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Gold Price in Kolkata
Kolkata is the third largest metropolitan city in India and is home to over 14 million people. The city is a hub for industries and accounts for a large chunk of all investments made in the country. Gold in India is generally not viewed as an investment opportunity and people typically keep their gold safe at home or convert it into jewelry. This mindset is however changing, and Kolkata which has one of the highest gross domestic product among Indian cities is leading the path. Fluctuating gold rates have not deterred Kolkata residents from buying gold, ensuring that Kolkata accounts for a large percentage of gold transactions in India.
Gold rate in Kolkata depends largely on market fluctuations and availability. Gold buyers can opt for either 22 karat or 24 karat gold, depending on their needs. 22 karat gold is about 92% pure and commands a lower rate than 24 karat gold, which is 99.99% pure.
Investing in gold is considered a profitable option for a large number of middle-class families in Kolkata and hence it is no wonder that the city ranks very high in the list of consumers in the country. A lot of topics relating to the precious metal, however, is often unanswered. So, in this page, we aim to cover every possible topic that relates to gold and gold rate in Kolkata.
Trend of Gold Rate in Kolkata for March 2018 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
March 2018 - Week 1 (1 - 5):
- The start of March saw the price of gold rise marginally in Kolkata, with gold trading at Rs.2,993 per gram.
- The rise in price seen across other cities due to a sharp slide in markets was reflected in the price in Kolkata as well as gold traded at Rs.3,012 per gram on 3 March.
- Static local demand led to prices remaining stable, though international demand surged on positive price cues.
- A slight dip in the gold price in Kolkata was observed as the week drew to a close, with gold trading at Rs.3,008 per gram on 5 March due to demand vagaries.
March 2018 - Week 2 (5-11):
- Gold rates in Kolkata opened at Rs.3,158 per gram when trading started for the second week of March.
- The 6th saw gold rates drop to Rs.3,153 per gram as local demand in Kolkata remained consistent with that of the entire nation.
- On the 7th, gold rates in Kolkata rose to Rs.3,170 per gram as the US dollar weakened and so did the stock market as there was an imminent trade war in the mix.
- During the 8th, gold rates dropped to 3,156 per gram as demand dropped briefly in the global market, which slowed down local demand.
- The 9th again saw gold rates drop - this time to Rs.3,143 - as demand continued to remain weak.
- Over the 10th and the 11th, gold prices in Kolkata surged and the metal traded at Rs.3,149 per gram.
March 2018 - Week 3 (12 - 18):
- When trading commenced in Kolkata, gold rates were recorded holding steady at Rs.3,149 per gram on the 12th with steady demand for the metal from the previous week.
- Prices dropped to Rs.3,149 per gram on the 13th before plunging further to Rs.3,136 per gram the next day with the US dollar gaining against other emerging currencies after markets speculated an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve next week.
- The 15th, however, saw gold prices rebounding to Rs.3,156 per gram with the US dollar losing its sheen following the dismissal of the US Secretary of State.
- Gold rate in Kolkata dropped to Rs.3,152 per gram on the 16th before plunging further to Rs.3,130 per kg on the 17th with markets refraining from making purchases ahead of the Federal Reserve monetary policy next week.
- The week concluded with gold price in Kolkata holding at Rs.3,132 per gram on the 18th due to an incline in domestic demand from local retailers, jewellers and industries.
Trend of Gold Rate in Kolkata for February 2018 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold rate on 1st February 2018||Rs.3,146 per gram|
|Gold rate on 28th February 2018||Rs.3,163 per gram|
|Highest Rate in February||Rs.3,191 per gram on 18 and 19 February|
|Lowest Rate in February||Rs.3,105 per gram from 11 to 13 February|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
February 2018 - Week 1 (1st - 4th)
- When trading commenced in Kolkata, gold was priced at Rs.3,146 per gram on the 1st with an incline in domestic demand amid positive overseas trends.
- With the US dollar gaining against other apex currencies ahead of the highly anticipated US jobs and payrolls data during the day, gold rate in Kolkata plunged to Rs.3,134 per gram on the 2nd.
- Though the US employment data came out stronger than expected, gold price in Kolkata surged to Rs.3,166 per gram on the 3rd. The rise in prices was brought about by jewellers and retailers who ramped up purchases to meet local demand.
- The 4th, however, saw domestic demand stabilising amid the strong US dollar index and rising equities. This led to the bullion being priced at Rs.3,140 per gram.
February 2018 - Week 2 (5th -11th)
- Gold in Kolkata opened at Rs.3,140 per gram when the second week of February began.
- There was a brief fall in prices and gold traded at Rs.3,126 per gram on the 6th of February as demand dropped.
- The 7th saw gold rate in Kolkata increase as a global equity sell off affected local trading and the emtal traded at Rs.3,159 per gram.
- As this sudden high demand subsided, gold price in Kolkata dropped back to Rs.3,126 per gram on the 8th before falling further to Rs.3,108 per gram as the US dollar strengthened.
- A brief rise in demand from jewellers pushed gold prices up to RS.3,115 per gram on the 10th, which continued on till the closing house of the week.
- The stable pricing of gold towards the end of the week was due to a relatively low yet steady demand.
February 2018 - Week 3 (12th - 18th)
- When trading began in Kolkata, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,105 per gram on the 12th amid the firm trends overseas.
- Steady bullion demand brought about by the losing dollar and weakening equities resulted in gold rate in Kolkata being priced at Rs.3,105 per gram on the 13th.
