Hallmarking down 11% in May as all metals suffer

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for May 2018 show a decrease in items assayed across all metals compared to the same period in 2017. 

Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in May 2018 was down by 11.3% compared to last year.

The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for all metals apart. Silver suffered the greatest dip of 14.5%, following by gold, then palladium, then platinum, which fell by 8.5%, 3.7% and 1.2% respectively.

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The full results can be seen below…

UK hallmarking figures May 2018 vs May 2017

Gold
24ct (999) – up 22.6% (38 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (1 item)
22ct (916) – down 12.6% (38,177 items)
18ct (750) – down 0.4% (62,193 items)
14ct (585) – down 18.8% (10,454 items)
9ct (375) – down 9.4% (183,667 items)

Total gold items – down 8.5% (294,530 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – up 5% (1,839 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 6.5% (960 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 14.6% (319,493 items)
800 parts silver – down 86.5%% (7 items)

Total silver items – down 14.5% (322,299 items)

Platinum
999 parts – up 50% (6 items)
950 parts – down 1.3% (24,718 items)
900 parts – up 27.3% (28 items)
850 parts – up 1500% (16 items)

Total platinum items – down 1.2% (24,768 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – down 7.3% (6,376 items)
500 parts – up 13.5% (1,629 items)

Total palladium items – down 3.7% (8,005 items)

Total items hallmarked in May 2018: 649,602 – down 11.3%

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