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Diamond index ends year on positive note

With markets quiet over the New Year period, the overall polishedprices index edged up slightly.

The overall index lost 3.3% over the year and the average for 2019 was 0.9% below the average for 2018.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 23/12

114.9

0.0%

Tuesday 24/12

114.9

0.0%

Friday 27/12

115.5

0.5%

Monday 30/12

115.6

0.0%

Tuesday 31/12

115.6

0.1%

Thursday 02/01

115.3

-0.3%

Friday 03/01

115.7

0.3%

Monday 06/01

115.4

-0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 115.4 points, up 0.3% compared to the level just before Christmas.

Of the benchmark categories, the largest gain came from the Fine 0.3 carat range, which added 2.4% over the Christmas period.

The largest loss came from the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which lost 1.8% over the same time.

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

115.4

0.3%

-3.5%

113.9

09-Dec

121.8

04-Apr

-3.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.4

0.4%

-2.3%

103.9

06-Dec

124.8

10-Apr

-2.5%

 

Commercial

114.0

0.1%

-2.1%

106.1

09-Dec

121.8

15-Apr

-3.9%

 

Mixed

110.1

0.6%

-0.7%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

-1.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

95.4

1.9%

-1.2%

85.1

12-Nov

103.4

25-Apr

-2.1%

 

Commercial

98.5

1.2%

-3.8%

92.9

09-Dec

107.2

07-Jan

-3.2%

 

Mixed

96.8

0.6%

-1.3%

95.6

04-Dec

99.5

22-Feb

-1.4%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

92.0

2.4%

-10.6%

83.7

11-Oct

108.1

29-Jan

-8.2%

 

Commercial

96.0

-1.8%

-11.9%

92.3

12-Nov

115.4

07-Jan

-12.3%

 

Mixed

112.7

-0.2%

-6.5%

112.7

06-Jan

120.1

03-Jan

-6.4%

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.