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Index continues to strengthen

The overall polishedprices index continued the upward trajectory started last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 06/03

117.4

0.4%

Tuesday  07/03

117.5

0.1%

Wednesday 08/03

117.3

-0.2%

Thursday 09/03

117.5

0.1%

Friday 10/03

117.2

-0.2%

Monday 13/03

117.9

0.6%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.4% compared to the previous Monday and up 0.5% for the year to date at 117.9 points. The overall index is 3.4% lower than this time last year.

The main strength during the week came from better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine and Commercial adding 3.1% and 0.7% respectively.

The Mixed 1.0 carat category performed poorly, however, slipping 1.0% compared to the previous week, to record the largest loss amongst the benchmark categories.

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

0.4%

-3.4%

116.4

12-Jan

118.7

03-Jan

0.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.5

3.1%

-2.0%

108.1

01-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

6.9%

 

Commercial

111.9

0.7%

-0.5%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

1.7%

 

Mixed

94.2

-1.0%

-9.2%

94.0

23-Jan

95.3

20-Jan

-0.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

106.1

-0.4%

-3.5%

101.8

16-Feb

110.3

07-Mar

0.9%

 

Commercial

103.8

0.5%

-6.4%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

1.0%

 

Mixed

98.8

-0.2%

-3.4%

98.4

23-Jan

100.0

24-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.5

0.2%

-3.2%

96.9

28-Feb

103.8

06-Feb

1.6%

 

Commercial

109.9

-0.7%

-5.8%

105.6

12-Jan

110.7

06-Mar

1.9%

 

Mixed

119.5

-0.8%

-1.7%

119.0

24-Jan

120.4

06-Mar

0.5%

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.