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Polished index recovers from dip

The overall polishedprices index slipped at the beginning of last week, but regained most of the losses by the close on Friday.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 04/06

119.7

0.5%

Tuesday  05/06

118.7

-0.8%

Wednesday 06/06

118.7

0.0%

Thursday 07/06

118.6

-0.1%

Friday 08/06

118.7

0.1%

Monday 11/06

119.4

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.4 points, down 0.2% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.6% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 2.9% since the start of the year.

The strongest growth among the benchmark categories was the 0.5 carat Fine range, which added 3.4%, compared to the prior week.

All of the 1.0 carat ranges were in negative territory, with the Commercial range recording the largest fall of 2.2% 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

119.4

-0.2%

1.6%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

2.9%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.4

-0.9%

5.1%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

3.5%

 

Commercial

115.3

-2.2%

5.3%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

3.8%

 

Mixed

97.2

-0.1%

1.3%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.9

3.4%

2.2%

94.2

09-Jan

104.8

25-May

7.5%

 

Commercial

108.1

-0.0%

4.0%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

10.3%

 

Mixed

98.4

0.1%

-0.5%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.8%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.2

-0.3%

2.2%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

12.0%

 

Commercial

119.6

-1.5%

2.8%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

9.7%

 

Mixed

125.3

0.2%

2.2%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

2.4%

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.