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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 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 June Closed June
    Dollar 1.288 1.300
    EURO 1.147 1.138


    Brent crude oil prices on ICE London (-6%) declined, due to high global stock levels and continued rig additions in the US. Production in the US has risen 10% y-o-y to 9.33m bbl/d in May.

    Diesel prices fell in the EU (-14%) due to slow demand and plentiful supply, coupled with the end of refinery maintenance in Europe


    Sugar prices fell on ICE US (-20%) and on London ICE (-15%), due to expectations of a large global production in 2017/18.

    Cocoa bean prices fell on ICE US (-8%) and on London ICE (-6%). Cocoa butter prices have increased in the UK (+2%), but cocoa powder prices remained stable in the UK (0%).

    Oils and fats

    Soyabean oil prices rose on CBOT US (+3%), due to concerns over adverse weather conditions in major US growing regions,however, soyabean oil prices remained stable in Rotterdam (0%.)

    Rapeseed oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+2%), due to rising demand.

    Palm oil prices fell in Indonesia (-16%), Rotterdam (-4%) and Malaysia (-2%), due to increased production in Q1 2017. Palm kernel oil prices rose in Malaysia (+14%), but fell in Rotterdam (-4%). Extra virgin olive oil prices fell in Spain (-2%) and remained stable in Italy (0%).


    Milling wheat prices rose on CBOT US (+7%), Euronext Paris (+7%) due to adverse weather conditions in the US limiting supplies. However, prices fell in the UK (-2%).

    Oat prices rose on CBOT US (+8%), but remained stable in Finland (0%).


    Hazelnut prices were down in Turkey (-2%). Almond prices fell in Spain (-3%) and the US (-2%).

    For dried fruit, sultana prices remained unchanged in Turkey (0%),but raisin prices rose in Turkey (+10%) and the US (+2%). Dried apricot prices declined in Turkey (-6%).

    Desiccated coconut prices were steady in Philippines (0%).


    Butter prices rose in the EU (+21%), due to rising demand alongside tight milk fat supplies. EU butter prices rose in the UK (+14%).

    Prices for cheese in the EU rose for UK Cheddar (+10%). EU WMP prices rose (5%).

    EU WMP prices rose (5%).

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