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Polished prices slip further in another volatile week

Another week of volatile trading saw the overall PolishedPrices index lose further ground.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 06/10

142.7

-0.5%

Tuesday 07/10

143.8

0.8%

Wednesday 08/10

141.9

-1.3%

Thursday 09/10

141.7

-0.2%

Friday 10/10

143.4

1.2%

Monday 13/10

141.8

-1.1%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index opened 0.6% lower than the week before at 141.8 points. The overall index is currently 0.9% above its level this time last year, and just 0.6% since the start of 2014.

Commercial qualities fared best during the week, with one carat and 0.5 carats showing gains of 4.6% and 2.6% respectively, while 0.3 carats remained unchanged from the previous week.

All the other benchmark categories were in negative territory, with Mixed 1.0 carats posting the largest loss of 3.9%.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2014 Low

 

2014 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

141.8

-0.6%

0.9%

140.9

01-Jan

152.3

21-Apr

0.6%

                   

1 crt / 4gr

Fine

135.2

-0.7%

-3.0%

126.9

27-Aug

167.7

12-May

-4.5%

 

Commercial

144.2

4.1%

4.4%

132.6

26-Feb

164.7

23-Jan

1.0%

 

Mixed

173.5

-3.9%

-2.0%

169.7

27-Mar

194.1

06-Apr

0.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

138.5

-3.4%

2.3%

130.9

13-Jan

154.9

24-Mar

3.8%

 

Commercial

145.9

2.6%

8.1%

128.7

16-Jan

155.5

31-Mar

9.1%

 

Mixed

113.2

-0.0%

-2.7%

107.4

13-May

120.6

15-Apr

-1.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

138.5

-0.1%

9.3%

131.4

30-Jan

165.5

14-Apr

4.9%

 

Commercial

169.0

0.0%

10.7%

147.5

28-Apr

186.4

07-Jul

4.9%

 

Mixed

129.3

-0.4%

1.4%

123.2

01-Sep

136.6

27-Jul

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.

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