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Prices recover from mid-week wobble

Polished prices suffered a mid-week set-back last week, before recovering to finish the week up.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 13/02

117.8

0.4%

Tuesday  14/02

117.9

0.2%

Wednesday 15/02

117.7

-0.2%

Thursday 16/02

116.7

-0.8%

Friday 17/02

116.8

0.1%

Monday 20/02

117.9

0.9%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.1% compared to the previous Monday and up 0.4% for the year to date at 117.9 points. The overall index is 4.0% lower than this time last year.

Strongest amongst the benchmark categories was the Fine 0.5 carat range, which added 2.7%. Commercial 1.0 carats also showed strength by adding 2.3% over the previous week.

There was weakness in the Fine 0.3 carat range, however, which lost 2.9% over the prior 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

0.1%

-4.0%

116.4

12-Jan

118.7

03-Jan

0.4%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.4

0.7%

-5.9%

109.4

12-Jan

116.5

15-Feb

5.9%

 

Commercial

113.1

2.3%

-1.2%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

2.8%

 

Mixed

94.3

-0.1%

-11.3%

94.0

23-Jan

95.3

20-Jan

-0.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

107.0

2.7%

-5.2%

101.8

16-Feb

109.4

16-Jan

1.7%

 

Commercial

104.1

0.9%

-6.9%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

1.3%

 

Mixed

99.4

0.6%

-3.3%

98.4

23-Jan

99.6

26-Jan

1.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.7

-2.9%

-1.7%

97.1

17-Feb

103.8

06-Feb

1.8%

 

Commercial

109.2

0.8%

-5.2%

105.6

12-Jan

109.7

06-Jan

1.3%

 

Mixed

120.0

-0.2%

-1.5%

119.0

24-Jan

120.3

13-Feb

1.0%

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.