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Polished index breaks 120 barrier

For the first time since 10th October 2016, the overall polishedprices closed above the 120 mark.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 09/04

118.9

0.0%

Tuesday  10/04

119.1

0.2%

Wednesday 11/04

119.4

0.2%

Thursday 12/04

119.5

0.1%

Friday 13/04

119.8

0.2%

Monday 16/04

120.0

0.2%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.0 points, up 1.0% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.5% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 3.5% since the start of the year.

The main strength over the week came from the better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine adding 4.2% and Commercial 5.6% 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

120.0

1.0%

1.5%

115.9

12-Jan

120.0

16-Apr

3.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

123.7

4.2%

6.8%

112.4

16-Feb

123.7

16-Apr

9.0%

 

Commercial

117.8

5.6%

4.5%

109.5

02-Mar

117.8

16-Apr

6.0%

 

Mixed

97.3

1.0%

2.7%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.8

0.4%

-3.1%

94.2

09-Jan

103.6

26-Mar

7.4%

 

Commercial

109.3

0.3%

4.2%

99.6

02-Jan

109.5

05-Apr

11.5%

 

Mixed

99.7

0.1%

1.1%

96.2

02-Jan

100.0

23-Feb

3.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.0

-0.0%

7.7%

98.8

09-Feb

111.9

13-Mar

11.7%

 

Commercial

120.5

0.8%

7.6%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

10.6%

 

Mixed

125.1

0.3%

3.7%

122.0

12-Jan

125.1

16-Apr

2.2%

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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