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• Producing countries.

1 1996-2000 average.

2 1992-96 average.

Notes

• Producing countries.

1 1996-2000 average.

2 1992-96 average.

Cinnamon and Cassia Oils

The most important cinnamon oils in the world trade are:

• Cinnamon bark and leaf oil from C. verum

World supply and demand trends

Cinnamon bark oil is a high value oil traded the world over. But the volumes traded are very low. Sri Lanka is the major supplier of cinnamon bark oil. During 1987-1996 the average export was around 2.8 t (FAO, 1995). However, in 1995, the total supply from Sri Lanka was 3.32 t and in subsequent years it went up marginally. Table 12.19 provides the list of destination-wise export of cinnamon bark oil for 1987-96. The major market for cinnamon bark oil is the European Union; France is the biggest importer followed by the US.

Leaf oil

World demand for cinnamon leaf oil has been around 120-150 t pa in recent years, a demand met mostly by Sri Lanka (Table 12.19). Sri Lankan exports have averaged

Table 12.19 Exports of cinnamon leaf and bark oil from Sri Lanka (1987—96)

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