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Siliguri is a fast growing town in the state of West Bengal, with a population of close to 7.5 lakh people. Often referred as the gateway to Northeast India, it forms a key link in the North eastern territory. The residents of this beautiful town are known for their penchant for gold, with gold being a popular investment cum family heirloom here. Gold prices in Siliguri are primarily determined after taking international gold rates into consideration, with rates changing on a regular basis. Gold sales in this hill town pick up during the festival season, with Diwali and Durga Puja being popular times for people to buy gold.
Gold price in Siliguri
The price an individual pays for gold in Siliguri depends largely on international trends, with global markets and the performance of the dollar playing a key role in calculating the final rate. Local demand and supply and taxes also impact the rates, with different gold products available for multiple budgetary needs, thanks to varying purity levels. Addition of impurities makes gold cheaper, with 14 or 18 karat gold costing lower than 22 or 24 karat gold.
24 karat gold – At 99.9% pure, 24 karat gold is perhaps the most natural form of gold one can buy in Siliguri, which also makes it the most expensive. Typically, the cost is determined by weight, with 1 gram costing Rs 2,979 (as of March 14, 2016). Gold rates in Siliguri have reflected trends seen across the country, with prices dropping in 2015, making gold affordable to the masses. Prices fell to a low of Rs 2,500 in August 2015, on account of an impending US Federal Rate change, with rates staying around the Rs 2,600 mark for most of the year. Since January 2016, prices have gone up, with an upward trend witnessed.
22 karat gold – 22 karat gold is a popular option when it comes to gold purchases in Siliguri, thanks to a mix of affordability and purity. At 92% pure, it is around Rs 200 cheaper per gram, with 1 gram costing Rs 2,782 in Siliguri (as of March 14, 2016). A trend similar to 24 karat rates was witnessed in the town, with prices dipping in July-August before picking up from January 2016.
Gold Rate Trend in Siliguri for April 2016 to June 2016 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st Day||Rs. 2,989 per gram||Rs. 3,154 per gram||Rs.3,015 per gram|
|Last Day||Rs. 3,154 per gram||Rs. 3,018 per gram||Rs.3,221 per gram|
|Highest Price||Rs. 3,154 per gram on April 30||Rs. 3,154 per gram on May 20||Rs.3,266 per gram on 27th June|
|Lowest Price||Rs. 2,989 per gram on April 5||Rs. 3,018 per gram on May 31||Rs.2,988 per gram on 3rd June|
|Trend||Rise||Decline||Increase in price|
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in April 2016
- Gold opened the month at Rs. 2,989 per gram.
- Gold prices fluctuated quite a bit in the month of April owing to lukewarm response from Jewellers and traders.
- Gold closed the month at Rs. 3,154 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in May 2016
- There were no major changes in demand and the rate remained unchanged at Rs. 3,154 per gram on the first day of May.
- Gold price reduced as the month progressed in the expectation of a federal reserve rate hike.
- The price declined to Rs. 3,018 per gram on the 31st of May.
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in June 2016
- Gold prices increased steadily as the demand for gold rose due to increased demand and the British referendum.
- Prices stabilised around the middle of the month as domestic demand was steady in spite of global demand being stagnant.
- The referendum led to market fluctuations and gold prices rising, with the Dollar weakening.
- The referendum result prompted investors to invest in gold, pushing prices up.
- Gold closed at Rs.3,221 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend in Siliguri for January 2016 to March 2016 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st Day||Rs. 2,601 per gram||Rs. 2,775 per gram||Rs. 3,068 per gram|
|Last Day||Rs. 2,775 per gram||Rs. 3,068 per gram||Rs. 2,989 per gram|
|Highest Price||Rs. 2,789 per gram on January 27th||Rs. 3,068 per gram on February 29th||Rs. 3,093 per gram on March 12th|
|Lowest Price||Rs. 2,601 per gram on January 1st||Rs. 2,775 per gram on February 1st||Rs. 2,989 per gram on March 31st|
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in January 2016
- Gold traded at Rs. 2,601 per gram on the 1st of January without many changes over the few days
- Gold rose steadily in the month of January owing to good demand.
- Gold hit the highest rate for January on 31st at Rs. 2,775 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in February 2016
- Gold traded at the same rate as on the last day of January on the first day of February too at Rs. 2,775 per gram.
- February witnessed a steady rise in Gold prices as it shot up to Rs. 3,068 per gram on 26th of February.
- Gold gained by 10.55% in the month of February.
Gold Rate Trend of Siliguri in March 2016
- Gold managed to hold steady at Rs. 3,068 on the 1st of March.
- Gold hit its highest for the month at Rs. 3,093 per gram on the 12th of March
- But gold witnessed a steady downfall in the last two weeks of March and stood at Rs. 2,989 per gram at the end of March.
Gold investment avenues in Siliguri
Investing in gold is extremely popular in India, and people strive to own gold regardless of the place they stay in. Residents of Siliguri are no different, and purchase gold both as an investment and as family heirlooms. Most weddings and celebrations require gold purchase, with people passing it down from generation to generation. Two of the popular modes to invest in gold in Siliguri are mentioned below.
Over-the-counter – Most residents of Siliguri prefer to buy gold from jewellery stores, with the town having a number of such stores offering different products. Gold bars, coins, jewellery (bangles, bracelets, chains, etc.) are the popular modes of owning gold. One can buy gold coins from banks as well, though the cost of gold purchased from banks can be costlier on account of purity certificates provided by them. One can buy gold of different purity levels from jewellers, while banks typically offer either 22 or 24 karat gold only.
Market trade – Market trade of gold is not very popular in Siliguri, with people preferring over-the-counter purchases. Individuals who are keen on investing in gold through the markets, can however do so through the Mumbai Stock Exchange or the National Stock Exchange, with an option to invest in gold ETFs, gold futures or E-gold.
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