India vs. China – Is China in Position to Overtake India as World’s Biggest Gold Market?

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InvestTechFX reports that as many investors know gold is one of the most widely discussed metals due to its prominent role in both the investment and consumer world. Even though gold is no longer used as a primary form of currency in developed nations, it continues to have an immediate impact on the value of those currencies. China may be in a position to overtake India as world’s biggest gold consumer this year.

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InvestTechFX reports that China is poised to overtake India to become the world’s biggest gold market this year as rising incomes and fuel demand for the precious metals, namely gold. With the less valued rupee, the purchases of gold are of less than China’s 2011. According to InvestTechFX and an industry group report released on Thursday, China’s economic growth has lifted the nation’s consumption of everything from soybeans to copper, boosting incomes in the world’s most populous country. Gold has rallied for 11 straight years on rising investment and jewelry demand, led by consumers in Asia, specifically India and increased central-bank buying.

InvestTechFX also says that one of the reasons that gold is on the rise is the poor performance of China’s stock and property markets — so the other two main choices for Chinese with money to invest — is boosting the popularity of gold as an investment. Demand in China for gold is also climbing in the past while as investors seek to protect their wealth from inflation of more than 4%, and after the government clamped down on property investment last year.

The amount of gold bought in China rose 20 percent in 2011 over the year, the World Gold Council said in its annual report. This put China behind only first-place India, where the highest number of metric tons were bought. Central banks, many in developing economies, also boosted gold sales as they sought to diversify their growing piles of foreign currency reserves.

The council said it is likely that China will emerge as the world’s largest gold market for the first time in 2012. Council members represent 60 percent of global output and China became the world’s largest market for gold jewelry in the second half of 2011 and moved to top place on a quarterly basis in the last three month of 2011 versus the number of tons transacted in India as purchasers

Rising incomes in China, which is the world’s No. 2 economy, have resulted in a surge in demand for gold jewelry and other luxury goods as demand rose in every quarter, the report said.

Strong Chinese demand for gold also helped sales leap percent last year in Hong Kong, a popular destination for wealthy mainland shoppers because of lower taxes in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

However, demand for gold jewelry in India, meanwhile, fell in the second half of 2011 because of the recent weakening rupee, which made gold more expensive. Indians also dealt with high inflation last year that ate away their purchasing power, which resulted in smaller purchases of gold.

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