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Index holds on to gains

Having opened the New Year strongly, the overall polishedprices index managed to hold on to most of the gains, only slipping slightly towards the end of the week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday 03/01

118.7

1.1%

Wednesday 04/01

118.7

0.0%

Thursday 05/01

118.7

0.0%

Friday 06/01

118.5

-0.2%

Monday 09/01

117.9

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.4% compared to the years close at 117.9 points. The overall index is 3.8% lower than this time last year.

Since the end of 2016, there have been gains across most of the benchmark categories, with only Commercial 1.0 carats and Fine 0.5 carats reporting losses of 2.6% and 0.3% respectively.

The largest gains have come from Fine 1.0 carats and Fine 0.3 carats, which added 2.8% and 2.5% respectively over the previous week.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2017 Low

 

2017 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

117.9

-0.7%

-3.8%

117.9

09-Jan

118.7

03-Jan

0.4%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

111.0

-0.0%

-6.5%

111.0

09-Jan

114.6

06-Jan

2.8%

 

Commercial

107.1

-4.9%

-3.4%

107.1

09-Jan

112.6

03-Jan

-2.6%

 

Mixed

94.9

-0.0%

-16.0%

94.9

09-Jan

95.0

05-Jan

0.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

104.8

-4.0%

-6.7%

104.8

09-Jan

109.2

03-Jan

-0.3%

 

Commercial

104.3

-2.5%

-4.8%

104.3

09-Jan

107.0

03-Jan

1.5%

 

Mixed

99.0

0.2%

-3.2%

98.7

05-Jan

99.1

06-Jan

0.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

101.4

-1.0%

-1.3%

101.1

05-Jan

102.4

03-Jan

2.5%

 

Commercial

108.3

-1.2%

-4.6%

108.3

09-Jan

109.7

06-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

119.8

0.2%

-0.7%

119.6

04-Jan

119.8

06-Jan

0.8%

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.