Silver hallmarking down 14% in January figures

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9ct gold flat while platinum and palladium defy downward streak.

The total number of items hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices fell 7.6% in January 2015, with 9ct gold finally falling flat after months of solid growth. 

Sterling silver articles hallmarked also fell by 14.4% in January 2015 compared to January 2014, while platinum and palladium secured positive gains of 9.8% and 17.5% respectively. 

The full figures complied by the Assay Office in Birmingham can be seen below… 

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UK hallmarking figures January 2015 vs January 2014

Gold
24ct (999) – up 224.4% (146 items)
24ct (990) – Neutral (0 items)
22ct (916) – up 12.4% (32,686 items)
18ct (750) – up 8.1% (59,752 items)
14ct (585) – down 29.7% (4,068 items)
9ct (375) – down 0.8% (242,228 items)

Total gold items – down 1.1% (338,880 items)

Silver
Fine silver (999) – up 115.7% (824 items)
Britannia silver (958) – up 107.5% (1,249 items)
Sterling silver (925) – down 14.4% (369,426 items)
800 parts silver – up 1066.7% (35 items)

Total silver items – down 14.2% (371,534 items)

Platinum
999 parts – Neutral (0 items)
950 parts – up 9.9% (21,154 items)
900 parts – down 100% (0 items)
850 parts – up 100% (2 items)

Total platinum items – up 9.8% (21,156 items)

Palladium
999 parts – up 100% (1 items)
950 parts – up 5.5% (8,630 items)
500 parts – down 117.8% (2,124 items)

Total palladium items – up 17.5% (10,755 items)

Total items hallmarked in January 2015: 742,325 – down 7.6%

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