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Index trades in narrow ranges

Index trades in narrow ranges

After the previous weeks highly volatile trading, the overall polishedprices index settled down to trade in narrow bands.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 16/01

117.1

0.0%

Tuesday 17/01

117.1

0.0%

Wednesday 18/01

117.0

-0.1%

Thursday 19/01

117.0

0.0%

Friday 20/01

117.2

0.1%

Monday 23/01

117.0

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened down slightly compared to the previous Monday and down 0.3% with the years starting point at 117.0 points. The overall index is 5.1% lower than this time last year.

There 0.5 carat benchmark range gave up their gains from the previous week, with the Fine category slipping 4.6% and Commercial 3.1%.

Strongest over the week were 1.0 carat Commercial, which added 2.7% 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

117.0

-0.0%

-5.1%

116.4

12-Jan

118.7

03-Jan

-0.3%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.5

-0.7%

-11.4%

109.4

12-Jan

114.6

06-Jan

2.3%

 

Commercial

112.0

2.7%

-2.2%

107.0

17-Jan

112.6

03-Jan

1.8%

 

Mixed

94.0

-0.8%

-16.6%

94.0

23-Jan

95.3

20-Jan

-0.8%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

104.4

-4.6%

-9.3%

102.5

20-Jan

109.4

16-Jan

-0.7%

 

Commercial

101.6

-3.1%

-8.7%

101.4

12-Jan

107.0

03-Jan

-1.1%

 

Mixed

98.4

-0.9%

-4.2%

98.4

23-Jan

99.4

19-Jan

-0.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.5

0.2%

-1.7%

99.2

10-Jan

102.4

03-Jan

1.6%

 

Commercial

107.4

0.8%

-5.7%

105.6

12-Jan

109.7

06-Jan

-0.4%

 

Mixed

119.0

-0.3%

-1.3%

119.0

23-Jan

119.8

06-Jan

0.1%

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.