Pelargonium graveolens originated in South Africa, but is also grown in Reunion, Madagascar, Morocco and Egypt. It grows two to three feet high and likes a warm, dry climate.
Seeding usually occurs late in the year around November and December with the first cut and distillation occurring in June. Then the plant continues to grow until the second cut around October.
Egypt has the largest commercial plantations of any African country and can produce 40 MT in any one year, second only to that of China
Often referred to as 'Rose Geranium Oil' this is one of the most important and most commonly used ingredients in perfumery.
France and the USA are cited as the world's largest importers; however, it is assumed that France is the biggest consumer (for fine fragrance).
The new crop production commenced some time ago. The weather gods were gracious, and the yield is anticipated to be a good one this year. A normal, healthy crop is expected. With about 50 MT of carryover, production is pegged at 180 MT. Demand for geranium is weak but surged somewhat in the last couple of weeks. Local trading prices have softened, but the Egyptian Pound has increased by about 8% against the US dollar. This prevented an increase in export prices and as a result there is no change in price levels.
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