdom 259,953 259,000 275,956 109,461 -5.80 136.61 Uruguay 234,720 800,656 232,835 351,698 0.81 127.65 Venezuela 14,075 2,270 7,907 170 78.01 1235.29 Vietnam 23,520 950 16,729 12,024 40.59 -92.10 World Total

108,607,838 136,553,605 110,664,807 193,869,963 -1.86 -29.56

9603290000 SHAVING BRUSHES, HAIRBRUSHES, ETC FOR PERSON 33,416,884

32,897,307

32,632,076

2019

2020

29,740,287

2017

2018

9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Etc For Person (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Argentina 380,400 1,111,112 238,841 592,352 59.27 87.58 Australia 397,197 135,458 474,072 89,477 -16.22 51.39 Austria 32,143 2,850 -100.00 -100.00 Bahamas 18,900 1,200 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 7,892 4,167 2,584 600 205.42 594.50 Belgium 564,556 92,863 1,356,947 274,490 -58.40 -66.17 Belize 4,473 60 Bolivia 32,103 1,689 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 698,918 1,855,793 1,117,538 3,853,658 -37.46 -51.84 Canada 13,517,671 7,921,703 12,876,455 6,936,809 4.98 14.20 Chile 82,272 40,984 258,397 31,341 -68.16 30.77 China 596,396 115,264 655,070 176,206 -8.96 -34.59 Colombia 390,947 989,523 392,075 1,216,068 -0.29 -18.63 Costa Rica 90,764 20,769 70,322 30,248 29.07 -31.34 Cyprus 4,507 33 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 88,132 27,360 32,762 18,720 169.01 46.15 Denmark 3,240 1,801 5,500 80 -41.09 2151.25 Dom. Republic 150,729 21,768 30,520 8,640 393.87 151.94 Ecuador 48,277 31,209 115,277 41,498 -58.12 -24.79 El Salvador 9,300 2,340 55,633 39,405 -83.28 -94.06 Estonia 4,030 1,000 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 28,597 3,127 2,990 985 856.42 217.46 France 111,695 47,513 299,784 81,094 -62.74 -41.41 French Polynesia 7,875 7,500 Germany 241,572 121,420 743,045 264,470 -67.49 -54.09 Greece 3,830 1,000 -100.00 -100.00 Grenada 21,670 2,548 Guadeloupe 21,587 6,169 Guatemala 59,908 8,629 79,666 16,715 -24.80 -48.38 Haiti 4,270 227 Honduras 34,919 8,268 27,705 5,425 26.04 52.41 Hong Kong 1,139,944 269,482 924,479 143,599 23.31 87.66 Hungary 8,202 100

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9603290000 Shaving Brushes, Hairbrushes, Etc For Person (no) (CONTINUED) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

India 5,997 5,040 15,345 5,271 -60.92 -4.38 Indonesia 185,239 12,458 25,879 5,616 615.79 121.83 Ireland 14,117 6,098 -100.00 -100.00 Israel 57,809 17,699 49,323 42,292 17.20 -58.15 Italy 68,669 27,972 64,507 122,390 6.45 -77.15 Jamaica 67,134 5,616 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 1,015,979 291,778 2,013,654 376,481 -49.55 -22.50 Jordan 19,435 30,456 20,582 20,807 -5.57 46.37 Korea, South 175,230 92,373 672,161 179,760 -73.93 -48.61 Kuwait 162,416 46,264 106,665 15,199 52.27 204.39 Latvia 27,665 6,910 -100.00 -100.00 Lebanon 9,961 397 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 35,611 12,898 38,004 18,844 -6.30 -31.55 Malaysia 38,942 4,077 60,591 6,744 -35.73 -39.55 Mexico 5,527,301 9,363,740 5,231,700 7,598,135 5.65 23.24 Netherlands 115,089 38,677 294,137 40,325 -60.87 -4.09 New Zealand 32,074 12,406 87,217 46,488 -63.23 -73.31 Nicaragua 28,166 9,660 19,633 10,740 43.46 -10.06 Norway 30,497 1,828 41,248 2,584 -26.06 -29.26 Oman 8,199 5,320 -100.00 -100.00 Pakistan 3,054 334 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 222,415 92,564 102,692 36,463 116.58 153.86 Paraguay 4,385 1,572 13,360 1,692 -67.18 -7.09 Peru 72,425 22,921 35,286 17,040 105.25 34.51 Philippines 79,389 16,939 264,044 101,935 -69.93 -83.38 Poland 239,106 30,450 77,616 11,668 208.06 160.97 Qatar 12,832 4,771 6,610 2,574 94.13 85.35 Romania 8,941 5,102 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 53,896 75,350 24,703 48,055 118.18 56.80 Saudi Arabia 145,261 66,922 75,740 26,854 91.79 149.21 Serbia 8,356 4,608 Singapore 76,858 17,792 106,302 22,564 -27.70 -21.15 Sint Maarten 8,152 450 13,167 4,248 -38.09 -89.41 Slovakia 21,619 2,004 South Africa 200,853 85,436 371,750 66,970 -45.97 27.57 Spain 19,453 13,020 12,222 2,800 59.16 365.00 St Lucia 7,867 2,091 Suriname 3,629 504 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 24,117 9,435 50,747 7,799 -52.48 20.98 Switzerland 510,026 92,777 168,926 39,216 201.92 136.58 Taiwan 611,270 57,290 590,777 611,092 3.47 -90.62 Thailand 77,097 28,025 60,487 8,597 27.46 225.99 Trinidad/Tobago 298,060 169,549 423,839 309,784 -29.68 -45.27 Tunisia 4,276 12,312 Turkey 40,964 16,229 20,264 9,720 102.15 66.97 UAE 256,283 53,477 180,753 46,861 41.79 14.12 United Kingdom 1,674,848 553,431 1,515,534 663,215 10.51 -16.55 Uruguay 46,383 13,061 43,967 10,614 5.50 23.05 Venezuela 1,695,892 167,391 Vietnam 10,136 831 World Total

