Market telegrams
Market telegram 25.03.2015


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Product of the month

Coriander whole and ground are our products of the month and available for a very favorable prices within the next weeks.  AKO’s Coriander has significant advantages: we only deliver heat-treated Coriander, for your microbiological safety. The recleaning process takes place in our own certified German production using our reliable triple cleaning method – setting global standards for purity. We also grind and sieve to get the grain sizes fine and coarse in our certified production hall – for a genuine product and the receipt of the value-determining ingredients / components.

Coriander is popularly used for marinades and spice mixtures.  Cover all your demands in time at reasonable prices before barbecue season begins!



As is well known, USD is the leading currency for many raw materials traded worldwide. Besides coffee, cacao and tea that also applies to spice imports. While the weak EURO drives the economy on the export level, imported raw materials suffer and become more expensive because of the EURO’s weakness. 

In the last three months alone imports rose by more than 20 % in value due to this. Although commodity costs in the origins remained static or dropped in some cases, enormous price increases arise because of the exchange rate fluctuation and the weak EURO.


If the financial experts’ predictions should become true that USD/EURO exchange rate will be 1:1, we expect a further price increase.



The prices in China have not changed, but have a look at „EURO“report above.


Pepper black and white

The prices of Vietnam’s new crop have increased about more than 1500 USD per ton after the TET holidays, caused by the delayed start of harvesting in the Highlands. The price increase has also extended its influence by the US Dollar. We expect a shortage of goods in Europe for the next weeks since European purchases in the Origin were extraordinary reluctant during the last weeks.

AKO imports only pepper from Brazil and Muntok (Indonesia) because of pesticides. Those qualities are more expensive bu

Onions - India

The new crop from India arrives, but due to the worse harvest (- 30 %), we need to expect higher prices.  There will be no price reductions in the next coming months. We can offer you a contract with a quantity of at least 25000 kg.



The minimum ordering quantity of 500 kg is only valid for conventional products.

Organic products are excluded from this.





All items, not marked with a * in our price-list are „Original-Import-Rawmaterials”. Products, which had been analyzed upon arrival in our factory. They adhere to the microbiologic demands of the EU, but had not been recleaned or processed by us.    Thus prices are very favourable. But please note: We will refuse claims of Original-Import-Rawmaterial with regard to potential impurities.


Items, marked with „N“  

have new names or are new within our range.


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indicates price changes with regard to our latest price-list.





Free of charge: our deliveries are palletized on EURO-Pallets and stretched.




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