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Rose, chocolate, and the deep red of Beet Powder are all evocative of the Valentine’s Day motif.
Very little oil has been produced and quality has been an issue. Prices continue to climb.
Sandalwood Oil Australian is distilled from the heartwood of a tree closely related to the Indian Sandalwood. Despite the close relation, this oil’s aroma is distinctly different from that of the Indian variety. The Australian Oil is known for expressing Sandalwood’s soft and creamy side while still retaining some of the santalol sharpness. This, combined... Read more »
After several attempts to locate “traditional” quality we fear it is no longer produced in China. The “new” quality cannot be substituted in place of what was considered “standard”.
Hop Oil’s peppery herbal character complements the sharp acidity of this otherwise classic Balsamic Vinaigrette. The addition of gluten free arrowroot powder provides body and thickness to the typically diffuse dressing.
Prices are firm and there are limited offers coming only from dealers.
Prices at source have gradually come down. After a good crop quantities are available at source.
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.
With a smaller crop, speculation has continued to fuel price increases. Reports/rumors that BASF’s Malaysian plant has suffered additional setbacks and will be delayed further have not helped this situation. Arvensis and Menthol prices firm.
In a few short weeks prices for Mentha Arvensis and subsequently Menthol have increased 15-20%. Some of this may be blamed on the new Service Tax enacted; some may be blamed on the weakness of the US dollar against most currencies, some may be blamed on rains in the North impacting production and transportation. There... Read more »
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.
With Synthetic Menthol and Menthone readily available in India, a major producer is warning customers to beware of product they purchase. This producer advises that in July, which will be crop harvest time, prices should be lower. He does not expect to see major fluctuations in the market, as increased availability of Synthetic Menthol will... Read more »
Prices are still firm as cash restrictions continue to hamper trade at the farm level. With the increasing production of synthetic Menthol looming, producers may be trying to get as much margin as possible before prices begin to collapse.
The Indian government has recently removed the cash limitations for businesses though this does not readily translate into cash transactions at the farm level. A further impediment in one of the growing regions is police restrictions on cash as elections are due at the end of February. Prices have firmed and are expected to stay... Read more »
With the new fiscal policies enacted in India in November, the traditional cash transactions between farmers and collectors have diminished significantly. Less oil was collected and prices have increased at the farm level. To meet demand, exporters turned to the MCX for Cornmint, which also pushed up prices. A report states that current stock at... Read more »
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.
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.
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.
Disposal of spent cedar dust continues to be a problem. This has contributed to limited availability and firming prices.
Pricing is still firm with one major Indian producer claiming to be sold out until early September.
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 »
Prices remain firm and supply is still tight.
Several reports indicated that the Cornmint Oil crop will be around 40,000 tons. A reliable source has provided a state-by-state breakdown that estimates production in 2016 will be 33,860 tons. Menthol content and average yield across all areas was normal. L-Menthyl Acetate content showed to be slightly higher due to the crop being processed before... 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.