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Prices flat as markets slow for holidays

As the markets slowed ahead of the Easter and Passover holidays, prices remained stable over the past week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 03/04

116.8

0.5%

Tuesday  04/04

116.8

0.0%

Wednesday 05/04

116.8

0.0%

Thursday 06/04

116.7

0.0%

Friday 07/04

116.8

0.1%

Monday 10/04

117.2

0.3%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened up 0.3% compared to the previous Monday at 117.2 points. The overall index is 4.3% lower than this time last year and is down 0.1% for the year to date.

Of the benchmark categories, only Fine 0.5 carats were in negative territory, losing 0.8% over the previous week.

The Fine 1.0 carat range continued the strength of the previous week, adding 2.1%, while Fine 0.3 carats added 1.8% compared to 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

117.2

0.3%

-4.3%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

112.4

2.1%

-4.0%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

4.0%

 

Commercial

110.2

0.1%

-2.5%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

0.2%

 

Mixed

93.9

0.5%

-9.5%

93.4

06-Apr

95.3

20-Jan

-0.9%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

107.3

-0.8%

-6.5%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

2.0%

 

Commercial

103.2

0.6%

-9.0%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

98.3

0.1%

-5.1%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

-0.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

103.5

1.8%

-1.8%

96.9

28-Feb

103.8

06-Feb

4.5%

 

Commercial

110.6

0.4%

-4.4%

105.6

12-Jan

110.9

27-Mar

2.5%

 

Mixed

120.7

0.0%

-0.8%

119.0

24-Jan

120.9

06-Apr

1.6%

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.