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Polished index nudges upwards

With markets still quiet for the summer holidays the overall polishedprices continued to tick upwards over the last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday20/08

120.4

0.4%

Tuesday  21/08

120.3

-0.1%

Wednesday 22/08

120.1

-0.1%

Thursday 23/08

119.7

-0.3%

Friday 24/08

119.9

0.1%

Tuesday 28/08

120.7

0.7%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Tuesday at 120.7 points, up 0.2% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 4.4% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 4.1% since the start of the year.

The main strength amongst the benchmark categories over the past week came from the Mixed 1.0 carat grouping which added 3.7%.

The worst performer was the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which slipped 2.0%, 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

120.7

0.2%

4.4%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

4.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

116.0

0.8%

3.7%

111.8

02-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

2.2%

 

Commercial

117.5

-0.3%

8.4%

109.5

02-Mar

120.1

25-Jul

5.7%

 

Mixed

98.6

3.5%

3.3%

94.3

05-Feb

98.6

28-Aug

2.9%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

101.0

-0.5%

3.3%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

5.5%

 

Commercial

106.5

-1.0%

4.4%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

8.6%

 

Mixed

96.8

-0.3%

-0.9%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

0.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

113.5

-1.5%

7.1%

98.8

09-Feb

117.8

16-Jul

15.3%

 

Commercial

121.4

-2.0%

2.2%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.4%

 

Mixed

125.9

0.3%

0.5%

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.