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Little movement in Polished index in quiet trading

With low trading volumes there was little movement in the overall polishedprices index last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  08/05

120.2

0.1%

Wednesday 09/05

120.2

0.0%

Thursday 10/05

120.2

0.0%

Friday 11/05

120.2

0.0%

Monday 14/05

120.0

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.0 points, down 0.2% compared with the previous Tuesday. The overall index is 2.5% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 3.5% since the start of the year.

Strongest of the benchmark categories over the week was the Fine 0.5 carat range, which added 3.7%.

For the second week running, the weakest of the benchmark categories was the Commercial 1.0 carat range categories, which slipped 1.6% to add to the 2.8% loss of 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

120.3

0.1%

2.8%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

3.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

119.4

-0.0%

5.9%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

5.2%

 

Commercial

113.9

-1.5%

2.9%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

2.5%

 

Mixed

97.0

-0.6%

-0.1%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.8

3.9%

-0.2%

94.2

09-Jan

103.8

24-Apr

7.4%

 

Commercial

108.8

1.4%

3.7%

99.6

02-Jan

110.6

24-Apr

10.9%

 

Mixed

98.1

-0.1%

-1.0%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

113.7

1.1%

5.3%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

15.5%

 

Commercial

122.9

1.6%

5.9%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

12.8%

 

Mixed

126.4

0.5%

4.5%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

3.2%

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.