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Diamond index records year on year loss

The overall polishedprices is showing a year on year loss for the first time since February 2018.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 15/04

121.0

0.3%

Tuesday  16/04

120.7

-0.3%

Wednesday 17/04

120.9

0.2%

Thursday 18/04

120.1

-0.6%

Tuesday 23/04

120.3

0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Tuesday at 120.3 points, down 0.6% with the previous week opening. The overall index is 0.3% below its level of this time last year, but has gained 0.6% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in negative territory over the week with only the 0.5 carat Commercial and 0.3 carat Mixed categories both recording gains of 0.1%.

The largest loss came from the Fine 1.0 carat range, which slipped 3.3% compared to the previous Monday.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2019  Low

 

2019

High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

Year to date change

 

Overall

120.3

-0.6%

-0.3%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

04-Apr

0.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

118.3

-3.3%

-5.4%

112.9

23-Jan

124.8

10-Apr

4.7%

 

Commercial

118.7

-2.6%

0.3%

112.2

04-Jan

121.8

15-Apr

1.9%

 

Mixed

109.6

-1.4%

13.2%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

-1.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.4

-0.4%

-6.4%

92.3

25-Feb

102.9

29-Jan

-0.2%

 

Commercial

102.8

0.1%

-7.0%

99.1

25-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

97.0

-1.4%

-3.2%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

-1.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

94.4

-1.1%

-16.3%

92.3

12-Apr

108.1

29-Jan

-8.3%

 

Commercial

106.5

-0.2%

-14.1%

106.1

12-Apr

115.4

07-Jan

-2.3%

 

Mixed

116.7

0.1%

-6.8%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-3.1%

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.