‘Rosin Market Update’

Rosin Market Update, 2/24/14

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Ernest Spinner

Rosin imports to China in 2011 = 3K tons; 2012 = 10K tons; 2013 = 30K tons, about 60% of which came from Indonesia.  Indonesia & Brazil have kept their commitments to their base customers throughout the export surge, albeit with delays.  Futhermore, both Indonesia & Brazil continue to increase their annual production. Now that rosin […]

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Rosin Market Update, 11-25-13

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Ernest Spinner

Although there is some small rosin production from October through year end, Chinese annual production statistics typically go from October 1 – September 30, and the figures for the 2013 season are now in.  The 2013 crop produced only 500K mts, down from the more typical recent annual production range of ~ 550 – 600K […]

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Rosin Market Update, 8-26-13

Posted on October 1, 2013 by Ernest Spinner

We have been getting lots of questions about the cause of the Chinese gum rosin spike & where we could go from here. First some background is needed to understand who controls what in China & where the price decisions get made. Forests are owned by the local villages, who give their people the right to […]

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