eucalyptuseucalyptol

EUCALYPTUS & EUCALYPTOL


October 2017

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.




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LITSEA CUBEBA & NATURAL CITRAL


October 2017

The crop is off due to the rains and reports continue to state that whatever was harvested was low in Citral. Prices keep rising as demand appears to outstrip supply. We have been advised that prices will continue to firm and that there will be shortages until the new crop in August 2018.




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Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


September 2017

Rain in the growing regions has slowed harvesting but more importantly has had an impact on the quality of oil being produced. Citral content is reported at 60-62%, below the normal levels of 67-68%. This has forced producers to process more mass in order to meet specs. This in turn has resulted in prices increasing instead of softening. While still early in processing, reports indicate situation will not change.




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EUCALYPTUS OIL & EUCALYPTOL


August 2017

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.




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Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol


November 2016

Indications are that by late November / early December a significant (?) quantity of oil will enter the market.  The impact of this anticipated expansion of supply has been felt through a slight easing of prices.  Reports state that farmers are selling stocks of crude oil now in anticipation of further reductions.  Any spurt in demand before the end of the year will likely cut into these price reductions.




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litseacubebanaturalcitral

Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral


November 2016

Reports continue to advise that floods and heavy rains during August and September resulted in fewer berries available for processing.  Additionally we have reports that yields are down, suggesting that the price will increase until the new crop in 2017.




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