Hallmarking suffers monthly slump of 11.5%

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Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for September 2016 show a decrease in items assayed across gold, silver, palladium and platinum compared to the same period in 2015. 

The number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in September 2016 is down by 11.5% compared to last year.

Platinum articles hallmarked dipped by 33.1%, silver fell by 11.1%, gold is down by 10.9% and the amount of palladium articles hallmarked decreased by 9.4%.

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The full results can be seen below…

UK hallmarking figures September 2016 vs September 2015

Gold
24ct (999) – down 82.6% (4 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (1 item)
22ct (916) – down 23.7% (37,840 items)
18ct (750) – down 0.6% (83,658 items)
14ct (585) – down 19.9% (9,232 items)
9ct (375) – down 11.2% (333,995 items)

Total gold items – down 10.9% (464,730 items)

Silver 
Fine silver (999) – up 70.9% (1,615 items)
Britannia silver (958) – down 41.7% (619 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 11.2% (402,453 items)
800 parts silver – up 10.8% (41 items)

Total silver items – down 11.1% (404,728 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (2 items)
950 parts – down 33.0% (16,078 items)
900 parts – down 79.1% (9 items)
850 parts – down 40.0% (6 items)

Total platinum items – down 33.1% (16,095 items)

Palladium
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – down 0.7% (5,332 items)
500 parts – down 38.0% (1,006 items)

Total palladium items – down 9.4% (6,338 items)

Total items hallmarked in September 2015: 891,891 – down 11.5%

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