Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2019


The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2019 fell by 4.2% to 8,736,610. 

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

Gold

Gold Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
24ct (999) down 69.1% 1,656
24ct (990) up 93.8% 250
22ct (916) down 12.0% 370,471
18ct (750) up 1.6% 842,540
14ct (585) up 11.0% 181,757
9ct (375) down 4.5% 2,577,886
TOTAL down 3.5% TOTAL 3,974,560

Silver

Silver Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
Fine silver (999) down 14.8% 16,961
Britannia silver (958) up 47.3% 17,345
Sterling silver (925) down 5.1% 4,373,408
800 parts silver down 65.8% 235
TOTAL down 5.0% TOTAL 4,407,949

Platinum

Platinum Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 up 153.2% 157
950 up 7.9% 320,480
900 up 39.8% 450
850 up 89.6% 309
TOTAL up 8.0% TOTAL 321,396

Palladium

Palladium Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 up 4462.5% 365
950 down 56.0% 22,613
500 down 6.3% 9,727
TOTAL down 47.0% TOTAL 32,705 items