Hallmarking down 4.6% in November as gold takes a hit

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Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for November 2016 show a decrease in items assayed compared to the same period in 2015. 

The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in November 2016 is down by 4.6% compared to last year.

Interestingly, the number of items hallmarked was up on all metals, apart from gold which suffered a 10.9% dip. Silver, palladium and platinum increased by 1.3%, 8.5% and 20.8% respectively.

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The full results can be seen below…

UK hallmarking figures November 2016 vs November 2015

Gold
24ct (999) – down 38.5% (16 items)
24ct (990) – neutral (0 item)
22ct (916) – down 43.5% (24,637 items)
18ct (750) – down 1.8% (97,878 items)
14ct (585) – up 41.7% (14,783 items)
9ct (375) – down 11.0% (423,088 items)

Total gold items – down 10.9% (560,402 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – up 81.2% (2,596 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 35.4% (1,439 items)
Sterling silver (925) – up 1.1% (595,710 items)
800 parts silver – down 82.3% (11 items)

Total silver items – up 1.3% (599,756 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neautral (1 item)
950 parts – up 8.6% (28,087 items)
900 parts – down 75.0% (7 items)
850 parts – up 42.9% (10 items)

Total platinum items – up 8.5% (28,105 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – up 24% (7,903 items)
500 parts – up 1.6% (536 items)

Total palladium items – up 20.8% (8,439 items)

Total items hallmarked in November 2016: 1,196,702 – down 4.6%

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