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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 up until November 2017

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

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    EURO 1.14 1.14


    Cocoa bean prices were up on London ICE (+5%) and ICE US (+4%),supported by concerns over recent wet weather in West Africa. For cocoa derivatives, cocoa butter prices were up in the UK (+16%), however, cocoa powder prices fell in the UK (-1%).

    Oils and fats

    Soyabean oil prices rose on the CBOT US (+4%), in Argentina (+2%) and in Rotterdam (+1%), due to downward revisions in global production. Rapeseed oil prices rose in Canada (+2%), but remained stable in Rotterdam (0%). Palm oil prices fell in Indonesia (-5%), but rose in Rotterdam (+2%) and Malaysia (+2%). Palm kernel oil prices rose in Indonesia (+10%), Rotterdam (+7%) and Malaysia (+2%) due to lower than expected production and speculative buying. Coconut oil prices rose in Rotterdam (+9%), but remained stable in the Philippines (0%). Sunflower oil prices fell in Ukraine (-2%), Argentina (-1%) and Russia (-1%) and remained stable in NW Europe (0%) due to record carryover stocks from the previous season. Extra virgin olive oil prices fell in Italy (-10%) and Spain (-3%), due to good production from recent harvests. Lampante oil prices remained stable in Spain (0%). Linseed oil prices rose in Argentina (+2%).


    Milling wheat prices fell on Euronext Paris (-3%) and in Germany (-2%), due to higher yields revised for October, up 1% m-om. Prices also fell on CBOT US (-1%), but rose in the UK 2%.


    Milling wheat prices rose on CBOT US (+7%), in the UK (+3%) and Germany (+1%), but fell on Euronext Paris (- 1%).

    Oat prices rose on CBOT US (+10%) and Finland (+4%). Rye prices remained stable in Finland (0%).


    Hazelnut prices continued falling in Turkey (-3%). Almond prices rose in the US (+4%) and Spain (+2%), supported by strong demand. For dried fruit, sultanas prices declined in Turkey (-2%), with raisin prices also falling in Turkey (-1%) and the US (-1%). Dried apricot prices fell in Turkey (-4%). Desiccated coconut prices remained stable in the Philippines (0%).

    Milk and dairy

    Butter prices fell in the EU (-7%), as high prices started to weigh down on consumer demand. Prices fell in the UK (-20%), France (-19%), Belgium (-14%) and Germany (-11%), but remained stable in Poland (0%). Prices for cheese fell for UK Cheddar (-4%) but Mozzarella prices rose (+5%). Weak demand and rising production resulted in SMP prices falling in the EU (-10%). This also weighed down on prices in the US (-10%) and New Zealand (-6%).

    WMP prices fell in the EU (-7%). EU egg prices continued to rise on average (+23%), as supplies remain disrupted after the fipronil outbreak.


    Brent crude oil prices rose on ICE London (+1%), due to fighting in Northern Iraq resulted in falling output. Light sweet crude oil prices remained stable in NYMEX US (0%). Diesel prices rose in the EU (+1%), as a result of increased industrial demand alongside tighter 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

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