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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nutmegoilindonesia

Nutmeg Oil Indonesia


July 2017

We have a report that in the growing regions of Aceh and Padang, while the rains have stopped, extremely strong winds have caused the nutmegs to fall from the trees before they ripened. Additionally, this report states that heavy flooding in Padang further disrupted the collection of fruit. There are also reports of insect infestations destroying trees. All of these are cited as the reason why Nutmeg prices have escalated.




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cloveleafoilderivatives

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives


February 2017

Reports continue to advise that steady rainfall in Indonesia is hampering the collection of leaves.  With supplies of Crude Clove Oil reportedly limited prices continue to firm.  Eugenol, Iso Eugenol, Caryophyllene, Methyl Eugenol, Methyl Iso Eugenol, Vanillin ex Eugenol, and Propenyl Guaethol have all firmed.  With the rainy season lasting through March & April we do not expect prices to ease soon.  




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citronellaoilchinese

Citronella Oil Chinese


February 2017

Chinese production in 2016 was approximately two thirds of that of 2015.  This was due to a combination of low prices discouraging farmers from distilling, environmental protection policies, and bad weather.  With Indonesia acting as an alternative to China in 2016, supply was stable.  Now with steady rains, their supply has become limited.  As a result, prices have increased.




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