32,632,076 24,425,181 32,897,307 24,401,370 -0.81 0.10

9603300000 ARTISTS BRUSHES, & SIMIL AR BRUSHES FOR COSEMTIC 109,845,896

2017

101,537,841

2018

88,003,671

2019

63,345,887

2020

9603300000 Artists Brushes, & Similar Brushes For Cosemtics (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Antigua/Barbuda 7,096 1 Argentina 228,695 70,140 245,515 110,886 -6.85 -36.75 Aruba 6,110 360 -100.00 -100.00 Australia 4,872,730 643,420 6,585,933 871,905 -26.01 -26.21 Austria 3,943 310 Barbados 17,988 16,193 3,055 180 488.81 8896.11 Belgium 2,246,804 770,144 5,500,169 2,544,707 -59.15 -69.74 Bermuda 9,135 100 3,986 3,096 129.18 -96.77 Bolivia 48,989 3,937 Bosnia/Herzeg. 23,471 240 -100.00 -100.00

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Brazil 1,858,546 760,886 1,994,708 737,051 -6.83 3.23 Canada 21,008,653 8,745,570 29,140,280 8,970,449 -27.91 -2.51 Cen. African Rep. 2,991 198 Chile 143,217 25,564 291,884 35,362 -50.93 -27.71 China 1,971,051 286,341 2,495,911 313,979 -21.03 -8.80 Colombia 710,605 109,679 361,627 79,615 96.50 37.76 Costa Rica 64,194 21,284 98,917 4,340 -35.10 390.41 Czech Republic 450,841 104,236 377,049 141,385 19.57 -26.28 Denmark 13,726 2,176 19,279 3,948 -28.80 -44.88 Dom. Republic 11,280 440 32,675 4,349 -65.48 -89.88 Ecuador 472,089 40,984 110,716 74,328 326.40 -44.86 Egypt 5,206 750 El Salvador 10,315 4,260 85,028 28,841 -87.87 -85.23 Estonia 29,016 3,020 26,619 4,885 9.00 -38.18 Faroe Islands 3,785 308 Finland 69,947 9,495 132,047 12,593 -47.03 -24.60 France 2,802,656 453,188 3,547,526 445,819 -21.00 1.65 Germany 1,137,052 271,093 2,020,429 521,360 -43.72 -48.00 Ghana 3,024 213 -100.00 -100.00 Greece 11,812 701 15,139 921 -21.98 -23.89 Guatemala 59,469 14,370 77,946 31,910 -23.70 -54.97 Haiti 3,529 667 Honduras 213,105 16,068 88,521 1,846 140.74 770.42 Hong Kong 429,041 64,844 1,202,806 87,284 -64.33 -25.71 India 131,113 22,230 241,421 33,543 -45.69 -33.73 Indonesia 104,116 12,565 8,308 635 1153.20 1878.74 Iraq 6,655 732 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 27,809 5,757 86,881 7,263 -67.99 -20.74 Israel 174,550 31,996 151,802 17,966 14.99 78.09 Italy 89,125 5,874 136,387 15,818 -34.65 -62.87 Jamaica 5,261 240 15,995 2,488 -67.11 -90.35 Japan 678,647 97,938 1,075,678 175,323 -36.91 -44.14 Jordan 38,748 2,728 24,206 23,224 60.08 -88.25 Kazakhstan 3,546 2,240 35,120 20,117 -89.90 -88.87 Kenya 7,728 5,600 3,864 2,800 100.00 100.00 Korea, South 960,881 91,978 1,564,586 157,098 -38.59 -41.45 Kuwait 1,263,850 57,386 543,548 32,231 132.52 78.05 Kyrgyzstan 27,874 30 19,722 38 41.33 -21.05 Lebanon 54,991 16,112 -100.00 -100.00 Libya 7,497 252 Lithuania 3,393 1,300 Luxembourg 8,064 980 -100.00 -100.00 Macau 15,020 591 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 406,986 103,118 372,235 138,643 9.34 -25.62 Martinique 5,257 1 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 5,580,167 1,311,339 7,422,839 2,244,957 -24.82 -41.59 Mongolia 6,804 5,416 -100.00 -100.00 Morocco 12,000 8,000 Mozambique 6,410 545 Netherlands 697,287 163,821 2,668,987 251,008 -73.87 -34.73 New Zealand 80,780 40,498 141,554 60,859 -42.93 -33.46 Nicaragua 23,689 6,570 18,540 2,212 27.77 197.02 Niger 13,166 20 Norway 32,270 1,263 28,894 2,353 11.68 -46.32 Oman 28,117 1,467 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 115,977 18,109 122,798 23,450 -5.55 -22.78 Paraguay 8,750 1 39,687 5,147 -77.95 -99.98 Peru 122,816 49,848 85,878 41,965 43.01 18.78 Philippines 31,600 3,235 243,545 51,748 -87.02 -93.75 Poland 120,048 44,929 230,857 49,696 -48.00 -9.59 Qatar 72,542 15,076 134,608 12,850 -46.11 17.32 Romania 6,686 496 290,485 2,090 -97.70 -76.27 Russia 214,392 116,647 413,789 262,561 -48.19 -55.57 Saudi Arabia 300,890 45,123 673,383 41,886 -55.32 7.73 Serbia 22,833 13,199 31,882 18,504 -28.38 -28.67 Singapore 542,363 73,432 1,562,133 201,711 -65.28 -63.60 Slovakia 7,977 2 Slovenia 19,202 5,204 35,611 4,501 -46.08 15.62 South Africa 309,168 140,710 331,737 138,930 -6.80 1.28 Spain 237,355 95,712 242,635 73,665 -2.18 29.93 Suriname 3,731 1,908 Sweden 593,483 51,158 558,764 95,191 6.21 -46.26 Switzerland 95,128 4,992 192,749 31,555 -50.65 -84.18 Taiwan 186,400 11,521 359,329 65,444 -48.13 -82.40 Thailand 1,010,168 42,081 402,695 31,583 150.85 33.24 Trinidad/Tobago 21,390 9,111 96,588 34,003 -77.85 -73.21 Tunisia 23,818 5,427 55,503 2,205 -57.09 146.12 Turkey 275,381 17,128 547,612 19,120 -49.71 -10.42 Turks & Caicos 2,580 95 5,158 129 -49.98 -26.36 Ukraine 17,348 2,464 51,527 39,700 -66.33 -93.79 UAE 1,026,333 195,403 1,065,189 187,388 -3.65 4.28 United Kingdom 8,594,367 769,917 10,945,342 1,562,418 -21.48 -50.72 Uruguay 57,345 14,491 49,323 21,637 16.26 -33.03 Vietnam 11,417 35 59,019 6,566 -80.66 -99.47 World Total

