Hallmarking falls by 1.4% in Q1 2015 report

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Silver suffered biggest drop of 6.4% with gold showing gains overall.

Figures complied by the Birmingham Assay Office show hallmarking fell by 1.4% in Q1 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, with silver dipping by 6.4% overall and 6.7% across sterling silver. 

In contrast, 18ct gold showed gains of 12.4%, with gold in general rising 3.1% overall. 

The full results can be seen below… 

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UK hallmarking figures Q1 2015 vs Q1 2014

Gold
24ct (999) – up 80.9% (284 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (2 items)
22ct (916) – up 5.3% (121,301 items)
18ct (750) – up 12.4% (187,909 items)
14ct (585) – down 0.1% (17,961 items)
9ct (375) – up 0.7% (738,797 items)

Total gold items – up 3.1% (1,066,254 items)

Silver
Fine silver (999) – up 34.4% (3,349 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 105.4% (3,863 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 6.7% (1,039,613 items)
800 parts silver – up 556.4% (256 items)

Total silver items – down 6.4% (1,047,081 items)

Platinum
999 parts – up 100% (25 items)
950 parts – up 8.8% (64,570 items)
900 parts – up 4.7% (90 items)
850 parts – up 333.3% (26 items)

Total platinum items – up 8.8% (64,711 items)

Palladium
999 parts – up 100% (1 items)
950 parts – up 6.2% (23,195 items)
500 parts – up 55.9% (4,148 items)

Total palladium items – up 11.6% (27,344 items)

Total items hallmarked in January 2015: 2,205,390 – down 1.4%

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