blackpepperoil

Black Pepper Oil


May 2018

The Spice markets report that prices for this spice have softened. With new crop due in India in a few weeks it is expected that this trend will follow. It is expected that oil prices will soften also.




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staraniseoilnaturalanethol

Star Anise Oil & Natural Anethol


February 2018

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 can be found.  Anise Oil offers are extremely limited at present.




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cardamomoilguatemala

CARDAMOM OIL GUATEMALA


November 2017

2016 season ended at reduced rate of approximately 25% which has led to very limited carryover going into new crop.  Rainy season has been favorable for a strong crop; however, simultaneously recent heavy rains have caused some logistical challenges in seed collection at the start of harvest now.  Prices presently remain firm.




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garlicoil

Garlic Oil


September 2017

Production still limited due to environmental constraints. Spice market indicates that crop was good, but exceptionally strong demand has caused prices per kilo for bulbs to increase, rather than soften. Prices continue to firm and correct quality is still difficult to locate.




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nutmegoil

Nutmeg Oil


September 2017

Also affected by rain, there appears to be a shortage of good quality oil at this time. There is a report that when prices dropped precipitously, several processors closed, unable to cover overheads. As a result prices continue to firm.




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gingeroil

Ginger Oil


September 2017

When the government forced processors to switch to gas fired burners from coal, production reportedly switched to a different province. This caused prices to soften, albeit for a very short time. It did not take long before the government forced the change to take effect in that province also. With lack of dried roots available prices are firm.




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garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


August 2017

We have seen more and more offers for “Garlic Oil” at low prices. However, when evaluated, these products do not qualify as “Oil” failing basic tests. Quality remains a serious issue and prices remain firm for the correct quality.




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