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Polished index recovers

The overall polishedprices index recovered strongly over the past week in relatively low trading volumes, as the European and Israeli markets returned from the summer break.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 21/08

115.5

0.6%

Tuesday  22/08

115.4

-0.1%

Wednesday 23/08

115.4

0.0%

Thursday 24/08

115.5

0.1%

Friday 25/08

115.8

0.2%

Tuesday 29/08

116.6

0.7%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.9% compared to the previous Monday at 116.6 points. The overall index is 2.6% lower than this time last year and has lost 0.6% since the start of the year.

Most of the benchmark categories, except for Commercial and Mixed 1.0 carats and Fine 0.5 carats, were in positive territory.

The strongest performers were the 0.3 carat Fine and Commercial ranges, which both added 2.4% 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

116.6

0.9%

-2.6%

114.5

17-Aug

118.7

03-Jan

-0.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

116.5

2.0%

2.5%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

7.8%

 

Commercial

110.8

-0.6%

-0.4%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

0.7%

 

Mixed

94.4

-0.1%

-3.1%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

-0.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.1

-0.5%

-13.0%

93.7

17-Aug

113.2

14-Mar

-8.6%

 

Commercial

102.3

2.3%

-1.6%

97.0

03-Aug

107.0

03-Jan

-0.4%

 

Mixed

97.6

0.7%

-2.4%

96.3

15-Aug

100.8

11-Jul

-0.9%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

107.8

2.4%

10.4%

96.5

21-Jun

108.8

10-Jul

9.0%

 

Commercial

120.2

2.4%

10.4%

105.6

12-Jan

120.2

29-Aug

11.4%

 

Mixed

125.1

0.2%

4.1%

119.0

24-Jan

125.5

26-Jul

5.2%

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.