Prices are expected to go up further. We are currently in the first season (October to December) for fruit and seed. Prices are very expensive. Plant root for several years now is being purchased by the pharmaceutical companies for Tamiflu and pulling from raw material. This year, Anise leaf oil availability was normal but Anise Fruit Oil was very expensive.
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Nov 1st, 2019
Aug 1st, 2019
With the Fall crop down by 40% prices firmed and have stayed firm this year. Reports indicate supply continues to remain tight and with no new oil available until processing in autumn we would expect prices to rise.
Jul 1st, 2019
Prices staying firm supply limited.
Jun 1st, 2019
Firm pricing still exists as farmers holding onto their limited supply.
May 1st, 2019
Pricing still firm, as prices at the farm level have increased. Reports indicate farmers holding on to whatever limited quantity of oil in their possession, waiting for prices to increase further.
Apr 1st, 2019
Oil from Spring crop not yet available. Pricing is firm and reports to continue to advise that availability is limited.
Feb 1st, 2019
Prices here are also firm as crop off due to heavy rains.
Dec 1st, 2018
Heavy rains limited crop output and the autumn crop will be very small. Prices continue to firm and are expected to be firm until spring crop 2019.
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.
Jan 4th, 2018
Prices continue to firm here as availability is extremely limited.
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.
May 1st, 2017
The Spring crop just began this month. Oil is not readily available yet and sellers are keeping pricing firm. One dealer advises pricing will not ease until July.
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.
Sep 7th, 2016
We have had several dealers indicate that demand for Anise Oil will escalate. In light of the Oil’s use in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the oncoming Fall/Winter cold season and the growing threat of Zika lead us to believe that this is the case. We have seen prices begin to firm and expect this to be the trend for a few months.
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.
Jun 1st, 2016
Reports continue to state that demand is off, keeping prices low. This has discouraged farmers from collecting. While the harvest usually ends in June, prices are not expected to ease any further.
Apr 1st, 2016
Recent reports indicate that Oil from the Autumn crop has been consumed and that any spike in demand will cause prices to increase. As we won’t see new Oil until sometime in June, a price rise is expected.
Mar 1st, 2016
Reports indicate that carryover from the Autumn crop are dwindling. We expect prices to firm until new material becomes available after April.
Feb 1st, 2016
Reports indicate that low prices and high labor costs have discouraged farmers from harvesting Anise. As carryover stocks are consumed in the runup to the May/June crop we expect to see prices firm.
Jan 30th, 2016
The most recent reports we’ve received indicate that production of Anise oil is limited as low prices have discouraged farmers from distilling. With carryover nearing completion, we would expect prices to rise.
Dec 30th, 2015
Reports from October of off demand and softening prices for both ingredients conflict with previous reports of low volumes and higher costs for producers. The Spice Market reports that prices for Anise seeds are rising, suggesting a diminished crop and the prospect of rising prices for both Oil and Natural Anethole.
Nov 1st, 2015
Current pricing for Oil is unappealing for farmers, who will be holding on to stocks from the Spring Crop and reducing their production for the fall. Reports indicate that demand is off which may suggest slackened demand from the pharmaceutical industry. Despite the difficulties with the Anise market, pricing for Natural Anethole remains stable for now.