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India's May gold imports fall 99% from a year ago to 1.4 tonnes: Source

In value terms, May imports dropped to $76.31 million from to $4.78 billion a year ago.

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Last Updated: Jun 02, 2020, 05.21 PM IST
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The world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal imported around 1.4 tonnes of gold in May, down from 133.6 tonnes a year ago

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NEW DELHI: India's gold imports in May plunged 99 per cent from a year earlier as international air travel was banned and jewellery shops were closed amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, a government source said on Tuesday.

The world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal imported around 1.4 tonnes of gold in May, down from 133.6 tonnes a year ago, said the source, who declined to be identified because they are not authorised to speak to the media.

In value terms, May imports dropped to $76.31 million from to $4.78 billion a year ago, he added.
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