New Delhi: The government on Friday raised the import tariff value of gold to $461 per ten grams and of silver to $803 per kg as prices of the precious metals touched all-time high this week.
Tariff value — the base price on which the customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing — of gold and silver stood at $432 per 10 gram and $697 per kg, respectively earlier.
The notification, issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, has come two days after when gold prices has touched the new peak of Rs34,500 per 10 grams in the national capital.
The prices of yellow metal has increased by 9% so far in the month of August.
Gold prices fell and closed at Rs31,700 per 10 grams and Silver at Rs54,000 per kg in the national capital on Friday.
However, gold in Singapore, which normally sets the price trend on the domestic front, fell by almost one per cent to $1,393.10 an ounce and silver by 1.34% to $23.55 an ounce.
India, the largest gold consumer in the world, imported 860 tonnes of gold in 2012. In the first four months of the current fiscal, the import rose 87% to 383 tonnes.