October
2017
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orangeoilterpenes

ORANGE OIL & TERPENES


October 2017

As of this writing, total damage to Florida’s Orange and Grapefruit crops has not been established. Estimates on Orange run anywhere from 30% to 75% of crop damaged while Grapefruit seems to have survived better. It will take some time before actual figures are in though it is safe to say that yield, which was originally greater than last year’s 68 million boxes, will be significantly lower.




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CITRUS


garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


October 2017

No changes here. Pollution control has stymied production, speculation and demand for fresh has caused prices for bulbs to go from 1.6 RMBY/kg to 4.4 RMBY/kg. Prices are firm and quality issues abound.




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HERBS


litseacubebanaturalcitral

LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


October 2017

The crop is off due to the rains and reports continue to state that whatever was harvested was low in Citral. Prices keep rising as demand appears to outstrip supply. We have been advised that prices will continue to firm and that there will be shortages until the new crop in August 2018.




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HERBS


wintergreenoil

WINTERGREEN OIL


October 2017

In 2016 prices dropped dramatically discouraging collection of raw material. May – July saw heavy rains in the growing regions, another impediment to collection. Prices have firmed and it has been reported that prices are expected to climb higher.




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MINTS


cornmintoilmenthol

CORNMINT OIL & MENTHOL


October 2017

With a smaller crop, speculation has continued to fuel price increases. Reports/rumors that BASF’s Malaysian plant has suffered additional setbacks and will be delayed further have not helped this situation. Arvensis and Menthol prices firm.




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MINTS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


October 2017

The latest report we have (September 23rd) advises that prices for Gum Turpentine in all three growing regions increased from the prior week.  It also states stocks of Gum Turpentine are low and processors are holding off waiting for higher prices.




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SYNTHETICS


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