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     Where can I find market information?

     ITC provides a market news service for medicinal plants and extracts. This MNS bulletin presents market intelligence for those products for which current information is not readily available. The bulletin is published quarterly and provides information on indicative prices of raw materials and extracts commonly consumed in North America, Europe, India, China and Japan, regional demand and supply scenarios including factors influencing the market, industry news including mergers, acquisitions, developments and trade fairs, conferences, and industry events. For subscription, please refer to www.intracen.org. The Dutch Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, CBI, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), SIPPO, and The International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO), ITC, have published several EU market surveys of relevance for natural products, including those of natural ingredients for pharmaceuticals, natural ingredients for cosmetics as well as for the food industry. The surveys are available at www.cbi.nl, www.sippo.ch and www.intracen.org respectively. The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, publishes "Commodity and Market Review" and "Food Outlook", www.fao.org Market studies are carried out for biodiversity products as part of the BioTrade Facilitation Programme implemented by UNCTAD in co-operation with, among others, ITC and CBI. Market briefs for selected natural products are available at www.biotrade.org Other information sources include Nutrition Business Journal, www.nutritionbusiness.com/, Nutraceuticals World, www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/, Natural Foods Merchandiser www.naturalfoodsmerchandiser.com, World Organics News http://www.agra-net.com, Alimarket Revista www.alimarket.es and Euromonitor, www.euromonitor.com. IMS publications can be bought online and information found at www.open.imshealth.com and at www.ims-global.com. Market surveys and briefs are also carried out on selected natural products by various relevant projects and organizations.