Natural Citronellal is isolated from the Eucalyptus Citriodora tree reaching an assay of 95%+ or higher (CHECK!!!) With similarities to synthetic citronellal, it is used in an assortment of citrus, floral, and fruity flavors but more widely used in fragrance applications. The aroma is waxy, floral, aldehydic and slightly sweet. The floralcy is much more... Read more »
Weaker than expected demand has caused prices to soften.
Normally the major supply region of Yunnan has limited rainfall from February until April. Due to this, famers are prohibited from starting fires, as government concerned over forest fires, so they cannot distill any leaves. Reports indicate demand has recently increased, market prices have firmed. It is expected that there is room for prices to... Read more »
With Chinese New Year celebrations now over, prices are continuing to firm. Lack of supply cited.
The easing of prices that occurred in early December has reversed. Stocks from December have been consumed. With the approach of Chinese New Year prices have firmed.
While it is currently the production season, reports say demand is off. Since there has been urban development in Guangxi and Yunnan, labor costs have increased, as there is better pay working in the cities. This kept prices firm and collection down. Yield is expected to be small and prices are expected to continue to... Read more »
Early December brought some small relief on prices, but a substantial inquiry has caused prices to firm.
Crop season is now and reports suggest that prices going forward will increase.
With new oil having entered the market prices have eased slightly. Reports indicate that demand is still off, and if demand spikes so will prices.
While the Chinese Government has devaluated its currency against the U.S. dollar, causing a small drop in prices, we have several reports indicating demand has increased. With no new oil entering the market yet it is expected that prices will continue to firm.
Prices are firm, with relief hoped for at the end of this year.
Heavy rains in the growing areas have kept volumes of oil down. One report we have states that there will be no new oil before November and that sellers have suspended offers. With demand traditionally heavy the end of autumn, it is expected that prices will continue to be firm.
With China basically out of stock until Oct/Nov, Brazilian oil is being used instead. Prices have been stable but are expected to rise with growing demand.
Reports continue to advise Eucalyptus Oil is short. Prices for both items still firm.
The main producing areas in China are now in their rainy season. However the government has not yet lifted their ban on distilling crude in the forests (no fires allowed). Reports indicate there will not be any new oil until Nov/Dec 2018. Reports also indicate demand has been low, but any upswing will cause prices... Read more »
With crop due end-October/early-November market prices continue to advance. Reports are that carryover all but gone as of this writing.
Reports indicate that demand has eased and there has been a small short term easing of prices. With limited amount of oil due to arrive in August it is believed prices will be firm. One report states that the amount of new trees being planted is not sufficient to replace those that have been damaged.... Read more »
Prices continue to climb as demand is outstripping availability. With a smaller harvest traditionally occurring in May through July, we do not foresee any price relief soon.
Prices continue to firm as available stocks dwindle.
Traditionally, prices firm after Chinese New Year and this year will not be an exception. Stocks are extremely limited.
Prices continue to rise as supply cannot cover current demand. The prolonged rains that occurred in November hampered collection as well as reducing oil content in leaves. Many suppliers are unable to offer while others who can, offer with prices good for that day only. This situation is not expected to ease until August or... Read more »
Due to several years of relatively low prices, farmers were reluctant to distill this year. With the current shortage of synthetic Hydroxycitronellal and Citronellal, and heavy rains keeping production of Citronella oil extremely low, Citriodora demand has far outstripped current supply. Reports indicate prices will continue to climb until new crop oil becomes available late... Read more »
New crude oil output is very slightly improved, however, oil distillers and brokers are speculating in the market. The price of crude oil is increasing every day and even with the higher prices, difficult to secure.
Traditionally new crude oil reaches the market in December, though by this time of the year crude oil is only trickling in and not at the volumes that would satisfy demand. Prices continue to be firm on the all-time high level and many users who are in need are buying.
Prices continue to rise as supply cannot cover demand. One major supplier has no stock to offer at present. Reports still indicate no relief until May – July 2018.
Reports continue to advise of a major shortage of Eucalyptus Oil. Besides the two months of continuous rain in the growing regions, a major tax reform policy has hampered payment to the farmers. This has resulted in higher prices. No relief is immediately expected as demand stays firm but we continue to monitor the situation.
Continued lack of supply, along with strong demand, has kept prices firming on a weekly basis. Bad weather in the growing regions will have an impact on what will be harvested for the traditional end of year supply.
We have reports that state demand for both has increased. With limited availability prices continue to be firm. We have also received a report that advised that rains in certain growing regions in Yunnan are currently hampering collection, adding more pressure on prices. Sentiment is that pricing will not ease this summer.