May
2017
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Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


May 2017

One dealer has reported Eucalyptus production in 2015 was 8,500 tons, in 2016 only 7,000 tons. This dealer is also advising that in certain growing areas, access to the mountains has been banned by the government as a fire prevention method. Combining this with the bad weather earlier this year, production has been far less than usual. Prices are climbing on a weekly basis.




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turpentinederivatives

Turpentine & Derivatives


May 2017

Reports continue to advise there is enough demand in the market to keep prices for Gum Turpentine firm. Additionally there is a new inquiry for a very large quantity of Iso Bornyl Acetate that has caused prices to rise 20% in one day. Expect this trend to continue.




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wintergreenoil

Wintergreen Oil


May 2017

With crop ending in March, distillation takes place from April thru May. Reports indicate that the current crop is down 16-20% due to bad weather. Pricing has increased from the lows in January and are expected to continue to firm as demand increases.




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MINTS


cornmintoilmenthol

Cornmint Oil & Menthol


May 2017

With Synthetic Menthol and Menthone readily available in India, a major producer is warning customers to beware of product they purchase. This producer advises that in July, which will be crop harvest time, prices should be lower. He does not expect to see major fluctuations in the market, as increased availability of Synthetic Menthol will have its impact.




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ethylmaltolmaltol

Ethyl Maltol & Maltol


May 2017

With a major producer closed by the government both products are extremely short. Resellers who have stock are allocating their inventory causing prices to escalate. This is a very difficult situation which will last for some time.




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