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GARLIC OIL CHINESE


October 2017

No changes here. Pollution control has stymied production, speculation and demand for fresh has caused prices for bulbs to go from 1.6 RMBY/kg to 4.4 RMBY/kg. Prices are firm and quality issues abound.




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Garlic Oil


September 2017

Production still limited due to environmental constraints. Spice market indicates that crop was good, but exceptionally strong demand has caused prices per kilo for bulbs to increase, rather than soften. Prices continue to firm and correct quality is still difficult to locate.




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Nutmeg Oil


September 2017

Also affected by rain, there appears to be a shortage of good quality oil at this time. There is a report that when prices dropped precipitously, several processors closed, unable to cover overheads. As a result prices continue to firm.




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Ginger Oil


September 2017

When the government forced processors to switch to gas fired burners from coal, production reportedly switched to a different province. This caused prices to soften, albeit for a very short time. It did not take long before the government forced the change to take effect in that province also. With lack of dried roots available prices are firm.




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garlicoilchinese

GARLIC OIL CHINESE


August 2017

We have seen more and more offers for “Garlic Oil” at low prices. However, when evaluated, these products do not qualify as “Oil” failing basic tests. Quality remains a serious issue and prices remain firm for the correct quality.




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Garlic Oil Chinese


July 2017

A recent update from a vendor outlined a price rise in Garlic Oil due to the difficulty of processing under pollution controls. There are indications elsewhere that prices will start to soften due to current reports from the spice market of a good crop. However, there is strong demand for fresh and pollution controls and quality issues will play a large part in oil pricing and availability.




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Nutmeg Oil Indonesia


July 2017

We have a report that in the growing regions of Aceh and Padang, while the rains have stopped, extremely strong winds have caused the nutmegs to fall from the trees before they ripened. Additionally, this report states that heavy flooding in Padang further disrupted the collection of fruit. There are also reports of insect infestations destroying trees. All of these are cited as the reason why Nutmeg prices have escalated.




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garlicoilchinese

Garlic Oil Chinese


March 2017

Chinese dealers continue to report that here is very little production of new oil.  Speculation on bulbs and environmental controls are keeping prices high.  With new oil not reportedly available until July, there are concerns that pricing will not soften even then.  The spice markets also share these opinions.




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Black Pepper Oil


March 2017

We have received mixed reports on the harvest in India which will continue until March.  Some state that availability is steady while others indicate that the crop is not as plentiful as originally stated.  Pricing has increased slightly.  




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