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- Madagascar Prices Steady at 1,600,000 from the farm
Beans as of this week are going for an average of 1,600,000 ariary for good cured noire A’s, all around SAVA. Clients and importers who do not understand vanilla are just about as angry as any point over the past 3 years, as the price
- A Very Happy Valentines Day in Vohemar, Antalaha, Sambava, and Ambanja
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vanilla-bean-shortage-madagascar-drives-up-us-prices/ Valentine’s Day News Cast from USA (above) Prices of A’s now riding at 1.6 million ariary+ from production. February into March will be the month of madness and probably the most frantic month of the year for sales and poaching customers among different collectors
- Week Sees Massive Invasion by Importers, Price Spikes
This week in Madagascar the price of beans shot to 1.6 million ariary and up. Then, to make matters crazier… A Dubai company recently placed one of the largest orders of the year, on the heels of an already escalating market frenzy. Valentines Day and
- Vanilla in Sambava: Companies & Coops
The prices for cured quality beans at the greens is riding around 1 million to 1.3 million ariary all over SAVA now. It is expected to head up further towards the stars in February as all the exporter crowd starts releasing their stock and prices
- Vanilla Holiday Rush Is Here!
As prices soar, lots of customers hungry for beans are being shaken loose from previous suppliers. This month and next are going to be the all-out fight for new clients and for converting clients to new suppliers who are in despair from the bean prices.
- Holiday Crush to Come – Vanilla becoming a prestige product
2016’s demand for vanilla has thusfar continued unabated without a slip…with prices clearing $400 a kg. The upcoming Christmas Holidays look to soar it skywards past $500, whereas in the early part of 2017 it should ride steady up in the highest level in decades,
- Frais & Fils Flies…Just Barely
Recently an airplane purportedly carrying 150kg of vanilla skidded off a runway near Vohemar and nearlty crashed from overloading…. …which calls into doubt exactly how much weight of beans were aboard the aircraft, owned by Henri Fraise and Sons..one of the largest vanilla players worldwide.
- Exporters Holding Their Hand
This month exporters in Sambava have started to withhold prices until January and February, choosing to say they “aren’t ready” with all their stock – and so horde beans until they hope the price will have gone over $500 a kg in early 2017. There
- Ecocert, Organic, and Raizing Symrise: How Eco-Audits Spur Monopolies and Competitors Hijack Vanilla
Organic your cup of tea? Consider your real effect on the market by choosing this premium. This month Ecocert and Bio audits were deployed to verify Fair Trade and Organic practices, child labor standards, and other sometimes-real/sometimes-ornamental badges of big exporters in Madagascar’s vanilla lands.
- Stolen Vanilla, Tattoo-tracking, and Water-Loading Trickery – Harm Down On The Farm
This month bundles and batches, even truckloads of vanilla have gone missing in the hysteria of high prices. Fascinatingly, a long established branding technique helps to track the beans as they change hands (although this doesn’t ever typically prevent them from being onsold anyways nowadays.)