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Polished index hits 5 month high

The main polishedprices index finished the week strongly to reach its highest level since last August.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  22/01

116.8

0.0%

Tuesday  23/01

117.0

0.2%

Wednesday 24/01

116.7

-0.2%

Thursday 25/01

117.1

0.3%

Friday 26/01

117.1

0.0%

Monday  29/01

117.4

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 117.4 points, up 0.6% from the previous week. The overall index is 0.3% below its level for this time last year, but has gained 1.3% so far this year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, the main gains came from the larger Fine ranges with 1.0 carats and 0.5 carats gaining 4.3% and 2.3 respectively over the week.

Weakest was the Commercial 1.0 carat range, which slipped 3.0% compared to the previous Monday.

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

117.4

0.6%

-0.3%

115.9

12-Jan

117.4

29-Jan

1.3%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.7

4.3%

2.6%

112.8

22-Jan

118.2

25-Jan

3.7%

 

Commercial

112.1

-3.0%

-1.1%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

0.8%

 

Mixed

95.8

-0.5%

1.7%

95.6

26-Jan

97.6

09-Jan

-0.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

99.1

2.3%

-4.5%

94.2

09-Jan

99.1

29-Jan

3.5%

 

Commercial

103.4

1.8%

1.6%

99.6

02-Jan

103.4

29-Jan

5.5%

 

Mixed

98.6

0.3%

-0.6%

96.2

02-Jan

98.6

25-Jan

2.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

104.5

0.4%

3.2%

99.0

11-Jan

104.5

29-Jan

6.2%

 

Commercial

114.4

-0.4%

5.9%

110.3

04-Jan

115.7

08-Jan

5.0%

 

Mixed

122.4

0.0%

2.3%

122.0

12-Jan

122.6

08-Jan

-0.0%

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.