|Gold Price in Popular Cities in India||Price per 10 grams (22 karat/carat)|
|Gold Price in Delhi||Rs.47,000|
|Gold Price in Mumbai||Rs.47,000|
|Gold Price in Chennai||Rs.48,100|
|Gold Price in Hyderabad||Rs.47,000|
|Gold Price in Bangalore||Rs.48,550|
|Gold Price in Kolkata||Rs.47,000|
|Gold Price in Pune||Rs.47,100|
|Gold Price in Coimbatore||Rs.48,100|
|Gold Price in Ahmedabad||Rs.47,060|
|Gold Price in Chandigarh||Rs.47,150|
|Gold Price in Vijayawada||Rs.47,000|
|Gold Price in Kochi||Rs.31,610|
|Gold Price in Lucknow||Rs.47,150|
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Know about Today Gold Rate in India
India is the largest consumer of gold in the world, accounting for almost a quarter of the world’s total consumption. It has, since long, maintained this position and, unlike countries like China, India uses gold primarily in the form of jewelry and investments. It is viewed as a solid instrument for investments and even traders who are into commodities trading, invest in gold bullion. These investments are usually dictated by the gold rates prevailing in the economy at that time.
Even the global view of gold is that of a safe haven where you can invest even when investments in the economy of a country are not a good idea.
Gold Rate Today in India change on a daily basis, with a number of factors impacting their price in a particular place on a given day. Demand and supply, global market conditions and currency fluctuations are some of the most critical factors which go into determining the rate of gold in a country, with prices changing every day.
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Historical Gold Price in India
|Months||Lowest Price 24 Karat Gold – ₹ Per 10 Grams||Highest Price 24 Karat Gold – ₹ Per 10 Grams|
May 2022 Gold Rate in India
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|May 1 Rate||Rs.5,217 per gram|
|May 15 Rate||Rs.4,992 per gram|
|Highest Rate in May||Rs.5,217 per gram on 1 May|
|Lowest Rate in May||Rs.4,992 per gram on 14 and 15 May|
April 2022 Gold Rate in India
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|April 1 Rate||Rs.5,186 per gram|
|April 30 Rate||Rs.5,217 per gram|
|Highest Rate in April||Rs.5,370 per gram on 18th and 19th April|
|Lowest Rate in April||Rs.5,154 per gram on 4, 5, and 6 April|
Trend of Gold Rate in India for March 2022 (rates per gram of 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|March 1 Rate||Rs.5,081 per gram|
|March 31 Rate||Rs.5,139 per gram|
|Highest Rate in March||Rs.5,459 per gram on 9 March|
|Lowest Rate in March||Rs.5,081 per gram on 1 March|
Trend of Gold Rate in India for February 2022 (rates per gram of 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|February 1 Rate||Rs.4,881 per gram|
|February 28 Rate||Rs.5,112 per gram|
|Highest Rate in February||Rs.5,149 per gram on 24 February|
|Lowest Rate in February||Rs.4,881 per gram on 1st and 2nd February|
Trend of Gold Rate in India for January 2022 (rates per gram of 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|January 1 Rate||Rs.4,939 per gram|
|January 31 Rate||Rs.4,881 per gram|
|Highest Rate in January||Rs.4,986 per gram on 26 January|
|Lowest Rate in January||Rs.4,839 per gram on 10 January|
Determination of Hallmarked Gold Rates
The prices of normal gold and hallmarked gold are the same. The main difference between hallmarked gold and normal gold is purity. Purity is ensured via hallmarking. Gold prices in India are determined by several factors such as investment behaviour, demand, and supply.
Arrival of Gold Price in India
Some of the factors that determine Gold Prices in India are given below:
- Interest Rates: Interest rates play a huge role in determining the interest rates in India. In case the United States of America (USA) increases the interest rates, gold prices fall in India.
- Global Demand: Demand for the yellow metal in the international markets affects gold rates in India. In case the demand for gold is high, the prices will increase. On the other hand, if demand is low, gold prices will fall.
- Global Factors: Several factors such as the value of the dollar, growth in the economy, and volatile policies determine gold prices in India.
