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Silver Rate in Dehradun
Silver is one of the most popular natural resources in the world, finding use in industries ranging from electronics to automobiles to batteries. The world consumes over 1.1 billion ounces of silver in a year, making it a highly sought after resource. Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand is on the verge of growing into a metropolis, with a large number of educational institutions established here. The city accounts for a major portion of silver consumed in Uttarakhand, with silver prices in the state determined after calculating the international price of silver and taking into account the import duties.
Trend of Silver Rate in Dehradun for October 2016 (rates per kg)
|1st Day||Rs.45,900 per kilogram|
|Last Day||Rs.43,035 per kilogram|
|Highest Price||Rs.45,900 per kilogram on 1st and 2nd October|
|Lowest Price||Rs.41,685 per kilogram on 7th October|
October 2016 – Week 1 and 2 (1st to 9th)
- The market was bearish this week on account of unfavorable trends.
- Initially, silver traded at Rs.45,900 per kilogram on 1st and 2nd September, the highest price for this month, as demand was up.
- Through the week, silver rates dropped as demand declined.
- By the end of the week, silver rates had dropped to Rs.41,800 per kilogram, a considerable decline in prices.
October 2016 – Week 3 (10th to 16th)
- Trends in the market played in favour of silver this week.
- Demand picked up as the U.S. Federal Reserve was uncertain of the interest rate hike.
- Silver rates climbed to Rs.42,600 per kilogram on 10th October.
- Towards the end of the week, prices dropped as industrialists and coin makers reduced their offtake.
- Silver prices fell to Rs.41,780 per kilogram by the end of the week.
October 2016 – Week 4 (17th to 23rd)
- Silver traded at Rs.41,970 per kilogram on 17th October as demand was low in the markets.
- Increased industrial offtake resulted in silver prices climbing back up.
- Silver was able to recover to Rs.42,130 per kilogram on 23rd October.
- With the wedding season approaching, jewellers and retailers are expecting a rise in demand.
October 2016 – Week 5 (24th to 31st)
- Silver traded at Rs.42,330 per kilogram on 24th October.
- Bullish tendencies sprouted in the global market as the dollar weakened against a basket of currencies.
- Festive demand also gave silver prices support to climb up.
- On 31st October, silver traded at Rs.43,035 per kilogram.
- The trend for silver rates this month was a decline of 6.24%.
|1st Day||Rs.45,225 per kilogram|
|Last Day||Rs.45,750 per kilogram|
|Highest Price||Rs.47,820 per kilogram on 7th September|
|Lowest Price||Rs.45,225 per kilogram on 1st September|
September '16 - Week 1 (1st to 4th)
- On 1st September, the price of silver was Rs.45,225 per kilogram.
- Silver prices were on the rise this week as prospects of a Fed rate hike died down in light of weak U.S. economic data.
- With the festive season near, demand in the domestic market also picked up.
- On 4th September, silver traded at Rs.46,760 per kilogram.
September '16 - Week 2 (5th to 11th)
- Silver traded at Rs.46,760 per kilogram on 5th September.
- Silver traded at Rs.47,820 per kilogram on 7th September which was the highest price for this month.
- At the start of the week, prices increased but soon started to drop on account of growing anticipation of an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
- The price of silver fell to Rs.46,835 per kilogram on 10th and11th September.
September '16 - Week 3 (12th to 18th)
- On 12th September, silver traded at Rs.45,715 per kilogram.
- Reduced demand impacted silver prices through the week.
- Expectations of a Fed rate hike were still strong in the market.
- Towards the end of the week, silver was seen trading low at Rs.45,370 per kilogram.
September '16 - Week 4 (19th to 25th)
- The trend for the fourth week of September was an increase in silver prices.
- The rise in prices can be attributed to the Fed rate hike being put on hold as the presidential elections of the U.S. are fast approaching.
- On 19th September, the price of silver was Rs.46,110 per kilogram.
- Speculative demand was high amid a positive global and domestic market.
- Strong offtake by industrialists also gave silver rates a good boost.
- The price of silver climbed to Rs.47,535 per kilogram on 23rd September and stayed constant till the end of the week.
September '16 - Week 5 (26th to 30th)
- The dollar gained against a basket of currencies which led to a dampened silver market.
- On 26th September, silver traded at Rs.46,950 per kilogram.
- The Fed rate hike is on hold for now but the topic is up for discussion in November.
- Domestic demand dropped even though the festive season draws near.
- Silver traded at Rs.45,750 per kilogram on 30th September.
