Jan 30th, 2020

The rain has not impacted the crop but yields and quality are inferior. Prices are soft but lots of phthalates contamination and difficult to source good material.

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Maria-Paz Gonzalez PhD
Maria-Paz Gonzalez PhD


Sep 1st, 2018

Here too, rains have lessened Chinese crop. Prices are firm and reports indicate that they will continue to rise.

Aug 1st, 2018

With offers from China non-existent, pressure on Indonesian has seen prices climb. Availability is still an issue.

Jul 1st, 2018

Rain here in the growing regions keeping production down. Processers in China have imported oil from Indonesia in order to meet demand both at home and overseas. This has kept pricing firm and availability is an issue. 

Dec 1st, 2016

While the 2016 crop in China was small, Indonesia kept prices stable.  With strong demand reported, prices for Citronella Oil have started to firm.

Nov 1st, 2016

A previous report indicated that farmers had focused on rubber cultivation, devoting less time to Citronella.  Prices have remained stable due to large amounts of oil being available from Indonesia.

Jul 1st, 2016

Rain in the growing region of Yunnan has curtailed production.  Crop season begins in July, so we do not foresee any disruption as Indonesian Oil is readily available.