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Polished index shows solid gains

With markets returning to full volumes after India's Diwali holidays, the overall polished index showed strong gains last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  06/11

115.6

0.4%

Tuesday  07/11

115.4

-0.2%

Wednesday 08/11

114.9

-0.4%

Thursday 09/11

115.1

0.2%

Friday 10/11

115.3

0.2%

Monday  13/11

116.2

0.7%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.5% compared to the previous Monday at 116.2 points. The overall index is 1.5% lower than this time last year and has lost 1.0% since the start of the year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, Fine 1.0 carats were the strongest performer, adding 1.0% compared to the previous Monday.

Commercial 0.3 carats showed the largest loss over the week, slipping 0.6%.

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

116.2

0.5%

-1.5%

114.3

15-Sep

118.7

03-Jan

-1.0%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

111.3

0.8%

2.5%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

3.0%

 

Commercial

112.6

-0.3%

2.7%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

2.3%

 

Mixed

95.0

0.2%

-1.4%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

0.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

95.1

0.6%

-13.8%

90.3

13-Oct

113.2

14-Mar

-9.5%

 

Commercial

99.6

0.8%

-3.0%

97.0

03-Aug

107.0

03-Jan

-3.1%

 

Mixed

96.0

-0.2%

-2.2%

96.0

13-Nov

100.8

11-Jul

-2.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

102.1

-0.0%

4.5%

94.6

08-Sep

108.8

10-Jul

3.2%

 

Commercial

113.6

-0.6%

7.4%

105.6

12-Jan

120.2

29-Aug

5.3%

 

Mixed

123.0

-0.5%

3.0%

119.0

23-Jan

125.5

27-Jul

3.5%

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.