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Diamond index slips back in quiet trading

With many Indian offices shut for Diwali, the overall polishedprices index slipped back during the week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 05/11

122.6

1.3%

Tuesday  06/11

122.0

-0.5%

Wednesday 07/11

121.1

-0.8%

Thursday 08/11

120.8

-0.2%

Friday 09/11

120.4

-0.3%

Monday 12/11

121.6

1.0%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.6 points, down 0.8% compared to the previous week. The overall index is 4.7% above its level of this time last year, and up 4.9% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in negative territory last week, with only the Commercial and Mixed 0.3 carat recording gains of 0.2% and 0.8% respectively.

The Commercial 0.5 category recorded the largest loss, slipping 4.1% 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

121.6

-0.8%

4.7%

115.9

12-Jan

122.6

05-Nov

4.9%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.9

-1.5%

6.0%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

3.9%

 

Commercial

122.0

-1.4%

8.4%

109.5

02-Mar

123.7

30-Oct

9.8%

 

Mixed

106.7

-1.6%

12.3%

94.3

05-Feb

108.5

05-Nov

11.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

105.4

-1.1%

10.9%

92.8

02-Aug

108.2

08-Oct

10.2%

 

Commercial

108.8

-4.1%

9.2%

99.6

02-Jan

113.4

05-Nov

10.9%

 

Mixed

95.4

-0.9%

-0.6%

92.9

26-Oct

100.5

26-Apr

-1.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

116.1

-0.9%

13.6%

98.8

09-Feb

119.4

27-Sep

18.0%

 

Commercial

125.8

0.2%

10.7%

110.3

04-Jan

127.8

25-Sep

15.5%

 

Mixed

124.8

0.8%

1.4%

122.0

12-Jan

127.0

24-Sep

2.0%

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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