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Polished holds on to gains

Polished holds on to gains

The overall polishedprices index managed to hold on to strong gains made at the start of the week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 26/06

116.7

0.2%

Tuesday  27/06

117.2

0.4%

Wednesday 28/06

117.3

0.1%

Thursday 29/06

116.9

-0.3%

Friday 30/06

117.3

0.3%

Monday 03/07

117.2

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened up 0.4% compared to the previous Monday at 117.2 points. The overall index is 3.5% lower than this time last year and is down 0.1% for the year to date.

Of the benchmark categories, the larger Fine segments suffered through the week, with 1.0 carats and 0.5 carats slipping 2.2% and 3.3% respectively.

The main strength came from Commercial 0.3 carats, which added 5.8% from 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

117.2

0.4%

-3.5%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

113.1

-2.2%

-7.0%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

4.6%

 

Commercial

113.7

2.2%

-1.9%

106.3

12-May

114.6

30-Jun

3.3%

 

Mixed

96.6

0.3%

-3.5%

93.4

06-Apr

97.1

17-May

2.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.8

-3.3%

-10.8%

99.9

16-Jun

113.2

14-Mar

-2.2%

 

Commercial

101.4

0.5%

-7.3%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

-1.4%

 

Mixed

100.5

0.5%

-0.5%

98.2

03-Apr

100.6

30-Jun

2.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

104.8

2.8%

1.9%

96.5

21-Jun

108.0

15-May

5.9%

 

Commercial

114.2

5.8%

1.1%

105.6

12-Jan

116.4

12-Jun

5.8%

 

Mixed

123.7

1.3%

2.3%

119.0

24-Jan

123.7

03-Jul

4.1%

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.