Gold Rates Historical Data for India

Indians are among the world’s leading consumers of gold, with the precious metal constituting a significant portion of our total imports. Indians tend to buy gold since it is considered a ‘safe’ investment. Investors study the markets for fluctuations in prices, which dictate demand.

Historical gold rate trend in India

The below chart represents the historical movement of gold prices in India:

This chart contains the average annual price for gold from 1964 – present.
Year Price (24 karat per 10 grams) Year Price (24 karat per 10 grams)
1964 Rs.63.25 1992 Rs.4,334.00
1965 Rs.71.75 1993 Rs.4,140.00
1966 Rs.83.75 1994 Rs.4,598.00
1967 Rs.102.50 1995 Rs.4,680.00
1968 Rs.162.00 1996 Rs.5,160.00
1969 Rs.176.00 1997 Rs.4,725.00
1970 Rs.184.00 1998 Rs.4,045.00
1971 Rs.193.00 1999 Rs.4,234.00
1972 Rs.202.00 2000 Rs.4,400.00
1973 Rs.278.50 2001 Rs.4,300.00
1974 Rs.506.00 2002 Rs.4,990.00
1975 Rs.540.00 2003 Rs.5,600.00
1976 Rs.432.00 2004 Rs.5,850.00
1977 Rs.486.00 2005 Rs.7,000.00
1978 Rs.685.00 2006 Rs.8,400.00
1979 Rs.937.00 2007 Rs.10,800.00
1980 Rs.1,330.00 2008 Rs.12,500.00
1981 Rs.1,800.00 2009 Rs.14,500.00
1982 Rs.1,645.00 2010 Rs.18,500.00
1983 Rs.1,800.00 2011 Rs.26,400.00
1984 Rs.1,970.00 2012 Rs.31,050.00
1985 Rs.2,130.00 2013 Rs.29,600.00
1986 Rs.2,140.00 2014 Rs.28,006.50
1987 Rs.2,570.00 2015 Rs.26,343.50
1988 Rs.3,130.00 2016 Rs.28,623.50
1989 Rs.3,140.00 2017 Rs.29,667.50
1990 Rs.3,200.00 2018 Rs.31,438.00
1991 Rs.3,466.00 2019 Rs.35,220.00
2020 Rs.48,651.00

*The price of gold showed a fluctuating trend through the year of 2020 after opening the year on a positive note due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the precious metal serving as a safe-haven for investors, the demand for gold increased and so did its price. The equities market suffered during the pandemic but showed signs of recovery at the end of 2020 when the price of gold declined marginally.

It’s important to note that the gold prices would fluctuate during the year and the amount mentioned below is a representation of the average price for that year.

With the exception of a few lows between some yeaRs.the table indicates that the gold price trend has historically been on the rise, lending credit to the argument that gold is a safe investment over long periods of time.

Studying the gold rate trend in India

Studying the gold rate trend in India could offer an insight into future fluctuations and investment plans can be made accordingly. The gold rate depends on a number of factors like the stability of the central bank, the supply and demand of gold in the market, quantitative easing, government reserves, the health of the jewellery industry and overall yearly production to name a few.

Gold prices in 2018 saw some significant fluctuations due to ongoing geopolitical tensions in the United States, which impacted the U.S. dollar rate and influenced global bullion demand. Local demand for the yellow metal was influenced by the fluctuating rupee rate, which continued to play second fiddle to the dollar. The ongoing Brexit crisis caused fluctuations across the Eurozone, which led to a surge in bullion demand towards the end of the year. The U.S government shutdown also served to pressure the U.S. dollar, though gold rates did not see much impact at the time.

FAQs of Gold Rate Trend in India

  1. What is the trend of gold rate in India in 2021?

    Ans: In 2021, gold rates were trading positive but have been fluctuating throughout the month of February due to various factors in the international market. Compared to 2019, the average gold prices for the year had increased substantially due to the COVID-19 crisis and other factors.

  2. Will the price of gold decrease in the coming days?

    Ans: With the U.S. government pushing to release another stimulus package to combat the crisis of COVID-19, gold prices may increase in the market. However, the value of the metal keeps fluctuating as there are many factors which determine its price.

  3. When was the gold price the lowest in India?

    Ans: If we take the average annual gold price in India in the past 10 years, from 2010 to 2020, the lowest yearly average was in 2010 when the price of gold was Rs.18,500 per 10 grams. In 2020, the average gold price in India was Rs.48,651 per 10 grams.

  4. When was the highest incline seen in gold prices in India?

    Ans: Taking into consideration the annual average price of gold in India, the highest increase in gold prices was from 2010 to 2011 when the annual average gold price had increased from Rs.18,500 per 10 grams to Rs.26,400 per 10 grams.

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  • Prices of gold fall in India on 21 May 2020 after increasing for three consecutive days

    Gold prices in India decreased in India on 21 May 2020 after decreasing for three days in a row. Gold futures prices on MCX for the month of June decreased by 0.5% and are at Rs.46,900 for 10 grams.

    In the previous week, the prices of gold in India hit record highs and were at Rs.47,980 for 10 grams. The main reasons for the prices to increase were the tensions between China and the US and the expectations that new measures will be introduced by Central Banks to help the economy. The prices of gold in the international markets eased today as well. However, the tensions between China and the US capped the reduction in prices. A bill has been passed by the US Senate that may block certain Chinese companies from being in the American exchanges. Spot gold prices reduced by 0.2% and are at $1,745.32 for an ounce. The demand for gold may be affected due to the hopes that the economy will recover quickly. There has been pressure on gold due to limited physical marketing activities and a steady dollar. The prices of the gold have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Gold prices in India are inclusive of 12.5% import duty and 3% GST.

    21 May 2020

  • As dollar plunges, gold hits two week high

    Price of gold jewellery in Dubai traded higher on Monday due to the fall in the value of the US dollar after the recent adjustment in the rate by US Federal Reserve. The bullion traded by as much as Dh10 per gram as compared to the prices at the beginning of the year with 24k gold trading at Dh 149.50 per gram.

    Spot gold increased to its highest in a span of 2 weeks at $1,234.60 prior to settling at $1,233.60. Certain analysts believe that gold will continue to be supported with spot gold price ranging between $1,220 and $1,240 per ounce.

    20 March, 2017

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