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India's gold imports drop 24% YoY in July as prices surge to record high

The world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal imported around 30 tonnes of gold in July, down from 39.66 tonnes a year ago

twitter-logoReuters | August 4, 2020 | Updated 13:07 IST
India's gold imports drop 24% YoY in July as prices surge to record high

India's gold imports in July fell 24 per cent from a year earlier as a rally in local prices to a record high curtailed retail purchases amid lockdown in many towns to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a government source said on Tuesday.

The world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal imported around 30 tonnes of gold in July, down from 39.66 tonnes a year ago, the source said. The source asked to remain anonymous since he is not authorised to speak to the media.

In value terms, July imports edged up to $1.78 billion from $1.71 billion a year ago, he added.

Also read: Gold price scales record-high; silver above Rs 65K mark

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