geraniumoilchinese

November 2018




There was an easing of prices in September but reports indicate pricing has firmed as carryover dwindles.


geraniumoilchinese

September 2018




While this year’s crop was higher than last year’s, prices have started to firm. Cited are costs of capital, labor and inventory.


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June 2018




It is the season now and reports are not promising. While the crop size is larger than last year’s, quality of oil is poor. Geraniol content is down to 3-4% when it is typically 6-8%. Carryover is small and nearly double the cost of new oil.


geraniumoilchinese

May 2017




Traditionally, oil produced in April from immature flowers is sub-standard. Reports from dealers are advising just this; current offers are for poor quality oil. Pricing should stay firm until prime quality oil is available end-June, July.


geraniumoilchinese

April 2017




One report states that high prices have encouraged more planting of Geranium in China for 2017.  A dealer estimates that 20% more acreage has been planted and that hopefully yield will be better than in 2016.  Until oil is available in July, prices will remain at their currently high level.  


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March 2017




Pricing continues to rise as availability of oil is an issue.  New oil should reach the market in May but it is too soon to have any reliable information on crop size and yield.  


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February 2017




Now that the traditional holiday season lull is over, prices are firming as demand is increasing.  


geraniumoilchinese

January 2017




The crop is over and no new production is expected until the next crop in May/June 2017.


geraniumoilchinese

December 2016




With more and more acreage dedicated to grapes, prices have increased every month since July.  We do not foresee this trend ending anytime soon.  


geraniumoilchinese

November 2016




This year’s cultivation has been less than last years and with the harvest over in September prices continue to be firm.  Reports suggest that with no new production until May 2017 prices are expected to be firm until then.  


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October 2016




Little has changed in the Geranium market as the crop is still short and prices are firm.


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August 2016




Situation unchanged.  The crop is small and prices are high.


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July 2016




A small crop has helped to keep prices firm.  This situation is likely to continue through the end of the year.


geraniumoilchinese

June 2016




Reports continue to state that this year’s crop will be vastly reduced from last year’s .  High labor costs, disinterest of farmers, and less planted acreage have all been cited as reasons.  Prices are expected to stay firm for the remainder of 2016.


geraniumoilchinese

May 2016




The harvest has begun but at a reported 15 kilos per day, output is small.  With preferred quality Oil not usually available until late June/early July prices are expected to stay firm.


geraniumoilchinese

April 2016




A first hand account from a dealer visiting the Chinese growing region of Dali cites less acreage devoted to Geranium this year, as farmers have switched to more profitable crops.  This aligns with the reports of declining Oil production that we have received for the last several years.  Since the bulk of the Chinese crop becomes available in May and June we would not expect any movement in price until then.


geraniumoilchinese

March 2016




Carryover is dwindling in the lead up to the availability of new Oil in June/July.  This has pushed prices close to 2011’s record high of over $185/kg.