A saleswoman picks gold necklaces to show it to a customer inside a jewellery showroom on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, a major gold buying festival, in Kochi, India. Photograph:( Reuters )
However, imports were 44% lower in June from May`s $4.78 billion, the source said, who was not allowed to speak to the media.
India`s gold imports rose 12.6% in June from a year earlier to $2.69 billion amid a jump in global prices to six-year highs, a government source said on Tuesday.
However, imports were 44% lower in June from May's $4.78 billion, the source said, who was not allowed to speak to the media.
In India, local prices jumped to a record high in June, moderating demand from retail consumers.
The drop in gold imports by India, the world`s second-biggest consumer of the precious metal, could weigh on global prices that are struggling to hold recent gains.