Broom Market - China Further Strengthens its Position in the U.S. Import Structure Amidst a Rise in Net US imports of Brooms, Brushes, and Mops

Furniture May 27, 2016
Author: Inna Ivonina
Account Manager

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The U.S. is the global leader in imports on the broom market accounting for a 20% share (based on USD). Germany (8%), France (5%), and the UK (5%) followed based on their share size. In 2015, U.S. broom, brush, and mop imports totaled 1,760 million USD, which was 120 million USD (+7%) higher than the year before.

From 2007 to 2015, U.S. broom, brush, and mop imports showed mixed dynamics. A slight decrease in 2009 was followed by steady growth over the next six years, with an annual increase of +4.7% throughout the analysed period. In 2010, U.S. broom, brush, and mop imports surpassed the pre-recession level of 2008 and continued to grow.

Despite fierce competition, the U.S. continues to be one of the most attractive destinations for overseas suppliers.

China was the main supplier of brooms, brushes, and mops into the U.S., with a 72% share of total U.S. imports in 2015. Mexico followed distantly with a 7% share of total imports, while the other supplying countries held minor shares. China was the fastest growing supplier (+7.2% per year), while Mexico's share saw a decline (-1.3% per year) from 2007 to 2015. As a result, China significantly strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure, from 59% in 2007 to 72% in 2015. By contrast, Mexico's share reduced from 11% to 7%.

From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net importer of brooms, brushes, and mops. Moreover, imports grew faster than exports on average over the period under review.

Net US imports of brooms, brushes, and mops exhibited an upward trend over the period under review. In 2015, this industry ran a significant trade deficit of 1.3 billion USD, at approximately 76% of gross imports.

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Source: U.S. Broom, Brush, And Mop Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2020