- The trend of silver prices this month was an increase of 1.16%.
|1st August||Rs.49,430 per kilogram|
|31st August||Rs. 45,460 per kilogram|
|Highest Price||Rs.49,670 per kilogram on 03rd August|
|Lowest Price||Rs.44,805 per kilogram on 29th August|
|Trend||Decline in silver prices|
August '16– Weeks 1 (1st to 7th)
- Silver traded at Rs.49,430 on 01st August 2016.
- Silver prices touched Rs.49,670 on 03rd of August which is the highest silver rate noted in the month of August.
- Due to muted demand from the domestic market, silver prices started to decline from the 04th of August and closed at Rs.47,255 per kilogram.
August '16– Week 2 (8th to 14th)
- There was a slight increase in silver prices of Rs.205 per kilogram on 8th of August.
- Silver prices increased by Rs.1135 on the 10th of August as demand from local jewellers increased.
- However, due to decrease in silver prices abroad and Fed rate hike speculation, silver prices fell gradually and closed at Rs.47,750 per kilogram.
August '16 – Week 3 (15th to 21st)
- Silver sold at Rs.47,750 per kilogram on the first day of the week.
- Silver prices increased by Rs.190 per kilogram on the 16th of August.
- Following the weak trend overseas, silver prices fell and closed at Rs.46,690 per kilogram.
August '16 – Week 4 (22nd to 28th)
- Silver fell by Rs.690 and traded at Rs.45,800 per kilogram on 22nd of August.
- Silver prices managed to end the week without any major fluctuations.
- Silver closed at Rs.45,040 per kilogram.
August '16 - Week 5 (29th to 31st)
- On 29th, Rs.44,805 per kilogram, the lowest silver rate of the month was recorded.
- Silver prices displayed a downward curve due to lack of demand, Fed rate hike expectation and strong U.S employment data.
- Silver closed at Rs.45,460 per kilogram on 31st of August.
|1st July rate||Rs.46,490|
|31st July rate||Rs.48,970|
|Highest rate in July||Rs.49,300 on the 6th of July|
|Lowest rate in July||Rs.46,490 on the 1st of July|
July'16 - Week 1 and 2 (1st to 10th)
- Silver prices were recorded at Rs.46,490 on the 1st of July.
- An increase by nearly Rs.1,500 drove prices up to Rs.47,920 on the 2nd to close the first week of the month with a significant increase.
- The price of silver increased by more than Rs.1,000 on the first day of the second week of July, and settled at Rs.48,965.
- An marginal decline on the 5th sent prices down to Rs.48,490 before an increase on the 6th pushed them up to Rs.49,300.
- A minor decline on the 7th brought prices down to Rs.49,265, followed by a significant decline which saw prices tumble to Rs.47,925.
- Prices fell again on the 9th and silver closed the week at Rs.47,720 per kilogram.
July'16 - Week 3 (11th to 17th)
- Silver started the third week of July trading at Rs.49,745 per kilogram.
- A decline by Rs.500 on the 12th was followed by another minor decline on the 13th as prices fell to Rs.49,065.
- Losses continued during the third week two consecutive declines on the 14th and 15th pushed prices down to Rs.48,745 before a minor increase raised them up to Rs.48,840 on the 16th.
- Prices did not change on the 17th, but a decline on the last day of the week ensured that silver closed the third week of July at Rs.48,840 per kilogram.
July '16 - Week 4 (18th to 24th)
- Silver rates fell marginally on the first day of the fourth week of July, and stood at Rs.48,360.
- A minor decline on the 19th brought prices down to Rs.48,090 before a slight increase on the 20th took them up to Rs.48,185.
- A significant decline on the 21st of July saw prices fall to Rs.46,665 before an increase brought them up to Rs.47,880 on the 22nd.
- A further drop in prices on the 23rd ensured that silver closed the fourth week of July at Rs.47,420.
July‘16 - Week 5 (25th to 31st)
- Silver prices dropped marginally on the first day of the last week of July, and started the week at Rs.47,160 per kilogram.
- Prices fluctuated until the 27th, after which an increase by Rs.1,500 saw prices jump to Rs.48,875 and they remained constant until the 29th.
- A marginal increase on the 30th saw prices rise to Rs.48,970 on the 30th and close the month at the same rate.
|June 1st Rate||Rs. 38,640 per 1 kg|
|June 30th Rate||Rs. 44,635 per 1 kg|
|Highest Rate in June||Rs. 44,635 per 1 kg for 1 kg for 30th June|
|Lowest Rate in June||Rs. 44,635 per 1 kg on June 1st|
Jun'16 - Week 1 (1st to 4th)
- Silver traded at Rs. 38, 640 per 1 kg on the 1st of June.
