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Gold Rate in Bihar
Bihar occupies a unique place in Indian history and tradition, with a culture steeped in heritage, a culture in which gold has played an intrinsic role. Gold is considered auspicious by residents of Bihar and forms an integral part of all celebrations and festivals. Gold rates in Bihar are largely dependent on international gold rates, as there are no gold mines in the state and a good portion of gold used comes from other parts of the country or abroad. The demand for gold in Bihar peaks during festivals like Diwali, Chhath, Teej and Chitragupta Pooja, which are celebrated across the state with great enthusiasm and fervour.
Bihar doesn’t account for a large portion of gold consumption in the country despite its large population, with most residents owning just small quantities of it. Gold jewellery continues to be the most popular form of owning gold in Bihar, with other options like bars and coins restricted to the elite.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for October 2017 to December 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.3,109 per gram||Rs.3,071 per gram||Rs.3,074 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,091 per gram||Rs.3,085 per gram||Rs.3,098 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,138 per gram from 12 to 17 October||Rs.3,123 per gram on 20, 25th and 26th November||Rs.3,098 per gram on 30 and 31 December|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,079 per gram from 27 to 29 October||Rs.3,035 per gram 18 November||Rs.3,001 per gram on 12 and 13 December|
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for October 2017:
- Gold opened at Rs.3,109 per gram when the final quarter of 2017 began.
- Gold trade this month was affected by poor local demands and a strong US market. Even some of the key festivals failed to spur investor sentiments.
- Gold price in Bihar dropped to Rs.3,086 per gram by the 6th due to a considerable drop in demand but surged back to Rs.3,113 per gram after a poor US dollar showing.
- The yellow metal’s rates hit their highest rate of Rs.3,138 per gram on the 12th and continued at this rate till the 18th of the month.
- Towards the final few days of the month, gold rates in Bihar seemed to decline before picking up over the 30th and the 31st.
- When the month came to an end, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,091 per gram.
- Price trends dropped by 0.57% this month due to poor global cues and weak local demand.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for November 2017:
- When trading started for November, gold opened at Rs.3,071 per gram.
- There were price fluctuations for most part of the month but a steady local demand kept gold rates from witnessing any major changes.
- However, as the US dollar improved against other currencies, gold rates in Bihar fell and hit Rs.3,035 per gram on the 18th - the lowest rate for the month.
- From this period on, prices fluctuated quite a bit before closing at Rs.3,085 per gram on the last day of the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for December 2017:
- Gold trading in December began on a positive note, dropped considerably as the month progressed and improved again towards the end of the month.
- On the 1st of December, the precious metal was priced at Rs.3,074 per gram. Rates went up during the initial few days as the equity market in the US went through a rough patch, which pushed gold rates up.
- In Bihar, the metal traded at Rs.3,088 per gram from the 2nd to the 4th of the month.
- Gold was trading at its lowest of Rs.3,001 per gram on the 12th and 13th of the month.
- Gold recovered from the fall to end the month on a high - trading at Rs.3,098 per gram - which was also the highest gold rate for the month.
- Price trends saw a 0.78% change this month, thanks to strong global cues and increased trading in the local market.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for July 2017 to September 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.3,011 per gram||Rs.3,005 per gram||Rs.3,041 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,001 per gram||Rs.3,041 per gram||Rs.3,109 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,044 per gram on 3 July||Rs.3,072 per gram on 17 August||Rs.3,185 per gram from 8-11 September|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,903 per gram on 14 July||Rs.2,971 per gram on 7 August||Rs.3,041 per gram on 1 & 2 September|
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for July 2017:
- Bihar was one of the few states that saw a comparatively smaller fall with regards to gold rates this month.
- On the 1st of July, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,011 per gram. A surge in local demand saw gold trade at the month’s highest rate of Rs.3,044 per gram on the 3rd of the month.
- This increased rate was due to a surge in local demand, and the locals’ willingness to stock up before GST took full hold of the market.
- Gold rates in Bihar were at their lowest on the 14th when the metal traded at Rs.2,903 per gram. This happened because of a strong US dollar and a weak local trend.
- By the end of the month, gold rates had improved to end at Rs.3,001 per gram.
- Gold price trend in Bihar dropped by 0.33% this month, which was better compared to other major cities and states in the country.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for August 2017:
- Gold rates in Bihar began at a relative high for the month of August.
