Gold jewellery in India grew up 7% YoY

Nov 01, 2023

Somasundaram PR, Regional CEO, India, World Gold Council (WGC) said, “India’s gold demand of 210t in Q3 2023 was higher by 10% over Q3 2022 of 191.7t. Purchase of gold jewellery in India was up 7% y-o-y aided by softer gold prices and festive demand, more pronounced in South India.

Investment gold demand, that is bars and coins, jumped 20% to 54.5t from 45.4t in Q3 of the previous year. Price correction was a major factor that triggered the latent demand which we believe continues to be strong underpinned by strong positive economic sentiment mixed with uncertainties arising from a variety of factors such as fear of inflation, below-normal monsoon and global developments.

Gold recycling in India recorded 19.3t, a 20% growth over last year, which is more due to low base of last year and perhaps some profit taking. We believe recycling will continue to grow as initiatives of organised players to increase recycling of jewellery start gathering steam. With HUID in place, policy and tax incentives for recycling of HUID marked pieces can be enabled to grow recycling.

Q4 will get the usual seasonal boost due to festivals and wedding purchases, however any sharp price rise could delay release of pent-up demand following a relatively weak H1. Trade feedback is that consumers have accepted the Rs 60,000/- per 10g price point so a downward correction could trigger a significant jump too.

With first nine months demand at 481.2t, our estimate for full year gold demand is in the range of 700-750t, marginally lower than last year demand of 774t.

India Demand Statistics for Q3 2023 (July – September) are,

1: Demand for gold in India for Q3 2023 was at 210.2 tonnes up by 10% as compared to overall Q3 demand for 2022 (191.7 tonnes),

2: India’s Q3 2022 gold demand value was Rs 188,400 crores, up by 28% as compared to Q3 2022 (Rs 147,220 crores).

3: Total Jewellery demand in India for Q3 2023 increased by 7% at 155.7 tonnes as compared to Q3 2022 (146.2 tonnes).

4: The value of jewellery demand was Rs 139,550 crores, up by 24% from Q3 2022 (Rs. 112,330 crores),

5: Total Investment demand for Q3 2023 at 54.5 tonnes increased by 20% in comparison to Q3 2022 (45.4 tonnes).

6: In value terms, gold Investment demand in Q3 2023 was Rs. 48,850 crores, up by 40% from Q3 2022 (Rs. 34,900 crores),

7: Total gold recycled in India in Q3 2023 was 19.2 tonnes, up by 20% compared to 16 tonnes in Q3 2022 & Total gold imports in India in Q3 2023 was 220 tonnes, up by 19% compared to 184.5 tonnes in Q3 2022.

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