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Polished trades in narrow bands

The overall polishedprices index remained fairly stable over the past week, trading in tight ranges.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 19/06

116.7

0.5%

Tuesday  20/06

116.5

-0.2%

Wednesday 21/06

116.4

-0.1%

Thursday 22/06

116.4

0.0%

Friday 23/06

116.5

0.0%

Monday 26/06

116.7

0.2%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened flat compared to the previous Monday at 116.7 points. The overall index is 3.9% lower than this time last year and is down 0.6% for the year to date.

Of the benchmark categories, it was the Fine qualities that fared best, with 0.3 carats gaining 3.9%, 0.5 carats adding 3.2% and 1.0 carats putting on 1.4%.

The largest loser of the week was the 0.5 carat Commercial range, which slipped 1.4% 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

116.7

0.0%

-3.9%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.6

1.4%

-3.2%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

7.0%

 

Commercial

111.2

0.4%

-3.4%

106.3

12-May

113.9

01-Feb

1.1%

 

Mixed

96.4

0.3%

-4.2%

93.4

06-Apr

97.1

17-May

1.7%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

106.3

3.2%

-6.5%

99.9

16-Jun

113.2

14-Mar

1.1%

 

Commercial

100.9

-1.4%

-4.6%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

-1.9%

 

Mixed

100.0

0.3%

-0.9%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

26-Jun

1.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

101.9

3.9%

-2.3%

96.5

21-Jun

108.0

15-May

3.0%

 

Commercial

107.9

-0.5%

-7.0%

105.6

12-Jan

116.4

12-Jun

0.1%

 

Mixed

122.0

-0.1%

0.9%

119.0

24-Jan

122.7

14-Jun

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.