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Prices remain steady after holiday

As the markets slowly re-opened after the holiday period, prices remained steady in low trading volumes.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  18/04

118.3

0.4%

Wednesday 19/04

117.8

-0.4%

Thursday 29/04

118.4

0.5%

Friday 21/04

118.1

-0.2%

Monday 24/04

118.1

0.0%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened down 0.1% compared to the previous Tuesday at 118.1points. The overall index is 3.8% lower than this time last year and is up 0.7% for the year to date.

Amongst the benchmark categories, all of the 1.0 carat and 0.5 carat ranges were in negative territory, with Fine 1.0 carats losing 1.8% and Commercial 0.5 carats slipping 1.7% over the previous week.

The 0.3 carat ranges performed well, however, with Fine adding 0.8% and Commercial 2.3% 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

118.1

-0.1%

-3.8%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

0.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

113.8

-1.8%

-6.8%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

5.3%

 

Commercial

111.9

-0.8%

-2.6%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

1.7%

 

Mixed

94.5

-0.3%

-9.7%

93.4

06-Apr

95.3

20-Jan

-0.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

105.3

-0.8%

-5.9%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

0.2%

 

Commercial

103.1

-1.7%

-8.5%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

98.4

-0.2%

-3.9%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

-0.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

102.9

0.8%

-2.7%

96.9

28-Feb

104.7

12-Apr

4.0%

 

Commercial

114.5

2.3%

-1.1%

105.6

12-Jan

114.7

21-Apr

6.2%

 

Mixed

120.6

0.0%

-1.2%

119.0

24-Jan

120.9

06-Apr

1.5%

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.