- The 14th witnessed gold price in Kolkata surging to Rs.3,128 per gram with markets awaiting the US inflation data for clues on the pace of the US interest rate hikes in future.
- Though the precious metal rates remained untouched at Rs.3,128 per gram on the 15th, prices rose further to Rs.3,173 per gram on the 16th with the highly expected price data proving to be favourable for commodity markets.
- With the US dollar losing against a basket of other emerging currencies and investors interested in the bullion to hedge against inflation concerns, gold rates in Kolkata surged to Rs.3,191 per gram on the 18th.
February 2018 - Week 4 (19th - 25th)
- Gold opened at a strong Rs.3,191 per gram in the 19th of February before dropping to Rs.3,187 per gram the next day as the US dollar began on its journey to recovery.
- The yellow metal’s prices dropped again on the 21st - to Rs.3,168 per gram - as the US dollar rose further to consolidate on its losses.
- During the 22nd, gold rate in Kolkata dropped down to Rs.3,155 per gram - a fourth consecutive day’s fall - due to investors remaining wary of more purchases.
- However, the fall was curtailed by a slightly better local demand, and gold price in Kolkata went up to Rs.3,154 per gram on the 23rd and the 24th.
- On the final day of this week, gold rates went up to Rs.3,158 per gram - as the dollar lost its momentum slightly while domestic demand seemed to rise.
February 2018 - Week 5 (26th - 28th)
- Gold rate in Kolkata were greatly influenced by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s decision to continue with the planned interest rate increases in his congressional testimony during the week.
- The yellow metal was recorded trading at Rs.3,158 per gram on the 26th with steady domestic demand for the metal.
- Though prices surged to Rs.3,170 per gram on the 27th due to an increase in demand from local jewellers and retailers, the 28th witnessed gold price in Kolkata plunging to Rs.3163 per gram amid the strengthening US dollar.
- Kolkata witnessed gold rates rising by 0.54% during the course of the month.
Trend of Gold Rate in Kolkata for January 2018 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold Rate on 1st January 2018||Rs.3,090 per gram|
|Gold Rate on 31st January 2018||Rs.3,127 per gram|
|Highest Rate in January||Rs.3,168 per gram on 26 January|
|Lowest Rate in January||Rs.3,088 per gram on 4 January|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
January 2018 - Week 1 (1st - 7th)
- Gold rate in Kolkata was affected by local as well as international demand.
- When trading began for the new year, gold was priced at Rs.3,090 per gram. This then rose to Rs.3,099 per gram on the 2nd, owing to an increased local demand.
- The 3rd again saw gold price in Kolkata increase, this time by Rs.4 and the metal traded at Rs.3,103 per gram.
- However, as the US dollar bounced back, gold rates dropped down to Rs.3,088 per gram amid some poor sales globally.
- The fall, though, was short lived and gold prices in Kolkata went back up to Rs.3,107 per gram on the 5th of the month.
- As demand seemed to consolidate, gold rates dropped to Rs.3,102 per gram on the 6th and continued at this rate till the end of the week.
January 2018 - Week 2 (8th - 14th)
- The second week commenced with the precious metal trading at Rs.3,101 per gram on the 8th.
- Though gold price in Kolkata surged to Rs.3,109 per gram on the 9th, prices plunged to Rs.3,099 per gram on the 10th owing to strong dollar index coupled with firm equities.
- However, with the US dollar losing against other apex currencies, gold rates in Kolkata rose significantly during the week.
- The yellow metal prices were recorded at Rs.3,120 per gram on the 11th before surging further to Rs.3,131 per gram on the 12th amid the positive overseas trend.
- The 13th saw gold rates in Kolkata surging to Rs.3,146 per gram - a seven-week high - after the strong trend overseas led to an increase in domestic demand for the metal.
- The bullion was recorded trading at Rs.3,146 per gram on the 14th when the week concluded.
January 2018 - Week 3 (15th - 21st)
- In Kolkata, gold priced started at Rs.3,157 per gram when the week began.
- This rose to Rs.3,167 per gram the next day as local demand increased. Gold prices in Kolkata were still holding at Rs.3,167 per gram on the 17th but a rise in the US dollar brough rates down to Rs.3,147 per gram on the 18th.
- From the 19th to the 21st, gold traded at Rs.3,149 per gram as local demand remained steady
January 2018 - Week 4 (22nd - 28th)
- Gold opened at Rs.3,109 per gram when trading started for the fourth week of January.
- Due to unchanged demand, gold continued to trade at Rs.3,109 per gram on the 23rd of the month.
- The 24th witnessed a price surge as demand increased amid concerns over a weak US dollar. Gold traded at Rs.3,121 per gram on this day.
- On the 25th, gold rate in Kolkata saw significant surge as the US dollar was at a new low and gold rates in the international market hit the highest figures since August 2016.
- Gold was seen selling at Rs.3,168 per gram per gram on the 25th and was the same the next day.
- However, as demand dropped, gold price in Kolkata went down to Rs.3,148 per gram on the 27th of the month.
- When the week ended, the yellow metal was still seen trading at Rs.3,148 per gram.
January 2018 - Week 5 (29th - 31st)
- Gold trade in Kolkata began with the bullion priced at Rs.3,132 per gram on the 29th amid the strengthening US dollar and higher US bond yields.
- Steady domestic demand from industries and jewellers despite the poor trend overseas led to gold price in Kolkata remaining unaltered at Rs.3,132 per gram on the 30th.
