blackpepperoil

March 2019




We have reports that advise the Nov-Dec season in India produced less than average berries. Additionally, yield is lower than normal. Expect prices to firm until new crop in May.


blackpepperoil

July 2018




The Spice market has reported that demand for this spice has been soft. Large exports from Vietnam have been mentioned. Pricing for the oil has remained stable. 


blackpepperoil

May 2018




The Spice markets report that prices for this spice have softened. With new crop due in India in a few weeks it is expected that this trend will follow. It is expected that oil prices will soften also.


blackpepperoil

March 2018




We have been advised that prices should be steady.


blackpepperoil

March 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.  


blackpepperoil

February 2017




The Spice Market Journals indicate that there are issues with crops in Indonesia and India.  The Indian crop has started though, and carryover oil has helped to stabilize pricing.  


blackpepperoil

January 2017




Spice Markets report that unfavorable weather conditions and the Indian government’s new currency policies have made transactions difficult.  We expect to see prices begin to reflect this situation soon.  


blackpepperoil

September 2016




Pricing is still firm as there is no relief yet from other sources of product.


blackpepperoil

August 2016




The Spice markets continue to advise issues.  Fresh Pepper from Indonesia will not be available until August.  Fresh Pepper from India is not competitive against Vietnamese.  Pricing for oil is firm.  


blackpepperoil

July 2016




The Spice Trade is reporting delays in the crops from Brazil and Indonesia.  Fresh Pepper from Indonesia is not expected to be exported before the end of July/early August.  Delayed by El Niño, the crop in Southeastern Brazil is already late and is expected to be ready in September or October.  Vietnamese dealers are advising that farmers and collectors are withholding product, waiting for prices to climb higher.  With the Indian crop reportedly smaller than normal and little relief from Indonesia in the near future, prices are expected to increase.


blackpepperoil

June 2016




The Spice Market continues to report a significantly smaller Indian crop.  With strong demand for fresh, prices have begun to firm.  


blackpepperoil

May 2016




The spice market reports that this year’s crop in India was significantly lower than that of last year.  It also reports that drought and now heavy rains have caused peppercorns to drop prematurely, negatively affecting Indonesia’s crop.  A good crop in Vietnam has offset this, allowing prices to soften.


blackpepperoil

March 2016




Following a good crop and high yield of Oil in India, prices have softened.


blackpepperoil

January 2016




Prices have stabilized and availability seems to cover demand.


blackpepperoil

December 2015




A Spice Trade Journal has advised that the Indian crop due in January 2016 may suffer a 20% shortfall due to erratic rain.  A similar prediction has been made for the Indonesian market though Vietnam and Cambodia may cover this shortfall.  Expectations are that prices for Oil will increase.