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Polished index consolidates gains

The main polishedprices index held on to gains made over the previous weeks.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  19/03

119.5

1.0%

Tuesday  20/03

118.9

-0.4%

Wednesday 21/03

119.1

0.2%

Thursday 22/03

119.3

0.2%

Friday 23/03

119.0

-0.3%

Monday  26/03

119.5

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.5 points, level with the previous week. The overall index is 2.9% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 3.0% since the start of the year.

There were gains amongst most of the benchmark categories, with only Fine and Mixed 1.0 carats in negative territory losing 1.0% and 0.4% respectively over the week.

The strongest performed over the week was the 0.3 carat Commercial range, which added 3.2% 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

119.5

0.0%

2.9%

115.9

12-Jan

119.5

26-Mar

3.0%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

120.2

1.3%

13.6%

112.4

16-Feb

121.5

22-Mar

5.9%

 

Commercial

113.0

-1.0%

3.6%

109.5

02-Mar

116.4

12-Mar

1.7%

 

Mixed

96.8

-0.4%

3.6%

94.3

05-Feb

97.8

12-Mar

1.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.6

2.1%

-3.1%

94.2

09-Jan

103.6

26-Mar

8.3%

 

Commercial

106.8

0.8%

5.6%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

8.9%

 

Mixed

99.2

0.8%

0.6%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

2.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.1

0.6%

9.9%

98.8

09-Feb

111.9

13-Mar

11.8%

 

Commercial

121.9

3.2%

9.9%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.9%

 

Mixed

123.9

1.0%

3.8%

122.0

12-Jan

124.4

19-Feb

1.2%

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.