November
2016
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eucalyptusoileucalyptol

Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


November 2016

Indications are that by late November / early December a significant (?) quantity of oil will enter the market.  The impact of this anticipated expansion of supply has been felt through a slight easing of prices.  Reports state that farmers are selling stocks of crude oil now in anticipation of further reductions.  Any spurt in demand before the end of the year will likely cut into these price reductions.




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garlicoilchinese

Garlic Oil Chinese


November 2016

The normal Garlic season in China is August through October.  Demand for fresh Garlic continues to be strong.  The high cost of bulbs, increased labor costs, new equipment to meet environmental rules, and low yields will likely cause the price to climb even higher for many months.  It is hoped that pricing may ease in July or August 2017.




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gingeroilchinese

Ginger Oil Chinese


November 2016

Reports still advise that there is a shortage of dried roots and that the conversion of boilers to meet environmental standards is progressing slowly.  With the crop time November through March, prices are anticipated to climb even higher after Chinese New Year, when demand for Oil usually surges.




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SPICES


litseacubebanaturalcitral

Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


November 2016

Reports continue to advise that floods and heavy rains during August and September resulted in fewer berries available for processing.  Additionally we have reports that yields are down, suggesting that the price will increase until the new crop in 2017.




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turpentinederivatives

Turpentine & Derivatives


November 2016

On the week of October 15th two typhoons, Sarika and Haima, both struck China. The resulting heavy rains hampered production in the Pine growing regions.  There are also reports that several Gum Rosin plants were damaged.  These influences have caused Turpentine prices to rise dramatically.  We have seen offers for Dihydro Myrcenol, Iso Bornyl Acetate, and Camphor Powder all jump this week.  It is believed that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.




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valerianrootoil

Valerian Root Oil


November 2016

We have witnessed less and less availability over the past several years.  Use of Valerian in Traditional Chinese Medicine has been cited as a reason.  Prices are continuing to firm as one report claims that less than 800kgs of Oil has been produced from this year’s crop.




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