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Index finishes week strongly

The overall polishedprices index traded in narrow bands for most of last week before finishing strongly.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 23/01

117.0

-0.1%

Tuesday 24/01

117.1

0.1%

Wednesday 25/01

117.3

0.1%

Thursday 26/01

117.2

-0.1%

Friday 27/01

117.3

0.1%

Monday 30/01

117.8

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.6% compared to the previous Monday and up 0.4% for the year to date at 117.8 points. The overall index is 4.4% lower than this time last year.

There were gains across all of the benchmark categories, except for Fine 0.5 carats, which slipped 0.6%.

The strongest gains came from the Fine 1.0 carat range, which added 3.7% to record its highest level since October last year.

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

117.8

0.6%

-4.4%

116.4

12-Jan

118.7

03-Jan

0.4%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.6

3.7%

-5.2%

109.4

12-Jan

114.6

30-Jan

6.1%

 

Commercial

113.3

1.1%

-0.4%

107.0

17-Jan

113.3

30-Jan

3.0%

 

Mixed

94.3

0.3%

-16.5%

94.0

23-Jan

95.3

20-Jan

-0.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.7

-0.6%

-7.9%

102.5

20-Jan

109.4

16-Jan

-1.3%

 

Commercial

101.8

0.2%

-10.7%

101.4

12-Jan

107.0

03-Jan

-1.0%

 

Mixed

99.2

0.9%

-3.1%

98.4

23-Jan

99.6

26-Jan

0.8%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

101.3

0.8%

-0.4%

98.9

26-Jan

102.4

03-Jan

2.4%

 

Commercial

108.0

0.6%

-5.8%

105.6

12-Jan

109.7

06-Jan

0.1%

 

Mixed

119.7

0.6%

-0.7%

119.0

24-Jan

119.8

06-Jan

0.7%

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.