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Gold Rate in Orissa
Gold rates in Odisha depend on the several factors, including but not limited to, quantum of India’s gold imports, supply, demand and price fluctuations in world markets among others. The government of India raises import duties on the yellow metal to reduce the current account deficit. The price of the yellow metal touched a 4-year low in India this year. Gold was one of the major non-performing assets over the past two years in India. According to experts, gold prices are expected to slide further in the coming few months in anticipation of an interest rate hike in the US in September this year.Odisha has rich mineral deposits. A survey conducted by GSI, few years ago, revealed presence of gold in several districts in Odisha, namely, such as Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur. Given that India imports almost all of its Gold, port towns in Odisha tend to have slightly lower prices compared to cities. Gold is widely used during festive occasions and weddings with jewellery stores displaying a variety of traditional designs. There have been reports of many customers putting off their plans to buy the yellow metal in anticipation of a further drop in gold rates.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for January 2018 to March 2018 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.3,009 per gram||Rs.3,146 per gram||Rs.3,143 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,127 per gram||Rs.3,163 per gram||Rs.3,159 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,132 per gram on 29 and 30 January||Rs.3,148 per gram on 18 and 19 February||Rs.3,198 per gram on 25 and 26 March|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,000 per gram on 4 January||Rs.3,105 per gram from 11 to 13 February||Rs.3,117 per gram from 20 March|
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for January 2018:
- Trading commenced in Odisha with the yellow metal priced at Rs.3,009 per gram on the 1st of January.
- The strengthening US dollar coupled with well-performing equities led to gold rates in Odisha plummeting to Rs.3,000 per gram - the lowest recorded monthly figure - on the 4th.
- With the US jobs and payrolls’ data indicating a decline in the number of jobs contributing to the US economy, the US greenback plunged. This led to gold prices rebounding to Rs.3,086 per gram on the 16th.
- The next week saw gold rates gradually increasing with demand picking up amid the weakened US dollar.
- Gold was recorded trading at Rs.3,129 per gram on the 28th before surging to Rs.3,132 per gram on the 29th with investors and traders cashing in on the bullion amid the poorly performing dollar and equities.
- Gold price in Odisha remained untouched at Rs.3,129 per gram on the 30th before stabilising at Rs.3,127 per gram on the last day amid the firm trend overseas.
- Odisha recorded an incline of 3.92% in gold rates, thanks to strong demand coupled with firm market cues during the course of the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for February 2018:
- The month began in Odisha with the precious metal priced at Rs.3,146 per gram on the 1st of February.
- The poorly performing US dollar coupled with losing equities led to gold rates rising considerably during the month.
- With the US employment data indicating an increase in the number of jobs contributing to the US economy during the previous month, the US dollar rose against a basket of currencies. This led to gold prices in Odisha plummeting to Rs.3,105 per gram on the 11th.
- Poor demand compounded with weak global cues led to gold rates remaining untouched at Rs.3,105 per gram until the 13th.
- The next couple of days saw gold prices in Odisha increasing considerably with jewellers and retailers ramping up purchases to meet the ongoing wedding season demand.
- Gold rates touched their highest monthly figure at Rs.3,148 per gram on the 18th, thanks to strong and steady demand at the domestic level.
- Prices remained unaltered at Rs.3,148 per gram the next day with the bullion capitalising on the poorly performing greenback and losing equities.
- The dollar, however, regained lost ground with the dollar index gaining against a basket of other emerging currencies in the international market and the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,163 per gram on the last day of February.
- Odisha witnessed gold rate in Odisha rising by 0.54% during the course of the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for March 2018:
- The last month of the quarter commenced with gold prices in Odisha holding at Rs.3,143 per gram on the 1st after a poor trend overseas led to a decline of Rs.20 per gram from the previous month’s closing session.
- Gold rates fluctuated considerably during the initial three weeks amid the unstable US dollar and recovering equities.
- Poor domestic demand brought about by the strong dollar index led to prices plunging to Rs.3,117 per gram on the 20th. This was also the lowest recorded monthly figure in the state.