- Silver price surged by Rs.225 per kg on the 3nd of June at Rs. 38,865 per kg.
- Silver traded at Rs.39,755 per kg on the 4th of June.
Jun'16 - Week 2 (5th to 11th)
- Silver traded at Rs. 39,755 per kg on the 5th of June as there was no change in the price from the previous week.
- The price of silver came down by Rs.65 from Rs. 39,755 per kg to Rs. 39,690 per kg on the 6th of June.
- Silver witnessed a further decline as prices dropped down to Rs. 39,585 per kg on the 8th of June.
- Prices steadily increased over the week and silver traded at Rs.41,510 per kg on the 11th of June.
Jun'16 - Week 3 (12th to 18th)
- Silver remained unchanged and traded at Rs.41,510 per kg on the 12th of June.
- Silver hit Rs.41,935 per kg on the 14th of June.
- Silver traded at Rs.42,958 per kg on the 16th of June.
- The price declined further over the week and silver hit Rs.42,235 on the 18th of June.
Jun'16 - Week 4 (19th to 25th)
- Silver traded at Rs.42,235 per kg on the 19th of June.
- Due to heavy demand in the global market,the price of silver rose to Rs.42,405 per kg on the 21st of June.
- The price of silver relatively increased over the week and hit Rs.43,465 per kg on the 24th of June.
- The price of silver remained unchanged on the 25th of June at Rs.43,465 per kg.
Jun'16 - Week 5 (26th to 30th)
- Silver traded at Rs.43,465 per kg on the 25th and 26th of June.
- The price further increased to Rs.43,980 per kg on the 29th of June.
- Silver closed the month at Rs.44,635 per kg on the 30th of June.
|1st May rate||Rs. 42,590|
|31st May rate||Rs. 39,065|
|Highest rate in May||Rs. 42,675 on 2nd of May|
|Lowest rate in May||Rs. 38,795 on 30th of May|
May '16 - Weeks 1 and 2 (1st to 8th)
- Silver prices for the first two weeks of May in Dehradun fluctuated due to demand, before prices fell towards the end of the week.
- Silver traded at Rs. 42,590 per kg on the 1st of May, and rose to Rs. 42,675 per kg on the 2nd of May.
- The price fell slightly as the week progressed, reaching Rs. 41,565 per kg on the 4th of May as demand dropped.
- Prices rose marginally towards the end of the week, with silver trading at Rs. 41,875 per kg on the 8th of May.
May '16 -Week 3 (9th to 15th)
- Silver prices dipped this week, as market volatility resulted in demand rising and falling during the week.
- Silver was priced at Rs. 41,725 per kg on the 9th of May, and a drop in demand resulted in the price falling to Rs. 40,890 per kg on the 10th of May.
- A rising Dollar and the instable markets led to demand falling, and speculation of an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve also pushed silver prices lower.
- The week ended with silver trading at Rs. 41,255 per kg on the 15th of May.
May '16 - Week 4 (16th to 22nd)
- Positive data from the U.S. manufacturing sector kept stock markets high and the Dollar also made gains, as silver prices dipped on low demand.
- Silver was priced at Rs. 41,255 per kg on the 16th of May, remaining unchanged from the previous week’s price.
- The price rose by Rs. 290 per kg on the 17th of May, trading at Rs. 41,545 per kg.
- Prices fell as the week ended, with silver trading at Rs. 40,135 per kg on 22nd of May.
May '16 - Weeks 5 and 6 (23rd to 31st)
- Prices fell as the markets rallied on anticipation of positive data from the U.S. market as well as the possibility of a rate hike in June.
- Silver traded at Rs. 40,060 per kg on the 23rd of May, with the price dropping to Rs. 39,695 per kg on the 24th of May as demand from industry slowed.
- Asian stock markets rallied, reducing the demand from industrial units in the sector.
- Prices fell to a low of Rs. 38,795 per kg on the 30th of May as stocks rose and the Dollar made rapid gains, before silver made a slight gain to end the month at Rs. 39,065 per kg on 31st of May.
|April 1st Rate||Rs.36,780|
|April 30th Rate||Rs.42,590|
|Highest Rate in April||Rs.42,690 on the 29th of April|
|Lowest Rate in April||Rs.36,000 on the 4th of April|
|Overall Performance||Gain / Positive|
Apr'16 - Weeks 1 & 2 (1st to 10th)
- Silver rates declined till the fourth day of the month following which a steady incline was recorded over the next four days before they gained stability on the 8th of the month.