- Currency: If the value of the rupee when compared to the dollar falls, gold rates in India will increase.
Gold Import and Determination of 22-Carat Gold Rate
Most of India’s gold requirements are imported by several private companies, private sector banks, and banks that are owned by the government. Some of the gold importers in India are given below:
- Minerals and Metal Trading Corporation of India.
- Yes Bank
- Punjab National Bank
- Bank of India
- Union Bank of India
- Bank of Baroda
- State Bank of India
Live 22-carat gold rates in India are determined by the bullion association.
Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
You can purchase Sovereign Gold Bonds from a commercial bank that has been listed in India to avoid theft, fraud, etc. An interest rate of up to 2.75% is provided in case you purchase a bond. The price for the Sovereign Gold Bond will be determined by the Reserve Bank of India.
Sovereign Gold Bonds can be purchased at a post office and the Stock Holding Corporation. However, the interest that is earned from Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme is taxable.
Storing Gold in India
In case you wish to invest in gold, a bank locker can be hired. Even though bank lockers may be expensive, they are safe. You can also purchase gold in the electronic form. Gold can be bought in bulk in the form of ETF. Purchasing gold in the electronic form will protect against theft.
Gold Import in India
In case you are coming to India from abroad, a certain amount of gold can be brought back. Female passengers can bring back gold worth Rs.1 lakh, while male passengers can bring back gold worth Rs.50,000. The maximum amount of gold that can be brought back to India is 1 kg. However, duty will be levied and will depend on the value of the yellow metal.
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Gold Demand in India
Over the last few years, the demand for gold in India has increased significantly. Apart from purchasing physical gold, individuals can invest in gold ETFs and e-gold.
China produces the most amount of gold in the world. Depending on the production of the yellow metal, daily prices will fluctuate. In fall in production will see the prices of gold decrease in India.
Process to Purchase Gold Coins
Gold coins in the country can be purchased in several grams. Up to 10 grams of gold coins can be purchased. It is important that you check the purity before purchasing gold coins. Certain banks supply gold coins. In case gold coins are purchased by using a credit card, tax is applicable. Gold coins can be purchased from jewellery shops as well.
Factors Affecting Gold Price in India
Trading in gold is a preferred investment mode of investors who are financially savvy and have the required risk-appetite for this kind of market. It requires prudent monitoring of investments as gold prices are subject to change for many reasons. Maintaining or closing a position in this market depends on how well an investor can track, analyze and synthesize pricing information.
Some of the key factors that affect gold prices are outlined below:
- Import costs: Since demand is primarily met through gold imports, import costs affect gold rate in India. Higher the costs, higher the price of gold.
- Interest rates on bank fixed deposits: Bank fixed deposits are the go-to investment option for Indians. It is only rivalled by investments in gold. When FD rates fall, investors prefer moving their money to gold. Hence, the demand for gold rises and thereby prices.
- Strength of the US dollar: When the US dollar weakens, gold rates in India rise and when the US dollar strengthens, gold prices in India fall. This is because central banks which maintain US dollar reserves tend to hedge against risks of a devaluing dollar by investing in gold. This pushes prices up. Also, India buys its gold from foreign countries and when the US dollar strengthens against the Indian rupee, it makes purchases of gold (usually done in USD), more expensive.
- Global economic stability: Gold prices rise during times of economic instability as gold is considered safer asset that others and people tend to move their money out of riskier assets into gold. Other assets bear the risk of being significantly devalued whereas gold which is has high liquidity continues to hold value even during times of crisis.
- Seasonality: In India, demand for gold during festivals, marriages and other auspicious occasions. Prices tend to be higher during these times.
- Inflation: Since gold is bought to hedge against inflation, gold prices tend to rise when inflation is on an upward trend.
International prices: In general, when gold rates are on an upward trend, globally, gold prices in India also move upwards. Many central banks, especially in the US and in Europe hold huge gold reserves. When these banks or other financial organizations buy more gold, prices move upward.
International gold prices are hugely affected by the prices fixed on the London Gold Market, twice a day i.e. once at 10:30 a.m. and once at 3 p.m. USD is the currency generally used when quoting prices although it is fixed in Pound Sterlings and Euros as well.
