Prices continue to firm here as availability is extremely limited.
Sep 1st, 2018
We have reports that many laborers in the growing regions have left for work in the cities that are expanding. Currently oil is limited and prices continue to firm.
Aug 1st, 2018
Offers are limited and prices continue to stay firm.
Jul 1st, 2018
Reports indicate that most processors are out of stock to distill. Autumn crop will be available after September while demand increases in mid to end-August and September. New oil Nov/Dec. Expect prices to continue to firm for the next several months.
Jun 1st, 2018
Reports from China indicate processing is done. Total amount of Anise Oil produced substantially lower than last year. This reduced output along with higher labor costs are keeping prices firm. As supplies dwindle prices are expected to continue to rise. New oil will not be available until November/December 2018
May 1st, 2018
In January snow and ice damaged trees in the growing area, followed by more damaging storms in February. With limited amounts of leaves and fruit prices are firm.
Feb 1st, 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.
Dec 1st, 2017
No relief here, prices firm and offers limited. The anticipated new oil that came in the Fall was smaller than expected.
Nov 1st, 2017
Prices are firm and there are limited offers coming only from dealers.
Oct 1st, 2017
Reports continue to state that upcoming crop will not be able to cover all demand. Bad weather is a primary reason. Prices continue to rise as little carryover exists.
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.
Aug 3rd, 2016
With the Spring Crop over and very little carryover, prices are beginning to firm. The market is expected to stay firm until the new crop is available in late October and early November.