63,345,887 16,161,109 88,003,671 21,271,370 -28.02 -24.02


9603404020 PAINT PADS

9603402000 PAINT ROLLERS 7,903,048

2017

Country

542,369 6,435,010

6,336,895

6,660,741

2018

2019

2020

9603402000 Paint Rollers (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Afghanistan 5,739 327 Antigua/Barbuda 9,718 18 15,221 808 -36.15 -97.77 Argentina 44,409 15,774 -100.00 -100.00 Aruba 3,921 3,816 3,429 36 14.35 10500.00 Australia 50,140 4,929 36,467 10,946 37.49 -54.97 Bahamas 35,417 4,415 10,768 2,497 228.91 76.81 Barbados 7,621 3,944 7,486 1,696 1.80 132.55 Belgium 8,430 3,596 10,141 6,880 -16.87 -47.73 Belize 3,669 14 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 3,095 1,064 12,396 3,934 -75.03 -72.95 Brazil 80,517 41,039 15,787 2,865 410.02 1332.43 British Virgin Isl. 4,713 3,914 8,064 3,541 -41.56 10.53 Canada 2,513,021 948,882 2,872,796 1,122,654 -12.52 -15.48 Cayman Islands 19,852 5,160 2,739 1,199 624.79 330.36 Chile 3,427 225 -100.00 -100.00 China 19,800 220 61,668 21,743 -67.89 -98.99 Colombia 13,116 2,152 5,883 15 122.95 14246.67 Costa Rica 13,921 9,773 18,373 8,121 -24.23 20.34 Curacao 142,586 10,802 Denmark 72,735 31,001 5,200 2,000 1298.75 1450.05 Dominica 30,058 1,247 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 244,287 18,734 535,898 36,741 -54.42 -49.01 Ecuador 3,668 278 3,580 20 2.46 1290.00 El Salvador 7,779 1,830 -100.00 -100.00 Fiji 18,346 9,329 8,459 4,044 116.88 130.69 France 32,324 5,988 51,709 4,949 -37.49 20.99 Germany 62,472 19,946 47,120 12,193 32.58 63.59 Guyana 29,571 4,703 Honduras 14,324 8,930 42,505 13,250 -66.30 -32.60 Hong Kong 5,935 232 2,634 40 125.32 480.00 Iceland 3,703 246 -100.00 -100.00 India 838,044 281,910 86,021 20,298 874.23 1288.86 Ireland 186,523 25,388 34,215 14,832 445.15 71.17 Israel 26,460 7,355 45,754 25,058 -42.17 -70.65 Italy 4,912 4,960 Jamaica 49,798 29,297 59,823 33,348 -16.76 -12.15 Japan 20,586 5,172 Korea, South 65,890 5,925 80,308 15,409 -17.95 -61.55 Lithuania 18,376 3,154 5,822 688 215.63 358.43 Malaysia 56,653 11,379 48,568 9,812 16.65 15.97 Mexico 1,031,135 502,703 1,234,865 733,610 -16.50 -31.48 Netherlands 8,958 1,529 7,837 3,528 14.30 -56.66 New Zealand 120,169 28,403 98,513 18,763 21.98 51.38 Norway 2,518 200 -100.00 -100.00 Oman 7,302 6,007 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 26,004 6,117 93,131 37,508 -72.08 -83.69 Peru 19,872 1,583 -100.00 -100.00 Russia 22,806 9,840 45,233 11,101 -49.58 -11.36 Saudi Arabia 51,234 47,421 61,031 73,442 -16.05 -35.43 Singapore 3,311 251 2,957 576 11.97 -56.42 South Africa 260,282 352,793 85,845 117,596 203.20 200.00 Spain 6,962 1,036 -100.00 -100.00 St Lucia 2,993 150 St Vin./Grenadines 3,579 2,292 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 3,256 2,200 Taiwan 4,130 240 Thailand 13,658 101 29,520 275 -53.73 -63.27 Trinidad/Tobago 35,330 19,183 51,722 23,479 -31.69 -18.30 Turkey 3,008 400 6,973 181 -56.86 120.99 Uganda 8,845 357 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 4,830 105 UAE 4,869 1,545 -100.00 -100.00 United Kingdom 384,211 86,515 333,442 122,353 15.23 -29.29 Venezuela 2,915 334 World Total

