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May 2017
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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Apr 2017
Apr 2017

Geranium Oil Chinese

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One report states that high prices have encouraged more planting of Geranium in China for 2017.  A dealer estimates that 20% more acreage has been planted and that hopefully yield will be better than in 2016.  Until oil is available in July, prices will remain at their currently high level.  

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Apr 2017
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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Apr 2017
Apr 2017

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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With limited feedstocks in China and heightened concern over the pollution these products cause, pricing for both ingredients has increased.

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Feb 2017
Feb 2017

Citronella Oil Chinese

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Chinese production in 2016 was approximately two thirds of that of 2015.  This was due to a combination of low prices discouraging farmers from distilling, environmental protection policies, and bad weather.  With Indonesia acting as an alternative to China in 2016, supply was stable.  Now with steady rains, their supply has become limited.  As a result, prices have increased.

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Jan 2017
Jan 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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The pricing of Gum Rosin in China continues to firm as production in southern China is off.  Chinese Turpentine prices though, have softened.  Reports state that the last of the Pine Oleoresin has arrived in the spot market so small and medium Gum Resin plants have sold Turpentine for cash.  This cash is meant to purchase Oleoresin to produce Rosin.  
The same reports state that the average export price in October was $2430/ton as opposed to $1910/ton in September.  Likewise, the export of Pinenes from China in October increased by 5.66% over September.  Borneol prices rose in October by 7.9% over September but are down by 30% from the same time last year.  Camphor USP prices have also risen and are expected to continue to rise in early 2017.  Iso Bornyl Acetate has also experienced a price increase.

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Dec 2016
Dec 2016

While the 2016 crop in China was small, Indonesia kept prices stable.  With strong demand reported, prices for Citronella Oil have started to firm.

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Dec 2016
Dec 2016

Allyl Amyl Glycolate

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China has begun to produce this material again and prices have stabilized.  Shipments should arrive in late December and become available in January.

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Nov 2016
Nov 2016

Garlic Oil Chinese

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The normal Garlic season in China is August through October.  Demand for fresh Garlic continues to be strong.  The high cost of bulbs, increased labor costs, new equipment to meet environmental rules, and low yields will likely cause the price to climb even higher for many months.  It is hoped that pricing may ease in July or August 2017.

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Nov 2016
Nov 2016

Turpentine & Derivatives

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On the week of October 15th two typhoons, Sarika and Haima, both struck China. The resulting heavy rains hampered production in the Pine growing regions.  There are also reports that several Gum Rosin plants were damaged.  These influences have caused Turpentine prices to rise dramatically.  We have seen offers for Dihydro Myrcenol, Iso Bornyl Acetate, and Camphor Powder all jump this week.  It is believed that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

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Nov 2016
Nov 2016

Cedarwood Oil in China has been short for several months with much speculation as to the reason.  A new report states that the Chinese Government has paid more attention to deforestation and environmental protection.  Prices for Methyl Cedryl Ketone, Cedryl Methyl Ether, Cedryl Acetate, and Cedrenol have all increased.  

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Oct 2016
Oct 2016

Allyl Amyl Glycolate

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A major supplier’s factory has recently been closed, reportedly due to pollution.  The production freeze due to the G20 Summit, the implementation of pollution controls in China, and Hanjin’s bankruptcy have all contributed to the current shortfall in this ingredient.  Prices have escalated and stocks are limited.  

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Oct 2016
Oct 2016

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Reports from China indicate that inventories of Gum Turpentine are low.  Prices have subsequently firmed.  

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Aug 2016
Aug 2016

Methyl Cedryl Ketone

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Manufacturers are citing several reasons for the current shortage of this material in China.  Firstly, a multinational has purchased a large amount of Cedarwood unexpectedly, causing a shortage and dramatic price increase for raw material.  Rain in the growing regions has prevented harvesting, contributing to the price rises and availability issues.  The situation is expected to persist for several more months.  

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