March
2016
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turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


March 2016

Reports indicate that many Gum Resin factories have not yet resumed production following their break for the Lunar New Year.  Prices are firm amid limited inquiries for Turpentine and a lack of feedstock.  New tree-tapping contract for 2016 are being negotiated now.




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SYNTHETICS


garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


March 2016

Several factors are at play with this pivotal ingredient.  The Chinese government’s drive to limit pollution continues to increase the costs on manufacturers. Despite the relief of a devaluated RMB, prices continue to rise.  Several reports indicate that prices will continue to rise into the Summer.  Quality issues are becoming more common, adding the need for costly C-14 testing.




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HERBS


cornmintmenthol

CORNMINT & MENTHOL


March 2016

Reports have given conflicting information on the size of the upcoming Cornmint crop.  One group estimates a 33% reduction, another a 25% increase.  More information will be available after March once an estimate of planted acreage has been made.  Cornmint Oil prices have risen recently, with increased demand and limited stocks given as a reason.




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MINTS


syntheticcitralderivatives

SYNTHETIC CITRAL & DERIVATIVES


March 2016

With an unexpected shutdown of a major producer and increased quantities allocated to synthetic Menthol production, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellyl Acetate, Citronellol, and other derivatives have been affected.  As major users try to cover their needs we would expect prices to firm.




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