November
2015
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aniseoilnaturalanethole

ANISE OIL & NATURAL ANETHOLE


November 2015

Current pricing for Oil is unappealing for farmers, who will be holding on to stocks from the Spring Crop and reducing their production for the fall.  Reports indicate that demand is off which may suggest slackened demand from the pharmaceutical industry.  Despite the difficulties with the Anise market, pricing for Natural Anethole remains stable for now.




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cornmintoilmenthol

CORNMINT OIL & MENTHOL


November 2015

Lower pricing for Synthetic Menthol has doubtless caused some reformulation, keeping the pricing of Natural Menthol soft.   We have also seen Cornmint prices softening in addition to some quality issues from both Chinese and Indian vendors.  Going forward, one major Indian producer expects prices to increase due to stable demand from Europe and China.  This market will require close attention.




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MINTS


eucalyptuseucalyptol

EUCALYPTUS & EUCALYPTOL


November 2015

Quality issues with Eucalyptus samples are becoming more common, possibly due to the issues caused by heavy rains during the summer months.  With reportedly strong demand and little carryover, it’s possible that producers rushed production to get product to market more quickly. With new Oil expected to enter the market in December, we expect that pressures currently pushing up prices will dissipate.




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MINTS


patchoulioil

PATCHOULI OIL


November 2015

Currently there are broad differences in pricing and quality in the Patchouli market, with a 175% difference in pricing between the highest and lowest offers.  Prices depend on a combination of Patchouli Alcohol levels, acid values, and the island of origin.  To gauge this market properly one must know the quality needed versus the quality being offered by the competition.  We expect this situation to persist for the time being.




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HERBS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


November 2015

A report from October 10-17 indicates an increase in Gum Resin prices due to strong internal demand and decreasing supply.  Derivatives have dropped in price, and if demand stays flat this will likely remain the same.




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SYNTHETICS


cassiaoil

CASSIA OIL


November 2015

Price increases of $0.02 – 0.05/kilo have been reported at the farm level.  Reports also indicate a 100 ton carryover from the spring crop and a lower yield on the Autumn Crop that means higher costs.  Pricing will be adjusted by the end of November and any changes are expected to be minimal.




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