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Polished index falls back

With markets slowly opening up after summer holidays the overall polishedprices index slipped backwards last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  28/08

120.7

0.7%

Wednesday 29/08

120.7

0.0%

Thursday 30/08

119.4

-1.0%

Friday 31/08

119.2

-0.2%

Monday 03/09

119.8

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.8 points, down 0.8% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 2.8% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 3.3% since the start of the year.

The main weakness over the past week came from the better quality 1.0 carat ranges, with Fine and Commercial losing 5.4% and 1.3% respectively.

The best performer was the Fine 0.5 carat range, which added 1.8%, compared to the previous Tuesday.

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

119.8

-0.8%

2.9%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

3.3%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

109.8

-5.4%

-2.6%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

-3.3%

 

Commercial

115.9

-1.3%

3.3%

109.5

02-Mar

120.1

25-Jul

4.3%

 

Mixed

97.9

-0.7%

3.6%

94.3

05-Feb

98.7

30-Aug

2.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.8

1.8%

4.4%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

7.4%

 

Commercial

104.5

-1.9%

1.2%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

6.6%

 

Mixed

97.7

0.9%

0.2%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

113.8

0.3%

12.7%

98.8

09-Feb

117.8

16-Jul

15.6%

 

Commercial

121.8

0.4%

3.5%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.8%

 

Mixed

126.4

0.4%

0.9%

122.0

12-Jan

126.4

03-Sep

3.3%

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.