- Production costs: Mining companies increase prices at times on account of production costs. This is reflected in the price of gold imported in India.
- Supply: Domestic production and supply is limited in India. Supply constraints can push prices upwards. Similarly, lower supplies of gold globally can make the metal dearer in India.
Gold Rate is Different in Different Cities in India?
Gold rates vary across different cities in India. Key reasons for this are:
- Taxes:State taxes differ from state to state. Some states levy higher taxes than others. This is one of the reasons why gold is more expensive in some cities than others.
- Demand: Owing to different population sizes and varying demographics, demand for gold also varies. Discounts are usually offered on larger volumes. So gold prices in cities like Mumbai are lower given larger quantums of transactions.
- Carriage: Indian imports a bulk of its gold requirements by sea. Gold prices at port cities e.g. Chennai are lower than those in interior cities e.g. Delhi because of the absence of inland transport charges.
- Local associations: Cities have their own local gold associations which have a say in setting the prices. This will also account for differences in gold prices between cities.
Gold is measured in grams and troy weight. (Troy ounces, million ounces, grams, kilograms, tonnes, short tonne, metric tonnes, tolas etc.)
Karat is used to represent purity when gold is mixed or alloyed with other base metals such as copper. 24K or 24 karat gold is pure gold. Fineness is to represent gold parts per thousand. (18K gold would be 18 of 24 karats out of 1,000 parts or a fineness of 750).
What is the Difference Between Carat and Karat?
Carat- It is a unit of weight used to measure precious gems such as diamonds as well as pearls. 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams make a metric carat. Carats are abbreviated to ct. Carats are often mistaken to denote size.
Karat- It is a unit of finesse or purity used to measure gold. 24 karat gold denotes pure gold. When gold is mixed with another metal the purity is diluted. The purity is then expressed as the parts of gold out of 24. E.g. 22 karat gold (mixed with copper) will be 22 parts gold and 2 parts copper. Gold being soft is alloyed with another metal, usually copper, to attain form. Karat is abbreviated to kt.
What is the Difference Between 22k and 24k Gold?
Karats represent the finesse or purity of gold. Gold being a very malleable metal is too soft to attain form on its own. It is usually alloyed with another metal, mostly copper, in order to attain form. The purity of the gold is then represented in karats as the parts of gold present out of 24.
24 karat gold is 99.99% pure gold whereas 22 karat gold is 91.67% pure. 22 karat gold means, the alloy consists of 22 parts gold and 2 parts of the alloyed metal.
24k gold is priced higher than 22k gold being purer, however, some people prefer 22k gold being more durable. Import duties are generally lower for 24k gold and higher for 22k gold.
Demand for Gold in India
India’s primary demand for gold is for use as jewelry. Investments are the next greatest demand driver. Unlike China, the next highest consumer of gold in the world, whose primary demand for gold is for industrial purposes, India’s industrial usage of gold is minimal.
Domestic production of gold in India is limited and, given its strong demand, India relies heavily on gold imports every year. Currently, the Kolar mines in Karnataka are the only operational mines in India, grossly unable to meet domestic demand.
Gold imports in India constitute the next largest chunk of total imports after crude oil. Of late, the government has increased its focus on curbing the negative impact of heavy gold imports viz. a widening trade deficit and rupee devaluation.
Why is Gold Considered so Valuable?
Gold is considered valuable for many reasons, mainly
- Value: Although gold prices fluctuate in the near to medium term, its value tends to rise in the long-term. For this reason, people invest and hold on to gold for a long period of time. Gold tends to not be affected by geopolitical or economic turmoil. It is valuable during emergencies providing liquidity as it is easily traded. It is a hedge against inflation as well and acts as a great value addition to an investor’s portfolio.
- Industrial uses: Gold is used in certain manufacturing processes. Although not comparable to retail consumption, many countries use gold for production purposes.
- Versatile metal:Gold is available in many useful forms making it a versatile investment. It is popularly used as jewellery and other gift items and held in the form of coins, bars or bullion. It is also available in edible form or woven into fabrics. Besides all this, paperless gold instruments are now being used to represent physical gold.
