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Polished index gains 4.8% in first the half

The overall polishedprices index gained 4.8% during the first six months of the year.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 25/06

121.0

1.0%

Tuesday  26/06

120.7

-0.3%

Wednesday 27/06

120.4

-0.3%

Thursday 28/06

121.0

0.5%

Friday 29/06

121.1

0.1%

Monday 02/07

121.5

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.5 points, up 0.4% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 3.7% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 4.8% since the start of the year.

The main strength over the past week among the benchmark categories came from the better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine and Commercial gaining 2.2% and 2.3% respectively, compared to the previous Monday.

The largest loss over the week came from the Fine 0.5 carat range, which slipped 3.3%.

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

121.5

0.4%

3.7%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

4.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

126.8

2.2%

12.1%

112.4

16-Feb

126.8

02-Jul

11.7%

 

Commercial

117.8

2.3%

3.6%

109.5

02-Mar

120.0

03-May

6.0%

 

Mixed

96.9

-0.3%

0.2%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

1.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.7

-3.3%

-1.1%

94.2

09-Jan

105.2

25-Jun

6.3%

 

Commercial

106.0

-1.9%

4.6%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

8.1%

 

Mixed

99.1

0.1%

-1.4%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

2.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

110.0

-1.9%

5.0%

98.8

09-Feb

115.2

10-May

11.8%

 

Commercial

121.1

0.5%

6.1%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.1%

 

Mixed

125.6

0.0%

1.6%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

2.6%

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.