|Published : 13 Mar 2017, 21:12:01|
Gold imports fall sharply after demonetisation
NEW DELHI, Mar 13 (PTI): The Centre's demonetisation drive is seemed to have a significant impact on the gold demand in the country as imports of the metal dropped sharply in December and January.
Gold imports reduced to 54.1 tonnes in December and 53.2 tonnes in January from a high of 119.2 tonnes in November, the month during which the government scrapped the old Rs 500/1,000 notes.
The decline in January is 43 per cent from the gold imported in the corresponding month in 2016.
The sudden decision to demonetise the old high value notes led to a massive cash crunch in the country impacting demand for various commodities, including precious metals.