Hallmarking suffers 13% dip in April 2017

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Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for April 2017 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, platinum and palladium compared to the same period in 2016. 

Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in April 2017 was down by 13.2% compared to last year.

The amount of articles hallmarked dipped for all metals apart from silver, which witnessed a 19.2% increase. Gold fell the most by 37.5%, closely followed by palladium which suffered 32.1%, and platinum by 13.6%.

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The full results can be seen below…

UK hallmarking figures April 2017 vs April 2016

Gold
24ct (999) – down 32.5% (52 items)
24ct (990) – neutral (1 item)
22ct (916) – up 3.5% (37,113 items)
18ct (750) – down 14.7% (60,898 items)
14ct (585) – down 32.6% (7,271 items)
9ct (375) – down 47.7% (161,916 items)

Total gold items – down 37.5% (267,251 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – up 1.2% (1,803 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 3.7% (859 items)
Sterling silver (925) – up 19.3% (387,034 items)
800 parts silver – down 85.3% (11 items)

Total silver items – up 19.2% (389,707 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (11 items)
950 parts – down 13.7% (22,019 items)
900 parts – up 9.1% (12 items)
850 parts – Neutral (11 items)

Total platinum items – down 13.6% (22,053 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – down 31% (5,752 items)
500 parts – down 36% (1,276 items)

Total palladium items – up 32.1% (7,028 items)

Total items hallmarked in April 2017: 686,039 – down 13.2%

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