January
2016
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orangeoilterpenes

ORANGE OIL & TERPENES


January 2016

The December report from the US Department of Agriculture has reduced the total production of Oranges to 49.6 million boxes.  This is down from 80 million in October, and 74 million in November.  Reports from Brazil state that the new crop will be 220 million boxes, down from last year’s total of 264 million.  In line with this deterioration, prices on Oil and Terpenes continue their dizzying climb.




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CITRUS


cornmintoilmenthol

CORNMINT OIL & MENTHOL


January 2016

With demand for Menthol Powder in China dramatically off, the Indians have reported that total Menthol exports this year are around two thirds of 2014/2015.  They are also reporting that speculators are taking positions in the hope that by limiting spot availability, they can force prices up.  Belief is that this strategy will be short-lived.  Menthol prices are stable but the off demand has caused Cornmint DMO to increase in price and decrease in availability.




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MINTS


garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


January 2016

One supplier believes that prices will continue to rise through 2016.  With strict enforcement of pollution controls, Oil is supposedly only produced when there are orders in hand. Several reports have indicated that pricing will reach $250/kg.




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HERBS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


January 2016

Tree tapping has ended and our most recent report has advised that pricing for Gum Resin is stable.  It also states that demand is increasing as many new inquiries have been received by Gum Resin processors.  It would appear that many expect prices to increase in February for this important feedstock.  Presently, prices for downstream derivatives remain soft.




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SYNTHETICS


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