Market Update, 4-11-17

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Ernest Spinner

The attached article in the most recent Pine Chemical Review nicely reviews how China has lost its dominant position in the gum rosin world. Basically, erratic pricing that was disconnected from market forces, along with increasing labor cost pressures, caused lost share to alternate gum rosin sources as well as to other chemistries. Nothing really new, but a well written read. The days of large price swings might not be over, but they at least should be driven by market dynamics & not by the whims of a few highly concentrated so-called ‘rosin bosses’ in China.  Gum Rosin Prices. 

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