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Overview of Eucalyptus Oil Market of China in 2018

Overview of Eucalyptus Oil Market of China in 2018

Eucalyptus oil is a colorless oily liquid with a special aromatic odor. It has great economic value and is widely used in medicine, food, washing products, cosmetics and flavors & fragrances. Eucalyptus oil production in China began in 1958. After many years of development, China has become one of the largest eucalyptus oil producers and exporters in the world.

The origin of Eucalyptus oil in China is mainly concentrated in Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou and Chongqing, among which Western Yunnan is the representative. This area is the main producing area of Eucalyptus oil. It has advantaged production environment of Eucalyptus globulus. The quality of Eucalyptus oil produced there is superior, and its output ranks first in the country.

List of Tree Species, Distribution, Main Components and Uses in China
Type Tree Species Distribution Main Components Uses
Eucalyptus oil for medicine Eucalyptus globulus Yunnan, Guangxi Ineol Pharmaceutical industry
Eucalyptus smithii Yunnan Cineol Pharmaceutical industry
Eucalyptus exserta Mull. Guangdong, Guangxi Piperitone, cineol Synthesis of piperitone
Eucalyptus maideni Yunnan Cineol Pharmaceutical industry
Eucalyptus oil for flavor Eucalyptus brownish Guangdong, Guangxi Citronellal, cineol Citronella oil
Eucalyptus oil for industrial use Eucalyptus latifolia Yunnan Cineol, phellandrene Synthetic menthol