Jun 17
Jun 2017

Garlic Oil Chinese

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Prices are still firming and we are seeing oil of dubious quality.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Ginger Oil Chinese

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We are seeing fewer offers and prices are firm.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives

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The harvest has been postponed for one month as Indonesia continues to receive heavy rains.  This combined with last weekend’s start of Ramadan has contributed to a firming of prices.  

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Lemongrass Oil Indian

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Due to the drought earlier this year, availability of quality oil has been an issue. Hopefully the upcoming monsoons will alleviate this problem.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Palmarosa Oil Indian

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The situation here is similar to Lemongrass.  Quality oil has been difficult to source.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Bay Oil

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Major issues here as a hurricane several years ago tore through the island of Dominica destroying two distilleries. Availability is limited and prices continue to soar.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Cardamom Oil

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The spice market is reporting that the upcoming crop from Guatemala will be 2/3 the volume of last year’s, including carryovers. Extended dry weather has been cited as the reason. We can expect to see prices rise.

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May 17
May 2017

Garlic Oil Chinese

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Prices are still firming as availability of good quality oil continues to dwindle. Relief is not expected any time soon.

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May 17
May 2017

Ginger Oil Chinese

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Pricing dipped slightly last month due to several small processors being granted permission to distill without completing boiler conversions to natural gas. They have now ceased production and we are seeing prices begin to rise again.

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May 17
May 2017

Lemongrass Oil Indian

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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.

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May 17
May 2017

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives

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The “dry” season in Indonesia has been delayed by one month, due to the incessant rains. Pricing should be firm until end-summer as production should be back to “normal” by then.

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May 17
May 2017

Pricing for both Indonesian and Chinese oils continues to firm. With the long rainy season in Indonesia and bad weather in China, the February/March crops were off. Next crop time in China begins in July and the dry season in Indonesia should start in May.

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May 17
May 2017

Palmarosa Oil Indian

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Here the situation is similar to Lemongrass. Prices are firm, availability is tight, and demand is strong.

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May 17
May 2017

Star Anise Oil & Natural Anethole

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The Spring crop just began this month. Oil is not readily available yet and sellers are keeping pricing firm. One dealer advises pricing will not ease until July.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Garlic Oil Chinese

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Prices continue to firm.  Reports still state that there is no new oil being produced and that many factories have not yet reopened.  Additionally, quality remains an issue.  

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Star Anise & Natural Anethole

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Pricing for both ingredients has been stable but dealers are advising that there is a possibility that the new crop will be off.  With carryover depleted, they are advising that prices may increase dramatically.  

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Cassia Oil & Natural Benzaldehyde

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Prices continue to inch upward as carryover is dwindling.  With oil from the spring crop not due to reach the market until June, we expect to see this trend continue.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Ginger Oil Chinese

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Reports continue to state that many factories have still not converted from coal-fired boilers.  With demand for fresh Ginger still strong very little oil is being produced.  

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Clove Leaf Oil & Derivatives

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With a deadly cyclone in Madagascar and incessant rains in Indonesia, prices for the following ingredients are rising: Clove Leaf Oil, Clove Stem Oil, Eugenol, Methyl Eugenol, Methyl Iso Eugenol, Iso Eugenol, Eugenyl Acetate, Iso Eugenyl Acetate, and Vanillin ex Eugenol.  From Madagascar, expect the Ylang Oils and Vanilla to escalate as well.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

There have been heavy rains in Indonesia and continued rain in the growing regions in Southern China at the end of 2016.  The Chinese crop is reportedly off by 15-20% and internal demand in Indonesia is strong.  This has translated into higher prices as availability is becoming limited.  

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