Reports indicate prices at the farm level continue to firm, as available raw material volume was severely lessened by heavy rains. Prices are not expected to ease.
Heavy rains limited crop output and the autumn crop will be very small. Prices continue to firm and are expected to be firm until spring crop 2019.
We have reports that many laborers in the growing regions have left for work in the cities that are expanding. Currently oil is limited and prices continue to firm.
Offers are limited and prices continue to stay firm.
Reports indicate that most processors are out of stock to distill. Autumn crop will be available after September while demand increases in mid to end-August and September. New oil Nov/Dec. Expect prices to continue to firm for the next several months.
Reports from China indicate processing is done. Total amount of Anise Oil produced substantially lower than last year. This reduced output along with higher labor costs are keeping prices firm. As supplies dwindle prices are expected to continue to rise. New oil will not be available until November/December 2018
In January snow and ice damaged trees in the growing area, followed by more damaging storms in February. With limited amounts of leaves and fruit prices are firm.
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... Read more »
Prices continue to firm here as availability is extremely limited.
No relief here, prices firm and offers limited. The anticipated new oil that came in the Fall was smaller than expected.
Prices are firm and there are limited offers coming only from dealers.
Reports continue to state that upcoming crop will not be able to cover all demand. Bad weather is a primary reason. Prices continue to rise as little carryover exists.
The Spring crop just began this month. Oil is not readily available yet and sellers are keeping pricing firm. One dealer advises pricing will not ease until July.
Pricing for both ingredients has been stable but dealers are advising that there is a possibility that the new crop will be off. With carryover depleted, they are advising that prices may increase dramatically.
We have reports that continue to state that while the autumn crop was small, demand has been stable keeping prices firm. With the Spring crop starting in April oil should begin to reach the market by late May or early June when it is hoped there will be some relief.
Several reports indicate that the autumn crop was small as depressed pricing kept farmers from processing. Prices continue to firm.
We have reports that continue to advise that Anise Oil is tight, as farmers are reluctant to distill until prices rise. With new crop oil limited and reports indicating increased demand, prices will continue to firm.
Reports of a small crop and of farmers’ reluctance to process because of low prices have seen prices for oil firm. This trend may continue until Chinese New Year in January.
Several reports have indicated that the production of Star Anise “fruits” was lower than expected. Offers have increased slightly since September but pricing is expected to be stable until the Chinese New Year in January. Traditionally, prices increase for most oils as farmers need money for their celebrations.
Reports continue to state that the supply of raw material is tight as poor weather conditions and higher productions costs have taken their toll. With new oil not expected to reach market until December, prices are likely to to stay firm until then.
We have had several dealers indicate that demand for Anise Oil will escalate. In light of the Oil’s use in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the oncoming Fall/Winter cold season and the growing threat of Zika lead us to believe that this is the case. We have seen prices begin to firm and expect... Read more »
With the Spring Crop over and very little carryover, prices are beginning to firm. The market is expected to stay firm until the new crop is available in late October and early November.
We have received conflicting reports on Anise Oil. Some cite slow demand, farmers not interested in harvesting, factories not wanting to produce until carryover is gone. Others claim that the Spring crop is over and that some factories have raised pricing because it is too close to costs.
Reports continue to state that demand is off, keeping prices low. This has discouraged farmers from collecting. While the harvest usually ends in June, prices are not expected to ease any further.
With prices for Synthetic Anethole extremely attractive, demand for Natural has diminished. Prices for Oil remain soft and with the Spring harvest just beginning it is not expected to change soon.
Recent reports indicate that Oil from the Autumn crop has been consumed and that any spike in demand will cause prices to increase. As we won’t see new Oil until sometime in June, a price rise is expected.
Reports indicate that carryover from the Autumn crop are dwindling. We expect prices to firm until new material becomes available after April.
Reports indicate that low prices and high labor costs have discouraged farmers from harvesting Anise. As carryover stocks are consumed in the runup to the May/June crop we expect to see prices firm.
The most recent reports we’ve received indicate that production of Anise oil is limited as low prices have discouraged farmers from distilling. With carryover nearing completion, we would expect prices to rise.
Reports from October of off demand and softening prices for both ingredients conflict with previous reports of low volumes and higher costs for producers. The Spice Market reports that prices for Anise seeds are rising, suggesting a diminished crop and the prospect of rising prices for both Oil and Natural Anethole.