- The 1st of August saw gold trade at Rs.3,005 per gram before dropping down to Rs.2,971 per gram - the month’s lowest rate - on the 7th of the month.
- Prices seemed to pick up from the second week onwards as the US dollar seemed to lose its sheen while domestic demnad remained steady.
- Gold rates were at their highest on the 17th when the metal traded at Rs.3,072 per gram. A weak off take in the Bihar and its neighbouring markets saw gold rates remain on the lower side for the remainder of the month.
- When the month drew to a close, gold was seen selling at Rs.3,041 per gram. There was a 1.19% increase in price trends, brought about by a weak dollar performance towards the end of the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for September 2017:
- September’s gold trading was also on the positive side, thanks to the ongoing political conflict between the US and North Korea.
- When the month began, gold was priced at Rs.3,041 per gram. Prices went up to Rs.3,185 per gram on the 8th as North Korea’s latest and the most strongest nuclear test wreaked havoc on the US dollar.
- Due to the unsustainable nature of this demand, gold rates seemed to consolidate over the latter half of the month.
- Gold rates had consolidated to go down to Rs.3,109 per gram when the month came to an end on the 30th.
- A strong local demand brought about by significantly stronger global cues pushed gold price trend up by 2.23% this month.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for April 2017 to June 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.3,011 per gram||Rs.3,021 per gram||Rs.3,030 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,021 per gram||Rs.3,015 per gram||Rs.3,011 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,096 per gram on 17, 22 & 23 April||Rs.3,034 per gram on 30 May||Rs.3,080 per gram on 7 June|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,011 per gram from 1-3 April||Rs.2,937 per gram on 11 May||Rs.2,994 per gram on 19 & 20 June|
Gold rate trend in Bihar for April 2017
- The price of gold in Bihar was on the increase towards the start of the month as the U.S. dollar was unsteady and markets fluctuated.
- Gold began the month at Rs.3,011 per gram on 1 April and rose to Rs.3,034 per gram on 4 April as demand from industry as well as jewellers was high.
- Prices were steady but began to fall as markets recovered and local demand dropped, with gold trading at Rs.3,005 per gram on 10 April.
- Demand spiked as political uncertainty led to U.S. markets falling and gold prices rising to Rs.3,065 per gram on 13 April.
- Gold continued to enjoy a strong run, with prices peaking at Rs.3,096 per gram on 17 April as both international as well as local demand was high.
- Demand fell sharply as Asian demand lowered in the last week of April, with gold priced at Rs.3,010 per gram on 26 April.
- The month ended, gold price in Bihar was at Rs.3,021 per gram on 30 April as currencies strengthened.
Gold rate trend in Bihar for May 2017
- Gold lost value in the first week of May as markets were stable prior to the French presidential election, trading at Rs.3,021 per gram on 1 May.
- Gold price in Bihar fell to Rs.2,943 per gram on 8 May as the victory of Euro-centric Emmanuel Macron buoyed markets and currencies in the Eurozone and U.S.
- Demand continued to be low as the U.S. dollar was high, which led to a reduction in local as well as overseas demand, as gold traded at Rs.2,939 per gram on 13 May.
- A momentary slide in the dollar rate led to gold prices rising to Rs.3,003 per gram on 18 May, with the price rising to Rs.3,029 per gram on 23 May.
- Demand dropped to Rs.3,012 per gram on 25 May due to a later recovery by markets as they were bolstered by the possibility of a Fed rate hike in the next quarter.
- Prices rose to Rs.3,026 per gram on 29 May but fell to close the month at Rs.3,015 per gram on 31 May.
Gold rate trend in Bihar for June 2017
- Demand for gold in Bihar fluctuated at the beginning of June, with gold priced at Rs.3,030 per gram before dropping to Rs.3,011 per gram on 2 June.
- Prices rose as fresh allegations against the Trump campaign were made, resulting in stock prices falling and gold rising to Rs.3,063 per gram on 6 June.
- An unsteady U.S. dollar and coupled with high international demand kept prices high for a while, with gold trading at Rs.3,032 per gram on 9 June.
- Demand began to drop as the markets recovered and the dollar rate slowly stabilised, as gold fell to Rs.3,012 per gram on 15 June.
- Gold plunged to Rs.2,999 per gram from 21-26 June as demand for the yellow metal fell sharply.