- The 31st, however, saw prices declining to Rs.3,127 per gram after the US dollar gained against a basket of other emerging currencies ahead of President Trump’s annual State of the Union address.
- Strong overseas trends coupled with an increased demand for the metal led to gold rate in Kolkata rising by 1.19% during the course of the month.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold Rate on 1st December 2017||Rs.3,074 per gram|
|Gold Rate on 31st December 2017||Rs.3,098 per gram|
|Highest Rate in December||Rs.3,098 per gram on 30 and 31 December|
|Lowest Rate in December||Rs.3,001 per gram on 12 and 13 December|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
December 2017 - Week 1 (1st - 10th)
- Trading opened in Kolkata with the yellow metal priced at Rs.3,074 per gram on the 1st of December.
- Thanks to the positive trend overseas, rates surged to Rs.3,088 per gram on the 2nd amid a weakened dollar.
- Strong global, as well as domestic demand over the next couple of days led to the metal being priced at Rs.3,088 on the 3rd and the 4th.
- However, the US Senate’s decision to clear the tax reform bill proved to be unfavourable for the bullion trade and prices plunged to Rs.3,064 per gram and Rs.3,051 per gram on the 5th and the 6th respectively.
- The 7th saw gold price in Kolkata dropping to Rs.3,042 per gram which plunged further to Rs.3,012 per gram on the 8th as the newly approved tax bill seemed to boost investor sentiments in the country.
- Subdued domestic demand coupled with a strong dollar index amid poor global cues led to gold rates in Mumbai hitting their lowest figure of Rs.3,008 per gram on the 9th.
- The week concluded with the precious metal trading at Rs.3,008 per gram due to a steady bit subdued demand from local jewellers, retailers and industries.
December 2017 - Week 2 (11th - 17th)
- In Kolkata, gold trading opened at a relatively decent price of Rs.3,008 per gram.
- But, a cautious approach taken by the investors pushed gold price in Kolkata down to Rs.3,002 per gram on the 12th.
- As there was little change in demand ahead of the Fed Reserve rate hike meeting, gold rates remained at Rs.3,002 per gram on the 13th as well.
- The 14th, however, saw gold rate in Kolkata improve for the metal to trade at Rs.3,017 per gram as stocks, treasury yields, and the US dollar lost some of its value.
- On the 15th, gold rates fell to Rs.3,002 as the market was getting used to the latest interest rate set by the Fed Reserve.
- The 16th and 17th saw gold rates remain at Rs.3,002 per gram due to steady by low demand.
December 2017 - Week 3 (18th - 24th)
- Poor global trends coupled with firmer dollar and equities led to gold being priced at Rs.3,002 per gram when the week commenced.
- Gold price in Kolkata was recorded trading at Rs.3,023 per gram on the 19th after commodity markets improved despite the steady dollar and firmer stocks.
- The 20th saw gold rate in Kolkata plunging to Rs.3,016 per gram as the dollar strengthened with the US tax bill moving a step closer to being approved.
- But with investors speculating over the negative impact of the tax overhaul on the US economy, equities market was muted during the week. This led to gold prices rebounding to Rs.3,021 per gram on the 21st and the 22nd.
- The bullion rates surged further to Rs.3,037 per gram on the 23rd after the Asian markets declined against the new tax cuts.
- Positive trends overseas coupled with steady domestic demand for the precious metal led to gold prices remaining untouched at Rs.3,037 per gram on the 24th.
December 2017 - Week 4 (25th - 31st)
- Gold rates in Kolkata were one of the highest for this week.
- When trading commenced for the week on the 25th of December, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,037 per gram.
- Rates went up to Rs.3,042 per gram as a steadying rising international demand spurred local sales.
- With the dollar continuing to weaken, gold rates jumped to Rs.3,055 per gram on the 27th of December.
- The 28th again saw gold rates rise - this time to trade at Rs.3,079 per gram - as the global market saw gold climb the $1,300 per ounce margin.
- The final two days of December saw gold trading at Rs.3,098 per gram, as the metal recorded one of the highest yearly gains since 2010.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold rate on 1st November 2017||Rs.3,071 per gram|
|Gold rate on 30th November 2017||Rs.3,085 per gram|
|Highest Rate in November 2017||Rs.3,123 per gram on 20, 25th and 26th November|
|Lowest Rate in November 2017||Rs.3,035 per gram 18 November|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
November 2017 - Week 1 (1st - 5th)
- Compared to other major cities, gold rate in Kolkata remained largely stable over the first week of November.
- When the month started on the 1st, gold was priced at Rs.3,071 per gram.
- A surge in local demand saw gold price in Kolkata rise to Rs.3,080 per gram on the 2nd of November.
- From the 3rd to the 5th, gold prices in Kolkata remained at Rs.3,080 per gram as local demand stabilised to keep in tune with the poor sales record in major world markets.
November 2017 - Week 2 (6th - 12th)
- When trading commenced for the second week, the gold price in Kolkata was relatively low at Rs.3,066 per gram on the 6th of November.
- However, gold rates picked up the following day with the US dollar losing against a basket of major emerging currencies amid speculations on the monetary policy meeting held by the central bank. The precious metal was priced at Rs.3,088 per gram on the 7th.
- Gold trade rallied over the next couple of days as the dollar dipped amid uncertainties of a possible delay in the US tax reform. This led to gold rate in Kolkata rising to Rs.3,094 per gram and Rs.3,101 per gram on the 8th and 9th respectively.
