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Polished index slide continues

The overall polishedprices index continued to drift downwards with many Israeli offices shut for Jewish holidays.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  02/10

115.6

0.1%

Tuesday  03/10

115.6

0.0%

Wednesday 04/10

115.6

0.0%

Thursday 05/10

115.2

-0.3%

Friday 06/10

115.4

0.2%

Monday  09/10

115.2

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened down 0.3% compared to the previous Monday at 115.2 points. The overall index is 4.1% lower than this time last year and has lost 1.8% since the start of the year.

There were losses across nearly all of the benchmark categories, with only Fine 0.3 carats in positive territory, adding 1.7% over the week.

The largest losses came from the better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine and Commercial losing 3.9% and 2.0% respectively, 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

115.2

-0.3%

-4.1%

114.3

15-Sep

118.7

03-Jan

-1.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

107.2

-3.9%

-7.7%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

-0.8%

 

Commercial

109.6

-2.0%

-2.4%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

-0.3%

 

Mixed

95.6

-0.4%

-0.7%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

0.9%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

92.8

-1.6%

-15.0%

91.1

20-Sep

113.2

14-Mar

-11.7%

 

Commercial

100.4

-1.3%

-3.9%

97.0

03-Aug

107.0

03-Jan

-2.3%

 

Mixed

97.5

-0.1%

-2.0%

96.3

15-Aug

100.8

11-Jul

-1.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

101.9

1.7%

2.8%

94.6

08-Sep

108.8

10-Jul

3.0%

 

Commercial

113.7

-1.1%

4.5%

105.6

12-Jan

120.2

29-Aug

5.4%

 

Mixed

124.2

-0.4%

3.3%

119.0

23-Jan

125.5

27-Jul

4.5%

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.