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Polished index gains pegged back

The overall polished index made steady gains last week before being pegged back.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  04/12

115.4

0.1%

Tuesday  05/12

115.5

0.1%

Wednesday 06/12

115.6

0.0%

Thursday 07/12

116.0

0.4%

Friday 08/12

116.2

0.2%

Monday  11/12

115.6

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 0.2% compared to the previous Monday at 115.6 points. The overall index is 1.6% lower than this time last year and has lost 1.5% since the start of the year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, the main strength came from the 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine, Commercial and Mixed gaining 1.2%, 2.4% and 1.0% respectively over the week.

The 0.5 carat ranges were all in negative territory, with the Fine category recording the largest loss of 1.4% 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

115.6

0.2%

-1.6%

114.3

15-Sep

118.7

03-Jan

-1.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

111.6

1.2%

1.0%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

3.3%

 

Commercial

113.1

2.4%

1.8%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

2.8%

 

Mixed

96.0

1.0%

1.9%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

1.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

93.4

-1.4%

-12.6%

90.3

13-Oct

113.2

14-Mar

-11.2%

 

Commercial

98.2

-1.0%

-5.1%

96.1

30-Nov

107.0

03-Jan

-4.4%

 

Mixed

96.5

-0.6%

-1.6%

96.0

13-Nov

100.8

11-Jul

-2.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.2

-0.4%

1.5%

94.6

08-Sep

108.8

10-Jul

1.2%

 

Commercial

109.6

1.6%

2.5%

104.2

30-Nov

120.2

29-Aug

1.6%

 

Mixed

122.4

-1.3%

2.8%

119.0

23-Jan

125.5

26-Jul

2.9%

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.