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Annual UK Hallmarking Figures for 2020


The total number of articles sent for hallmarking at all UK offices in 2020 fell by 32.2% to 5,879,162. 

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

Gold

Gold Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
24ct (999) down 74.6% 1193
24ct (990) down 85.6% 36
22ct (916) down 41.4% 216,527
18ct (750) down 36.3% 530,927
14ct (585) down 20.7% 142,863
9ct (375) down 26.8% 1,866,294
TOTAL down 30% TOTAL 2,757,840

Silver

Silver Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
Fine silver (999) up 26.7% 21,284
Britannia silver (958) down 25.8% 12,723
Sterling silver (925) down 34.9% 2,828,040
800 parts silver down 26.0% 174
TOTAL down 34.7% TOTAL 2,862,221

Platinum

Platinum Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 down 85.4% 23
950 down 20.8% 251,382
900 down 7.6% 414
850 down 50.2% 153
TOTAL down 20.9% TOTAL 251,972

Palladium

Palladium Percentage increase / decrease Total items hallmarked
999 down 100.0% 0
950 down 80% 4508
500 down 72.9% 2621
TOTAL down 78.1% TOTAL 7129