Gold price in Pakistan today: Bullion regains shine in local, international market

Per tola gold rate in Pakistan (24 carats) increased by Rs1,200 to settle at Rs229,400
An undated image of gold bars. — Pixabay

An undated image of gold bars. — Pixabay

Gold prices in Pakistan observed slight gains on Tuesday owing to the rupee-dollar fluctuation and an insignificant increment noted in the yellow metal's cost 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) increased by Rs1,200 to settle at Rs229,400; while the 10 grams gold price in Pakistan noted an increment of Rs1,029 to settle at Rs196,674.

Similarly, the price of gold in the international market garnered $6 in its per ounce cost to settle at $2,193. Data shared by the association also showed that the price of silver per tola and per 10 grams remained unchanged at Rs2,580 and Rs2,211.93, respectively.

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.