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Polished index continues upward path

In quiet trading conditions with most Israeli and Belgian offices closed for the summer break, the overall polishedprices index continued its upward trend.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday13/08

119.9

0.5%

Tuesday  14/08

119.9

0.0%

Wednesday 15/08

120.1

0.2%

Thursday 16/08

119.9

-0.2%

Friday 17/08

119.9

0.0%

Monday 20/08

120.4

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.4 points, up 0.5% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 4.2% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 3.8% since the start of the year.

The main strength amongst the benchmark categories over the past week came from the larger Commercial qualities, with the 1.0 carat and 0.5 carat ranges gaining 2.1% and 2.9% respectively.

The worst performer was the Fine 1.0 carat grouping, which slipped 0.8%, 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

120.4

0.5%

4.2%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

3.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.1

-0.8%

2.9%

111.8

02-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

1.4%

 

Commercial

117.8

2.1%

8.8%

109.5

02-Mar

120.1

25-Jul

6.0%

 

Mixed

95.3

0.6%

-0.1%

94.3

05-Feb

98.1

27-Mar

-0.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.4

-0.4%

3.7%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

6.0%

 

Commercial

107.6

2.9%

5.4%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

9.7%

 

Mixed

97.1

0.1%

-0.6%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

0.5%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

115.2

-0.4%

8.7%

98.8

09-Feb

117.8

16-Jul

17.0%

 

Commercial

123.9

-0.2%

4.3%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

13.7%

 

Mixed

125.5

-0.3%

0.2%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

14-May

2.5%

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.