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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 to March 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 Jan   Closed Jan
    Dollar   1.562   1.506
    Euro   1.287   1.335

    Soft Commodities

    Unfavorable weather conditions in Brazil caused sugar prices to increase (+4%). Both cocoa butter and cocoa powder decreased (-9%), due to lower demand for chocolate.

    Oils and Fats

    Soyabean oil and Palm oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-9), due to a forecast 6% y-o-y increase in global production. Palm kernel oil prices rose in Malaysia following floods that disrupted transportation and processing. Rapeseed oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-2%), following good supplies. Extra virgin olive oil prices rose in Italy (+6%) following falls in December. Prices also rose in Spain (+6%), following continued dry conditions.


    Large wheat supplies added downward pressure in the market; forecasts for global wheat production in 2014/15 reached a record 723.4m tonnes, up 1% y-o-y. Prices for milling wheat fell on LIFFE Paris (-6%).


    US and Spanish almond prices have risen further (+5%), supported by tight supplies and concerns over the ongoing drought in the largest producer California. Hazelnut prices have increased (+9%) in the EU due to reduced supplies and strengthening of the Turkish Lira. In Turkey, dried apricot prices continued their downward trend (-5%), while raisins (+3%) and sultanas (+3%) both rose

    Meat & Dairy

    Although January saw prices of milk powders and butter only slightly increased, early February has experienced a sudden and unexpected price rally. A lack of available milk, due to EU countries avoiding paying super levi, combined with low stock forecasts from New Zealand and favorable export prices from the EU has created a panic fuelled demand from short covered buyers. Butter prices have increased by around £250 - £300/mt while SMP has increased by £350 - £400/mt.


    Brent crude oil prices fell on ICE London (-15%), due to the increased supply from non-OPEC countries, combined with a weakening outlook for global economic growth. Prices for diesel (-17%) and petrol (-15%) fell in Europe, influenced by the drop in crude oil prices.

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