6,660,741 2,576,017 6,336,895 2,554,385 5.11 0.85

2017

478,018

2018

407,470

331,725

2019

2020

Country

9603404020 Paint Pads (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

World Total

331,725 121,435

Argentina 5,461 1,308 7,438 1,440 -26.58 -9.17 Australia 73,785 73,308 21,462 7,494 243.79 878.22 Bahamas 76,155 694 -100.00 -100.00 Bermuda 6,475 1,834 -100.00 -100.00 Brazil 6,295 134 -100.00 -100.00 Cayman Islands 3,232 134 Chile 8,360 1,157 7,849 1,848 6.51 -37.39 China 9,800 100 33,048 9,362 -70.35 -98.93 Colombia 6,238 1,768 23,397 4,554 -73.34 -61.18 Costa Rica 6,976 1,976 -100.00 -100.00 Denmark 34,580 11,134 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 13,330 517 Germany 18,623 2,216 4,825 630 285.97 251.75 Israel 21,341 5,515 Italy 4,680 1,188 Japan 9,671 4,030 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 32,684 4,725 97,094 33,954 -66.34 -86.08 Qatar 5,100 1,445 Singapore 15,731 5,160 24,119 8,028 -34.78 -35.72 Sint Maarten 2,885 52 -100.00 -100.00 Turks & Caicos 3,250 921 United Kingdom 110,110 21,973 45,201 10,598 143.60 107.33 407,470

97,762 -18.59 24.21

9603404050 PAINT,DISTEMPR,VARNISH OR SIMILR BRUSHES,EX 960330 17,566,716

17,658,934 15,815,138

2017

2018

2019

15,114,736

2020

9603404050 Paint,distempr,varnish Or Similr Brushes,ex 960330 (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Angola 12,712 1,926 33,094 1,432 -61.59 34.50 Anguilla 4,959 4 -100.00 -100.00 Antigua/Barbuda 6,738 3,228 59,831 11,069 -88.74 -70.84 Aruba 21,927 417 Australia 118,662 17,050 121,773 24,250 -2.55 -29.69 Bahamas 44,980 2,676 28,021 2,994 60.52 -10.62 Bahrain 3,937 170 Bangladesh 3,617 86 -100.00 -100.00 Barbados 47,663 4,756 51,104 17,807 -6.73 -73.29 Belgium 3,179 138 4,727 945 -32.75 -85.40 Bermuda 26,446 6,740 21,755 8,642 21.56 -22.01 Bolivia 10,013 343 Brazil 3,341 96 British Virgin Isl. 2,502 108 40,305 7,488 -93.79 -98.56 Canada 7,481,704 975,598 7,170,196 1,225,554 4.34 -20.40 Cayman Islands 23,710 4,673 23,563 4,912 0.62 -4.87 Chile 30,453 2,552 20,955 3,616 45.33 -29.42 China 577,246 26,178 1,271,206 271,689 -54.59 -90.36 Colombia 10,303 1,170 11,381 324 -9.47 261.11 Costa Rica 29,255 1,920 3,720 2 686.42 95900

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9603404050 Paint,distempr,varnish Or Similr Brushes,ex 960330 (no) (CONTINUED) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Curacao 2,960 768 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 44,835 7,438 34,599 5,705 29.58 30.38 Denmark 10,000 2,208 -100.00 -100.00 Djibouti 3,000 130 Dom. Republic 4,278 36 Ecuador 8,728 266 39,844 2,439 -78.09 -89.09 Egypt 9,826 44 -100.00 -100.00 El Salvador 22,699 1,712 6,317 504 259.33 239.68 Equatorial Guinea 4,392 400 Fiji 16,300 705 5,204 225 213.22 213.33 Finland 18,053 662 30,961 428 -41.69 54.67 France 45,881 4,681 150,455 17,450 -69.51 -73.17 French Polynesia 3,053 75 -100.00 -100.00 Germany 93,779 3,229 65,641 1,619 42.87 99.44 Ghana 3,000 130 Greece 7,946 3,653 3,229 140 146.08 2509.29 Grenada 4,224 1,900 10,816 4,082 -60.95 -53.45 Guatemala 51,916 2,647 Guyana 10,323 2,351 4,019 1,512 156.85 55.49 Haiti 5,926 257 Honduras 14,014 8,495 55,067 2,441 -74.55 248.01 Hong Kong 2,610 113 4,481 40 -41.75 182.50 Hungary 3,576 950 -100.00 -100.00 India 4,357 189 2,638 114 65.16 65.79 Indonesia 2,883 480 -100.00 -100.00 Iraq 2,893 135 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 133,231 29,897 150,149 29,300 -11.27 2.04 Israel 35,794 3,334 56,988 3,751 -37.19 -11.12 Italy 21,531 6,828 12,590 2,000 71.02 241.40 Jamaica 71,766 3,929 141,010 11,992 -49.11 -67.24 Japan 146,934 19,034 65,081 5,549 125.77 243.02 Korea, South 2,401,447 171,937 1,259,798 55,199 90.62 211.49 Lithuania 46,300 5,012 23,520 1,165 96.85 330.21 Luxembourg 4,701 204 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 15,898 1,960 11,844 1,658 34.23 18.21

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Marshall Islands 3,182 138 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 508,839 58,888 527,180 76,956 -3.48 -23.48 Netherlands 164,166 27,107 211,162 37,260 -22.26 -27.25 New Zealand 155,053 49,967 120,739 33,222 28.42 50.40 Nigeria 4,509 540 67,000 12,059 -93.27 -95.52 Norway 5,987 259 5,479 237 9.27 9.28 Oman 5,070 300 -100.00 -100.00 Panama 191,825 23,014 134,155 15,404 42.99 49.40 Paraguay 4,896 75 -100.00 -100.00 Peru 5,117 1,656 58,593 6,106 -91.27 -72.88 Philippines 9,815 1,577 -100.00 -100.00 Poland 63,000 12,000 23,703 1,166 165.79 929.16 Russia 58,752 1,540 18,607 2,648 215.75 -41.84 Samoa 2,662 1,341 -100.00 -100.00 Saudi Arabia 29,484 10,236 35,243 8,151 -16.34 25.58 Singapore 31,441 2,217 42,907 2,790 -26.72 -20.54 Sint Maarten 7,349 1,263 9,054 3,900 -18.83 -67.62 Slovakia 6,467 1,100 9,640 1,015 -32.91 8.37 Slovenia 29,353 3,908 22,650 65 29.59 5912.31 South Africa 10,090 2,525 5,270 10 91.46 25150.00 Spain 20,077 2,095 17,989 56 11.61 3641.07 St Lucia 15,249 352 2,518 24 505.60 1366.67 St Vin./Grenadines 3,384 146 18,907 6,131 -82.10 -97.62 Sweden 14,836 204 -100.00 -100.00 Switzerland 4,000 400 Taiwan 3,465 2,100 12,567 2,300 -72.43 -8.70 Thailand 2,517 408 -100.00 -100.00 Tonga 2,892 1,824 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 485,210 79,448 892,461 97,984 -45.63 -18.92 Turkey 13,600 589 15,980 1,969 -14.89 -70.09 Turks & Caicos 4,088 70 Ukraine 10,748 910 -100.00 -100.00 UAE 33,171 1,955 58,392 5,209 -43.19 -62.47 United Kingdom 1,567,127 322,389 2,383,007 487,748 -34.24 -33.90 Uruguay 9,762 423 -100.00 -100.00 Vietnam 11,205 584 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

