Prices remain stable
New crop season will begin March/April timeframe with fresh fruit being priority, then processing for juice, oils, etc will commence around May 2020. Last year, total fruit volume collected was 1.3 million tons which was a record 2019 crop for Argentina. This year, crop is expected to be average with estimates at 1.0 million tons... Read more »
Demand and offer are at balance and prices are stable. The largest challenge facing right now is adulteration and contamination.
prices continue to come down but take care as many bad and adulterated qualities are in the market.
This is an “off-month” for production of oil, as plant growth lessens in winter. Reports indicate that whatever limited oil has been produced is very low in Citral content. Would expect to see some upward adjustment in prices.
Reports continue to advise that up to now the winter season has not affected production yet. However, this is not expected to last and expect prices to firm as production slackens
Reports indicate that even though colder temperatures have set in the growing regions production has increased. Prices still firm.
Heavy rains in the primary growing regions in India, have temporarily hampered production. But again this is a temporary situation.
With increased demand from Aromatherapy supply is having difficulty keeping up with demand. Here too expect prices to increase.
Lack of rain cut down this crop, as all grasses need water. Shortages of Synthetic Citral allowed those who could afford to switch to Lemongrass as a source of Citral, albeit Natural. This has kept prices high.
No relief here, demand far exceeds availability of oil. Additionally, our weekly testing of oil has found very few lots that match quality specifications.
There continues to be high demand for Lemongrass, specifically as a Citral source. Reports indicate that prices at the farm level increase daily, as low availability has allowed for a “bidding war” to ensue.
Strong demand has kept prices firm. Limited availability has led to poor quality material entering the market place and being offered a current premium pricing.
With the shortage of Synthetic Citral, the internal demand in India for vitamins has caused manufacturers to switch to Lemongrass for Citral. This has caused prices to escalate and has limited availability. It is now the wrong season in Guatemala and availability there has been limited for years as prices are too high compared to... Read more »
The major growing region has experienced poor weather. Prices have firmed and are expected to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Still watchful of quality, prices remain firm.
There have been reports that the Monsoon Season this year has not provided enough rain to ease the conditions in drought stricken growing regions. This has kept prices firm. Strong demand has caused measures to be taken that have brought about serious quality issues.
With the drought still in effect in Southern India, production has been limited. Competition from collectors and strong demand has kept prices firm. This has caused oil of questionable quality to enter the marketplace. Hopefully the upcoming monsoon season will alleviate this situation and production will return to normal.
Due to the drought earlier this year, availability of quality oil has been an issue. Hopefully the upcoming monsoons will alleviate this problem.
With severe drought in the growing region of Cochin, prices continue to be firm. With availability an issue, there may be some relief after monsoons come at the end of May/June.
We have reports that drought in the growing regions was followed by monsoon-like rains. Processing has been hampered due to lack of suitable shoots. Pricing has climbed and relief is not expected until the end of September or early October.
Spain, Brazil, California, and Southern Italy have all been experiencing bad weather, leading to reports of large reductions in crop sizes. Argentina, the largest producer, reported a crop 10-15% larger than last year’s, slightly offsetting the losses elsewhere.
As of mid January – weather has been cooperating for California, Florida and Texas citrus production areas and growers are currently harvesting good fruit qualities. Jan. 10 citrus crop estimate from US Dept. of Agriculture forecast a harvest of 125.5 million boxes of oranges for the current season, up from 124 million last year. Grapefruit... Read more »
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