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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2017


The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2017 fell by 4.3% to 9,335,729. 

Platinum, gold and palladium saw a decline in the quantity of articles hallmarked, but silver saw an increase.

Gold

Gold Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
24ct (999) down 95% 309
24ct (990) up 50.4% 176
22ct (916) down 1.7% 436,582
18ct (750) down 6.6 806,185
14ct (585) up 27% 134,962
9ct (375) down 22.4% 2,658,054
TOTAL down 16.7% TOTAL 4,036,268

Silver

Silver Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
Fine silver (999) down 4.3% 20,933
Britannia silver (958) down 14.5% 13,247
Sterling silver (925) up 9.4% 4,898,500
800 parts silver down 18.1% 676
TOTAL up 9.2% TOTAL 4,933,356

Platinum

Platinum Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 down 30.1% 72
950 down 2.2% 281,748
900 up 2.1% 199
850 up 202.9% 418
TOTAL down 2.1% TOTAL 282,437

Palladium

Palladium Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 down 60% 2
950 down 25.1% 68,492
500 up 5.5% 15,174
TOTAL down 20.9% TOTAL 83,668 items