February
2016
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vanillin

VANILLIN


February 2016

Prices continue to tumble, matching the falling price of Petroleum.  Fierce competition among sellers has also fueled low prices, as market share is seen to be more important than margin.




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cornmintoilmenthol

CORNMINT OIL & MENTHOL


February 2016

Sellers continue to look for more opportunities to move product, driving prices down.  While slackened demand from China is cited as a main reason, the impact of Synthetic Menthol must not be overlooked.  Offers from both Chinese and Indian sellers persist despite the dominance of the three large producers.  We can only expect Menthol prices to soften.  What the lack of demand for Natural Menthol will do to Cornmint Oil prices is a significant cause for concern.  Cornmint Oil prices are expected to rise.




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MINTS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


February 2016

Reports indicate that many small and medium Gum Resin plants have stopped production in light of the end of tapping season and the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.  This has lead to a small rise in pricing with the expectation of a larger increase after the holiday is over.  Gum Turpentine market is calm amid reports of price increases of $0.008/kilo.  Although down-stream producers are counter bidding, reports indicate that Gum producers are staying firm on pricing.  We would expect a slight rise in derivative pricing to occur soon.  




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