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Prices slip before recovering

As the markets returned to full volumes after the holidays, prices slipped midweek before recovering most of the losses.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 24/04

118.1

0.0%

Tuesday  25/04

118.0

-0.1%

Wednesday 26/04

117.9

-0.1%

Thursday 27/04

116.7

-1.1%

Friday 28/04

116.8

0.1%

Tuesday 02/05

117.4

0.5%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened down 0.6% compared to the previous Monday at 117.4 points. The overall index is 4.2% lower than this time last year but is up 0.1% for the year to date.

Amongst the benchmark categories Fine 1.0 carats continued the weakness of the previous week losing 2.8%.

The Fine 0.3 carat was the strongest performer adding 3.4% compared to the previous Monday.

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

117.4

-0.6%

-4.2%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.6

-2.8%

-10.6%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

2.4%

 

Commercial

110.3

-1.5%

-3.9%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

0.2%

 

Mixed

95.1

0.6%

-9.3%

93.4

06-Apr

95.3

20-Jan

0.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

105.0

-0.2%

-5.6%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

-0.1%

 

Commercial

102.4

-0.8%

-6.6%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

-0.4%

 

Mixed

98.6

0.1%

-3.4%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

0.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

106.4

3.4%

4.7%

96.9

28-Feb

106.4

02-May

7.5%

 

Commercial

113.2

-1.2%

-2.2%

105.6

12-Jan

114.7

21-Apr

4.9%

 

Mixed

121.0

0.3%

-0.6%

119.0

24-Jan

121.0

02-May

1.8%

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.