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Polished index starts year strongly

The main polishedprices index opened the year strongly, adding 0.3% in the first week of trading in 2018.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  02/01

116.9

0.8%

Wednesday 03/01

117.1

0.2%

Thursday 04/01

117.0

-0.1%

Friday 05/01

116.9

-0.1%

Monday  08/01

117.2

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened the year up 1.1% compared to the final trading day of 2017 at 117.2 points. The overall index is 0.5% below its level for this time last year.

There were gains across nearly all of the benchmark categories over the first week of the year, with only Commercial 1.0 carats in negative territory.

The largest gainer was Commercial 0.3 carats, which added 4.6% compared to the previous Tuesday.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2018 Low

 

2018 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

117.2

0.3%

-0.5%

116.9

05-Jan

117.2

08-Jan

1.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.9

1.2%

4.4%

114.6

02-Jan

116.1

05-Jan

2.2%

 

Commercial

111.9

-1.2%

4.5%

111.8

05-Jan

114.2

04-Jan

0.7%

 

Mixed

96.8

0.2%

2.0%

96.6

03-Jan

96.8

08-Jan

1.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.6

0.6%

-7.9%

95.8

04-Jan

98.1

03-Jan

0.9%

 

Commercial

102.8

3.1%

-1.5%

99.6

02-Jan

102.8

08-Jan

4.8%

 

Mixed

97.2

1.1%

-1.8%

96.2

02-Jan

97.2

08-Jan

0.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

103.8

2.3%

2.3%

100.3

04-Jan

103.8

08-Jan

5.5%

 

Commercial

115.7

4.6%

6.8%

110.3

04-Jan

115.7

08-Jan

6.2%

 

Mixed

122.6

0.1%

2.4%

122.3

05-Jan

122.6

08-Jan

0.1%

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.

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