- The 10th recorded the highest figure of Rs.3,106 per gram in nearly three weeks owing to strong global trends that pushed demand higher for the metal.
- A subdued but steady demand from local jewellers, industries and retailers resulted in the precious metal trading at Rs.3,096 per gram for the remainder of the week.
November 2017 - Week 3 (13th - 19th)
- On the 13th of November, gold was priced at Rs.3,099 per gram. This rose to Rs.3,106 per gram on the 14th as local demand improved.
- The 15th again saw gold rates in Kolkata surge as local investors continued with their purchases.
- However, prices fell on the 17th to Rs.3,101 per gram as demand fell amid concerns about a rising US dollar.
- Gold price in Kolkata fell further to Rs.3,094 per gram on the 18th as demand failed to pick up.
- The controversial nature of US President Donald Trump’s latest tax regime stirred up the market. This led to gold rates rising to Rs.3,110 per gram on the final day of the week.
November 2017 - Week 4 (20th - 26th)
- Gold began strongly in Kolkata but dropped off mid-week before surging back towards the end.
- On the 20th, gold was priced at Rs.3,123 per gram, but dropped to Rs.3,097 per gram on the 21st as demand fell.
- Prices in Kolkata dropped again on the 22nd for the metal to trade at Rs.3,090 per gram.
- Thanks to positive trading cues globally, gold rate in Kolkata surged to Rs.3,108 per gram on the 23rd and went up again on the 24th to reach Rs.3,111 per gram.
- The 25th saw gold price n Kolkata return to parity and the metal traded at Rs.3,123 per gram and continued at the same rate till the closing hours of the week.
November 2017 - Week 5 (27th - 30th)
- On the 27th of November, gold in Kolkata was trading at Rs.3,108 per gram.
- A decline in domestic demand pushed gold rates down to Rs.3,101 per gram the next day. The fall could be attributed to a weak trend overseas which remained subdued after Fed chair speech.
- Gold price in Kolkata remained at Rs.3,101 per gram on the 29th as well as domestic investors were keeping the purchases steady.
- The final day of the month saw gold rate in Kolkata drop significantly to Rs.3,085 per gram because of a rising US dollar.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold Rate on 1st October 2017||Rs.3,109 per gram|
|Gold Rate on 31st October 2017||Rs.3,091 per gram|
|Highest Rate in October 2017||Rs.3,138 per gram from 12 to 17 October|
|Lowest Rate in October 2017||Rs.3,079 per gram from 27 to 29 October|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Decline|
October 2017 - Week 1 (1st -7th)
- Kolkata saw an increase in the price of gold over the course of the first week of October, in sharp contrast to prevalent trends.
- Gold opened the week at Rs.3,109 per gram in the City of Joy as demand from the previous month kept prices high.
- A gradual decline in gold price in Kolkata was observed due to the rise in the U.S. dollar rate after a sustained period of volatility.
- Markets also saw a revival due to relative calm on the economic and political front, as gold rate in Kolkata fell to Rs.3,089 per gram on 3 October.
- A slight recovery in the price was recorded on 4 October as gold traded at Rs.3,091 per gram but demand dropped the following day, with gold trading at Rs.3,086 per gram.
- Demand dropped as U.S. non-farm employment data was positive, leading investors away from gold, which fell to Rs.3,084 per gram on 6 October.
- Prices recovered as the week ended as fears of North Korea expanding its nuclear capabilities led to an increase in demand for gold which traded at Rs.3,113 per gram on 7 October.
October 2017 - Week 2 (8th -14th)
- In Kolkata, gold prices saw a minor dip during one of the initial days of the week.
- When the week started on the 8th, gold was priced at Rs.3,113 per gram, which then surged to Rs.3,125 per gram on the 9th as demand went up.
- Due to a small dip in local trading, gold prices went down to Rs.3,123 per gram on the 10th of October.
- The 11th, however, saw gold rate in Kolkata go up to Rs.3,130 per gram as demand surged, thanks to solid cues from the global bullion industry.
- On the 12th, gold prices in Kolkata went up again to Rs.3,138 per gram as jewellers rushed to make purchases to meet the busy Diwali demand.
- Even though the green back bounced back on the 13th, gold rates in Kolkata remained at Rs.3,138 per gram, courtesy of sustained purchases in the city.
- When the week came to an end, gold was still seen trading at Rs.3,138 per gram.
October 2017 - Week 3 (15th - 21st)
- Gold rate in Kolkata, started strongly at Rs.3,138 per gram.
- As demand was consistent, gold prices remained at Rs.3,138 per gram on the 16th and 17th of the month.
- However, gold price in Kolkata went down to Rs.3,109 per gram on the 18th as local trading was affected by a resurgent US dollar.
- Price improved slightly as pre-Diwali trading saw gold rates increase to Rs.3,110 per gram on the 19th and then to Rs.3,118 per gram on the 20th of the month.
- The final day of this week saw gold trade at Rs.3,112 per gram as demand subsided after Diwali festivities drew to a close.
October 2017 - Week 4 (22nd -28th)
- When trading commenced for the third week in Kolkata, gold was trading high at Rs.3,112 per gram on the 22nd.
- Gold trade plummeted the next day as the dollar touched a three-month high against the yen on account of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in the elections leaving Bank of Japan’s monetary policy undisrupted. This led to prices dropping to Rs.3,101 per gram.
- Gold price in Kolkata rose marginally to Rs.3,106 per gram as the dollar weakened against major emerging currencies on the 24th.
