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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2018


The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2018 fell by 2.5% to 9,113,477. 

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

Gold

Gold Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
24ct (999) down 90.1% 710
24ct (990) down 26.7% 129
22ct (916) down 3.5% 421,175
18ct (750) up 2.8% 828,999
14ct (585) up 21.4% 163,777
9ct (375) up 1.5% 2,698,853
TOTAL up 1.7% TOTAL 4,113,643

Silver

Silver Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
Fine silver (999) down 4.9% 19,905
Britannia silver (958) down 11.1% 11,774
Sterling silver (925) down 5.9% 4,608,202
800 parts silver up 1.8% 688
TOTAL down 5.9% TOTAL 4,640,569

Platinum

Platinum Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 down 13.9% 62
950 up 5.4% 296,976
900 up 61.8% 322
850 down 61.0% 163
TOTAL up 5.3% TOTAL 297,523

Palladium

Palladium Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 up 300% 8
950 down 25.0% 51,348
500 down 31.6% 10,386
TOTAL down 26.2% TOTAL 61,742 items