India’s Gold Jewellery Demand to Rise 10% in 2015

gold-plated-jewellery-setMumbai: According to independent rating agency ICRA, India’s gold jewellery demand next year is expected to touch $32 billion, rising 10%, Diamond World reports. This prediction is being linked to the progressive consumer sentiments.

The agency notes that demand could rise in volume terms following the Indian government’s decisions to lift the 80:20 gold import rule, a more positive outlook by consumer and the industry.

Simultaneously, caution prevails as the industry and jewellers fear re-imposition of restrictive measures by the government and a more flat demand from consumers, which may be the case if prices rise high.