cornmintmenthol

September 2018




Prices have recently spiked up. Speculation on the MCX, strong sales of powder to China, and strong demand cited.


cornmintmenthol

July 2018




Synthetic Menthol slackened. While new production has been stated to start in July, skepticism is rampant. Prices have stabilized as farmers are not will to lower prices. 


cornmintmenthol

July 2016




The most recent report of a major supplier indicates that the total crop for 2016 will be between 38000 & 40000 metric tons.  These figures are based on surveys and discussions with others in the growing regions.  Based on the limited distillation that has taken place, the supplier reports that yield per acre is down.  Since the monsoons have not occurred, it is possible that the crop will be less than estimated. With a large portion of new oil set to reach the market by mid to end July, we would expect to see prices fall.


cornmintmenthol

June 2016




A reliable supplier reported that demand was strong in April and early May. Since new Oil was not available, this demand was met with stocks held in the MCX warehouse.  This same supplier estimates that the total Mentha arvensis crop is 45,000 metric tons, a 50% increase from numbers given in April.   Even with the estimated large crop, the supplier believes that prices will firm due to low carryover and strong demand.  Prices are expected to ease in June and July when large amounts of Oil usually reach the market.  


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March 2016




Reports have given conflicting information on the size of the upcoming Cornmint crop.  One group estimates a 33% reduction, another a 25% increase.  More information will be available after March once an estimate of planted acreage has been made.  Cornmint Oil prices have risen recently, with increased demand and limited stocks given as a reason.