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Prices drift lower in quiet trading

 

With most offices closed for the holidays, prices generally trended downwards in quiet trading.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 21/12

115.4

-0.1%

Tuesday 22/12

116.7

1.1%

Wednesday 23/12

115.6

-0.9%

Thursday 24/12

115.3

-0.3%

Friday 25/12

116.2

0.8%

Monday 28/12

114.9

-1.1%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index fell by 0.4% over the week, opening at 113.9 points on Monday. The index is currently 4.7% lower than this time last year, and has fallen 3.7% since the start of the year. It is currently 8.4% above the low reached in April.

Amongst the benchmark categories Mixed 1.0 carats were the only significant mover over the week, losing 7.3%.

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

114.9

-0.4%

-4.7%

106.0

19-Apr

123.3

11-Jan

-3.7%

   











 

1 ct

Fine

119.5

1.9%

5.5%

98.8

12-Feb

128.4

03-Feb

6.7%

 

Commercial

116.7

2.0%

3.7%

95.9

21-Apr

128.5

11-Jan

-2.5%

 

Mixed

145.1

-7.3%

-5.2%

122.8

30-Apr

165.5

07-Jan

-1.5%

   







 

 

0.5 ct

Fine

110.6

-0.3%

-10.3%

102.1

12-Apr

127.6

22-Jun

-4.0%

 

Commercial

104.1

1.3%

-5.2%

91.0

31-May

113.6

16-Feb

-1.5%

 

Mixed

90.4

-0.6%

-7.9%

86.1

26-Oct

98.2

05-Jan

-7.9%

   







 

 

0.3 ct

Fine

115.4

1.7%

-1.6%

105.2

15-Oct

134.2

19-Oct

-3.4%

 

Commercial

116.9

0.7%

-5.9%

103.5

01-Nov

123.2

12-Jan

-1.4%

 

Mixed

106.3

0.0%

1.1%

100.4

03-May

109.2

16-Mar

1.1%

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.