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Polished index shows yr-on-yr growth

For the first time since December 2014, the overall polishedprices index is showing gains on its level 12 months earlier, as it showed strong gains throughout the week to record a four-month high.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  11/12

115.6

-0.5%

Tuesday  12/12

116.2

0.5%

Wednesday 13/12

116.0

-0.1%

Thursday 14/12

116.3

0.2%

Friday 15/12

116.6

0.3%

Monday  16/12

117.2

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened up 1.3% compared to the previous Monday at 117.2 points. The overall index is 0.1% higher than this time last year but has lost 0.1% since the start of the year.

There were gains amongst nearly all of the benchmark categories, with only Mixed 1.0 carats in negative territory over the week.

The strongest performer over the week was the Fine 1.0 category, which added 6.3% compared to the previous Monday. Fine 0.3 carats also performed well, adding 5.9% over the same period.

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

117.2

1.3%

0.1%

114.3

15-Sep

118.7

03-Jan

-0.2%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

118.6

6.3%

6.3%

105.8

27-Mar

118.9

26-May

9.8%

 

Commercial

113.4

0.3%

2.1%

106.3

12-May

114.8

04-Jul

3.1%

 

Mixed

96.0

-0.1%

1.8%

93.4

06-Apr

97.9

10-Jul

1.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

94.6

1.3%

-10.4%

90.3

13-Oct

113.2

14-Mar

-10.0%

 

Commercial

99.9

1.7%

-1.8%

96.1

30-Nov

107.0

03-Jan

-2.8%

 

Mixed

96.7

0.3%

-1.3%

96.0

13-Nov

100.8

11-Jul

-1.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

106.1

5.9%

7.2%

94.6

08-Sep

108.8

10-Jul

7.2%

 

Commercial

115.7

5.5%

9.1%

104.2

30-Nov

120.2

29-Aug

7.2%

 

Mixed

122.6

0.2%

2.8%

119.0

23-Jan

125.5

26-Jul

3.1%

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.