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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 November 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 September   Closed September
    Dollar   1.535   1.515
    Euro   1.379   1.354

    Soft Commodities

    Sugar prices rose on LIFFE London (+9%), as production in Brazil fell 33% y-o-y in the first half of September due to heavy rainfall which hampered the harvest. Cocoa bean prices rose on LIFFE London (+11%) after the estimate for gross production in 2014/15 was revised to 4.16m tonnes, down 5% y-o-y, below the previous forecast of 4.17m tonnes.

    Oils & Fats

    Soyabean oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-2%), Palm oil prices rose strongly in Indonesia (+20%), Malaysia (+20%) and Rotterdam (+14%) after reaching six year lows. This is due to concerns that production in Indonesia and Malaysia may be lower than expected due to the strengthening El Nino, which is expected to peak later this year. Palm kernel oil prices also rose in Rotterdam (+29%) and coconut oil prices rose (+10%) as traders reacted to concerns about the El Nino.


    Milling wheat prices rose on CBOT US (+8%), in Australia (+4%), on LIFFE Paris (+3%) and in Canada (+1%) due to dry weather conditions in Australia and the Black Sea region. Oat prices fell in the UK (-5%) and Finland (-1%), but rose on CBOT US (+1%).


    Turkish hazelnut prices continued to fall slightly last month (-1%), as Turkey is expecting a bumper hazelnut crop this year. Almond prices declined in the US (-5%) and in Spain (-11%). However, US prices remain up 12% y-o-y. Almond production in California is estimated at 800,000 tonnes in 2015/16, down 4% y-o-y following adverse dry weather conditions. For dried fruit, Turkish sultanas fell (-3%) as did US raisins (-1%). Turkish dried apricot prices were up (+3%) while desiccated coconut was lower in the Philippines.


    As the potato harvest is in full swing, prices continued to fall on average across the EU (-7%), with declines seen for the UK (-10%). Onion prices were still mixed across the EU with prices increasing in the UK (+18%).

    Milk & Dairy

    Milk supply has increased within the EU, creating higher production levels for dairy products. Average UK farm gate milk prices were down (-1%) m-o-m in August. EU butter prices increased (+3%) on average. SMP prices in Europe have increased (+5%) in September, caused by a fall in world production. WMP prices in Europe have increased (+10%), due to tighter supplies. Average European shell egg prices have increased (+1%).


    Brent crude oil prices fell on ICE London (-6%) due to the global oversupply of oil and concerns the slowdown in demand could keep stocks high well into 2016. EU petrol prices fell (-16%) and EU diesel (-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