March 2017 Archive



openingcommentary

Opening Commentary


Mar 1st, 2017

With Chinese New Year celebrations now over we have begun to see factories slowly reopening.  Though lack of feedstocks and environmental concerns continue to have a negative impact on our industry.




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orangeoilderivatives

Orange Oil & DERIVATIVES


Mar 1st, 2017

The USDA has reported that this year’s Florida crop is the smallest since the early 1960s. This along with limited offers coming out of Brazil have caused prices to continue to firm.





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eucalyptusoileucalyptol

Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


Mar 1st, 2017

Crude Eucalyptus stocks are limited as snow and cold weather have hampered the collection of leaves during the normal period at the end of 2016. Prices continue to climb and we are aware of orders being defaulted. With continued reports of damaged trees, even though the next collections begin in May, we do not foresee any relief soon.





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garlicoilchinese

Garlic Oil Chinese


Mar 1st, 2017

Chinese dealers continue to report that here is very little production of new oil.  Speculation on bulbs and environmental controls are keeping prices high.  With new oil not reportedly available until July, there are concerns that pricing will not soften even then.  The spice markets also share these opinions.


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staraniseoilnaturalanethol

Star Anise Oil & Natural Anethol


Mar 1st, 2017

We have reports that continue to state that while the autumn crop was small, demand has been stable keeping prices firm.  With the Spring crop starting in April oil should begin to reach the market by late May or early June when it is hoped there will be some relief.





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cassiaoilnaturalbenzaldehyde

Cassia Oil & Natural Benzaldehyde


Mar 1st, 2017

With carryover dwindling, market prices have increased slightly.  Strong demand before Chinese New Year helped this upward trend but reports state that demand is now stable.





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gingeroilchinese

Ginger Oil Chinese


Mar 1st, 2017

Reports continue to advise that there is a lack of dried roots available for distillation.  Pricing has increased and should remain firm for the foreseeable future.  





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geraniumoilchinese

Geranium Oil Chinese


Mar 1st, 2017

Pricing continues to rise as availability of oil is an issue.  New oil should reach the market in May but it is too soon to have any reliable information on crop size and yield.  





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litseacubebanaturalcitral

Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


Mar 1st, 2017

With the new crop not until August and September and the small 2016 crop pricing has firmed.  Several dealers have stated that they expect prices to continue to firm until September.




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vetiveroil

Vetiver Oil


Mar 1st, 2017

There does not seem to be any offers of oil from Indonesia and oil production has just started in Haiti.  Haitian oil pricing is firm as demand seems to be greater than supply.





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cloveleafoilderivatives

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives


Mar 1st, 2017

Prices are still firm as weather is still hampering collection of leaves.





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turpentinederivatives

Turpentine & Derivatives


Mar 1st, 2017

With prices of Gum Turpentine continuing to firm, we have reports indicating that downstream producers are only buying what they need to fulfill firm orders.  Producers of Gum Rosin and Gum Turpentine are keeping their offers firm due to the shortfall in crude gum produced.





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blackpepperoil

Black Pepper Oil


Mar 1st, 2017

We have received mixed reports on the harvest in India which will continue until March.  Some state that availability is steady while others indicate that the crop is not as plentiful as originally stated.  Pricing has increased slightly.  





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cardamomoilindian

Cardamom Oil Indian


Mar 1st, 2017

The Indian crop season is over and reports continue to advise that there was serious damage.  Prices for oil continue to rise and will continue to do so as stocks diminish.





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davanaoil

Davana Oil


Mar 1st, 2017

Harvesting is ongoing and offers are tentatively being made.





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citronellaoilchinese

Citronella Oil Chinese


Mar 1st, 2017

With reports that there is no carryover in the hands of factories prices continue to firm.  There is a limited arrival of oil in the market in April so prices are expected to continue to firm.





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cornmintoilmenthol

Cornmint Oil & Menthol


Mar 1st, 2017

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 firm until the new crop in June.





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maltolethylmaltol

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol


Mar 1st, 2017

There are suggestions that a major producer has not yet reopened causing prices to rise as stocks tighten.  There are also suggestions that feedstock has become an issue.  Prices have firmed.  





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vanillinethylvanillin

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin


Mar 1st, 2017

There are reports that a major Catechol producer has closed.  This has caused prices to firm.  





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