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Overall index records 9 month low

The overall PolishedPrices index recorded its lowest value since May last year on Tuesday before bouncing back.

Daily Index levels Level Daily Change

Monday 27/02

153.2

-0.3%

Tuesday 28/02

152.1

-0.7%

Wednesday 29/02

152.4

0.2%

Thursday 01/03

156.3

2.6%

Friday 02/03

155.8

-0.3%

Monday 05/03

152.8

-1.9%

 
Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index opened down 0.3% from the previous week on Monday at 152.8 points. The overall index is currently 13.4% above its level of this time last year and has lost 1.4% since the start of the year.

The weakest of the benchmark categories were Fine 1.0 carts which slipped 5.8%.

Half caraters also fared badly with all qualities showing losses.
Strongest performance over the week were Mixed 1.0 carats which added 1.7%

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index.

   

Current Levels

   

2012 Low

 

2012 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

152.8

-0.3%

13.4%

152.1

27-Feb

161.2

01-Feb

-1.4%

                   

1 crt / 4gr

Fine

158.8

-5.8%

5.1%

152.3

30-Jan

182.6

09-Feb

-8.2%

 

Commercial

160.0

1.1%

8.7%

149.8

11-Jan

171.5

01-Feb

2.1%

 

Mixed

191.2

1.7%

12.7%

185.0

12-Jan

202.5

29-Jan

2.7%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

142.3

-0.5%

12.8%

138.3

23-Feb

163.5

01-Feb

-1.0%

 

Commercial

133.8

-2.9%

22.0%

133.8

04-Mar

156.2

01-Feb

-9.0%

 

Mixed

126.6

-5.1%

25.8%

126.2

02-Jan

136.0

13-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

124.5

-2.7%

-3.4%

122.2

11-Jan

162.4

16-Feb

-1.8%

 

Commercial

140.3

-0.8%

7.0%

140.3

04-Mar

162.1

16-Feb

-9.1%

 

Mixed

132.4

0.8%

14.8%

131.4

23-Feb

132.6

01-Jan

-0.2%

  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.

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