- However, with the US dollar losing ground amid trade war concerns between the US and China, demand for the safe haven metal spiked. This led to gold rates surging to Rs.3,198 per gram - the highest recorded monthly figure - on the 25th.
- Gold rates remained untouched at Rs.3,198 per gram on the 26th before following a downtrend amid the recovering dollar towards the end of the month.
- Trading ended for the quarter with the precious metal priced at Rs.3,159 per gram on the 31st and the bullion trade registered an increase of 0.50% in gold prices due to strong market trends witnessed during the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for October 2017 to December 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.3,040 per gram||Rs.2,974 per gram||Rs.2,982 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,996 per gram||Rs.2,996 per gram||Rs.3,015 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,059 per gram on 14 and 15 October||Rs.3,030 per gram 18 to 20 November||Rs.3,015 per gram on 30 and 31 December|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,996 per gram on 31 October||Rs.2,974 per gram on 1 and 6 November||Rs.2,906 per gram on 13 December|
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for October 2017:
- Gold trading in Odisha was vastly influenced by the performance of the US dollar in the global market, and rates seemed to fall over the first month of Q4 2017.
- On the 1st of October 2017, gold was priced at Rs.3,040 per gram. Rates changes quite a bit for the first few days due to a strong dollar and poor local demand.
- The US dollar index weakened against a basket of other apex currencies, which led to gold prices in Odisha surging as the second week of October reached its conclusion.
- Gold sold at Rs.3,059 per gram on the 14th and 15th - the month’s highest rate - as the dollar continued to remain weak.
- However, a weak festive season demand coupled with a resurgent dollar caused gold prices in Odisha to decline considerably as the month progressed.
- The yellow metal was at its lowest on the 31st of the month, when it traded at Rs.2,996 per gram on the final day of this month.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for November 2017:
- The first week of November saw gold trade at a significantly low price as the US dollar continued to remain strong, affecting bullion investors and their purchases.
- On the 1st of November, gold was priced at Rs.2,974 per gram, which fluctuated till the 5th before trading at Rs.2,974 per gram on the 6th as well.
- Demand was relatively better from the second week onwards as gold demand improved slightly as days went by.
- Gold traded at its monthly high figure of Rs.3,030 per gram on the 18th, which continued till the 20th due to steady demand.
- Prices, however, dropped as demand hit saturation point and investors slowly backed out from making more investments.
- When the month ended, gold was seen trading at Rs.2,996 per gram - a Rs.22 incline from the first day’s rates.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for December 2017:
- During the final month of Q4 2017, gold prices saw significant improvements.
- The month began with gold selling at Rs.2,982 per gram. But, the US government’s introduction of a new tax structure impeded gold demand as the USD surged.
- Gold rates were at their lowest on the 13th when it traded at Rs.2,906 per gram.
- As the month progressed, demand also surged. This led to gold rates surging considerably towards the final two weeks.
- Gold traded at Rs.3,015 per gram on the final day of December - marking a 1.10% incline in rates from the first day of the month.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for July 2017 to September 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,950 per gram||Rs.2,931 per gram||Rs.2,995 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,920 per gram||Rs.2,965 per gram||Rs.3,040 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.2,950 per gram on 1 and 2 July||Rs.2,980 per gram on 29 August||Rs.3,100 per gram on 8 September|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,800 per gram on 14 July||Rs.2,900 per gram from 5 to 8 August||Rs.2,995 per gram on 1 September|
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for July 2017:
- On the 1st of July, gold was priced at Rs.2,950 per gram in Odisha.
- Gold rates were at their highest on the 1st and the 2nd but dropped to near nine-month lows due to weak local demand.
- The US economy was also on the positive side this month as the jobs data was better than many expected.
- However, GST wringed any real interest in the metal and gold was trading at Rs.2,800 per gram on the 14th of July.
- This was the lowest gold rate since demonetisation was introduced in the November of 2016.
- Gold rallied to end at Rs.2,920 per gram on the final day of this month. There was a 1% drop in gold rates this month, which was brought about by poor investor sentiments.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for August 2017:
- The month of August started with gold being priced at Rs.2,931 per gram.
