August
2016
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methylcedrylketone

Methyl Cedryl Ketone


August 2016

Manufacturers are citing several reasons for the current shortage of this material in China.  Firstly, a multinational has purchased a large amount of Cedarwood unexpectedly, causing a shortage and dramatic price increase for raw material.  Rain in the growing regions has prevented harvesting, contributing to the price rises and availability issues.  The situation is expected to persist for several more months.  




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SYNTHETICS


turpentinederivatives

Turpentine & Derivatives


August 2016

Our most recent report from July 23rd advises that new demand for Gum Resin has changed the dynamics of the market.  Pricing has stabilized, reversing a trend of softening over the last few weeks.  While processors are hoping to see the downward trend continue, the report states that Gum Resin Manufacturers are keeping their offers firm.  Gum Turpentine prices have remained stable except in Guangdong where they have increased.  Prices for IBA, DHM, and Synthetic Camphor among others have begun to increase.




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SYNTHETICS


blackpepperoil

Black Pepper Oil


August 2016

The Spice markets continue to advise issues.  Fresh Pepper from Indonesia will not be available until August.  Fresh Pepper from India is not competitive against Vietnamese.  Pricing for oil is firm.  




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SPICES


gingeroilchinese

Ginger Oil Chinese


August 2016

While we are aware of new pollution restrictions, dealers have advised that demand for Fresh Ginger for seasonings has dramatically increased, limiting what is available for the production of oil.  One dealer advises that Dried Ginger will not be available for oil production until around December.




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SPICES


cornmintoilmenthol

Cornmint Oil & Menthol


August 2016

Several reports indicated that the Cornmint Oil crop will be around 40,000 tons.  A reliable source has provided a state-by-state breakdown that estimates production in 2016 will be 33,860 tons.  Menthol content and average yield across all areas was normal.  L-Menthyl Acetate content showed to be slightly higher due to the crop being processed before it had fully matured.  This source also claims that stocks in the MCX warehouses are down to 16,400 drums from over 39,000 drums.  The need to replenish these stocks has had an impact on current price levels.  In the last few weeks prices have firmed.  While currency changes have been cited as a reason, restocking of the MCX warehouse has likely had an impact on the price.  




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MINTS


garlicoilchinese

Garlic Oil Chinese


August 2016

Continuing their climb, prices from source are threatening to break another three digit milestone.  The spice market continues to report that demand is exceeding available stock.  Garlic dehydrators are having to pay more for both raw materials and waste disposal.  Oil processors are reluctant to produce oil without firm orders.  Indications point towards this being a long term situation.




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HERBS


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