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Polished index trades in steady ranges

As the markets reopened after the summer holidays, the main polishedprices index held on to most of the gains it has made since mid-August.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  29/08

116.6

0.7%

Wednesday 30/08

117.0

0.3%

Thursday 31/08

116.9

0.0%

Friday 01/09

116.9

0.0%

Monday  04/09

116.4

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened down 0.2% compared to the previous Tuesday at 116.4 points. The overall index is 3.7% lower than this time last year and has lost 0.8% since the start of the year.

Of the benchmark categories, the strongest performer was the 0.5 carat Fine range, which added 2.5% compared to the previous Monday.

In the other sizes, the Fine categories did not fare so well, with 1.0 carats and 0.3 carats losing 3.3% and 6.3% respectively over the 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

116.5

-0.1%

-3.6%

114.5

17-Aug

118.7

03-Jan

-0.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

112.6

-3.4%

-4.5%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

4.2%

 

Commercial

112.0

1.1%

-3.2%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

1.8%

 

Mixed

94.5

0.1%

-3.2%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

-0.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

98.7

2.7%

-10.3%

93.7

17-Aug

113.2

14-Mar

-6.1%

 

Commercial

103.3

1.0%

-0.9%

97.0

03-Aug

107.0

03-Jan

0.5%

 

Mixed

97.5

-0.1%

-2.8%

96.3

15-Aug

100.8

11-Jul

-1.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

102.7

-4.7%

4.4%

96.5

21-Jun

108.8

10-Jul

3.8%

 

Commercial

117.9

-1.9%

9.5%

105.6

12-Jan

120.2

29-Aug

9.3%

 

Mixed

125.3

0.2%

4.0%

119.0

24-Jan

125.5

26-Jul

5.4%

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.