- The dollar, however, strengthened with stronger equities, and news on the possibility of John Taylor being appointed the next US Federal Reserve chairman. This led to gold rates declining to Rs.3,100 per gram on the 25th.
- Gold rate in Kolkata surged to Rs.3,098 per gram on the 26th with the dollar collapsed as global markets expected the ECB to taper its monetary policies, subsequently pushing the euro higher.
- However, the European Central Bank’s decision to extend its bond-buying programme resulted in the dollar gaining over the euro. This led to prices dropping to Rs.3,079 per gram on the 27th.
- Thanks to steady and sustained demand from local buyers and industries, gold rates remained unchanged at Rs.3,079 per gram on the 28th.
October 2017 - Week 5 (29th- 31st)
- Kolkata was one of the only city to see a positive change in gold rates this week.
- On the 29th of October, gold was priced at Rs.3,079 per gram.
- The 30th saw gold rate in Kolkata rises to Rs.3,084 per gram - a Rs.5 increase - as demand from local circles pushed prices up.
- When the week came to an end, gold rates had surged further to Rs.3,091 per gram.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|September 1 Rate||Rs.3,041 per gram|
|September 30 Rate||Rs.3,109 per gram|
|Highest Rate in September||Rs.3,185 per gram from 9 to 11 September|
|Lowest Rate in September||Rs.3,041 per gram on 1 September|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
September 2017 - Week 1 (1st to 10th)
- Gold prices in Kolkata started off on a slower note due to muted demand from investors and jewellers in the city.
- Rates remained at Rs.3,041 per gram on the 1st and the 2nd before increasing to Rs.3,049 per gram on the 3rd.
- As the local bullion exchange was affected by North Korea’s latest escalation with regards to its nuclear weapon testing.
- Gold rate in Kolkata continued at Rs.3,065 per gram for the next couple days, courtesy of a sustained demand from domestic investors.
- The North Korean hoodoo wore off, which led to prices drop to Rs.3,052 per gram on the 7th.
- However, when the Kim Jong Un government gave official confirmation about its most powerful nuclear test to date.
- Gold price in Kolkata jumped by Rs.133 per gram to trade at Rs.3,185 per gram on the 8th and continued at the same rate for the remaining days of the week.
- The sudden spike in gold rates was due to an increase in safe-haven investments skyrocketing in and around the world.
September 2017 - Week 2 (11th to 17th)
- The price of gold in Kolkata was in line with trends seen across other Indian cities as demand was muted and rates fluctuated.
- Gold opened the week trading at Rs.3,185 per gram on 11 September, reflecting no change in price from the previous week.
- Demand dropped to Rs.3,133 per gram on 12 September as the dollar rate rose after the tumultuous plunge in the previous week.
- Local demand was on the decline as jewellers and retail consumers were put off by the prohibitively high rates, but prices rose to Rs.3,141 per gram on 13 September.
- Minor fluctuations in demand were recorded over the rest of the week, with gold trading at Rs.3,142 per gram on 14 September.
- Gold rate in Kolkata rose to Rs.3,145 per gram on 15 September and remained constant till the week ended on 17 September.
September 2017 - Week 3 (18th-24th)
- In Kolkata, gold rates were recorded at Rs.3,133 per gram for the 18th of September.
- Bullion demand fell on the 19th to push gold rates down to Rs.3,117 per gram before rising to Rs.3,127 per gram, thanks to increased demand due to positive global cues.
- Gold rate in Kolkata remained at Rs.3,127 per gram till the 22nd as a result of steady demand from jewellers and investors.
- However, gold rate in Kolkata fell to Rs.3,111 per gram on the 23rd and the metal traded at this rate for the remainder of the week as demand slumped due to lowered purchases.
September 2017 - Week 4 (25th-30th)
- Gold rates in Kolkata remained largely positive this week, thanks to steady demand from local buyers.
- On the 25th, gold price in Kolkata were recorded at Rs.3,101 per gram.
- As demand increased slightly, gold price in Kolkata went up to Rs.3,105 per gram on the 26th. Demand remained steady on the 27th, which led to gold rates remaining unchanged.
- Gold prices went up slightly to Rs.3,109 per gram as demand seemed to surge. Kolkata was one of the few cities which saw positive change in prices despite a weak global trend.
- Over the last two days of the week, i.e., the 29th and the 30th, gold prices remained at Rs.3,109 per gram.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|August 1 Rate||Rs.3,005 per gram|
|August 31 Rate||Rs.3,041 per gram|
|Highest Rate in August||Rs.3,072 per gram on 17 August|
|Lowest Rate in August||Rs.2,971 per gram on 7 August|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
August ‘17 - Week 1 (1st to 6th)
- Reflecting trends seen across major Indian cities, the price of gold in the City of Joy was also subject to fluctuations as a result of market conditions.
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,005 per gram on 1 August but prices fell to Rs.2,997 per gram on 2 August due to declining demand.
- Gold rate in Kolkata fell sharply as U.S. markets were buoyed by the possibility of an interest rate hike, resulting in demand for gold falling to Rs.2,977 per gram on 3 August.
- Gold made a comeback as local demand increased on account of Varmahalakshmi, with the yellow metal trading at Rs.2,991 per gram on 4 August.
- Gold price in Kolkata rise was short-lived, as gold prices dropped to Rs.2,975 per gram on 5 & 6 August due to weak overseas demand.
August ‘17 – Week 2 (7th to 13th)
- In West Bengal’s capital Kolkata, gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,971 per gram when the week began on the 7th.
