garlicoilchinese

Garlic Oil Chinese


May 2018

The Spice market is reporting that this year’s crop will be large. Prices for oil are expected to ease, however, with tightening environmental restrictions there are reports that oil production will continue to decrease.




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litseacubebanaturalcitral

LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


March 2018

We are beginning to see offers of Litsea Cubeba lots that are low in Citral with aggressive prices. Several suppliers have stated that the next prices will be even higher. With new crop oil not available until early September, prices will continue to climb.




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Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


February 2018

Prices continue to rise as supply cannot cover current demand.  The prolonged rains that occurred in November hampered collection as well as reducing oil content in leaves.  Many suppliers are unable to offer while others who can, offer with prices good for that day only. This situation is not expected to ease until August or September.




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Eucalyptus Citriodora Chinese


February 2018

Due to several years of relatively low prices, farmers were reluctant to distill this year.  With the current shortage of synthetic Hydroxycitronellal and Citronellal, and heavy rains keeping production of Citronella oil extremely low, Citriodora demand has far outstripped current supply.  Reports indicate prices will continue to climb until new crop oil becomes available late autumn.




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EUCALYPTUS & EUCALYPTOL


October 2017

Reports continue to advise of a major shortage of Eucalyptus Oil. Besides the two months of continuous rain in the growing regions, a major tax reform policy has hampered payment to the farmers.  This has resulted in higher prices. No relief is immediately expected as demand stays firm but we continue to monitor the situation.




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garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


October 2017

No changes here. Pollution control has stymied production, speculation and demand for fresh has caused prices for bulbs to go from 1.6 RMBY/kg to 4.4 RMBY/kg. Prices are firm and quality issues abound.




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LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


October 2017

The crop is off due to the rains and reports continue to state that whatever was harvested was low in Citral. Prices keep rising as demand appears to outstrip supply. We have been advised that prices will continue to firm and that there will be shortages until the new crop in August 2018.




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litseacubebanaturalcitral

Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


September 2017

Rain in the growing regions has slowed harvesting but more importantly has had an impact on the quality of oil being produced. Citral content is reported at 60-62%, below the normal levels of 67-68%. This has forced producers to process more mass in order to meet specs. This in turn has resulted in prices increasing instead of softening. While still early in processing, reports indicate situation will not change.




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Coriander Seed Oil


September 2017

Prices for oil have dropped to a very low level. Reports indicate other crops were more profitable for farmers, so area planted for Coriander reduced by at least 50%, quite possibly by 67%. Prices for new crop seed continue to firm as it appears carryover positions on seeds were not properly stored and are unusable. We expect prices to rise as demand increases.




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