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Important Customer Information

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 July 2015

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

    FX Rates

    Currency against Sterling   Opened May   Closed May
    Dollar   1.55   1.55
    Euro   1.39   1.38

    Soft Commodities

    Sugar prices rose on ICE (+3%), following a slow start to cane crushing in Brazil at the start of the season in April. Sugar prices remained stable on LIFFE (0%). Cocoa bean prices rose on both ICE (+12%) and LIFFE (+8%). As a result, both cocoa powder (+11%) and cocoa butter prices (+4%) rose.

    Oils and Fats

    Soyabean oil prices rose in Argentina (+6%) and on CBOT US (+2%), due to industrial action by crush and port workers in Argentina, which caused concerns about possible delays to oil shipments. Palm oil prices rose in Malaysia (+2%), remained stable in Rotterdam (0%). Palm kernel oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-6%), Malaysia (-4%) and Indonesia (-4%). Rapeseed oil prices rose in Canada (+6%), driven by concerns over tighter supplies due to forecasts of a lower planted area in 2015/16. However, prices fell in Rotterdam (-2%) due to forecasts for above average yields in the EU for 2015/16. Prices for sunflower oil rose in Rotterdam (+7%) due to tight supplies, but fell in Ukraine (-2%). Coconut oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+6%), but remained stable in the Philippines (0%). Extra virgin olive oil prices continued to increase in Jaen, Spain (+7%), but fell in Lecce, Italy (-4%).


    Milling wheat prices rose on CBOT US (+4%), in Canada (+2%) and Australia (+1%), but fell in the UK (-9%), Germany (-3%) and on LIFFE Paris (-2%).


    Almond prices rose in Spain (+8%) and in the US (+8%) due to tight supplies, caused by the ongoing water shortages in California, the main global producer. In the EU, peanut prices continued to fall (-3%), while hazelnut prices increased (+11%). Turkish sultanas continue to increase (+30%), apricots (+20%) and raisins (+20%) all increased due to frosts in Turkey during April, which is still raising concerns about the production volume of this year’s crops.

    Milk & Dairy

    European milk quotas ended in April. As such, production is likely to increase in the next few months. Butter prices also fell in the UK (-3%) and SMP prices across the EU member states remained stable (0%). WMP prices continued to decrease in the EU (-3%) and cheddar cheese prices eased in the UK (-2%). EU egg prices fell (-4%) although Avian Flu in the USA flock has resulted in millions of birds being culled. It is expected that European prices will increase dramatically in coming weeks as additional demand is placed on the EU.


    Prices for Brent crude oil on ICE London rose (+1%) driven by continuing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the world's largest energy exporter. Prices rose in Europe for petrol (+4%) and diesel (+3%), influenced by crude oil prices.


    Brent crude oil prices on ICE London rose (+3%) as US inventories to the week ending May 15th fell for the third consecutive week. Diesel prices in the EU increased (+3%).

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