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Polished index rise continues

The main polishedprices index touched its highest level since May 2017 last week in busy trading.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  29/01

117.4

0.3%

Tuesday  30/01

117.4

0.0%

Wednesday 31/01

118.2

0.7%

Thursday 01/02

117.8

-0.3%

Friday 02/02

117.5

-0.2%

Monday  05/02

117.9

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 117.9 points, up 0.4% from the previous week. The overall index is 0.5% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 1.6% so far this year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, the larger Fine ranges failed to hold on to last week’s gains with 1.0 carats and 0.5 carats slipping 2.7% and 3.9% respectively compared to the previous Monday.

The Commercial 1.0 carat range, was the strongest performer of the past seven days adding 2.6%, while all the 0.3 carat ranges were in positive territory as well.

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

117.9

0.4%

0.5%

115.9

12-Jan

118.2

31-Jan

1.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.5

-2.7%

2.7%

112.8

22-Jan

119.2

31-Jan

0.9%

 

Commercial

115.0

2.6%

3.3%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

3.5%

 

Mixed

94.3

-1.6%

-0.6%

94.3

05-Feb

97.6

09-Jan

-1.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

95.2

-3.9%

-9.3%

94.2

09-Jan

99.0

29-Jan

-0.5%

 

Commercial

102.5

-0.8%

1.9%

99.6

02-Jan

103.7

30-Jan

4.6%

 

Mixed

98.2

-0.4%

-0.5%

96.2

02-Jan

98.7

30-Jan

1.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

105.3

0.8%

1.4%

99.0

11-Jan

110.0

31-Jan

7.0%

 

Commercial

116.9

2.2%

8.9%

110.3

04-Jan

117.2

31-Jan

7.2%

 

Mixed

122.7

0.3%

2.4%

122.0

12-Jan

122.8

30-Jan

0.2%

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.