15,114,736 1,936,428 15,815,138 2,543,185 -4.43 -23.86


9603500000 OTHR BRUSHES,AS PARTS OF MACHINES,APPLIANCE,VEHICL 100,329,440

100,149,554 95,548,071

94,533,366

2017

2018

2019

2020

9603500000 Othr Brushes,as Parts Of Machines,appliance,vehicl (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Algeria 40,139 220 Angola 17,545 248 14,213 242 23.44 2.48 Antigua/Barbuda 5,791 8 -100.00 -100.00 Argentina 98,111 1,644 109,733 2,107 -10.59 -21.97 Aruba 5,620 1,556 3,744 1,649 50.11 -5.64 Australia 1,385,776 88,664 1,238,320 104,688 11.91 -15.31 Austria 130,963 4,955 118,739 4,125 10.29 20.12 Azerbaijan 7,400 200 -100.00 -100.00 Bahamas 10,825 16 22,144 863 -51.12 -98.15 Bahrain 8,274 41 13,488 792 -38.66 -94.82 Bangladesh 6,910 14 5,784 2,400 19.47 -99.42 Barbados 28,146 318 Belarus 7,090 166 Belgium 917,624 22,043 749,625 19,142 22.41 15.16 Belize 33,158 599 -100.00 -100.00 Bolivia 11,006 1,556 16,384 8 -32.82 19350.00 Brazil 349,392 62,724 500,112 74,340 -30.14 -15.63 British Virgin Isl. 3,068 1 -100.00 -100.00 Bulgaria 2,865 1 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 29,696,472 1,537,886 33,518,892 1,735,838 -11.40 -11.40 Cayman Islands 15,632 33 19,734 14 -20.79 135.71 Chile 300,033 54,409 267,608 77,271 12.12 -29.59 China 3,285,635 1,036,044 2,905,233 364,817 13.09 183.99 Colombia 591,207 66,320 1,115,676 119,170 -47.01 -44.35 Costa Rica 63,504 5,782 146,814 18,032 -56.75 -67.93 Croatia 2,844 36 -100.00 -100.00 Curacao 3,203 55 -100.00 -100.00 Czech Republic 67,891 5,305 98,722 4,114 -31.23 28.95 Denmark 227,923 4,297 815,019 14,001 -72.03 -69.31 Dom. Republic 104,006 46,768 247,037 132,939 -57.90 -64.82 Ecuador 85,474 9,188 120,268 8,865 -28.93 3.64 Egypt 89,552 229 73,045 289 22.60 -20.76 El Salvador 36,541 1,896 38,389 1,528 -4.81 24.08 Finland 299,697 30,083 873,759 51,315 -65.70 -41.38 France 711,723 389,188 1,041,422 717,520 -31.66 -45.76 French Polynesia 3,399 300 Germany 8,500,659 2,373,401 8,186,216 2,921,566 3.84 -18.76 Greece 14,920 3 17,322 5,636 -13.87 -99.95 Guatemala 56,879 9,348 66,388 159 -14.32 5779.25 Guyana 34,980 926 16,023 259 118.31 257.53 Honduras 50,227 401 37,517 3,977 33.88 -89.92 Hong Kong 456,771 520,059 573,419 1,052,803 -20.34 -50.60 Hungary 15,400 5 8,470 2 81.82 150.00 India 304,673 30,828 354,946 34,041 -14.16 -9.44 Indonesia 158,465 12,339 220,941 14,372 -28.28 -14.15 Iraq 29,020 1,103 -100.00 -100.00 Ireland 475,329 5,319 403,149 18,714 17.90 -71.58 Israel 1,071,203 20,872 1,130,525 31,273 -5.25 -33.26 Italy 276,745 27,717 183,032 17,652 51.20 57.02 Jamaica 11,833 1,057 -100.00 -100.00 Japan 3,342,693 627,402 4,559,213 749,143 -26.68 -16.25 Jordan 3,650 120 -100.00 -100.00 Kazakhstan 75,629 3,199 7,875 207 860.37 1445.41 Korea, South 6,343,517 453,322 6,940,328 548,614 -8.60 -17.37 Kuwait 67,135 2,250 15,288 459 339.14 390.20 Laos 12,157 630 Liberia 10,500 70 -100.00 -100.00 Libya 7,682 1,246 Lithuania 19,530 357 9,000 7 117.00 5000.00 Luxembourg 10,280 4 15,804 6 -34.95 -33.33 Macau 31,880 10,024 Macedonia 3,313 50 Malaysia 1,044,853 88,147 899,862 71,211 16.11 23.78 Maldives 2,754 30 -100.00 -100.00 Malta 34,362 4,047 26,756 3,940 28.43 2.72 Mauritania 6,345 32 -100.00 -100.00 Mauritius 12,338 639 Mexico 16,439,645 7,692,810 16,359,094 7,284,964 0.49 5.60 Mongolia 599,694 31,056 -100.00 -100.00 Morocco 4,133 11 4,770 30 -13.35 -63.33 Namibia 54,675 900 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 563,089 53,845 348,583 32,584 61.54 65.25

