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Polished index falls back before recovering

The overall polishedprices fell sharply in the first part of last week, before recovering some of its losses.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 23/04

120.7

0.5%

Tuesday  24/04

120.6

-0.1%

Wednesday 25/04

120.2

-0.4%

Thursday 26/04

118.8

-1.1%

Friday 27/04

119.3

0.4%

Monday 30/04

120.4

0.9%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.4 points, down 0.3% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 2.5% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 3.8% since the start of the year.

There were losses across nearly all of the benchmark categories, with only Commercial 1.0 carats in positive territory, recording a gain of 0.5% over the week.

The largest loss during the past the week came from the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which lost 5.2%, while the Fine 1.0 carats were also weak slipping 5.0% 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

120.4

-0.3%

2.5%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

3.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

118.8

-5.0%

7.3%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

4.7%

 

Commercial

118.9

0.5%

7.8%

109.5

02-Mar

118.9

30-Apr

7.0%

 

Mixed

96.4

-0.5%

1.4%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

0.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.4

-1.5%

-3.5%

94.2

09-Jan

103.8

24-Apr

5.9%

 

Commercial

107.5

-2.8%

5.0%

99.6

02-Jan

110.6

24-Apr

9.6%

 

Mixed

99.3

-0.9%

0.8%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

2.9%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

108.3

-4.0%

1.8%

98.8

09-Feb

112.8

23-Apr

10.0%

 

Commercial

117.6

-5.2%

3.9%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

7.9%

 

Mixed

125.0

-0.2%

3.3%

122.0

12-Jan

125.2

23-Apr

2.1%

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.