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To achieve a high level of health protection for consumers, the buyer is advised that products supplied from BAKO North Western are produced/retailed in line with stringent current guidelines. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer that products which may contain allergens or products which may cause intolerances' be manufactured/retailed in line with current legislations.

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Market Report Update

  • Market Report Up until October 2016

    All percentage changes in this report refer to month-on-month price changes and are provided by Mintec.

    FX Rates

    Currency against Sterling Opened August Closed August
    Dollar 1.32 1.31
    EURO 1.18 1.175


    Sugar prices rose on ICE US (+5%), but remained stable on London ICE (0%). The sugar cane harvest in Brazil has gathered pace, due to favourable dry weather conditions.

    High sugar prices this year has also given mills an incentive to send more canes to sugar production rather than ethanol production. However, concerns that global ending stocks will fall to six year lows in 2016/17, continue to add upward pressure to prices.

    Cocoa bean prices rose on both ICE US (+4%) and London ICE (+4%), due to concerns that unfavourable weather conditions in the Ivory Coast could offset the recovery in production expected in 2016/17.

    Oils and fats

    Vegetable oil prices were generally supported by increasing palm oil prices and increased demand.

    Soyabean oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+5%) supported by the low level of South American exports. Rapeseed oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+5%) supported by lower production. Palm oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+15%) due to low seasonal production.

    Palm kernel oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+16%) and coconut oil prices rose (+10%).


    Milling wheat prices rose in UK (+11%), due to harvest rains.

    Oats prices fell on CBOT US (-10%) but remained stable in Finland (0%).

    Fruit and nuts

    Turkish hazelnut prices increased (+29%), driven by expectations of lower production this year. Almond prices fell in the US (-4%) but increased in Spain (+2%). Almond production for 2016/17 in California has been estimated at 2.05bn pounds, up 8% y-o-y, due to favourable bloom and abundance of rain in the early months of this year.

    All Turkish dried fruits have been under downward pressure with apricots down (-10%), raisins (-4%) and sultanas (-1%).

    Milk and dairy

    On average butter prices continued to increase in the UK (+11%) driven by high global export demand.

    EU SMP prices were up (+3%), due to the amount of volume taken off the market into intervention and PSA schemes.

    EU WMP prices in the EU increased on average (+5%). Cheddar price increases were seen in the UK (+10%) as a result of higher UK exports.

A Warm Welcome to BAKO North Western.

BAKO North Western is a leading food service company, specialising in bakery supplies, serving the North West region from the company's headquarters in Preston, Lancashire. Launched over 50 years ago as a regional buying co-operative , today BAKO provides bakery ingredients, Food Ingredients, and food service products to Bakers, Butchers, Food Manufacturing Companies, Catering Companies, Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee Shops, Sandwich Shops, Schools, Colleges and indeed any sector where a quality food wholesale supplier can add value to our clients business. The area we cover includes Lancashire, Cheshire, Parts of Cumbria, Merseyside, North Wales, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Visit our Contact page for more information on the areas we cover.

Trade customers looking for the UK's leading Bakery Supplies Company choose BAKO every time for ambient, chilled, frozen, food ingredients and non food products as a result of over 50 years food service experience to the bakery industry, food manufacturing and customer focussed food industries.

Why not join us today, call 01772 664300