- Gold reserves:Gold is maintained as reserves to back paper currencies by many countries. These paper currencies attain their values based on the value of the gold reserves that back them.
- Limited supply: The amount of gold that can be mined and produced in the world is limited. Due to this, gold attains more value as an irreplaceable asset.
- Tradition: Gold has traditionally been used for financial transactions. This has passed down through the ages and prevails even today.
Indian gold reserves
This is the amount of gold held by India’s Central Bank. Referred to as store value, it is against these reserves that currency is printed and circulated in the economy. Besides providing value to currency, these reserves act as security for amounts due to depositors or trading partners.
Gold as an Investment in India
Indians primarily invest in gold as a means to counter inflation. While the price of gold may fluctuate over time, the value of this metal remains relatively stable, especially in the long-run. Returns on gold are generally higher in the long-run as compared to other asset classes. Real estate and equity markets have proven to be the exceptions but for most Indian investors, gold still forms a huge part of their investment portfolios.
Traditionally, investment in gold has been in the form of jewelry gold bars or gold coins. As financial markets developed over the years, new investment avenues have opened up. Gold is now increasingly being invested in through Gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) or through mutual funds which invest in gold or through stocks of companies that are in the business of gold/gold-related activities. Gold is also traded as a commodity on commodity exchanges.
Investments in gold commodities, ETFs, funds and stocks can be done online adding another dimension to gold investments in India.
Gold Trading as a Commodity in India
Gold is traded through spot contracts or derivative contracts i.e. investors can trade in gold without possessing gold in its physical form.
- Gold spot contracts are whereby gold is bought and immediately delivered (i.e. sold and delivered right away).
- Gold futures contracts are whereby gold is bought and sold at a later date as per the contract. Unlike most other commodities, gold futures are traded at spot prices and not at prices influenced by demand and supply.
Gold is traded as a commodity on three major commodity exchanges in India:
- Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX)
- National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX)
- National Spot Exchange (NSEL)
Gold Futures Contracts on MCX
MCX is India’s leading commodities exchange and a leading exchange to trade in gold. Contracts traded here offer great liquidity and offer investors the option of contracts in four different sizes as outlined below with their other key features:Gold
- Ticker GOLD
- Trades during 6 months of the year i.e. February, April, June, August, October, December (Monday - Saturday)
- 1 contract = 1 kg of gold
- Initial margin: 4%
- Daily price limit: 3%
- Upper limit on positions: Up to 2.5 MT for individual clients; higher of 12.5 MT or 15% of open position on market for all clients together through a member
- Quality: 995 purity, 999 purity
- Ticker GOLDM
- Trades in all 12 months i.e. January to December (Monday - Saturday)
- 1 contract = 100 grams of gold
- Initial margin: 4%
- Limits on positions: Up to 2.5 MT for individual clients; higher of 12.5 MT or 15% of open position on market for all clients together through a member
- Quality: 995 purity, 999 purity
- Ticker GOLDGuinea
- Trades in all 12 months i.e. January to December
- 1 contract = 8 grams of gold
- Limits on positions: Up to 2 MT or up to 250,000 contracts at one time
- Trades in months as specified by the exchange
- 1 contract = 1 gram of gold
- Limits on positions: Up to 2,000,000 contracts at one time
Information is now available online from a number of sources both authoritative as well as informational. This facilitates decision making to save time and effort. Besides the latest gold rates and factors that affect gold prices, information is available on gold production, trades, different forms of gold (physical and paperless), leading jewellers etc. Experts also publish their views on gold as an asset as well their outlook on the performance of gold.
Gold Weight Conversion Table
|To convert from||To||Multiply by|
|Troy ounces||Penny weights||20|
|Troy ounces||Avoirdupois ounces||1.09714|
|Avoirdupois ounces||Troy ounces||0.911458|
|Short tonne||Metric tonne||0.9072|
Why gold price is increasing in India?
Gold rates in the country change on a regular basis, with a number of factors impacting rates. A close look at recent trends could highlight the reason for such changes. Some of the most common factors impacting gold rates in India are mentioned below.