New Zealand 161,503 901 78,408 721 105.98 24.97 Nicaragua 26,144 1,025 32,199 1,414 -18.80 -27.51 Nigeria 30,000 1,554 Norway 70,773 9,138 177,558 3,889 -60.14 134.97 Oman 32,947 2,922 95,231 5,481 -65.40 -46.69 Pakistan 14,040 20 32,396 37 -56.66 -45.95 Panama 107,225 19,127 102,048 15,235 5.07 25.55 Paraguay 17,675 120 20,945 723 -15.61 -83.40 Peru 74,823 1,811 312,454 9,210 -76.05 -80.34 Philippines 31,742 216 83,069 1,314 -61.79 -83.56 Poland 448,184 124,138 576,257 69,263 -22.22 79.23 Portugal 22,845 3,801 13,629 2,001 67.62 89.96 Qatar 108,061 2,951 98,575 2,876 9.62 2.61 Romania 11,866 2,052 24,800 2,061 -52.15 -0.44 Russia 31,383 2,383 42,025 1,638 -25.32 45.48 Saudi Arabia 660,736 36,651 289,659 51,565 128.11 -28.92 Singapore 3,835,972 157,345 3,644,836 183,296 5.24 -14.16 Slovenia 358,988 1,158,249 272,132 589,809 31.92 96.38 South Africa 211,045 13,983 415,323 17,352 -49.19 -19.42 Spain 154,961 14,912 218,827 23,811 -29.19 -37.37 Suriname 19,333 4 Sweden 229,422 12,676 477,805 17,110 -51.98 -25.91 Switzerland 112,790 1,419 98,831 2,323 14.12 -38.92 Taiwan 4,861,401 103,067 3,841,264 137,107 26.56 -24.83 Tanzania 3,240 600 Thailand 233,769 348,335 265,794 291,689 -12.05 19.42 Trinidad/Tobago 59,020 9,156 78,198 5,697 -24.52 60.72 Turkey 372,837 23,423 48,754 10,364 664.73 126.00 Ukraine 5,200 2 UAE 828,073 42,152 1,234,222 63,991 -32.91 -34.13 United Kingdom 4,314,189 240,022 2,120,813 123,940 103.42 93.66 Uruguay 32,015 1,038 39,274 1,080 -18.48 -3.89 Venezuela 6,384 6 8,779 1 -27.28 500.00 Vietnam 34,888 525 153,143 55,372 -77.22 -99.05 Zimbabwe 17,081 610 -100.00 -100.00 World Total

95,548,071 17,646,818 100,149,554 17,973,936 -4.59 -1.82

9603900000 HAND-OPERATED MECHANICAL FLOOR SWEEPER ETC, NESOI 100,519,287

97,332,639

102,630,878

86,081,090

2017

2018

2019

2020

9603900000 Hand-operated Mechanical Floor Sweeper Etc, Nesoi (no) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Afghanistan 45,668 4,764 60,149 4,833 -24.08 -1.43 Angola 3,870 120 12,787 1,216 -69.73 -90.13 Antigua/Barbuda 22,558 721 39,510 9,910 -42.91 -92.72 Argentina 243,443 50,672 132,216 3,215 84.13 1476.11 Aruba 37,265 2,779 102,470 3,611 -63.63 -23.04 Australia 2,249,797 434,232 2,875,913 580,392 -21.77 -25.18 Austria 113,574 200,820 13,887 385 717.84 52061. Bahamas 108,418 4,896 220,718 15,566 -50.88 -68.55 Bahrain 14,239 8,860 20,816 7,400 -31.60 19.73 Bangladesh 3,380 2,000 Barbados 59,395 5,829 27,341 2,716 117.24 114.62 Belarus 9,643 1,775 Belgium 2,191,821 761,776 2,266,333 835,456 -3.29 -8.82 Belize 36,980 10 7,093 121 421.36 -91.74 Bermuda 39,754 5,185 28,046 4,210 41.75 23.16 Bolivia 29,845 2,596 26,765 2,255 11.51 15.12 Brazil 1,239,086 138,376 888,456 203,950 39.47 -32.15 British Virgin Isl. 7,679 4 3,177 240 141.71 -98.33 Bulgaria 34,727 197 23,956 1,571 44.96 -87.46 Cameroon 4,555 80 -100.00 -100.00 Canada 62,598,105 15,333,381 52,226,262 16,036,761 19.86 -4.39 Cayman Islands 91,276 5,267 24,303 2,380 275.58 121.30 Chile 407,945 271,185 463,386 82,982 -11.96 226.80 China 1,623,091 363,701 1,802,410 310,979 -9.95 16.95 Colombia 393,616 41,999 205,476 19,998 91.56 110.02 Comoros 303,765 11 -100.00 -100.00 Costa Rica 544,623 151,886 568,126 190,402 -4.14 -20.23 Curacao 3,225 1,224 12,976 3,154 -75.15 -61.19 Cyprus 15,186 1,011 4,542 460 234.35 119.78 Czech Republic 67,482 4,569 68,157 1,816 -0.99 151.60 Denmark 427,144 121,594 501,664 72,111 -14.85 68.62 Djibouti 8,985 1 Dominica 3,713 1 -100.00 -100.00 Dom. Republic 220,828 21,598 217,954 18,596 1.32 16.14 Ecuador 142,563 51,045 139,559 21,159 2.15 141.24

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9603900000 Hand-operated Mechanical Floor Sweeper Etc, Nesoi (no) (CONTINUED) December 2020 YTD December 2019 YTD YTD Growth% Country Value Qty Value Qty Value Qty

