Gold falls Rs 235 on muted demand

Gold prices on Tuesday slumped by Rs 235 to Rs 32,980 per 10 gram in the national capital due to lacklustre demand from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association.

Silver too fell by Rs 660 to Rs 38,010 per kg on low offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said, reduced demand from local jewellers as well as retail buyers led to the slide in gold prices.

In the international market, spot gold was trading at USD 1,299.30 an ounce while silver was at USD 15.31 an ounce in New York.

On Monday, the yellow metal rose by Rs 425.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity declined by Rs 235 each to Rs 32,980 and Rs 32,810 per 10 gram, respectively.

However, sovereign gold held steady at Rs 26,400 per piece of eight gram.