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Polished index slips as markets slow ahead of holidays

The main polishedprices index fell back slightly, as the markets slowed ahead of religious holidays.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  26/03

119.5

0.4%

Tuesday  27/03

119.1

-0.3%

Wednesday 28/03

119.0

-0.1%

Thursday 29/03

119.3

0.3%

Tuesday 03/04

119.1

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Tuesday at 119.1 points, down 0.3% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 2.0% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.7% since the start of the year.

The main weakness amongst the benchmark categories, was the Fine 0.5 carat range, which slipped 3.4% over the week.

The strongest performer over the week was the 1.0 carat Commercial range, which added 2.5% 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

119.1

-0.3%

2.0%

115.9

12-Jan

119.5

26-Mar

2.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.2

-2.5%

6.5%

112.4

16-Feb

121.5

22-Mar

3.2%

 

Commercial

115.8

2.5%

5.2%

109.5

02-Mar

117.0

29-Mar

4.2%

 

Mixed

96.9

0.1%

3.7%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

100.0

-3.4%

-7.5%

94.2

09-Jan

103.6

26-Mar

4.5%

 

Commercial

107.1

0.3%

4.4%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

9.2%

 

Mixed

99.2

-0.1%

1.0%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

2.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

109.8

-0.3%

8.0%

98.8

09-Feb

111.9

13-Mar

11.6%

 

Commercial

119.4

-2.0%

8.4%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

9.6%

 

Mixed

123.9

-0.0%

2.6%

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.

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