- Prices were recorded at Rs.36.780 on the 1st of April and Rs.36,620 on the 10th.
- Rates began to increase on the fifth day of trading as local and international trends began firming in addition to an increase in industrial demand.
Apr ‘16 - Week 3 (11th to 17th)
- Silver rates increased steadily during the third week of the month.
- Prices were recorded at Rs.37,115 on the 11th of April and Rs.39,110 on the 17th.
- Rates increased by almost Rs.2000 during the course of the week.
Apr ‘16 - Week 4 (18th to 24th)
- The fourth week of April recorded consistent increases as the week progressed barring a slight decline on the 22nd after which they remained constant until the end of the week.
- Prices were recorded at Rs.38,920 on the 18th of April and Rs.41,155 on the 24th of the month.
- The penultimate week recorded the highest jump in prices as rates rose by over Rs.2200 over the seven days.
Apr ‘16 - Week 5 (25th to 30th)
- Silver prices continued increasing during the last week of April except for a marginal loss on the second day of trading.
- Prices were recorded at Rs.40,810 on the first day of the last week and Rs.42,590 on the last day of the month.
|1st March rate||Rs.37,005|
|31st March rate||Rs.36,495|
|Highest rate in March||Rs.38,640 on 18th|
|Lowest rate in March||Rs.36,455 on 29th|
Mar'16 - Week 1 (1st to 6th)
- Silver prices were down at the start of March.
- Prices were Rs.37,005 on 1st and Rs.36,640 on 6th.
- Silver gained substantially on 2nd and lost even more or 3rd to settle at Rs.36,640 for the week.
Mar'16 - Mar'16 - Week 2 (7th to 13th)
- Silver was up in second week’s trading.
- Rates were Rs.37,695 on 7th and Rs.37,710 on 13th.
- Silver traded in positive on 8th before stabilizing till 13th.
Mar'16 - Week 3 (14th to 20th)
- Silver gained value over the third week.
- Rates were Rs.37,650 on 14th and Rs.37,865 on 20th.
- Silver experienced fluctuations in this week as prices peaked at monthly high level before shedding away the gains over the next few days.
Mar'16 - Week 4 (21st to 27th)
- Prices were down over the fourth week.
- Rates were Rs.37,930 on 21st and Rs.36,685 on 27th.
- Silver cumulatively lost Rs.1,245 in this week.
Mar'16 - Week 5 (28th to 31st)
- Silver prices fell in Dehradun towards the end of March.
- Prices were Rs.36,570 on 28th and Rs.36,495 on 31st, a cumulative loss of Rs.75.
Details of Silver Price in Dehradun (1 Kg) - Till December 2015
Most of the silver consumed in Dehradun is imported, meaning that international prices reflect on the amount one pays in the city. Purchasing 1 kg silver in the city would cost around Rs 35,956, as of December 21, 2015. The price of silver in Dehradun has witnessed massive ups and downs in 2015, with the cost touching peaks of Rs 43,500 in May and dropping to lows of Rs 35,250 in March and Rs 35,400 in December. The price of 1 kg silver has remained under the Rs 40,000 mark for most of the year, making it affordable and pocket friendly. Experts are of the opinion that silver prices could fall in the coming future, making it an ideal time to stock up on this precious metal.
Silver as an investment
Silver is viewed as a safe investment option by millions across the globe, primarily on account of its versatility. A limited supply coupled with huge demand ensure that it finds takers anytime of the day, while its pocket friendly nature appeals to thousands in Dehradun. With youngsters keen to jump on the investment bandwagon, silver is finding its way into the investment portfolios of people who cannot afford gold but still wish to have a diverse portfolio. Purchasing physical silver and indulging in trade through silver contracts remain two of the most popular options of investment in Dehradun.
Physical silver – Indians own a large amount of precious metal and silver can be found in almost every household. Coins, bars and jewellery account for most of the physical silver purchased as investments in Dehradun, with products available for every budget. Both men and women use silver jewellery as accessories in the city, making it a popular fashion statement. As an investment, wastage and making charges can dilute the value of a purchase, but the dual role a piece of jewellery serves makes it extremely attractive. Coins and bars can be purchased according to weight, with different purity levels for different budgets available. Generally, coins purchased from banks tend to be more expensive, on account of quality assurance and purity checks.
Silver contracts – Indian markets have opened up to the concept of trading in silver, with the Multi Commodity Exchange, the National Multi Commodity Exchange and the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange offering a platform for individuals who wish to indulge in trade. Knowledge about how markets function combined with astute investment sense can go a long way in maximising the profit one can earn through such trade.