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Polished index edges up

The main polishedprices index edged up in steady trading throughout last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  15/01

116.4

0.4%

Tuesday  16/01

116.5

0.1%

Wednesday 17/01

116.6

0.1%

Thursday 18/01

116.8

0.2%

Friday 19/01

116.8

0.0%

Monday  22/01

116.8

0.0%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 116.8 points, up 0.3% from the previous Monday. The overall index is 0.2% below its level for this time last year, but has gained 0.7% so far this year.

The main gains came from Commercial 1.0 carats and 0.3 carats, which gained 5.0% and 4.1% compared to the previous Monday.

Weakest of the benchmark categories was the Fine 1.0 carat range, which slipped 1.3% over the week.

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

116.8

0.3%

-0.2%

115.9

12-Jan

117.2

08-Jan

0.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

112.8

-1.3%

2.1%

112.8

22-Jan

116.3

11-Jan

-0.6%

 

Commercial

115.5

5.0%

3.1%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

3.9%

 

Mixed

96.3

-0.8%

2.5%

95.9

18-Jan

97.6

09-Jan

0.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.8

0.4%

-7.2%

94.2

09-Jan

98.1

03-Jan

1.2%

 

Commercial

101.6

-0.9%

-0.0%

99.6

02-Jan

102.8

08-Jan

3.6%

 

Mixed

98.2

-0.1%

-0.1%

96.2

02-Jan

98.5

18-Jan

1.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

104.2

2.8%

3.6%

99.0

11-Jan

104.2

22-Jan

5.8%

 

Commercial

114.9

4.1%

7.0%

110.3

04-Jan

115.7

08-Jan

5.4%

 

Mixed

122.4

-0.0%

2.9%

122.0

12-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.