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Mukesh Kumar

Senior Analyst, India

World Gold Council

Mukesh joined the World Gold Council in March 2015, and works within the Research team. He has previously held positions with CRU International, Hatch Associates and Steel Authority of India Limited, focusing on consulting and research for the metals and mining industry.

In his current role, Mukesh plays an important role in maintaining and strengthening World Gold Council’s understanding of India’s gold market and he has developed strong connections with local Indian Gold industry. He focuses on developing timely insights on the Indian gold market including demand, supply as well as role of gold in investor portfolios.

Mukesh has a Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from ISM Dhanbad and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Mukesh Kumar
Senior Analyst, India
World Gold Council

India’s gold market in August: Indian imports hit nine-month high but retail demand remained weak

Demand for safe haven assets and strong year-to-date performance, coupled with the price correction likely seen by investors as a buying opportunity, supported gold ETF flows. On the other hand, retail gold demand weakened as consumers waited on the sidelines following a sharp correction in the domestic gold price amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Mukesh Kumar
Senior Analyst, India
World Gold Council

India’s gold market in June: Jewellery demand improved further, continued inflows into Indian gold ETFs

Jewellery demand improved further in the month but failed to recover completely due to recurring lockdowns, lower number of weddings and lack of auspicious days in the month. Bullish gold price momentum and safe-haven demand lured investors towards gold ETFs. Total holdings for Indian gold ETFs reached to 24t in June.