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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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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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Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


November 2016

Reports continue to advise that floods and heavy rains during August and September resulted in fewer berries available for processing.  Additionally we have reports that yields are down, suggesting that the price will increase until the new crop in 2017.




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