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Polished index hits 5 week high

The overall polishedprices index rose to a five week high last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 11/06

119.4

0.5%

Tuesday  012/06

119.3

0.0%

Wednesday 13/06

119.0

-0.3%

Thursday 14/06

119.0

0.0%

Friday 15/06

119.1

0.1%

Monday 18/06

119.9

0.7%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.9 points, up 0.5% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 2.8% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 3.4% since the start of the year.

The main strength among the benchmark categories came from better quality 0.3 carat ranges, with Fine and Commercial rising 2.8% and 3.0% respectively.

Weakest performers over the week were the 0.5 carat Fine range, which slipped 1.8%, 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

119.9

0.5%

2.8%

115.9

12-Jan

120.7

23-Apr

3.4%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.8

0.3%

3.3%

112.4

16-Feb

125.9

20-Apr

3.8%

 

Commercial

114.5

-0.7%

3.3%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

3.0%

 

Mixed

97.0

-0.2%

0.9%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.1

-1.8%

-1.9%

94.2

09-Jan

104.8

25-May

5.6%

 

Commercial

108.1

0.0%

5.7%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

10.3%

 

Mixed

98.0

-0.4%

-1.8%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

113.3

2.8%

15.4%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

15.1%

 

Commercial

123.2

3.0%

13.5%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

13.1%

 

Mixed

125.8

0.4%

3.0%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

2.7%

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.