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Polished index falls as markets slow for holidays

The overall polishedprices index continued its downward drift of the past weeks, as markets slowed ahead of summer holidays in Tel Aviv and Antwerp.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 30/07

120.6

0.5%

Tuesday  31/07

120.3

-0.2%

Wednesday 01/08

120.5

0.2%

Thursday 02/08

118.5

-1.7%

Friday 03/08

118.8

0.3%

Monday 06/08

119.6

0.6%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.6 points, down 0.8% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 1.9% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 3.1% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in negative territory for the 2nd consecutive week. The only exception were the lower quality 0.3 carat ranges, with Commercial and Mixed adding 2.8% and 1.3% respectively, compared to the previous week.

The worst performers over the past week were the better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine slipping 5.3% and Commercial 4.9%, 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

119.6

-0.8%

1.9%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

3.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

113.2

-5.3%

-0.1%

111.8

02-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

-0.3%

 

Commercial

113.1

-4.9%

-0.8%

109.5

02-Mar

120.1

25-Jul

1.8%

 

Mixed

94.7

-1.4%

-0.9%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

-1.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.3

-0.8%

2.1%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

5.9%

 

Commercial

106.1

-0.3%

6.7%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

8.2%

 

Mixed

97.2

-0.1%

-0.5%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

0.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

114.2

-1.3%

10.3%

98.8

09-Feb

117.8

16-Jul

16.1%

 

Commercial

124.9

2.8%

6.7%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

14.6%

 

Mixed

125.9

1.3%

0.7%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

2.8%

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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