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Polished index sets new high before slipping back

The main polishedprices index touched its highest level since October 2016 on Wednesday before slipping back.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  19/02

118.9

0.8%

Tuesday  20/02

119.0

0.1%

Wednesday 21/02

119.1

0.1%

Thursday 22/02

117.9

-1.0%

Friday 23/02

117.7

-0.2%

Monday  26/02

118.4

0.6%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 118.4 points, down 0.4% from the previous week. The overall index is 1.1% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.1% since the start of the year.

The main movement over the week came in Fine ranges, with the 1.0 carat and the 0.3 carat sizes showing gains of 2.9% and 3.6% respectively. Meanwhile, the 0.5 carat size range slipped 1.5%.

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

118.4

-0.4%

1.1%

115.9

12-Jan

119.1

21-Feb

2.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.4

2.9%

5.9%

112.4

16-Feb

120.1

21-Feb

3.5%

 

Commercial

112.3

-1.2%

-0.3%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

1.1%

 

Mixed

95.2

-0.5%

0.5%

94.3

05-Feb

97.6

09-Jan

-0.7%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.9

-1.5%

-7.6%

94.2

09-Jan

99.5

13-Feb

1.3%

 

Commercial

105.8

1.1%

4.0%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

7.9%

 

Mixed

99.9

0.4%

1.1%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

3.4%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.8

3.6%

11.8%

98.8

09-Feb

110.8

26-Feb

12.6%

 

Commercial

120.5

0.8%

10.9%

110.3

04-Jan

120.5

26-Feb

10.5%

 

Mixed

124.0

-0.3%

3.4%

122.0

12-Jan

124.4

19-Feb

1.3%

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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