February
2018
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Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


February 2018

Prices continue to rise as supply cannot cover current demand.  The prolonged rains that occurred in November hampered collection as well as reducing oil content in leaves.  Many suppliers are unable to offer while others who can, offer with prices good for that day only. This situation is not expected to ease until August or September.




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Star Anise Oil & Natural Anethol


February 2018

With the autumn crop processing already started one would expect prices to ease.  However, reports indicate that with the higher prices reached several months ago, farmers are staying firm.  The amount of new oil reaching the market is reportedly limited and current offers reflect this.  More oil from “fruits” is available as Natural Anethole offers can be found.  Anise Oil offers are extremely limited at present.




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Heliotropine


February 2018

With major producers limited to less than half of their normal output due to environmental controls, prices are climbing as availability is limited.




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Eucalyptus Citriodora Chinese


February 2018

Due to several years of relatively low prices, farmers were reluctant to distill this year.  With the current shortage of synthetic Hydroxycitronellal and Citronellal, and heavy rains keeping production of Citronella oil extremely low, Citriodora demand has far outstripped current supply.  Reports indicate prices will continue to climb until new crop oil becomes available late autumn.




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Turpentine & Derivatives


February 2018

The recent reports we have received continue to advise that prices for gum turpentine are firm.  IBA prices are firm and odor quality issues are beginning to surface.  For Camphor Gum a major producer is limiting production of both USP and DAB, prices are increasing weekly.  For Dihydromyrcenol several factories in China and India claim to be overbooked.  No relief is expected until April/May but material is offered at very high prices.   Terpineol demand has outstripped supply and prices have climbed.




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Cornmint Oil & Menthol


February 2018

One supplier has circulated a report in which the BASF website report is cited:

“in its advisory of 19th December has indicated that Citral plant will be operational only after the 31st of March.”

Suppliers of synthetic Menthol will resume only after the new crop of 2018 Arvensis is over.  With reports that inventories in China are low, prices should stay firm.  Offers received for any Cornmint Oil and derivatives are still valid for the same day they are made.




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