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Polished index continues to set new highs

The rise in the main polishedprices index continued last week as it recorded its highest level since October 2016.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  12/02

118.7

0.8%

Tuesday  13/02

118.5

-0.1%

Wednesday 14/02

117.8

-0.5%

Thursday 15/02

118.2

0.3%

Friday 16/02

117.9

-0.2%

Monday  19/02

118.9

0.8%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 118.9 points, up 0.2% from the previous week. The overall index is 0.9% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.5% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in positive territory last week, but the  Commercial 0.5 carat lost some of the gains made last week slipping 2.6%. The Fine 1.0 carats and 0.5 carat ranges also lost ground over the week.

The strongest performer of the past seven days was the Mixed 0.3 carat category, which added 1.2% 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

118.9

0.2%

0.9%

115.9

12-Jan

118.9

19-Feb

2.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.1

-0.7%

-0.3%

112.4

16-Feb

119.2

31-Jan

0.6%

 

Commercial

113.7

0.0%

0.5%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

2.3%

 

Mixed

95.7

0.4%

1.4%

94.3

05-Feb

97.6

09-Jan

-0.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

98.4

-0.5%

-8.0%

94.2

09-Jan

99.5

13-Feb

2.9%

 

Commercial

104.6

-2.6%

0.5%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

6.7%

 

Mixed

99.5

0.8%

0.1%

96.2

02-Jan

99.5

19-Feb

3.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

107.0

0.9%

6.2%

98.8

09-Feb

110.0

31-Jan

8.7%

 

Commercial

119.5

0.4%

9.4%

110.3

04-Jan

119.5

19-Feb

9.7%

 

Mixed

124.4

1.2%

3.6%

122.0

12-Jan

124.4

19-Feb

1.6%

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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