Gold price in Pakistan remains unchanged today

Per tola gold rate in Pakistan (24 carats) remains unchanged at Rs230,200
An undated image of gold jewellery. — Freepik
An undated image of gold jewellery. — Freepik

Gold price opened the week on a stable note as rates remained unchanged in Pakistan on Monday in line with the trend in the international market.

According to the data released by the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the per tola gold rate in Pakistan (24 carats) remained unchanged at Rs230,200; while the 10 grams gold price in Pakistan also remained flat and closed at Rs197,360.

During the week ended March 9, the price of gold recorded an overall gain of Rs9,900; moreover, the precious commodity has maintained an upward streak since the last nine sessions and has gained Rs15,400.

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Meanwhile, in the international market also, the gold prices remained unchanged at $2,198 per ounce. The precious commodity took a breather from a record-breaking rally, which was fuelled by a cooling US labour market and remarks from the Federal Reserve, with traders awaiting a US inflation report for fresh clues on the timing of rate cuts.

It should be noted that gold price in Pakistan is announced by the association, which determines gold prices in Pakistan for local markets six days a week from Monday to Saturday.

Pakistan is a small market for gold at the global level. It meets the commodity’s demand through imports as it does not produce the precious metal locally.

Accordingly, the gold rate in Pakistan is determined by keeping in view its prices in world markets, rupee-dollar exchange rate, and demand and supply in domestic markets. The latest price for local markets was determined to keep in view the prices at which trade took place among buyers and sellers.

Gold price in Pakistan has been volatile in Pakistan recently amid continued political and economic uncertainty and high inflation. People prefer to buy this precious commodity in such times as a safe investment and a hedge.

Local dealers believe that the return of inflationary days in Pakistan and worldwide has once again invited investors’ attention towards the yellow metal as safer commodities become attractive at such a time.

On the physical side, demand for gold in Pakistan recently picked up pace as some consumers bought into a retreat in domestic prices as the wedding season will kick off immediately after Ramadan.

Data shared by the association showed the price of silver per tola remained unchanged at Rs2,600 and per 10 grams settled at Rs2,229.72.

It also mentioned that the price of the bullion is made plus a $20 premium in international gold rate.