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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 August 2014

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

    FX Rates

    Currency against Sterling   Opened June   Closed June
    Dollar   1.676   1.711
    Euro   1.229   1.248

    Soft Commodities

    Cocoa bean prices on LIFFE were unchanged. A second year supply deficit is expected, while consumption is expected to increase. Cocoa butter prices also increased (+3%) in the UK, while powder prices fell (-11%).

    Oils and Fats

    Palm oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-1%) due to higher Indonesian exports to the EU and India. Soyabean oil prices rose in Argentina (+6%), on CBOT US (+3%) and in Rotterdam (+1%) driven by delays to soyabean planting in Argentina and the US. Rapeseed oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-2%) due to good yield prospects in the main producing countries of the EU.

    Sunflower oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+1%) and Coconut oil prices fell in the Philippines (-2%). Lampante olive oil rose on MFAO Spain (+20%) and extra-virgin olive oil prices rose in Spain (+8%) and Italy (+7%) due to lower than previously estimated Spanish production.


    Global wheat prices have continued to fall, driven down by good global supply, but rose in the UK (+2%).


    Dried fruit prices were mixed this month as the effects of frosts in Turkey remain. Turkish dried apricot prices continue to rise (+21%) in the EU. However, Turkish sultana prices fell (-10%) and US raisin prices were unchanged (0%).

    Butter prices in the UK increased by (+5%) due to increased demand. SMP prices rose in the EU and UK due to tight supplies as milk production begins to decline seasonally.

    WMP and cheddar cheese prices fell in the EU (-1%). EU egg prices increased (+3%), and processed egg prices were up in the EU, (+4%).


    Prices for Brent crude oil on ICE London rose (+4%), after escalating instability in Iraq prompted concern about potential supply disruptions.

    In Europe, prices followed a similar trend with both petrol (+6%) and diesel (+1%) rising.

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