citronellaoilchinese

September 2018




Here too, rains have lessened Chinese crop. Prices are firm and reports indicate that they will continue to rise.


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August 2018




With offers from China non-existent, pressure on Indonesian has seen prices climb. Availability is still an issue.


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July 2018




Rain here in the growing regions keeping production down. Processers in China have imported oil from Indonesia in order to meet demand both at home and overseas. This has kept pricing firm and availability is an issue. 


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June 2018




Demand for Citronella is high with new oil to be available from July onwards. Pricing should be firm until then.


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February 2018




As mentioned above, prolonged heavy rains kept output down.  One report indicates total produced in 2017 was only 40% of 2016’s total and only 25% of 2015’s.  Besides the rains, low prices have discouraged farmers.  With the extraordinary demand arising this year, one would expect that there will be an overabundance in 2019, starting the cycle again.


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March 2017




With reports that there is no carryover in the hands of factories prices continue to firm.  There is a limited arrival of oil in the market in April so prices are expected to continue to firm.


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February 2017




Chinese production in 2016 was approximately two thirds of that of 2015.  This was due to a combination of low prices discouraging farmers from distilling, environmental protection policies, and bad weather.  With Indonesia acting as an alternative to China in 2016, supply was stable.  Now with steady rains, their supply has become limited.  As a result, prices have increased.


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January 2017




Production was reduced in November.  Prices have firmed and are expected to increase further.  


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December 2016




While the 2016 crop in China was small, Indonesia kept prices stable.  With strong demand reported, prices for Citronella Oil have started to firm.


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November 2016




A previous report indicated that farmers had focused on rubber cultivation, devoting less time to Citronella.  Prices have remained stable due to large amounts of oil being available from Indonesia.


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July 2016




Rain in the growing region of Yunnan has curtailed production.  Crop season begins in July, so we do not foresee any disruption as Indonesian Oil is readily available.


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May 2016




This winter’s cold weather in Southern  China killed the grasses there, greatly diminishing the Spring crop.  With the new crop not available until August/September prices are expected to firm.