July
2018
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litseacubebanaturalcitral

LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


July 2018

End of July crop will be seeding, meaning new oil will be available end-August/early-September. Reports indicate crop size should be the same size as last year’s, that is not large. New crop pricing is expected to stay firm as labor and production costs are up, and there is reportedly little urgency for farmers to collect. Citral Natural prices continue to escalate as carryover diminishes. 




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HERBS


geraniumoilschineseegyptian

GERANIUM OILS, CHINESE & EGYPTIAN


July 2018

In China, rain has deterred more production of new oil. Early season oil was low in Geraniol, not more than 4%, so carryover at 6% was priced much higher. Reports indicate demand is low, indicating buyers awaiting better quality. The Egyptians watching Chinese prices have started to raise prices themselves, claiming crop is not as large as last year and carryover gone. 




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FLORALS


garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


July 2018

The Spice markets are reporting this year’s crop is large forcing prices for cloves down. We have reports that many Garlic processing factories have been closed due to strict environmental policy enforcement. Even so, prices have begun to soften. However, one dealer cautions that receiving particularly low prices, you “get what you paid”. Quality still a major issue for this oil. 




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HERBS


turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


July 2018

Reports from the Chinese Turpentine Conference this month have not been positive. China has been importing resin due to favorable prices, dampening farmer’s willingness to tap trees. With resin users still finding petroleum based products more attractively priced demand continues to be off. Turpentine prices continue their weekly advances. Derivatives are all higher priced and now that summer heat is in play, many factories in the growing regions slacken production. Expect prices to be firm for several more months. 




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