Demand and supply – Gold rates increase when the demand exceeds supply. Gold, being a natural resource is available in limited quantities, and each time the supply reduces there is a spurt in gold rates.
International relations – International trends have a deep impact on gold rates in India, primarily due to the fact that India depends on imports to meet local demand. Any changes in international relations could translate into a change in local gold rates.
US dollar – The US dollar plays a key role in determining international gold rates. A strong dollar results in poor gold performance and vice versa, resulting in costlier gold each time the dollar underperforms.
Market conditions – Gold is inversely proportional to market performance, with prices going up each time there is pressure on markets.
Government taxes and duties – The government imposes taxes and duties on a number of commodities, including gold. Any increase in these taxes automatically pushes gold rates, pinching the pocket of buyers.
There has been a recent increase in gold rates due to improved performance on the international front. The US Federal Policy rate change had a huge impact on prices, helping them pick up after a poor performance last year. One could see a further hike in rates in the coming weeks, as the US Central Bank is set to change its rates, which are likely to have a direct impact on gold.
What are the different purity levels in gold?
Gold is often purchased by weight and purity, with the purity measured in a unit called Karat. Gold is available in different purities, with the popular ones being 24 karat, 22 karat and 18 karat. While 24 karat gold is used extensively as an investment, 22 and 18 karat gold can be used to make jewellery and ornaments.
22 karat gold is a mixture of gold and alloys, in the ratio 11:1. This essentially means that 1 gram of 22 karat gold has around 91.5% pure gold, with other metals making up the remaining portion. These impurities are added to pure gold to make it more malleable and ductile, thereby making it perfect for jewellery.
Similarly, 18 karat gold is a mixture of gold and metals in the ratio 3:1, i.e. 75% pure gold and 25% metals. This is typically cheaper than 22 and 24 karat gold on account of impurities. 18 karat gold typically has a dull colour, making it easily recognisable.
Other gold options include 14 karat gold (which has 58% gold), 10 karat gold (with 42% gold) and 6 karat gold (with 25% gold).
Which is the best investment option: Physical Gold, Gold ETFs, or Sovereign Gold Bonds?
In this section, we talk about all three investment options pertaining to gold and determine which of these is better.
|Factors||Physical Gold||Gold ETFs||Sovereign Gold Bonds|
|Liquidity||Offers high liquidatable. It can be invested or exited any time an individual wants to.||ETFs also offers highly liquidity option. It can be traded on the stock exchange and can be liquidated during a trading session. However, the cost of selling is quite low compared to physical gold.||Can be bought from local banks and trade exchanges. Again, the cost of buying and selling is quite low compared to physical gold.|
|Safety||Is highly susceptible to thefts and burglary.||Very safe as it is stored in a dematerialised form in a DEMAT account.||Again, SGBs are kept in a DEMAT account and offers optimum safety.|
|Loan facility||Easily available.||Loans can be availed against gold ETFs.||Not available|
|Investment flexibility||Can be invested in a short time frame.||Can be bought in shorter quantities and requires less maintenance.||Can be bought in shorter quantities and requires less maintenance.|
|Tax Liability||All three avenues are taxed in a similar manner. To start off, any investment that is kept for more than three years is considered a long term holding and is eligible for Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax, which currently remains at 20% after indexation. If they are held for less than 3 years, they are considered a short term holding and is taxed based on the individual’s tax slab Note that, Sovereign Gold Bonds offers one advantage on the tax front, wherein the gains are tax exempt if the investment is redeemed after the maturity period.|
Taxes on Gold in India
Gold as a commodity attracts taxation in India, and depending on what it is used for, the taxes levied on the resource differ.
Tax on Purchase of Gold
Most gold in India is imported, with the result that gold is subject to customs duty. The customs duty payable on gold stands at 10% of the total value of the gold. In addition, processing charges associated with purchase would be taxed at 5%.
The sale of gold in India brings it under the purview of GST (Goods and Services Tax) that was introduced in 2017. The GST on gold was set at 3%. As a result, the total tax payable on gold stands at 14% at present.Read More about - GST on Gold
Income Tax on Gold
Any profit made from the sale of gold attracts income tax and both individuals as well as industry/jewellers are required to pay income tax in such a case.
