Hallmarking dips by 5.3% in Q3

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Hallmarking figures for the four UK as compiled by Birmingham Assay Office have revealed hallmarking in Q3 2015 fell by 5.3% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Silver saw the biggest decline in the third quarter, with hallmarking down by 7.9%.

Gold dipped by 3.4%, closely followed by palladium which dipped by 3.0%. Platinum was the only metal to see an increase, with the overall hallmarking of platinum up by 4.8%.

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UK Hallmarking figures Q3 2015 vs Q3 2014

Gold
24ct (999) – down 40.6% (63 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (0 items)
22ct (916) – up 6.0% (135,254 items)
18ct (750) – up 0.3% (221,424 items)
14ct (585) – down 9.3% (23,461 items)
9ct (375) – down 5.5% (847,416 items)

Total gold items – down 3.4% (1,227,618 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – down -15.2% (5,359 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 21.6% (2,939 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 8.2% (1,151,712 items)
800 parts silver – up 1992.1% (4,791 items)

Total silver items – down 7.9% (1,164,801 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (12 items)
950 parts – up 4.7% (68,233 items)
900 parts – down 10.3% (52 items)
850 parts – up 225.9% (88 items)

Total platinum items – up 4.8% (68,385 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (2 items)
950 parts – down 6.1% (18,966 items)
500 parts – up 13.4% (4,245 items)

Total palladium items – down 5.3% (23,213 items)

Total items hallmarked in September 2015: 2,484,017– down 5.3%

 

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