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Diamond index remains at ten year low

The overall polishedprices index traded in narrow ranges close to the ten year low set last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 02/03

113.8

-0.2%

Tuesday 03/03

113.8

0.0%

Wednesday 04/03

114.1

0.2%

Thursday 05/03

113.8

-0.3%

Friday 06/03

113.9

0.1%

Monday 09/03

113.8

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 113.8 points, slightly down compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 5.8% below its level of this time last year, and has lost 1.6% since the start of this year.

Of the benchmark categories, the main loss came from the Commercial 1.0 carat range, which fell 2.1% over the week.

The largest gain came from the Fine 0.3 carat range range, which added 3.3% compared to the previous Monday.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2020  Low

 

2020

High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

Year to date change

 

Overall

113.8

-0.0%

-5.8%

113.8

09-Mar

115.8

10-Jan

-1.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

103.8

-1.7%

-10.9%

103.8

09-Mar

114.0

16-Jan

-6.7%

 

Commercial

106.6

-2.1%

-7.0%

106.6

09-Mar

115.9

03-Feb

-5.3%

 

Mixed

106.9

1.1%

-3.9%

104.9

03-Mar

111.3

08-Jan

-2.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

95.0

2.2%

-2.8%

91.1

22-Jan

98.2

10-Jan

-1.1%

 

Commercial

97.7

1.3%

-5.7%

94.9

14-Feb

100.1

24-Jan

-1.7%

 

Mixed

96.4

1.6%

-2.0%

93.6

10-Feb

97.7

17-Jan

-0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

97.0

3.3%

-5.8%

89.3

04-Feb

97.0

09-Mar

4.6%

 

Commercial

96.4

-0.5%

-11.6%

94.6

03-Feb

98.1

23-Jan

0.4%

 

Mixed

111.0

-0.6%

-3.3%

110.9

04-Mar

113.0

14-Jan

-1.6%

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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