- Prices recovered towards the end of the month, trading at Rs.3,011 per gram from 27-30 June.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for January 2017 to March 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,843 per gram||Rs.2,989 per gram||Rs.3,030 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,989 per gram||Rs.3,008 per gram||Rs.2,987 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,014 per gram on the 24th of January||Rs.3,010 per gram from the 20th of February to the 22nd of February||Rs.3,030 per gram on the 1st and 27th of March|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,838 per gram on the 2nd of January||Rs.2,977 per gram on the 2nd of February||Rs.2,945 per gram on the 15th of March|
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for January 2017
- Gold prices in January increased during the course of the month owing to flourishing demand.
- On the 1st of January, gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,843 per gram and consistent demand ensured that they kept rising as days passed, except for an uncharacteristic decline on the 2nd.
- From the 3rd of January, gold prices were mostly on the incline thanks to sustained demand from international and local traders.
- The lowest price of the precious metal during the month of January was recorded on the 2nd as prices dropped to Rs.2,838 per gram.
- Gold rates hit their highest for the month of January on the 24th as they hit Rs.3,014 per gram owing to concerns regarding the US monetary policy.
- Gold prices declined marginally towards the end of the month and a few corrections saw the precious metal close the first month of the year at Rs.2,989 per gram, marking an increase of Rs.146 in comparison to the start of the month.
- The overall increase in prices between the first and last day of January was recorded at 5.13% as there was enough cash in the system following demonetisation and the lack of cash caused by the policy.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for February 2017
- The US Federal Reserve rate hike was the highlight for the month of February, which contributed to a decline in gold rates over the second half of the month.
- Gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,989 per gram on the 1st of February, but a slight decline on the 2nd of the month saw them drop to Rs.2,977 per gram which made it the lowest recorded rate over the course of the month.
- Fluctuations in demand over the next few days saw prices rise and fall as the month progressed, and rates changed almost regularly as the increase in fed rate pushed investors away from investing in the precious metal at the same intensity as before.
- The highest recorded rate of the precious metal during the month of February was recorded between the 20th and the 22nd when prices fell to Rs.3,010 per gram.
- Reduction in prices over the last few days of the month saw the precious metal close February at Rs.3,008 per gram.
- Although prices did increase between the first and last day of February, the incline was minimal at just Rs.19, contributing to an overall increase of just 0.63%.
Gold Rate Trend in Bihar for March 2017
- For the first time in history, the US Federal Reserve upped the interest rate for a second time in the span of two months in March. Prior to this, the interest rates were increased by the Federal Reserve just two times over a period of seven years.
- Owing to the increase in interest rates, gold prices went down as demand declined and the price of the precious metal on the first day of the month was recorded at Rs.3,030 per gram.
- Prices fluctuated over the course of the month as marginal increases were written off by subsequent declines as the month went on.
- On 1st March, gold was trading at Rs.3,030 per gram and hit its lowest point on 15th, when the metal was trading at Rs.2,945 per gram.
- The lowest recorded rate of the precious metal during the course of the month was recorded on the 15th when prices fell to Rs.2,945 per gram.
- A rally in prices saw the precious metal end the month at Rs.2,987 per gram, marking an overall decline of 1.45% between the first and last day of March.
|1st day||Rs.3,244 per gram||Rs.3,130 per gram||Rs.2,884 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,130 per gram||Rs.2,926 per gram||Rs.2,843 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,244 per gram from 1st-11th October||Rs.3,190 per gram on 3rd & 4th November||Rs.2,963 per gram on 1st & 2nd December|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,100 per gram on 18th October||Rs.2,919 per gram on 27th November||Rs.2,749 per gram from 24th-26th December|
Gold Rate Trend for Bihar in October 2016
- The price of gold in Bihar was steady due to sustained demand from the industrial sector as the month began, though prices dropped towards the end of the month.
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,244 per gram on 1st October, with the price remaining constant for the next 2 weeks due to steady demand both domestically as well as internationally.
- The festive season led to increased demand from jewellers, which kept prices stable as industrial demand fluctuated based on U.S. Dollar rates.
- Prices began to dip from 12th October onwards, as demand fell as stock markets rallied.
- Gold ended the month trading at Rs.3,130 per gram on 31st October, recording a loss of over 3.5% due to a slump in demand.
Gold Rate Trend for Bihar in November 2016
- Gold prices dropped significantly the month of November due to stagnating demand after initially making gains.