Egypt 11,801 74 3,500 500 237.17 -85.20 El Salvador 66,655 25,960 141,549 16,321 -52.91 59.06 Equatorial Guinea 16,055 3 -100.00 -100.00 Estonia 22,918 1,909 11,936 4,552 92.01 -58.06 Ethiopia 6,188 850 -100.00 -100.00 Finland 103,210 16,280 120,777 13,985 -14.54 16.41 France 692,613 45,276 848,080 53,503 -18.33 -15.38 Georgia 9,732 600 Germany 2,375,955 382,575 3,239,899 346,116 -26.67 10.53 Ghana 3,000 104 8,870 482 -66.18 -78.42 Greece 11,757 3,930 10,719 3,768 9.68 4.30 Greenland 7,574 752 -100.00 -100.00 Grenada 5,860 1 Guatemala 98,680 2,336 167,418 6,989 -41.06 -66.58 Guyana 41,709 6,395 16,615 909 151.03 603.52 Haiti 6,475 911 Honduras 106,503 43,835 96,525 4,805 10.34 812.28 Hong Kong 523,636 43,748 752,721 38,775 -30.43 12.83 Hungary 5,712 677 4,950 1 15.39 67600.00 Iceland 22,170 383 10,707 153 107.06 150.33 India 262,034 28,837 347,576 54,094 -24.61 -46.69 Indonesia 86,756 11,192 59,885 12,754 44.87 -12.25 Iraq 18,719 2 Ireland 951,420 73,642 904,479 94,011 5.19 -21.67 Israel 533,256 31,821 308,412 170,384 72.90 -81.32 Italy 383,427 64,770 725,264 61,079 -47.13 6.04 Jamaica 76,870 3,225 93,288 7,873 -17.60 -59.04 Japan 2,426,316 176,670 1,714,217 194,455 41.54 -9.15 Jordan 29,273 4,823 84,773 7,286 -65.47 -33.80 Kazakhstan 3,192 83 9,490 84 -66.36 -1.19 Kenya 4,024 2 Korea, South 1,709,700 1,470,813 1,779,552 105,958 -3.93 1288.11 Kuwait 43,285 13,412 25,794 3,477 67.81 285.73 Latvia 2,993 37 52,000 3,160 -94.24 -98.83 Libya 7,741 200 -100.00 -100.00 Lithuania 29,371 1,598 Luxembourg 26,750 7,295 12,019 1,060 122.56 588.21 Macedonia 4,794 300 -100.00 -100.00 Malaysia 149,581 34,193 122,428 26,561 22.18 28.73 Maldives 9,843 701 -100.00 -100.00 Mali 79,960 68 -100.00 -100.00 Mexico 9,237,721 3,257,546 10,248,776 3,175,027 -9.87 2.60 Moldova 7,995 1 Monaco 14,561 299 -100.00 -100.00 Mongolia 58,396 7,158 3,133 352 1763.90 1933.52

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Morocco 3,075 300 -100.00 -100.00 Netherlands 734,753 224,599 766,604 167,091 -4.15 34.42 New Zealand 212,123 25,061 355,840 35,090 -40.39 -28.58 Nicaragua 38,919 4,122 34,932 1,902 11.41 116.72 Niger 4,837 802 -100.00 -100.00 Nigeria 3,105 100 4,400 160 -29.43 -37.50 Norway 219,055 16,724 158,441 13,917 38.26 20.17 Oman 79,254 10,342 10,719 2 639.38 517000 Pakistan 24,298 2,061 8,128 48 198.94 4193.75 Panama 340,966 37,197 438,736 92,872 -22.28 -59.95 Paraguay 55,064 9,143 15,864 1,063 247.10 760.11 Peru 163,500 17,667 395,234 30,880 -58.63 -42.79 Philippines 472,198 102,954 825,976 146,627 -42.83 -29.79 Poland 137,089 19,376 98,311 7,392 39.44 162.12 Portugal 29,476 260 -100.00 -100.00 Qatar 70,590 5,175 65,155 3,162 8.34 63.66 Romania 42,828 10,809 6,590 2 549.89 540350 Russia 178,338 53,450 506,767 71,049 -64.81 -24.77 Saudi Arabia 1,116,672 102,976 1,707,325 131,379 -34.60 -21.62 Seychelles 3,253 1 -100.00 -100.00 Singapore 1,199,452 1,607,008 992,898 909,564 20.80 76.68 Sint Maarten 92,671 444 Slovakia 19,592 2,887 10,005 1,500 95.82 92.47 Slovenia 8,596 2,217 6,213 1,184 38.36 87.25 South Africa 127,300 18,052 220,712 38,056 -42.32 -52.56 Spain 230,096 44,548 219,085 78,275 5.03 -43.09 St Kitts/Nevis 36,405 567 5,298 2 587.15 28250 St Lucia 16,679 4,037 12,427 2,977 34.22 35.61 St Vin./Grenadines 4,305 746 3,099 60 38.92 1143.33 Suriname 3,957 252 -100.00 -100.00 Sweden 126,010 17,245 203,986 19,637 -38.23 -12.18 Switzerland 81,214 9,813 126,859 5,679 -35.98 72.79 Taiwan 157,945 3,818 127,245 4,180 24.13 -8.66 Thailand 179,640 38,717 174,882 21,712 2.72 78.32 Togo 8,500 850 -100.00 -100.00 Trinidad/Tobago 102,990 14,657 378,053 28,275 -72.76 -48.16 Tunisia 4,225 500 3,187 610 32.57 -18.03 Turkey 22,552 580 52,752 5,281 -57.25 -89.02 Turks & Caicos 7,477 842 4,213 360 77.47 133.89 Uganda 14,936 200 -100.00 -100.00 Ukraine 81,087 10,625 60,421 14,814 34.20 -28.28 UAE 452,525 88,090 379,938 54,092 19.10 62.85 United Kingdom 2,074,748 397,508 3,108,773 481,108 -33.26 -17.38 Uruguay 2,583 53 19,642 365 -86.85 -85.48 Venezuela 448,993 9,448 91,573 17,605 390.31 -46.33 Vietnam 77,515 11,921 292,401 6,372 -73.49 87.08 Zimbabwe 2,850 5 3,372 30 -15.48 -83.33 World Total