- Demand for the metal remained largely weak for nearly three-quarters of the month, but surged towards the final few days.
- The lowest gold rate for this month was Rs.2,900, which was recorded on the 5th. This was due to a strong US market data, which helped the US dollar strengthen further.
- Gold rates bounced back to reach a monthly high figure of Rs.2,980 per gram on the 28th of August.
- When the month ended, gold rates were seen holding at Rs.2,965 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for September 2017:
- Gold opened for this month at Rs.2,995 per gram and reach a monthly high figure of Rs.3,100 per gram on the 8th.
- This massive rise was because of a weak US market, which was hit by North Korea’s latest show of aggression. The Kim Jong Un administration conducted its biggest and most powerful underground nuclear test, which sent shockwaves through the global market.
- The US dollar improved and it subsequently brought gold rates down towards the second and the third week of the month.
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,040 per gram when the month ended on the 30th.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for April 2017 to June 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,956 per gram||Rs.2,984 per gram||Rs.2,985 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,984 per gram||Rs.2,963 per gram||Rs.2,967 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,040 per gram on 15 and 16 April||Rs.2,984 per gram on 1 and 30 May||Rs.3,030 per gram on 7 June|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,954 per gram on 8, 9, and 10 April||Rs.2,890 per gram on 15 May||Rs.2,940 per gram on 20 and 27 June|
Gold rate trend in Odisha for April 2017
- Gold prices in Odisha were on the increase in the first week of April as demand rose due to a low U.S. dollar rate, with the metal trading at Rs.2,956 per gram on 1 April.
- Prices rose to Rs.2,983 per gram on 5 April but demand fluctuated, resulting in gold prices falling to Rs.2,954 per gram on 8 April.
- Demand picked up as U.S. jobs data was dismal and investors rushed to safe-haven assets like bullion, with gold rising to Rs.3,031 per gram on 14 April.
- Prices began to regulate as the week progressed as local demand balanced out the demand shortfall as the yellow metal traded at Rs. 3,020 per gram on 20 April.
- The U.S. dollar rate rose as investor confidence returned and markets traded in the black, resulting in gold price falling to Rs.2,974 per gram on 27 April before ending the month at Rs.2,984 per gram on 30 April.
Gold rate trend in Odisha for May 2017
- Demand for gold was muted as May began due to stable markets and a steady U.S. dollar rate.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,984 per gram on 1 May before falling to Rs.2,899 per gram on 6 & 7 May as the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election led to markets rising.
- Industrial demand was low as import costs were high due to the bullish U.S. dollar rate which resulted in gold prices falling to Rs.2,890 per gram on 12 May.
- Prices rose marginally as minor fluctuations in the dollar rate led to an increase in local demand for the metal which traded at Rs.2,956 per gram on 18 May.
- The volatile nature of the markets led to demand for gold fluctuating, with gold trading at Rs.2,947 per gram on 22 May before rising to Rs.2,979 per gram on 27 May.
- The month ended with gold priced at Rs.2,963 per gram on 31 May as a late rally led to a decline in demand for the precious metal.
Gold rate trend in Odisha for June 2017
- An increase in industrial demand led to a rise in the price of gold at the start of June, with gold trading at Rs.2,985 per gram on 1 June.
- Prices climbed to Rs.3,030 per gram on 7 June as the dollar fell heavily against other global currencies, prompting an increase in orders from overseas.
- Demand dropped to Rs.2,981 per gram on 10 & 11 June as U.S. markets surged on speculation of a possible U.S. Fed rate hike as gold prices dipped to Rs.2,951 per gram on 17 June.
- The turbulent U.S. dollar rate did not affect demand as investors waited for news of the Fed’s monetary policy, with local demand also muted.
- Gold continued to trade lower than expected as prices dropped to Rs.2,940 per gram on 27 June.
