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Hallmarking figures drop 9.3% in June

Hallmarking fell by an average of 9.3% in June 2018 compared with the same period the previous year, according to the latest figures from the four UK assay offices and compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office.

The average volume of all precious metals apart from platinum fell this month, with hallmarked platinum items increasing by 5.3% to 76,925 compared with 73,034 the previous year. Palladium decreased by 22.4% to 5,483.

Gold and silver both dropped by a marked 1.6% to 88,449 and 16% to 955,331 respectively. Overall the volumes decreased from 2,132,351 in June 2017 to 1,934,742 in June 2018.

Month Jun -17 Month Jun -18 Variance %
Gold
999 125 134 9 7.2
990 2 79 77 2850
916 113,897 108,208 -5,689 -5
750 184,461 196,118 11,657 6.3
585 28,150 38,233 10,083 35.8
375 571,353 540,677 -30,676 -5.4
897,988 88,449 -13,539 -1.6
Silver
999 5,339 4,377 -962 -18
958 3,409 2,444 -965 -28.3
925 1,127,865 948,367 -179,498 -15.9
800 196 143 -53 -27
11,136,809 955,331 -181,478 -16
Platinum
999 16 9 -7 -43.8
950 72,963 76,804 3,841 5.3
900 41 65 24 58.5
850 14 47 33 235.7
73,034 76,925 3,891 5.3
Palladium
999 0 5 5 0
950 19,898 15,737 -4-161 -20.9
500 4,622 3,295 -1,327 -28.7
24,520 19,037 -5,483 -22.4
Totals 2,132,351 1,934,742 -197,609 -9.3

 

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