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Diamond index decline continues

The decline in the overall polishedprices index continued last week, as it recorded values not seen since October 2009.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 09/03

113.8

-0.1%

Tuesday 10/03

113.7

-0.1%

Wednesday 11/03

113.2

-0.4%

Thursday 12/03

113.5

0.3%

Friday 13/03

113.2

-0.3%

Monday 16/03

113.5

0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 113.5 points, down  0.2% compared with the previous Monday. The overall index is 6.1% below its level of this time last year, and has lost 1.8% since the start of this year.

Of the benchmark categories, the main loss came from the Commercial 0.5 carat range, which fell 2.4% over the week.

The largest gain came from the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which added 1.9% 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

113.5

-0.2%

-6.1%

113.2

13-Mar

115.8

10-Jan

-1.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

104.7

0.8%

-10.8%

103.8

09-Mar

114.0

16-Jan

-5.9%

 

Commercial

104.5

-1.9%

-11.5%

104.4

13-Mar

115.9

03-Feb

-7.1%

 

Mixed

107.0

0.1%

-4.0%

104.9

03-Mar

111.3

08-Jan

-2.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

93.1

-2.0%

-1.5%

91.0

13-Mar

98.2

10-Jan

-3.1%

 

Commercial

95.3

-2.4%

-5.4%

94.9

14-Feb

100.1

24-Jan

-4.0%

 

Mixed

96.7

0.3%

-1.4%

93.6

10-Feb

97.7

17-Jan

-0.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

96.3

-0.8%

-9.2%

89.3

04-Feb

97.1

10-Mar

3.8%

 

Commercial

98.2

1.9%

-11.0%

94.6

03-Feb

98.2

16-Mar

2.3%

 

Mixed

111.1

0.1%

-2.1%

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.