The profit derived from the sale of gold falls under ‘Capital Gains Tax’ and details of tax liabilities and possible exemptions are mentioned below:
- Gold or gold jewellery bought and sold within a period of 3 years (36 months) is considered a short-term capital asset and would be taxed at the applicable rate (this is subject to change as announced by the government).
- Gold or gold jewellery bought and sold after a period of 3 years (36 months) is considered a long-term capital asset. Whether the gold was bought or given as a gift or received in the form of an inheritance, it would come under the long-term capital asset category. The taxes and other surcharges would be calculated accordingly.
- Gold received as a gift is exempt from tax if the value of the gold is less than Rs.50,000.
In the event of gold being sold and no profit being made from the sale, there is no tax since it is considered a ‘capital loss’ and can be listed at the time of filing income tax returns.
FAQs on Gold Rate in India
What is 24 karat and 22 karat gold?
Karat is the unit used to determine the purity of gold. 24 karat is pure gold and does not contain any impurity. It is mainly used for gold coins, bars, electronic, and medical devices. 22 karat gold, on the other hand, is an alloy wherein 91.67% is gold and the remaining is a mixture of metals like zinc, silver, nickel, etc. These impurities in the 22 karat gold make the metal stronger allowing it to be used for making jewellery.
Which gold is best 22k or 23k?
22 karat and 23 karat gold are not the purest forms of gold. The precious yellow metal, in its purest form, is not very strong and is not suitable for making jewellery. Usually, 22 karat gold is used for making gold ornaments. However, if a customer is looking for high purity gold jewellery, 23 karat gold is a good option. Since the purity is higher, the price of the 23 karat gold is also slightly higher than 22 karat gold. Although the price is lower than 24 karat gold.
Why do gold rates fluctuate in different cities in India?
The main reason behind the varied rates of gold across different cities and states in India is the addition of transportation charges of the precious metal. In addition to that, the rates also vary depending on the discount provided for bulk purchases. The transportation charges added to the price of gold leads to the fluctuating rates across the country during the same period.
Is 22K gold Same as 916?
Yes, 22 karat gold and 916 gold are the same. 916 is used to denote the percentage of pure gold in the 22 karat gold alloy. In 100 grams of 22 karat gold, 91.6 gram is pure gold and the remainder is a mix of other metals. In other words, 916 stands for 91.6% purity of gold or 22/24 karat purity.
Which is preferable out of 22K and 24K Gold?
The preference in terms of 22 karat gold and 24 karat gold depends on the purpose of the gold. 24 karat is the purest form of gold and is used for making gold bars, gold coins, medical and electrical devices, and so on. However, 24 karat gold, being brittle, is not a very good option for making jewellery. 22 karat is a preferable option for making gold jewellery as the mixture of alloys in it makes the metal stronger and a better choice.
Will the gold price keep changing in India?
Yes, the gold price in India will keep changing. The gold prices change on the basis of the fluctuations in the market, government tariffs and duties, etc.
How many grams in one tola gold?
Tola is a Hindi term used to measure gold. One tola gold is equivalent to 10 grams of gold.
How is hallmarked gold rate in India determined?
The price of gold is fixed every day. It depends on two main factors- parts of gold in the jewellery (22KT or 18KT) and also the type of metal that is used to mix with the gold.
Who imports and how is 22 carat gold Price in India?
Gold is imported into India by Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Yes Bank, Punjab National Bank, and Minerals and Metal Trading Corporation of India.
Which is better physical gold or digital gold?
Physical gold can be held as it is a universal finite currency and is held by most central banks. You can also buy or sell digital gold units easily anytime and also anywhere and can be used as collateral for your online loans.
Is digital gold taxable?
Yes, digital gold will be taxed at 30%.
Is it profitable to invest in digital gold?
If you have invested in digital gold (24K 99.9% pure gold), the chances of loss are low however it does exist.
Is GPAY gold safe?
GPAY gold is a safer to store gold as compared to physical gold.