March
2018
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litseacubebanaturalcitral

LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


March 2018

We are beginning to see offers of Litsea Cubeba lots that are low in Citral with aggressive prices. Several suppliers have stated that the next prices will be even higher. With new crop oil not available until early September, prices will continue to climb.




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HERBS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


March 2018

With China celebrating their Lunar New Year, markets there were quiet. Gum Rosin plants are reportedly holding prices firm, believing this to be a bullish market. With the situation in India prices are expected to continue to climb.




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SYNTHETICS


cornmintoilmenthol

CORNMINT OIL& MENTHOL


March 2018

Prices in India have weakened this month. Reports indicate demand is off, as major coverage was made before the end of 2017. New crop is due in 3-4 months, so stocks need to be moved. Lastly, the reports from BASF that their repairs are progressing satisfactorily will impact the synthetic Menthol market. With estimates of increased crop size of 30% there is the possibility that prices will continue to ease.




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MINTS


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