Pollution has been a major deterrent recent years. The impact on the garlic crop has led to many distillers stopping production. Those who are going ahead with their plans of extracting garlic oil are doing so at their own risk. This oil, not as popular as ginger, does not command a robust demand. The industry is fervently hoping for an arrest in the ascent of garlic oil prices since production costs have already soared. With slack in global demand, prices remain steadfast albeit on the higher side.