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Polished index continues downward trend

The overall polishedprices index continued its downward trajectory in another week of volatile trading.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 21/05

119.3

0.5%

Tuesday  22/05

118.9

-0.4%

Wednesday 23/05

119.7

0.7%

Thursday 24/05

119.3

-0.3%

Friday 25/05

119.5

0.1%

Tuesday 29/05

118.9

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Tuesday at 118.9 points, down 0.3% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 0.8% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 2.5% since the start of the year.

The largest loss amongst the benchmark categories over the past week came from the Commercial 1.0 carat range, which slipped 1.9%.

The biggest gain came from the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which added 0.9% 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

118.9

-0.3%

0.8%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

2.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

114.4

-0.7%

-1.1%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

0.8%

 

Commercial

113.4

-1.9%

2.5%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

2.0%

 

Mixed

96.7

0.8%

0.4%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

0.9%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.0

-0.0%

-0.4%

94.2

09-Jan

104.8

25-May

7.6%

 

Commercial

108.5

-1.1%

5.1%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

10.6%

 

Mixed

97.9

-0.1%

-0.5%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.4%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.9

-0.4%

10.4%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

12.7%

 

Commercial

121.0

0.9%

7.9%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.0%

 

Mixed

125.0

-0.1%

2.5%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

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.