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Polished index trades in narrow ranges

The overall polishedprices traded within narrow bands during the past week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 30/04

120.4

0.9%

Tuesday  01/05

120.6

0.2%

Wednesday 02/05

120.3

-0.2%

Thursday 03/05

120.3

0.0%

Friday 04/05

120.1

-0.2%

Tuesday 08/05

120.2

0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Tuesday at 120.2 points, down 0.1% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 2.6% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 3.7% since the start of the year.

Better quality 0.3 carats were particularly strong last week, with Fine and Commercial gaining 3.9% and 2.9% respectively compared to the previous Monday.

The weakest of the benchmark categories were the Commercial 1.0 carat range, which slipped 2.8%.

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

120.2

-0.1%

2.6%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

3.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

119.4

0.6%

8.5%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

5.2%

 

Commercial

115.6

-2.8%

4.8%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

4.0%

 

Mixed

97.5

1.1%

2.8%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.8%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

98.9

-2.5%

-8.0%

94.2

09-Jan

103.8

24-Apr

3.3%

 

Commercial

107.3

-0.1%

2.1%

99.6

02-Jan

110.6

24-Apr

9.4%

 

Mixed

98.2

-1.2%

-0.3%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

112.5

3.9%

4.9%

98.8

09-Feb

112.8

23-Apr

14.3%

 

Commercial

121.0

2.9%

5.8%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.1%

 

Mixed

125.7

0.6%

3.8%

122.0

12-Jan

125.7

08-May

2.6%

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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