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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 May 2017

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

    FX Rates

    Currency against Sterling Opened April Closed April
    Dollar 1.254 1.292
    EURO 1.1681 1.184

    Soft Commodities

    Sugar prices declined on ICE US (-8%) and on London ICE (-6%). Global sugar production for 2016/17 is forecast up 3% y-o-y at 170.9m tonnes, as rising production in Brazil and the EU offsets declines in India.

    Cocoa butter prices fell in the UK (-18%), with cocoa powder prices in the UK also falling (-4%).

    Oils and Fats

    Soyabean oil prices rose in Argentina (+3%), as domestic harvest area is forecast to decline in its 2017/18 season. However, soyabean oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-3%) and Rapeseed oil prices fell in Canada (-5%) and Rotterdam (-2%) in line with other major vegetable oils, but also due to increased production. Palm oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-7%), due to a forecast rise in production.

    Palm kernel oil prices fell in Rotterdam (-12%). Coconut oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+7%). Sunflower oil prices fell in Russia (-5%) but prices rose in NW Europe (+2%) due to a seasonal fall in stock levels. Extra virgin olive oil prices rose in Italy (+3%) and Spain (+1%). Lampante oil prices rose in Spain (+3%)


    Milling wheat prices fell in Germany (-3%), on CBOT US (-2%) and in the UK (-1%), but remained stable on Euronext Paris (0%). Oats prices fell on CBOT US (-1%), but remained stable in Finland (0%). Rye prices rose in Finland (+2%).


    Hazelnut prices fell in Turkey (-4%). Almond prices were down in the US (-5%) and Spain (-5%).

    For dried fruit, sultana prices were down in Turkey (-4%), but raisin prices remained stable in the US (0%) and Turkey (0%). Turkish dried apricots were down (-3%) last month. Desiccated coconut prices rose in the Philippines (+1%).

    Milk & Dairy

    Butter prices rose in the EU (+6%), due to high demand for milk fats and tight supplies.

    Prices for cheese in the EU fell for UK Cheddar (-6%), Emmental (-5%), Edam (-3%), Gouda (-1%) and Italian Parmesan (-1%).

    High stocks of SMP in the EU continue to weigh down on prices (-4%), however Intervention and a dry spell of weather has seen prices firming in early May.

    Shell egg prices remained stable in the EU (0%).


    Brent crude oil prices on ICE London (0%) and light sweet crude oil prices on NYMEX US (0%) remained stable. Prices rose at the start of the month due to US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, but fell back over concerns of high US production and stock levels. Diesel prices rose in the EU (+1%), due to low US stock levels. Petrol prices fell in the EU (-1%) due to ample supplies.

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