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Index recovers from poor start to the week

Polished prices slipped steadily throughout last week, before rebounding to recover some of the losses.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 12/06

117.5

0.1%

Tuesday  13/06

117.0

-0.4%

Wednesday 14/06

117.1

0.0%

Thursday 15/06

116.9

-0.2%

Friday 16/06

116.1

-0.6%

Monday 19/06

116..7

0.5%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened down 0.7% compared to the previous Monday at 116.7 points. The overall index is 3.8% lower than this time last year and is down 0.6% for the year to date.

Of the benchmark categories, the 0.3 carat quality ranges lost all of their gains of recent weeks with the Fine and Commercial categories slipping 9.0% and 6.7% respectively.

In the larger sizes, the Fine categories performed best with 1.0 carats gaining 2.0% and 0.5 adding 2.3% compared to the previous 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

-0.2%

-3.3%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.0

2.1%

-3.1%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

5.5%

 

Commercial

110.8

1.2%

-4.1%

106.3

12-May

113.9

01-Feb

0.8%

 

Mixed

96.1

0.2%

-4.7%

93.4

06-Apr

97.1

17-May

1.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.1

2.4%

-7.4%

99.9

16-Jun

113.2

14-Mar

-1.9%

 

Commercial

102.5

-1.4%

-4.6%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

-0.2%

 

Mixed

99.8

0.9%

-1.8%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

1.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

104.4

-3.2%

2.8%

96.9

28-Feb

108.0

15-May

5.5%

 

Commercial

112.6

-3.3%

1.6%

105.6

12-Jan

116.4

12-Jun

4.3%

 

Mixed

122.6

-0.1%

1.6%

119.0

24-Jan

122.7

14-Jun

3.2%

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.