- Prices rose marginally as the month drew to a close, with gold trading at Rs.2,967 per gram on 30 June.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for January 2017 to March 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,821 per gram||Rs.2,965 per gram||Rs.2,990 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,954 per gram||Rs.3,003 per gram||Rs.2,940 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.2,978 per gram on 23rd January||Rs.3,014 per gram on the 25th and 26th of February||Rs.2,994 per gram on the 2nd of March|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,821 per gram on 1st January||Rs.2,944 per gram on the 4th and 5th of February||Rs.2,900 per gram on 15th of March|
Gold Rate Trend for Odisha in January 2017
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,821 per gram on the 1st of the month due to low demand for this metal. This was also the lowest price of gold noted during the month.
- Due to low demand for this metal, the rate of gold was not very high during the first week although it marginally increased.
- At the end of the first week of the month, the price of gold rose up to Rs.2,872 per gram and stayed at this rate the next day as well.
- Due to the upcoming harvest festival, the rate of gold saw a marginal increase. Gold traded at Rs.2,941 per gram on the 14th and 15th of January before continuing to rise.
- There were a number of fluctuations noted in the rate of gold towards the end of January with gold trading between Rs.2,962 per gram and Rs.2,913 per gram between the 21st of January and 27th of January.
- On the last day of January gold was priced at Rs.2,954 per gram, with a rise of 4.71% in the price of gold.
Gold Rate Trend for Odisha in February 2017
- On the first day of the second month of the year, gold was priced at Rs.2,965 per gram and dropped the next day to trade at Rs.2,954 per gram.
- However, due to a decline in the demand for this metal, the price of gold fell to Rs.2,944 per gram on the 4th of February. This rate was also seen on the 5th of the month.
- There was a marginal improvement in the rate of gold as the week progressed with this metal trading at Rs.2,964 per gram on the 11th and 12th of February after which prices dropped again.
- The rate of this precious metal rose up again on the 17th of February to trade at Rs.2,988 per gram.
- Gold was priced at its highest on the 25th and 26th of February wherein it was priced at Rs.3,014 per gram. However, this rate could not be sustained and at the end of the month, gold traded at Rs.3,003 per gram recording a rise of 1.28% in the price.
Gold Rate Trend for Odisha in March 2017
- Gold traded at a promising rate of Rs.2,990 per gram on the first of the month before rising to the monthly high price of Rs.2,994 per gram.
- However, these rates could not be sustained due to a fall in the demand for this precious metal resulting in gold trading between Rs.2,972 per gram and Rs.2,951 per gram between the 3rd and 9th of March.
- The rate of gold continued to fall with gold trading at Rs.2,900 per gram on the 15th of March which was also the lowest at which gold traded during the month. This was due to the Dutch Elections and the decision of the U.S. Fed Reserve regarding interest rate.
- Towards the end of March, the rate of gold fell, with a few minor variations here and there. On the last day of the month, gold was priced at Rs.2,940 per gram with a fall of 1.67% in the price of this yellow metal.
|1st day||Rs.3,152 per gram||Rs.3,065 per gram||Rs.2,893 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,067 per gram||Rs.2,942 per gram||Rs.2,821 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,152 per gram on 1st October and 2nd October||Rs.3,166 per gram on 9th November||Rs.2,893 per gram on 5th and 6th December|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,021 per gram on 15th October and 16th October||Rs.2,914 per gram on 25th November||Rs.2,767 per gram on 26th December|
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for October 2016:
- Gold rates in Odisha saw considerable fluctuations for the month of October so much that prices dropped by more than Rs.100 per gram during the first week.
- The month began with gold trading at Rs.3,152 per gram and then went down to Rs.3,138 per gram on 3rd.
- Prices went further down to Rs.3,060 per gram as domestic demand went down significantly and again slipped to hit Rs.3,026 when business day ended on 9th.
- Rates seemed to pick up on 10th as it went up to Rs.3,038 per gram but went down again on 11th to hit Rs.3,023 per gram.
- After considerable fluctuations, rates ended up at Rs.3,053 per gram on 20th.
- The last week of October saw prices pick up significantly to end the month at Rs.3,067 per gram.
