14ct gold hallmarking jumps 38% in stellar April

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April was a fantastic month for gold hallmarking with figures compiled from all four Assay Offices by the Birmingham Assay Office showing gains across the board, including a 37.9% boost for 14ct. 

Silver also performed well with the total number of items assayed up 5.8% amd sterling silver also showing gains of 5.4%.

Palladium was the only category to suffer with slight declines of 0.2% and 2.8% across 950 and 500. Overall, the dip was just 0.7%.

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The full results can be seen below… 

UK hallmarking figures April 2015 vs April 2014

Gold
24ct (999) – up 195.8% (71 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (81 items)
22ct (916) – up 49.5% (47,414 items)
18ct (750) – up 14.8% (77,642 items)
14ct (585) – up 37.9% (10,369 items)
9ct (375) – up 7.4% (267,326 items)

Total gold items – up 13.2% (402,903 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – up 105.1% (1,403 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 51.1% (1,003 items)
Sterling silver (925) – up 5.4% (367,524 items)
800 parts silver – up 221% (199 items)

Total silver items – up 5.8% (370,129 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – up 30.1% (27,218 items)
900 parts – up 133.3% (14 items)
850 parts – up 100% (17 items)

Total platinum items – up 30.2% (27,249 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0items)
950 parts – down 0.2% (8,471 items)
500 parts – down 2.8% (2,079 items)

Total palladium items – down 0.7% (10,550 items)

Total items hallmarked in April 2015: 810,831 – up 10%

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