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Diamond index recovery continues

After recording a 21 month low two weeks ago, the overall polishedprices index rose for the second week running.

Daily Index levels Level Daily Change
Monday 30/09 115.9 0.0%
Tuesday 01/10 115.7 -0.2%
Wednesday 02/10 115.5 -0.2%
Thursday 03/10 116.0 0.5%
Friday 04/10 115.9 -0.1%
Monday 07/10 116.4 0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 116.4 points, up 0.5% compared with the previous week’s opening. The overall index is 3.9% below its level of this time last year and has lost 2.6% since the start of this year.

The largest gain came from the Mixed 1.0 carat grouping, which added 0.9% compared to the previous Monday.

The biggest decline came from the Fine 1.0 carat range, which slipped 1.3% over the week.

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

116.4

0.5%

-3.9%

115.3

23-Sep

121.8

04-Apr

-2.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

108.6

-1.3%

-10.8%

107.9

06-Sep

124.8

10-Apr

-3.9%

 

Commercial

112.9

-0.9%

-3.1%

110.3

02-Oct

121.8

15-Apr

-3.0%

 

Mixed

107.9

0.9%

8.4%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

-2.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

93.1

0.9%

-13.9%

88.4

12-Sep

103.4

25-Apr

-3.6%

 

Commercial

96.8

0.7%

-11.3%

95.8

02-Oct

107.2

07-Jan

-5.4%

 

Mixed

97.4

0.4%

3.0%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

-0.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

87.2

-0.1%

-20.9%

84.6

12-Sep

108.1

29-Jan

-15.2%

 

Commercial

96.6

-0.4%

-20.9%

96.3

04-Oct

115.4

07-Jan

-11.4%

 

Mixed

115.0

-0.4%

-7.4%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-4.6%

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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