- Odisha saw gold rate trends change by -2.69% for the month of October.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for November 2016:
- November was one of the worst periods for gold as numbers reached their lowest for the first time in 2-3 years.
- There were two major events that underlined gold trades this month, the first one was the election of Donald Trump as the US President and the second, demonetisation in India.
- While Donald Trump’s win unsettled the market bringing gold prices up, the introduction of demonetisation saw to the fact that gold didn’t sell too much.
- The 1st began with gold trading at Rs.3,065 per gram, which increased to Rs.3,101 per gram and then to Rs.3,166 per gram by the 9th.
- Prices began to fall from then on as they went to Rs.3,113 per gram on 10th and then to Rs.3,054 by the 14th.
- By the end of 19th, prices had dropped further to hit Rs.2,986 per gram, continuing on the downward trend brought about by the lack of cash in the economy.
- The month ended with gold trading at Rs.2,942 per gram setting the tune for a decline of -4.01% with regards to gold price trends.
Gold Rate Trend in Odisha for December 2016:
- When December began, rate of gold stood at Rs.2,893 per gram.
- Rates increased briefly but fell over the subsequent days due to the lack of demand.
- On 5th, gold prices hit Rs.2,893 per gram - the highest rate for the entire month.
- As the lack of money became a problem, price of gold reduced thereafter to go down Rs.2,803 per gram on 15th December.
- The rate of gold continued its decline with a few minor fluctuations seen along the way.
- The last day of December ended with price of gold holding at Rs.2,821 per gram.
- Overall, the last month of Q4 2016, gold prices saw a decline of 2.48%, with respect to gold rate.
|1st day||Rs.3,127.50 per gram||Rs.3,215 per gram||Rs.3,132 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,214 per gram||Rs.3,148 per gram||Rs.3,169 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,214 per gram on 30th and 31st July||Rs.3,224 per gram on 3rd August||Rs.3,195 on 8th September|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,127.50 per gram on 1st July||Rs.3,148 per gram on 31st August||Rs.3,132 on 1st September|
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in July 2016
- The aftermath of the Brexit vote had kept gold prices down but trends changed this month.
- Investors were under the impression that central banks would introduce monetary stimulus into the markets.
- Demand for gold picked up and prices started to climb.
- On July 1st, gold was trading at Rs.3,127.50 per gram and by the end of the month, prices had climbed up to Rs.3,214 per gram.
- There was an increase of 2.77% in gold rates this month owing to positive trends in the global market.
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in August 2016
- Trends in the market played in favour of gold at the start of the month.
- On 1st August, gold traded at Rs.3,215 per gram.
- Demand for gold soon started to slide down as the U.S. Federal Reserve was adamant about the interest rate hike and feared further delays would lead to other economic problems.
- By the end of the month, gold prices were down to Rs.3,148 per gram as demand was slow.
- There was a decline in gold prices by 2.08% this month.
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in September 2016
- Gold prices continued to drop at the start of September with gold trading at Rs.3,132 per gram on 1st September.
- Market sentiments were positive this month for gold and demand picked up quickly.
- In the domestic market, low prices of gold were welcomed as the festive season was near.
- In the global market, there were better days ahead for gold as the U.S. Federal Reserve postponed the rate hike to December on account of the U.S. presidential elections.
- Gold was seen trading at Rs.3,169 per gram on 30th September which indicated an increase of 1.18% in gold prices this month.
|1st day||Rs.2,894 per gram||Rs.3,069 per gram||Rs.2,918 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,069 per gram||Rs.2,916 per gram on 31st of May||Rs.3,103 per gram on the 30th of June|
|Highest price||Rs.3,069 per gram on the 30th of April||Rs.3,073 per gram on 7th and 8th of May||Rs.3,180 per gram on the 27th of June|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,876 per gram on 4th of April||Rs.2,900 per gram on the 30th of May||Rs.2,911 per gram on the 3rd of June|
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in April 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.2,894 per gram on the 1st of April.
- Gold rate fluctuated a lot in April but still managed to rise to Rs.3,069 per gram by the end of the month.
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in May 2016
- Gold opened the month at Rs.3,069 per gram on the 1st of May.
