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Polished index slips in volatile trading

The overall polishedprices index slipped in volatile trading last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 14/05

120.0

-0.1%

Tuesday  15/05

119.8

-0.1%

Wednesday 16/05

119.0

-0.7%

Thursday 17/05

119.3

0.2%

Friday 18/05

118.7

-0.5%

Monday 21/05

119.3

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.3 points, down 0.6% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.1% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 2.8% since the start of the year.

The largest loss amongst the benchmark categories over the past week came from the Fine 1.0 carat range, which slipped 3.2%.

There was strength, however, in the 0.5 carat ranges, with all categories in positive territory. The largest gain came from the Commercial range, which added 1.1% 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

119.3

-0.6%

1.1%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

2.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.1

-3.2%

-1.7%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

1.4%

 

Commercial

115.6

1.7%

2.8%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

4.1%

 

Mixed

96.0

-1.1%

-1.2%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

0.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.0

0.4%

-0.8%

94.2

09-Jan

103.8

24-Apr

7.6%

 

Commercial

109.7

1.1%

6.0%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

11.9%

 

Mixed

98.1

0.0%

-0.8%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

111.4

-2.0%

8.1%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

13.2%

 

Commercial

120.0

-2.8%

5.4%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

10.1%

 

Mixed

125.2

-0.9%

2.9%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

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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