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,130 per gram on 1st November but made gains during the week as markets were unstable due to uncertainty over the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, which led gold to rally and record a monthly high of Rs.3,190 per gram on 3rd & 4th November.
- The surprise announcement of the demonetisation of large currency notes threw Indian markets into turmoil, which kept demand for gold high.
- As markets recovered from the previous week’s losses, demand for gold began to fall as industrial demand slumped due to fewer orders from Asia.
- The shortage of cash in the aftermath of demonetisation led to lower retail demand in India, which impacted prices negatively.
- Gold prices fell to a monthly low of Rs.2,919 per gram on 27th November as prices continues to drop.
- The price of gold recovered marginally to trade at Rs.2,926 per gram on 30th November, as prices dipped by 6.51% during the month.
Gold Rate Trend for Bihar in December 2016
- The month of December saw the price of gold continue to trade lower than expected due to unfavourable market conditions.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,884 per gram on 1st December as the U.S. Dollar traded high on strong sales before Christmas.
- Domestic demand was also poor as exports became more expensive due to a strengthening U.S. Dollar, which led to a dip in price.
- Prices fell to a low of Rs.2,749 per gram on 24th December as demand dropped significantly during Christmas, as Asian markets also reduced their appetite for the metal.
- Prices rose marginally as the month ended, with gold trading at Rs.2,843 per gram on 31st December to record a monthly loss in value of 1.42%.
|1st day||Rs.3,252 per gram||Rs.3,271 per gram||Rs.3,218 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,292 per gram||Rs.3,237 per gram||Rs.3,244 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,305 per gram on 7th July||Rs.3,287 per gram from 5th to 7th August||Rs.3,244 per gram from 7th September to 30th September|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,218 per gram from 27th July to 29th July||Rs.3,232 per gram on the 9th of August||Rs.3,200 per gram on 5th and 6th September|
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in July 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.3,252 per gram on 1st July.
- Marginal increases were written off by subsequent gains as the month progressed and prices remained stable for large parts of the month.
- The highest recorded rate in the month of July was recorded on the 7th when prices hit Rs.3,305 per gram.
- Gold closed the month at Rs.3,392 per gram, and the overall increase in prices between the first and last day of the month was just 1.23%.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in August 2016
- The rate of gold per gram on the 1stt of August was recorded at Rs.3,271, and prices increased consistently for the next two days.
- The highest recorded rate in August was Rs.3,287 per gram between the 5th and the 7th of the month.
- Prices achieved stability at Rs.3,248 between the 13th and the 17th of August.
- Stability was also achieved between the 18th and 28th at Rs.3,277.
- Prices then fell to Rs.3,237 on the 29th and remained unchanged until the end of the month to record an overall decline of 1.4%.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in September 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.3,218 per gram on 1st September.
- Rates fell to Rs.3,200 and remained constant on the 6th, making it the lowest recorded rate in the month.
- Rates rose to Rs.3,244 on the 7th and remained unchanged until the month. It was the highest rate for the month of September.
- The overall increase in rates between the start and end of September was a little less than 1%.
|1st day||Rs.3,018 per gram||Rs.3,018 per gram||Rs.3,015 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,018 per gram||Rs.3,003 per gram||Rs.3,221 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,018 per gram throughout the month||Rs.3,157 per gram from the 7th to 11th of May||Rs.3,259 per gram from June 24th to 27th and on June 29th|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,018 per gram throughout the month||Rs.3,003 per gram from the 27th to 31st of May||Rs.2,988 per gram on 4th of June|
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in April 2016
- There were no changes whatsoever in gold prices during the entire month as they remained stable at Rs.3,018 between the first and last day of the month.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in May 2016
- Gold prices remained unchanged on the first day of May, at Rs.3,018.
- Prices fluctuated during the first week of May, but increased marginally on the 7th and remained unchanged until the 11th at Rs.3,157, which was also the highest recorded rate in the month of May.
- Fluctuations continued over the month and the lowest price recorded in May was between the 27th and 31st when they plunged to Rs.3,003 and closed the month at Rs.3,018.
- The overall decline in prices when comparing the first day of May to the last was only Rs.15.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in June 2016
- Gold prices were recorded at Rs.3,015 on the 1st of June and fluctuated over the course of the month.
