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Jan 10, 2023

Ingredients Market Report: January 2023

2023-02-23T09:52:45+00:00January 10th, 2023|Market reports|

Recession is in the air for 2023, with most major economies suffering at some point in the next twelve months, if not already. Certainly the US is looking more likely to fall into recession with weakness in housing, service and manufacturing sectors. This might curtail the Fed’s plan to increase interest rates.

Nov 17, 2022

Südback 2022: a review

2022-11-17T14:42:48+00:00November 17th, 2022|News|

Our Germany Office team has have just returned from exhibiting for four days at Südback 2022, in Stuttgart, Germany. For us, it was a great opportunity to meet up with our customers in the bakery and confectionery sectors, and keep on top of upcoming trends and opportunities for the industry – as well as making new contacts.

Nov 16, 2022

Ingredients Market Report: November 2022

2023-01-10T14:13:56+00:00November 16th, 2022|Market reports|

Risk sentiment is improving partly due to the recent apparent easing of US-China relations which is helping non-US currencies. The Fed has supported the dollar by implying further rate increases are on the cards. The Euro had recent encouraging news about industrial output which has given it some support after recent lows against the US$. Easing energy prices also helps the Euro but going forward it is likely to really be at the whim of the US$ and global risk appetite. Sterling whilst also more dependent on US$ strength/weakness will hope to be supported by the Autumn statement out this week.

Oct 05, 2022

Ingredients Market Report: October 2022

2022-11-16T15:55:34+00:00October 5th, 2022|Market reports|

Markets dislike uncertainty, and FX markets are particularly prone to this. With the global financial crisis, driven by all factors known to us, it is difficult to predict any movement therefore. Certainly, the deepening EU energy crisis as winter approaches. Recessionary fears globally are a major concern obviously, and the continual strengthening of the US$ adds to this.

Sep 29, 2022

Cheetah Conservation Fund update

2022-10-24T18:15:42+01:00September 29th, 2022|News|

Hi. My name is Kalamo Flarty. I'm the livestock guarding dog and Small Stock program manager out here, the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. I'm just putting together this video as a big thank you to everyone at Unicorn Ingredients for the sponsorship towards our program. Since 1994, we've placed 711 of these dogs out on farms, with 167 out there now making a difference in protecting the cheetah. Jenny here, she is going to be part of our breeding program when she reaches two years of age.

Sep 06, 2022

Ingredients Market Report: September 2022

2022-10-05T13:11:14+01:00September 6th, 2022|Market reports|

It is worth considering for a moment the yearly movement on exchange rates and thus their impact on prices as the new season begins. At $/€1.19 last September prices were 19-20% better with regard to imports than today should raw material prices be similar. Meanwhile the £/€ is roughly similar and the £/$ is also worse by also 19-20%. Why is this happening despite Central banks intervention and interest rate rises? Well it is about the serious and more or less inevitable deep recessionary fears within the EU & UK.

Jul 06, 2022

Ingredients Market Report: July 2022

2022-09-06T14:42:08+01:00July 6th, 2022|Market reports|

The EU is struggling the most in these current trading conditions, with Germany announcing its first trade deficit in 30 years, and the Euro at its weakest point against the US dollar in ten years. The trade shock of rising import costs, oil & gas price levels and trade disruptions have come to bear severely. Euro zone inflation is rapidly increasing too.

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