- Prices went up marginally on the 8th to Rs.2,975 per gram and continued at the same rate till the 10th as demand in local circles was minimal.
- However, positive cues internationally and in the the rest of the country led to gold prices increasing significantly by Rs.59 to trade at Rs.3,034 per gram on the 11th.
- The increase seen on the 11th also happened to be one of the highest single-day rise in the country.
- Due to marginal demand, gold price in Kolkata only went up to Rs.3,037 per gram on the 12th and continued at the same rate till the end of the week on the 13th of August.
August ‘17 - Week 3 (14th to 20th)
- Contrary to prevalent trends, the price of gold in Kolkata rose in the third week of August as local demand boosted prices in spite of conflicting global cues.
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,030 per gram on 14 August, with the price remaining unchanged on 15 August.
- Gold rate in Kolkata rose to Rs.3,049 per gram on 16 August as local demand rose in spite of the dollar rate stabilising.
- Tensions with North Korea led to U.S. markets faltering, which led to greater demand for safe-haven assets like gold.
- Gold traded at Rs.3,072 per gram on 17 August before falling to Rs.3,070 per gram on 18 August.
- Gold price in Kolkata fell steeply as the week drew to a close as the upcoming central banker’s meet led to a resurgence in the dollar rate, trading at Rs.3,040 per gram on 19 & 20 August.
August 2017 – Week 4 (21st - 27th)
- Gold rate in Kolkata fluctuated slightly this week due to uneven demand.
- On the 21st of the month, gold price in Kolkata were holding at Rs.3,030 per gram, which jumped up to Rs.3,034 per gram on the 22nd.
- However, a drop in demand due to cautious investors, gold prices dropped to Rs.3,026 per gram on the 23rd of August.
- Conflicts between the US and North Korea led to gold prices spike to Rs.3,035 per gram on the 24th.
- Over the final two days of August week 4, gold was selling at Rs.3,035 per gram.
August 2017 – Week 5 (28th - 31st)
- Gold prices fluctuated and dropped marginally in Kolkata over the course of the last week, trading at Rs.3,058 per gram on 28 August as demand was stable in spite of changes in the dollar rate.
- Demand dropped sharply, trading at Rs.3,015 per gram on 29 August as local demand plunged in spite of high demand internationally.
- The ongoing threat from North Korea as well as a plunging rupee led to higher demand for gold from local consumers which helped boost prices to Rs.3,041 per gram on 30 August.
- There was no change in the price of gold in Kolkata as the month ended, with the metal trading at Rs.3,041 per gram on 31 August as the dollar rate and U.S. markets continued to fall due to factors such as Hurricane Harvey and North Korea.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|July 1 Rate||Rs.3,011 per gram|
|July 31 Rate||Rs.3,001 per gram|
|Highest Rate in June||Rs.3,044 per gram on 3 July|
|Lowest Rate in June||Rs.2,903 per gram on 14 July|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Decline|
July 2017 - Week 1 (1st to 9th)
- A number of variations were noted in the price of gold in Kolkata during the first week of July. Gold traded at Rs.3,011 per gram on 1 July and continued to trade at this rate on 2 July as well.
- Post GST implementation, a few variations were seen in the price of this metal.
- There was a marginal increase noted in the price of gold on the 3 of July with gold being priced at Rs.3,044 per gram but fell the next day to trade at Rs.3,022 per gram.
- Gold continued to trade at Rs.3,022 per gram on 4 July but reduced the next day to trade at Rs.3,021 per gram. This price of gold was noted on 7 July as well.
- On the last two days of the week, gold was priced at Rs.2,992 per gram in Kolkata.
July 2017 - Week 2 (10th to 16th)
- Gold trading in Kolkata wasn’t as hit and miss as it was in other cities in the country.
- On the 10th of July, gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,909 per gram - a rate which went up marginally to Rs.2,911 per gram on the 11th.
- The 12th saw prices go up very slightly by Rs.1 for the metal to trade at Rs.2,912 per gram.
- During the 13th, the Donald Trump scandal gripped the US leading to a crash in dollar rate and the subsequent increase in gold demand.
- Gold prices were holding at Rs.,2915 per gram on the 13th.
- However, all the change in international market didn’t translate itself when trading began for 13th in Kolkata.
- Contrary to global demand, gold prices fell by Rs.12 to Rs.2,903 per gram on the 14th.
- Over the last two days of the week, however, gold prices remained stable at Rs.2,920 per gram, thanks to a steep incline in demand brought about by local buyers.
July 2017 - Week 3 (17th to 23rd)
- The price of gold in Kolkata rose over the course of the week due to an increase in local demand as well as favourable market forces.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,920 per gram on 17 July, reflecting no change from the previous week.
- Gold price in Kolkata rose to Rs.2,939 per gram on 19 July as the U.S. dollar suffered losses due to various geopolitical crises affecting the United States.
- While local demand was not as expected, overseas demand made up for the domestic shortfall and kept price stable.
- Gold rose to trade at Rs.2,955 per gram on 21 July as Asian markets sought to capitalise on the poor U.S. dollar rate and increased demand for the yellow metal.
- Prices soared to trade at Rs.3,002 per gram on 22 July as industrial demand rose due to the continued poor performance of the U.S. dollar as well as global markets.
- The week drew to a close with gold prices remaining constant at Rs.3,002 per gram on 23 July, registering a Rs.82 increase over the course of the week.
