orangeoilderivatives

ORANGE OIL & DERIVATIVES


October 2017

As of this writing, total damage to Florida’s Orange and Grapefruit crops has not been established. Estimates on Orange run anywhere from 30% to 75% of crop damaged while Grapefruit seems to have survived better. It will take some time before actual figures are in though it is safe to say that yield, which was originally greater than last year’s 68 million boxes, will be significantly lower.




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Orange Oil & DERIVATIVES


September 2017

Reports continue to advise that the Brazilian crop will be quite large. Good weather conditions have led to a large amount of fruit becoming available. With reports of unfulfilled contracts that need to be satisfied, prices may not soften as much as some might hope. It appears that the major processors have not yet made any offers. Prices have eased slightly.




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Orange Oil & DERIVATIVES


February 2017

The USDA estimates that total production for their season’s crop is 72 million boxes, almost 10 million less than last year’s total.  The continued loss of trees due to greening as well as the advanced age of healthy trees have contributed to the shortfall.  Estimates out of Brazil are 210 million boxes, down from a normal harvest of 300 million.  Prices continue to rise and there does not appear to be any relief this year.  




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Bergamot Oil Italian


January 2017

Some reports state that this year’s crop will be 10% larger than that of last years.  Even if this is the case though, it would be considered 20% smaller than “normal.”  Preliminary results indicate a yield of 5.3-5.5kg per ton of fruit, up from last year’s yield of 4.5kg/ton.  Prices should be stable.




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