102,630,878 26,682,271

97,332,639 25,246,623 5.44

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Italy and India Show Manufacturing Growth in January Supply Chain Issues and Labor Shortages Present Challenges

Manufacturing in India showed strength in January with a reported 57.7 PMI from Markit Economics, which represented a fourth straight month of improvement. Italy had a second straight month of growth and a big uptick to a reported PMI of 55.1 percent after registering 52.8 in December. That represents Italy’s highest level since February 2018. UNITED STATES: ISM® reported a US manufacturing PMI of 58.7 percent, down 1.8 percentage points from the December reading of 60.5 percent, which was the highest mark since August 2018. “Manufacturing performed well for the eighth straight month, with demand, consumption and inputs registering strong growth compared to December. Labor market difficulties at panelists’ companies and their suppliers will continue to restrict the manufacturing economy expansion until the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis abates,” says Timothy R. Fiore, ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair. INDIA: IHS Markit reported a three-month high of 57.7 percent for manufacturers in India. The number was also the second-highest for India after the decade-high of 58.9 from

October of 2020. Employment continued to fall, but input cost inflation increased to a 28-month high. Confidence in business outlook improved based on the ongoing vaccine rollout and increased marketing budgets. IHS Markit/BME reported a Germany manufacturing PMI of 57.1 percent in January, which was down slightly from 58.3 in December. German manufacturing, however, continues to show growth as the figure remained above 55 percent for the fifth straight month thanks to continuing gains in both output and new orders. Factory job losses slowed but supply chain bottlenecks due to shortages of materials and shipping containers caused a spike in expenses. Optimism was at a record-high for January.

GERMANY:

ITALY: Italian manufacturers rose from 52.8 percent in

December to reach a PMI figure of 55.8 percent according to IHS Markit. From a chartist viewpoint, the new reading made the November and December figures look like aberrations. Despite the strong performance, disruptions to supply chains intensified and lead times increased causing the rate of input price inflation to approach a four-year high.

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

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Series Index DEC

PCT PT Change Direction

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58.7 60.5 -1.8 Growing Slower 8 61.1 67.5 -6.4 Growing Slower 8 60.7 64.7 -4.0 Growing Slower 8 52.6 51.7 +0.9 Growing Faster 2 68.2 67.7 +0.5 Slowing Faster 59 50.8 51.0 -0.2 Growing Slower 4 33.1 37.9 -4.8 Too Low Faster 54 82.1 77.6 +4.5 Increasing Faster 8 59.7 59.1 +0.6 Growing Faster 7 54.9 57.5 -2.6 Growing Slower 7 56.8 54.6 +2.2 Growing Faster 7 OVERALL ECONOMY Manufacturing Sector

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8 8

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

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economic DASHBOARD EUROZONE: The Euro Area expanded for a seventh straight

month at a strong pace to register a 54.8 percent PMI for January. That was off the December reading of 55.2 as the improvement in operating conditions was minimal due to a drop in new orders. However, expansion continued for the intermediate and investment goods sectors. The Netherlands and Germany showed the strongest manufacturing growth based on strong export bases.

UNITED KINGDOM: UK manufacturers saw a sharp dropoff

in January with a reported IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing PMI of 54.1 percent — down 3.4 points from the December reading of 57.5. The UK manufacturing sector slowed as new orders fell slightly due to weaker inflows of new export work and supply-chain issues related to both Brexit-induced transport delays and COVID-19 restrictions. On the upside, UK manufacturing employment rose for the first time in a year.

CHINA: The strong surge for Chinese manufacturers that ran

through November 2020 all of the sudden seems distant as the Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI registered a seven-month low of 51.5 percent in January. That followed a December number of 53.0 that was well short of the November high of 54.8 percent. Buying levels were weak and employment fell after stabilizing in December, while backlogs of work reached their lowest level in eight months. Additionally, Chinese business outlook sentiment reached an eight-month low.

ISM® REPORT COMMENTS “Business is very good. Customer inventories are low, with a significant order backlog through April. Supply base is struggling to keep up with demand, disrupting our production here and there. Raw material lead times have been extended. COVID-19 continues to cause challenges throughout the supply chain. Huge logistics challenges, especially in getting product through ports and in getting containers. We are seeing significant cost increases in logistics and raw materials.” Machinery “Business remains strong. Manufacturing running at full capacity.” Chemical Products “Very strong demand with limitations in supply to meet increased demand.” Transportation Equipment “Labor continues to be one of our largest challenges.” Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products

“Our current business demand is going way past preCOVID-19 [levels].” Fabricated Metal Products “January 2021 started with strong orders for plastic components in auto, electrical and other sectors. The industry outlook is optimistic. Looking at investing in new equipment for anticipated demand later this year. Reshoring is taking hold, with new customer potential.” Plastics and Rubber Products “We have had an increase in employees testing positive for COVID-19, negatively impacting manufacturing.” Miscellaneous Manufacturing “Supplier factory capacity is well utilized. Increased demand, labor constraints and upstream supply delays are pushing lead times. This is more prevalent with international than U.S.based suppliers.” Computer and Electronic Products “2020 growth at 5 percent during a very challenging and volatile year. 2021 is expected to bring growth at a 7-percent or even greater pace. Logistics is the critical concern, but we are currently abating risk.” Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components “Business is improving, but we are still struggling with a shortage of available labor.” Primary Metals Source: 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 (16): Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components; Machinery; Primary Metals; Chemical Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Plastics and Rubber Products; Transportation Equipment; Apparel, Leather and Allied Products; Paper Products; Wood Products; Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture and Related Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Textile Mills; and Computer and Electronic Products. ISM CONTRACTION SECTORS (2): Printing and Related Support Activities; and Petroleum and Coal Products.

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