Price and premium

Consumers in the largest markets of China and India base their buying decisions on the local price of gold. These regional prices often deviate from the international price of gold, reflecting local dynamics in those markets.

This is a time series of the difference between international US$ gold price and the local gold price paid by Indian and Chinese consumers in their respective markets.


Premium / discounts in China and India

Data as of

Sources: Bloomberg, ICE Benchmark Administration, Multi Commodity Exchange of India, Reserve Bank of India, Shanghai Gold Exchange, World Gold Council; Disclaimer

Length and Frequency

Daily gold price premium/discount in India and China, from 2012 and 2003 respectively.

Update Schedule



Prices are quoted in US dollars per troy ounce unless otherwise stated.