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Fine one carats lead index higher

Heavy demand for the Fine 1.0 carat ranges last week saw the overall polishedprices index push higher last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 03/09

119.8

0.5%

Tuesday  04/09

119.8

0.0%

Wednesday 05/09

120.0

0.1%

Thursday 06/09

119.8

-0.2%

Friday 07/09

120.2

0.4%

Monday10/09

120.6

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.6 points, up 0.7% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 4.4% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 4.0% since the start of the year.

The main strength over the past week came from the Fine 1.0 carat range, which more than recovered last week’s losses, adding 6.8%.

The worst performer was the Fine 0.3 carat range, which slipped 1.9%, 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

120.6

0.7%

4.4%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

4.0%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.2

6.8%

3.8%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

3.3%

 

Commercial

117.7

1.6%

3.2%

109.5

02-Mar

120.1

25-Jul

5.9%

 

Mixed

97.4

-0.6%

2.0%

94.3

05-Feb

98.7

30-Aug

1.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

103.6

0.7%

8.3%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

8.2%

 

Commercial

103.5

-1.0%

3.0%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

5.5%

 

Mixed

97.9

0.2%

0.3%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

1.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

111.7

-1.9%

11.6%

98.8

09-Feb

117.8

16-Jul

13.4%

 

Commercial

121.8

0.0%

7.4%

110.3

04-Jan

125.4

13-Mar

11.8%

 

Mixed

126.4

-0.0%

1.3%

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.