14ct gold hallmarking rises 20.4% in mixed May 2015 report

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UK hallmarking figures May 2015 vs May 2014

Gold
24ct (999) – down 44.4% (55 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (0 items)
22ct (916) – up 0.2% (39,635 items)
18ct (750) – down 7.2% (62,255 items)
14ct (585) – up 20.4% (7,524 items)
9ct (375) – up 3.7% (251,461 items)

Total gold items – up 1.6% (360,930 items)

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Silver
Fine silver (999) – down 60.4% (1,065 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 34% (1,020 items)
Sterling silver (925) – up 8% (377,725 items)
800 parts silver – up 785.7% (62 items)

Total silver items – up 7.6% (379,872 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (1 items)
950 parts – down 13.8% (20,734 items)
900 parts – up 300% (4 items)
850 parts – up 100% (2 items)

Total platinum items – down 13.8% (20,741 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0items)
950 parts – down 27.8% (7,043 items)
500 parts – down 67.5% (1,489 items)

Total palladium items – down 40.5% (8,532 items)

Total items hallmarked in May 2015: 770,075 – up 3.1%

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One Comment;

  1. Shaun said:

    There is a increase in the price of gold recently but what’s causing this rise is currently under scrutiny. It would be interesting to see a month by month report.

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