The USDA forecasted a second successive historically small Florida Orange crop, similar to the 2013/2014 crop, which was the lowest production for 30 years
With prices already up by 15/20% since the beginning of the year, there is further price uncertainty with rumours of the two largest Chinese manufacturers merging. In addition during September an anti-dumping proceeding has been lodged with the EU.
The late rains has seen a big improvement in the acreage planted to Castor with Gujarat estimated to be 30% higher than last year which will offset the reductions in Castor acreage reported in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
Menthol pricing has been fairly stable over the last month with harvesting now virtually complete in all but a few outlying mint growing regions in India.
All eyes have been increasingly focused on the late arrival of the Southwest monsoon in the key Castor growing state of Gujarat.
We offer a wide range of products for use in the manufacture and presentation of all Desserts. The range comprises Sauces, Syrups for Marbling and Topping, flaked Chocolate for inclusion or decoration and a new range of Flavoured Stracciatella; all made from the finest ingredients. All these are in addition to our standard range of topping syrups.
The element Molybdenum forms the core of FDL's Mineral Science Technology.
Offering sustainable solutions to the chemical industry, Castor oil and its derivatives provide a green starting material for many everyday chemicals such as Nylon. As the world gradually moves away from non-sustainable petrochemical based materials, FDL continues to invest in novel solutions derived from the Castor bean.
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