- The highest recorded rate in June was between the 24th and 27th as well as the 29th when prices soared to Rs.3,259.
- The overall increase in prices between the first and last day of the month was Rs.206.
|1st day||Rs.2,587 per gram||Rs.2,692 per gram||Rs.3,090 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,692 per gram||Rs.3,067 per gram||Rs.3,018 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.2,692 per gram from January 8th to 31st||Rs.3,092 per gram on February 26th||Rs.3,090 per gram from March 1st to 18th|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,587 per gram from January 1st to 5th||Rs.2,692 per gram on 1st February||Rs.3,018 per gram from 22nd to 31st of March|
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in January 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.2,587 per gram on the 1st of January and remained unchanged until the 5th following which there were fluctuations for the next two days.
- Prices climbed to Rs.2,692 on the 8th of January and remained constant until the end of the month.
- The overall increase in prices between the first day and the last day of January was Rs.105.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in February 2016
- Gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,692 per gram on the 1st of February, as there were no changes in rates from the last day of the previous month.
- Prices increased gradually over the course of the month, and although there were slight declines on certain days, they were written off by subsequent gains.
- The highest rate recorded in the month of February was Rs.3,092, on the 26th, while the lowest was Rs.2,692 on the 1st.
- A steady rise in prices over the 29 days meant that gold closed the month at Rs.3,067 per gram, with an overall increase of Rs.375.
Gold Rate Trend of Bihar in March 2016
- Gold prices were recorded at Rs.3,090 on the 1st of March, and they remained unchanged until the 18th of the month.
- Prices declined to Rs.3,019 on the 19th and remained stable for the next two days after which a further decline by Re.1 saw prices plunge to Rs.3,018 and remain there until the end of the month.
- The overall decline in prices between the first and last day of March was just Rs.72.
Details of Gold Price in Bihar(22 Karat & 24 Karat) - Till August 2015
24 karat gold – Gold coins and bars generally contain 24 karat gold, as it is the purest form of gold one can purchase. It is not used in jewellery as it is too soft to be moulded into shape. Lack of additives or impurities make it an expensive buy, with 1 gram of 24 karat gold costing Rs 2,522 in Bihar (as of August 11, 2015). Gold rates in Bihar have dipped by over 10.9% in the last year, with a 4.5% decrease in the last month alone. Gold rates have been on a tumultuous ride, having reached peaks of Rs 3,360 per gram in August 2013, with the rates hovering around the Rs 3,000 per gram mark till March 2014. Gold rates have been on a downward trend ever since, with prices ranging between Rs 2,600 to Rs 2,800 per gram. Prices dropped close to Rs 2,500 in July this year, with experts expecting a further decline in rates over the coming months.
22 karat gold – 22 karat gold is widely used in jewellery and contains only 92% pure gold, which makes it cheaper than 24 karat gold. Individuals wishing to purchase 1 gram of 22 karat gold in Bihar would have to shell out Rs 2,361 (as of August 11, 2015). 22 karat gold rate trends are closely related to 24 karat rates, with the rates dropping by almost 11% in the last one year. 1 gram of 22 karat gold could be purchased for around Rs 2,800 in January 2014, with rates dropping steadily over the year. Prices began to fall below the Rs 2,500 mark towards the end of 2014, with July 2015 seeing them touch a 5 year low.
Gold investment avenues in Bihar
Bihar is opening up to the idea of gold being more than an auspicious purchase, with investors purchasing gold in a bid to diversify their investment portfolios.
Over-the-counter – Jewellery has been the preferred investment option in gold, with it accounting for a majority of gold purchases and investments. Bigger cities like Patna, Gaya and Bhagalpur have a large number of jewellery stores, which cater to the gold requirements of residents. Gold coins and bars are also gaining prominence, with banks and big jewellers selling them at international rates. Gold purchased by banks are generally a tad more expensive, owing to their quality assurance, though gold can be purchased easily across the state, with shops catering to different budgetary needs of customers.
Market trade – E-gold, ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) and futures contracts are a few popular trading options for gold investors. Market trade has not gained much prominence in Bihar but is slowly finding takers, with ETFs being considered a safe investment thanks to their solid returns and their ability to be traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange. E-gold offers investors the flexibility of physically owning the gold and can be traded through the National Spot Exchange Limited. Investors opting for futures contract can take delivery of gold on a predetermined rate, which could protect them from market fluctuations.
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