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Polished index recovers from early losses

The overall polished index recovered most of the early losses it made at the start of the week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  27/11

115.7

-0.3%

Tuesday  28/11

115.5

-0.2%

Wednesday 29/11

115.2

-0.2%

Thursday 30/11

115.0

-0.2%

Friday 01/12

115.3

0.3%

Monday  02/12

115.4

0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened down 0.2% compared to the previous Monday at 115.4 points. The overall index is 2.6% lower than this time last year and has lost 1.6% since the start of the year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, the main weakness came from the larger Commercial ranges, with 1.0 carats and 0.5 carats both losing 1.3% over the week.

The biggest gain came from the Fine 0.5 carat range, which added 1.2% 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

115.4

-0.2%

-2.6%

114.3

15-Sep

118.7

03-Jan

-1.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.2

0.5%

-4.1%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

2.0%

 

Commercial

110.5

-1.3%

1.5%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

0.4%

 

Mixed

95.1

0.2%

2.0%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

0.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

94.7

1.2%

-13.5%

90.3

13-Oct

113.2

14-Mar

-9.9%

 

Commercial

99.2

-1.3%

-4.6%

96.1

30-Nov

107.0

03-Jan

-3.5%

 

Mixed

97.0

-0.7%

-1.0%

96.0

13-Nov

100.8

11-Jul

-1.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.6

0.4%

-1.6%

94.6

08-Sep

108.8

10-Jul

1.7%

 

Commercial

107.8

0.1%

-1.0%

104.2

30-Nov

120.2

29-Aug

-0.0%

 

Mixed

123.9

0.2%

3.6%

119.0

23-Jan

125.5

26-Jul

4.3%

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.