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Polished index steady in thin trading

With many offices closed for religious holidays, the main polishedprices index traded in narrow bands.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  03/04

119.1

-0.1%

Wednesday 04/04

118.7

-0.3%

Thursday 05/04

118.9

0.2%

Friday 06/04

118.9

0.0%

Monday 09/04

118.9

0.0%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 118.9 points, down 0.2% compared with the previous Tuesday. The overall index is 1.5% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.5% since the start of the year.

Most of the benchmark categories were in positive territory, with only the 1.0 carat Commercial and Mixed ranges slipping 3.7% and 0.5% respectively.

The main strength over the week came from the better quality 0.5 carat ranges, with Fine adding 2.4% and Commercial 1.8% compared to the previous week.

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%

1.5%

115.9

12-Jan

119.5

26-Mar

2.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

118.7

1.3%

5.6%

112.4

16-Feb

121.5

22-Mar

4.6%

 

Commercial

111.6

-3.7%

1.3%

109.5

02-Mar

117.0

29-Mar

0.4%

 

Mixed

96.4

-0.5%

2.7%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

0.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.4

2.4%

-4.5%

94.2

09-Jan

103.6

26-Mar

7.0%

 

Commercial

109.0

1.8%

5.6%

99.6

02-Jan

109.5

05-Apr

11.2%

 

Mixed

99.6

0.4%

1.3%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

3.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.0

0.2%

6.3%

98.8

09-Feb

111.9

13-Mar

11.7%

 

Commercial

119.6

0.2%

8.2%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

9.8%

 

Mixed

124.7

0.7%

3.3%

122.0

12-Jan

124.7

09-Apr

1.9%

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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