Opening Commentary


With Chinese New Year celebrations now over we have begun to see factories slowly reopening.  Though lack of feedstocks and environmental concerns continue to have a negative impact on our industry.

Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Orange Oil & Terpenes

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The USDA has reported that this year’s Florida crop is the smallest since the early 1960s. This along with limited offers coming out of Brazil have caused prices to continue to firm.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Eucalyptus Oil & Eucalyptol

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Crude Eucalyptus stocks are limited as snow and cold weather have hampered the collection of leaves during the normal period at the end of 2016. Prices continue to climb and we are aware of orders being defaulted. With continued reports of damaged trees, even though the next collections begin in May, we do not foresee any relief soon.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Garlic Oil Chinese

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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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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Star Anise Oil & Natural Anethole

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We have reports that continue to state that while the autumn crop was small, demand has been stable keeping prices firm.  With the Spring crop starting in April oil should begin to reach the market by late May or early June when it is hoped there will be some relief.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Cassia Oil & Natural Benzaldehyde

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With carryover dwindling, market prices have increased slightly.  Strong demand before Chinese New Year helped this upward trend but reports state that demand is now stable.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Ginger Oil Chinese

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Reports continue to advise that there is a lack of dried roots available for distillation.  Pricing has increased and should remain firm for the foreseeable future.  

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Geranium Oil Chinese

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Pricing continues to rise as availability of oil is an issue.  New oil should reach the market in May but it is too soon to have any reliable information on crop size and yield.  

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Litsea Cubeba & Natural Citral

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With the new crop not until August and September and the small 2016 crop pricing has firmed.  Several dealers have stated that they expect prices to continue to firm until September.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

There does not seem to be any offers of oil from Indonesia and oil production has just started in Haiti.  Haitian oil pricing is firm as demand seems to be greater than supply.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives

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Prices are still firm as weather is still hampering collection of leaves.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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With prices of Gum Turpentine continuing to firm, we have reports indicating that downstream producers are only buying what they need to fulfill firm orders.  Producers of Gum Rosin and Gum Turpentine are keeping their offers firm due to the shortfall in crude gum produced.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Black Pepper Oil

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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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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Cardamom Oil Indian

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The Indian crop season is over and reports continue to advise that there was serious damage.  Prices for oil continue to rise and will continue to do so as stocks diminish.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Davana Oil

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Harvesting is ongoing and offers are tentatively being made.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

With reports that there is no carryover in the hands of factories prices continue to firm.  There is a limited arrival of oil in the market in April so prices are expected to continue to firm.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Cornmint Oil & Menthol

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The Indian government has recently removed the cash limitations for businesses though this does not readily translate into cash transactions at the farm level.  A further impediment in one of the growing regions is police restrictions on cash as elections are due at the end of February.  Prices have firmed and are expected to stay firm until the new crop in June.

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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There are suggestions that a major producer has not yet reopened causing prices to rise as stocks tighten.  There are also suggestions that feedstock has become an issue.  Prices have firmed.  

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Mar 2017
Mar 2017

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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There are reports that a major Catechol producer has closed.  This has caused prices to firm.  

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