Cedarwood Oil in China has been short for several months with much speculation as to the reason. A new report states that the Chinese Government has paid more attention to deforestation and environmental protection. Prices for Methyl Cedryl Ketone, Cedryl Methyl Ether, Cedryl Acetate, and Cedrenol have all increased.
Availability continues to be limited, prices are firm.
Disposal of spent cedar dust continues to be a problem. This has contributed to limited availability and firming prices.
Prices remain firm and supply is still tight.
Processing costs have risen, as disposing of waste continues to be an issue. The spent cedar fiber is high volume and low weight, making it uneconomical to transport by truck. Prices for both of these oils continue to firm.
Cedryl Acetate is acetylated from cedarwood oil. Its aroma is woody, slightly leathery with an earthy undertone similar to that of vetiver. Cedryl Acetate’s fixative properties work well in soaps, especially those where a lighter, creamier woody note is needed. In other fragrance applications it blends well with Iso Bornyl Acetate, Lavandin Oils, and Ionones.... Read more »
Manufacturers are citing several reasons for the current shortage of this material in China. Firstly, a multinational has purchased a large amount of Cedarwood unexpectedly, causing a shortage and dramatic price increase for raw material. Rain in the growing regions has prevented harvesting, contributing to the price rises and availability issues. The situation is expected... Read more »