Hallmarking declines across all metals apart from platinum in Q2 and June

Assay Office Birmingham has compiled the hallmarking figures for Q2 2018, highlighting a 9.3% decrease in the number of items assayed compared to the same period last year.

In total 1,934,742 items were hallmarked, with all metals taking a hit apart from platinum, which cited a 5.3% lift.

The same can be said for the month of June, where over all hallmarking declined by 13.2%, with only platinum posting an increase.

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Full results can be found below… 

UK hallmarking figures Q2 2017 vs Q2 2018

Gold
24ct (999) – up  7.2%(134 items)
24ct (990) – up 3,850% (79 items)
22ct (916) – down 5% (108,208 items)
18ct (750) – up 6.3% (196,118 items)
14ct (585) – up 35.8% (38,233 items)
9ct (375) – down 5.4% (540,677 items)

Total gold items – down 1.6% (883,449 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – down 18% (4,377 items)
Britannia silver (958) – down 28.3% (2,444 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 15.9% (948,367 items)
800 parts silver – down 27% (143 items)

Total silver items – down 16% (955,331 items)

Platinum
999 parts – down 43.8(9 items)
950 parts – up 5.3% (76,804 items)
900 parts – up 58.5% (65 items)
850 parts – down 235.7% (47 items)

Total platinum items – up 5.3% (76,925 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (5 items)
950 parts – down 20.9% (15,737 items)
500 parts – down 28.7% (3,295 items)

Total palladium items – down 22.4% (19,047 items)

Total items hallmarked in Q2 2018: 1,934,742 – down 9.3%

 

UK hallmarking figures June 2017 vs June 2018

Gold

24ct (999) – up 33.3% (56 items)
24ct (990) up 7300% (74 items)
22ct (916) up 10.6% (36,611 items)
18ct (750) up 10.9% (67,797 items)
14ct (585) up 49.7% 11,976 items)
9ct (375) down 16.3% (172,863 items)

Total gold items – down 6.3% (289,377 items)

Silver

Fine silver (999) – down 10.4% (1,600 items)
Britannia silver (958) – down 54.3% (753 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 19.6% (294,840 items)
800 parts silver – down 91.0%% (12 items)

Total silver items – down 19.7% (297,205 items)

Platinum

999 parts – up 100% (2 items)
950 parts – up 6.8% (24,718 items)
900 parts – up 171.4% (28 items)
850 parts – up 150% (16 items)

Total platinum items – up 6.9% (24,768 items)

Palladium

999 parts – Neutral (5 items)
950 parts – down 38.3% (4,484 items)
500 parts – down 46.1% (1,030 items)

Total palladium items – down 39.9% (5,519 items)

Total items hallmarked in June 2018: 619,796– down 13.2%

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