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Polished index sets new 18 month high

The overall polishedprices continued to rise in quiet trading volumes, last week to set a new 18 month high.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 16/04

120.0

0.2%

Tuesday  17/04

119.9

-0.1%

Wednesday 18/04

119.9

0.0%

Thursday 19/04

120.0

0.0%

Friday 20/04

120.1

0.1%

Monday 23/04

120.7

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.7 points, up 0.5% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 2.2% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 4.1% since the start of the year.

There were gains across nearly all of the benchmark categories, with only Mixed 1.0 carats in negative territory, recording a loss of 0.5% over the week.

The main strength during the past the week came from the better quality 0.3 carat ranges, with Fine adding 2.6% and Commercial 2.9% 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

120.7

0.5%

2.2%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

4.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

125.0

1.1%

9.8%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

10.1%

 

Commercial

118.3

0.4%

5.7%

109.5

02-Mar

118.3

23-Apr

6.5%

 

Mixed

96.9

-0.5%

2.5%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.0

0.2%

-2.2%

94.2

09-Jan

103.6

26-Mar

7.6%

 

Commercial

110.5

1.1%

7.1%

99.6

02-Jan

110.5

23-Apr

12.7%

 

Mixed

100.2

0.5%

1.8%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

20-Apr

3.8%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

112.8

2.6%

9.6%

98.8

09-Feb

112.8

23-Apr

14.6%

 

Commercial

124.0

2.9%

8.3%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

13.8%

 

Mixed

125.2

0.1%

3.8%

122.0

12-Jan

125.2

23-Apr

2.3%

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.