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Polished prices trade in narrow bands

There was little significant movement in polished prices over the past week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 22/05

118.0

0.3%

Tuesday  23/05

118.1

0.1%

Wednesday 24/05

118.0

-0.1%

Thursday 25/05

118.1

0.1%

Friday 26/05

118.3

0.2%

Tuesday 30/05

118.0

0.3%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened flat compared to the previous Monday at 118.0 points. The overall index is 3.7% lower than this time last year and is up 0.5% for the year to date.

Of the benchmark categories, only the 0.3 carat Mixed range was in positive territory, adding 0.4% over the previous week.

The other 0.3 carat quality ranges were under pressure, however, with Fine and Commercial losing 2.5% and 1.5% respectively, 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

118.0

0.0%

-3.7%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

0.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.7

-1.2%

-7.8%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

7.0%

 

Commercial

110.7

-1.6%

-3.6%

106.3

12-May

113.9

01-Feb

0.6%

 

Mixed

96.4

-0.8%

-8.4%

93.4

06-Apr

97.1

17-May

1.7%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.4

-0.4%

-11.1%

101.4

16-May

113.2

14-Mar

-1.6%

 

Commercial

103.2

-0.4%

-5.5%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

98.5

-0.5%

-2.9%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

0.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.5

-2.5%

-5.6%

96.9

28-Feb

108.0

15-May

1.6%

 

Commercial

112.1

-1.5%

-1.0%

105.6

12-Jan

116.1

15-May

3.9%

 

Mixed

122.0

0.4%

0.4%

119.0

24-Jan

122.0

30-May

2.7%

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.