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Diamond index off last week’s high

 

In a week of steady trading volumes the overall PolishedPrices index fell back from the nine-month high it had reached the previous week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 16/11

113.6

-2.7%

Tuesday 17/11

114.0

0.3%

Wednesday 18/11

113.4

-0.5%

Thursday 19/11

111.4

-1.7%

Friday 20/11

111.3

-0.1%

Monday 23/11

110.7

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index fell 2.5% over the week, opening at 110.7 points on Monday. The index is currently 9.7% lower than this time last year, and has fallen 7.2% since the start of the year. It is currently 4.4% above the low reached in April.

There were losses across all the benchmark categories, except for Mixed 0.3 carat diamonds, which recorded a small gain.

Mixed 1.0 carats posted the largest loss, falling 10.4%

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index.

   

Current Levels

 

2009 Low

2009 High

 
   

Index

Jan 04

=100

Change from week ago

Change from

 year ago

Index

Date

W/E

Index

Date

W/E

Year to date change

 

Overall

110.7

-2.5%

-9.7%

106.0

19-Apr

123.3

11-Jan

-7.2%

                   

1 ct

Fine

113.7

-0.7%

-13.2%

98.8

12-Feb

128.4

03-Feb

1.6%

 

Commercial

107.3

-2.3%

-3.7%

95.9

21-Apr

128.5

11-Jan

-10.4%

 

Mixed

133.5

-10.4%

-17.7%

122.8

30-Apr

165.5

07-Jan

-9.3%

                   

0.5 ct

Fine

106.9

-3.6%

-11.6%

102.1

12-Apr

127.6

22-Jun

-7.3%

 

Commercial

98.3

-0.0%

-8.2%

91.0

31-May

113.6

16-Feb

-7.1%

 

Mixed

90.5

-2.9%

-4.8%

86.1

26-Oct

98.2

05-Jan

-7.8%

                   

0.3 ct

Fine

109.1

-1.1%

-6.8%

105.2

15-Oct

134.2

19-Oct

-8.7%

 

Commercial

111.6

-4.8%

-7.5%

103.5

01-Nov

123.2

12-Jan

-5.9%

 

Mixed

106.0

0.1%

-3.5%

100.4

03-May

109.2

16-Mar

0.9%

The definitions of our groupings are:

Fine:                 goods better than I colour and VS2 and above.

Commercial:            K SI3 and above, excluding the Fine category, and

Mixed:              the rest down to M I3.

The weightings used in the calculation of these indices are chosen to reflect world production. Please contact us if you would like to see details of the weightings used, or would like to see the information grouped differently.