July 2017 - Week 4 (24th to 31st):
- Kolkata recorded one of the highest rates for gold this week.
- On the 24th, the metal was trading at Rs.2,993 per gram, which continued on the 25th as well due to sustained demand.
- Prices went down to Rs.2,972 per gram on the 26th- a Rs.21 decrease - as demand from local investors fell.
- On the 27th, prices, however, increased thanks to a fall in US dollar value and the subsequent increase from jewellers in Kolkata.
- The 28th saw gold rates decline to Rs.2,982 per gram as investors were cautious and were hoping for prices to fall further.
- As prices didn’t seem to go down - and as demand went up instead - gold rates went up to Rs.3,001 per gram on the 29th.
- The next two days didn’t see any change in gold prices as there was sustained demand for the metal from investors.
Investments in gold have evolved over the centuries and gold now offers more investment avenues than ever before. Gold investments act to balance rising inflation, with changing gold rates negating any inflation which could creep in. Some of the popular gold investment options in Kolkata are mentioned below.
Jewelry – Jewelry has been the preferred choice of Indians when it comes to buying gold. Traditionally jewelry was not seen as an investment but people are warming up to it now. Gold jewels can be exchanged or sold, making it a decent investment option in case of emergencies.
Gold Accumulation Plans – These plans provide an investor with the opportunity to deposit a specific amount on a monthly basis. After completion of an agreed upon time period the investor can choose to cash in the deposits in exchange for gold coins or jewelry.
Gold Bullion Bars – Gold bars are seen as a safe investment and every country invests in keeping certain gold bars as reserves. Kolkata has a large number of high net worth individuals and gold bars can be a sound investment opportunity for them. These bars are 99.5% pure and can weigh up to 1 kg each, making them excellent high value investments.
Gold Bullion Coins – These coins are an ideal investment option for those with low reserves. Coins can be purchased according to weight, weighing anywhere between 1g to 10 g. With no wastage and making charges, coins offer better value for money than jewelry and can also be converted into liquid assets if need be.
Allocated Gold Accounts – A lot of people worry about the safety of their gold investments and this plan is perfect for those who wish to own gold but do not want to keep it with them. Gold accounts ensure that the gold is safe and secure in banks, with the owner having freedom to access it at any point.
Gold rates are often set on the same principle in all the states and cities in the country. But, as variables often differ in different states and so does the demand, we see prices that are dissimilar in most places. Coming to the part about how gold rates are fixed, we can say that it hinges on a number of factors. These include:
- Rate of gold in the international market: The reason why gold rates in the international exchange matters is because much of the bullion in the country is imported. Gold rates in the global market depends on how well the US dollar is performing. This is because the metal is mostly trade in US currency.
- Import duty: Every state has a different import duty which is added on top of the duty that should be paid for importing the metal into the country. Gold prices in the market may vary depending on the duty paid at a particular point in time.
- Bank margins: Usually, banks are one of the few institutions that are designated to import gold into the country. When banks get the metal into the country, they decide on a profit margin before selling the same to the retailers. The percentage cut banks decide to take will also have a bearing on how gold rates are set.
- The MCX: The Multi Commodity Exchange, known commonly as the MCX, is a market where commodities are exchanged. Prices on this index will impact how gold is priced in a city, in this case, Kolkata.
- Associations: Bullion association is an association of traders and retailers who come together to discuss any and all of their gold related concerns. To set a rate, these traders often consider some of the biggest retailers and their latest pricing while also taking into account the profitability of the rate they set.
Up until 2003, gold prices around India remained around the Rs.3,500 bracket, but things changed soon after the Lehman Brothers crash happened in 2008. When the markets crashed, people felt that investing in gold, whose prices were rising significantly would help offset their losses. Now, ever since 2008, gold prices have risen by more than 750% within a decade.
While we have mentioned how gold prices have gone up over the last couple years, there is a chance that bullion trading has seen its best days already. These days there’s very few reasons why gold rates should spike, unless the world again goes through a bad debt situation like it did in 2008. Som expect gold prices to remain more or less flat for much of 2017.
Availing loans against gold has become rather common of late with several NBFCs like Muthoot Finance and Manappuram Gold Loans have been established with this as their core business principle. There are also several other NBFCs and banks which offer loans against assets like gold. To provide a loan, they usually value the gold at the current day’s rate and will keep it as a collateral tilt he borrowed amount is completely repaid with interest.
Selling gold in Kolkata is relatively simple as nearly every jewellery store offers you this service. All you’d have to do is walk into a jeweller near you, who will value your gold and pay the total amount based on how much it weighs. However, what we suggest is that you go to reputed jewellers and retailers so that you don’t get hoodwinked by scamsters.
These are some of the most important things you should know about investing in gold in Kolkata. If you are really looking to invest in the metal, be advised that rates haven’t seen the best of days in the past few months and isn’t likely to go up any time soon.
24 karat gold – One gram of 24 karat gold costs Rs 2722 in Kolkata today (June 15, 2015). The price has hovered around the Rs 2700 mark, with a high of Rs 2915 about 8 months ago and a low of Rs 2600 six months ago.
22 karat gold – A gram of 22 karat gold costs Rs 2538 in Kolkata today (June 15, 2015). The average cost of 1 g of 22 karat gold has been around Rs 2600 in the last year, with a high of Rs 2715 and a low of Rs 2378. The low cost of gold makes it the right time to invest in it.