- Expectations of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve led to decline in the price of the yellow metal as gold stood at Rs.3,051 per gram in the second week of May.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,916 per gram on the 31st of May and witnessed a decline as a result of rising dollar.
Gold Trend of Odisha in June 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.2,914 per gram on the 1st of June.
- Prices improved over the rest of the month due to heavy demand.
- Gold closed the month at Rs.3,103 per gram on the 30th of june.
|1st day||Rs.2,541 per gram||Rs.2,714 per gram||Rs.2,994 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,710 per gram||Rs.2,964 per gram||Rs.2,883 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.2,727 per gram on January 27th||Rs.2,987 per gram on 26th of February||Rs.2,994 per gram on 1st and 2nd of March|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,538 per gram on 2nd and 3rd of January||Rs.2,714 per gram on 1st of February||Rs.2,871 per gram on March 31st|
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in January 2016
- Gold held steady at Rs.2,541 per gram on 1st of January.
- Global demand led to a rise in gold prices from the first week of January.
- Gold hit its highest for the month on 27th January at Rs.2,727 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in February 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.2,714 per gram on the 1st of February with a little surge in the price from the last month.
- There was a steady rise in gold rate in February and gold hits its peak for the month on 26th of February at Rs.2,987 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Odisha in March 2016
- There was a rise in gold rate from 29th of February as gold held steady at Rs.2,994 per gram on 1st of March.
- Low demand led to a further decline as gold was at its lowest for the month at Rs.2,871 per gram on 28th of March.
Details of Gold Price in Orissa (22 Karat & 24 Karat) - Till August 2015
24-karat gold (1 gram rates): The price of one gram of Gold in Odisha plummeted over the past 12 months with the yellow petal currently pegged at Rs.2504 (as on August 7) compared to Rs.2892 in August last year, a decrease of -13.4%. One gram of 24-karat gold was pegged at Rs.2760 in January this year rose to Rs.2859 in the middle of January but registered a decline towards the end of February at Rs.2678. The price of gold fluctuated by -2% throughout the month of March and April this year. The price of the yellow metal rose to Rs. 2791 in May followed by a marginal decrease in June at Rs. 2739. The month of July, however, witnessed a sharp decrease in the price of gold at Rs.2642.
22-karat gold: The price of one gram of 22-karat Gold is currently pegged at Rs. 2351 in Odisha. The price of 22-karat gold has followed a similar trajectory as that of 24-karat gold in Odisha in terms of fluctuations. The price of the yellow metal plummeted over the past 12 months by -4.97% on a monthly basis and -9.37% on a yearly basis. The sliding down of gold rates has been attributed to a strong dollar. Gold imports by India declined by 37% last month at USD 1.96 billion. The price of gold in USD is taken as a base price. Gold price is converted into rupees (depending on the rupee value). The final price of gold is, however, determined by the import duties on gold in India, taxes in Odisha, local municipal taxes in addition to transportation costs.
Gold investment avenues in Orissa
Over-the-counter: Gold is sold in retail in the form of bullions, coins and jewellery in Odisha. For most consumers in Odisha, Gold is a hedge against inflation. Most investors are view gold as an essential investment. All major cities in Odisha have thinner margins while towns boast of higher margins. Also, there are jewellery associations in every major city, which zero in on the price of the yellow metal twice during a day - at around 10 am and 1600 hours. Jewellery stores in Odisha receive the latest price through sms, following which, the price is displayed on an electronic boards. Some of the major jewellers include Khimji, Menka, Mundra and Lalchand among others.
Market trade: Investors are keen on exploring different options such as gold ETFs. Gold futures contracts are traded in MCX (Multi Commodities Exchange of India). The spot price on the MCX fluctuates depending on supply and demand in the market. Gold futures (August delivery) hit a six-year intra-day low, with a spot price of USD 1,134/ounce on August 7. According to market analysts, several factors including international markets witnessing a weak trend with gold hitting a five-year low this year, coupled with fears of potential US Fed rate hikes is largely responsible for the decline in prices of precious metal futures.
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