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Rise in Polished index continues

The main polishedprices index returned to its upward trend last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  26/02

118.4

0.6%

Tuesday  27/02

118.4

0.0%

Wednesday 28/02

118.3

-0.1%

Thursday 01/03

118.4

0.2%

Friday 02/03

118.3

-0.2%

Monday  05/03

118.7

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 118.7 points, up 0.3% from the previous week. The overall index is 1.1% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.4% since the start of the year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, the Fine 0.5 carat range was the strongest performer adding 3.4% compared to the previous Monday.

The largest loss over the last seven days came from Fine 0.3 carats which slipped 1.0%.

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

118.7

0.3%

1.1%

115.9

12-Jan

119.1

21-Feb

2.4%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.8

0.3%

5.1%

112.4

16-Feb

120.1

21-Feb

3.8%

 

Commercial

112.4

0.1%

1.2%

109.5

02-Mar

115.5

22-Jan

1.2%

 

Mixed

96.3

1.2%

1.3%

94.3

05-Feb

97.6

09-Jan

0.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

100.3

3.4%

-5.8%

94.2

09-Jan

100.7

01-Mar

4.8%

 

Commercial

106.2

0.4%

2.9%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

8.3%

 

Mixed

99.2

-0.7%

0.2%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

2.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

109.7

-1.0%

9.3%

98.8

09-Feb

110.8

26-Feb

11.4%

 

Commercial

120.9

0.4%

9.2%

110.3

04-Jan

120.9

05-Mar

10.9%

 

Mixed

123.7

-0.3%

2.7%

122.0

12-Jan

124.4

19-Feb

1.0%

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.