Kolkata is home to all major jewelers from across the country and houses some of the best gold stores. One can find gold shops in every major part of the city, with the most popular ones being Reliance Jewels, Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri, DK Basak Jewellers, Anjali Jewellers and Senco Gold. Residents can also opt for the smaller gold shops spread across the city to meet their individual needs.
How is gold price in Kolkata fixed?
Like every other city in India, fixing gold rates in Kolkata involves a set procedure. While the process is the same, the various costs involved is what brings the rate difference. In this section, we tell you how gold rate in Kolkata is fixed.
- Import duty
- GST on gold
- Marginal cost of banks importing the gold
- Local bullion association along with some of the leading dealers in the city
- Cost of gold on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX)
- The Rupee-US dollar dynamic
When fixing gold prices, all the aforementioned factors come into play. The import duty though remains the same for all imports, same is the case with the GST too. After this, the local association decide on what price better reflects the market dynamic (demand, inflow, outflow etc). Once all this are taken care of, the performance of the US dollar and the Indian rupee provides direction to prices.
What impact has GST had on gold rate in Kolkata?
As per the Income Tax regulations, gold as a commodity is taxable under the law and with the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 1st July, 2017, the price dynamic has underwent a major rejig. As per the old law, gold was taxed at 12.2% , of which 10% was the import duty, 1% was the excise duty, while the remaining 1.2% was the VAT complement of the tax. At present, the the excise and VAT duty have been scrapped and has been replaced with a GST of 3% and the 10% import duty still remains.
On the retail front, there are a few different components to look at. For instance, there’s the 5% making charge on top of the 10% import duty, and 3% GST.
Ways to invest in gold in Kolkata
Being a major metropolitan city, Kolkata certainly offers a lot of scope for gold investment. For people looking to invest in the yellow, there are plenty of avenues to choose from. These range from obvious consumer-centric instruments like jewellery and gold coins, while there are also other investment-driven options one can explore like gold bullions and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
Gold or Gold ETF: Which is a better option?
Whether a gold or gold ETF is a better option depends on the reason behind your purchase. If, for instance, you are buying gold for personal consumption, there’s no other way than to buy gold. On the other hand, if you want to buy gold from an investment point of view, you could take a clear look at ETFs. But, before going for it, you should know that ETFs aren’t the same as physical gold, in that you won’t have it with you. Also, ETFs are taxable in you register any capital gains after you liquidate your assets.
Things to know before investing in gold in kolkata
In this section we will talk about the various things you should know about before investing in gold. Here are a list of things every gold investor must know before making their purchase:
- The purity level: Gold is available in multiple levels, which are based on how pure they are. These are four of the mostly known ones, i.e,, 14 karat (58.33% pure), 18 karat (75% pure), 22 karat (92% pure), and 24 karat (99% and above). A 24K gold is also considered to be the purest form of gold. For jewellery purposes, 22K gold is commonly used as it offers designers a certain level of customizability. Another reason 22K gold is used instead of 24K is because the latter is far too brittle to withstand complex and intricate designs.
- What the labour charges are: Every jeweller, irrespective of where they are based, add what is known as labour charge. This is the compensation for the man hours spent creating a piece of jewellery. Sellers usually add this amount to the overall cost of the product.
- Certification: Every gold type is certified with an authentication letter and most jewellers provide the a certificate stating that their gold is either KDM or Hallmark certified. Make sure your gold has the right certification before making the purchase.
- Timing of the purchase: The timing of your purchase can have a bearing on how much your jewellery could cost. For instance, during festive seasons when demand is high, you are likely to spend more as opposed to buying during the off season. Also be on the lookout for additional offers which reputed jewellers put up from time to time.
- Keep the weight in mind: When a jewellery is weighed before a sale, any other stones used (emerald, diamond etc) will also be included in the pricing. This may increase the price of your jewels further. So, keep this in mind when purchasing studded jewellery.
What factors influence gold rate in Kolkata
There are a number of reasons why gold is priced different in almost every other city in the country.
- One of the things that play a role is logistics. You see, India has very few gold mining companies and in order to make up for the shortage, we import gold from other countries like Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Ghana, Peru, Bolivia among others.
- The second factor is the Central Bank, which sometimes imports gold when there’s an especially high demand for the metal. As a consequence of this, gold prices also rise up.
- The third factor is the Indian Rupee. Depending on how good or bad the rupee is performing, gold rates differ. For instance, if the rupee gains upto 100 points on the dollar i.e., if the value falls from say Rs. 64 for 1 USD to Rs.62 per 1 USD, gold rates drop. This is because the importing cost decline due to a stronger rupee. The opposite is also true, if rupee falls and dollar gains, gold rates increase.
What’s the difference between KDM and Hallmark gold
KDM and hallmark are two entirely different things, in that KDM alludes to the process of using other metals to make jewellery that would last long. On the other hand, Hallmark is the certification provided to piece of gold based on its purity levels. The latter is follows a clear cut instruction set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the arbitrator of sorts for gold standards in India.
Is gold price in Kolkata likely to gain in 2018?
It’s quite hard to pinpoint whether gold rates in Kolkata will increase for sure, but the signs that we have witnessed so far could point to an increase. As evidenced by the the trend seen over the month of January and February, gold rates are likely to see better days. For starters, the US economy is undergoing a lot of changes with the current president Donald Trump’s administration dividing opinions more than ever and with each of his policies receiving backlash from the opposition. This combined with the interest rate decisions taken by major central banks in the world, and the growing internal and external rifts in countries and trade unions could see prices see a considerable increase.
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