Chinese palladium bar saw the biggest upwards shift for the day, rising 3.5 percent to close at CNY 160.50 ($25.47) per gram on April 17, 2012. Japanese palladium bar rose 3.5 percent to JPY 1,729 ($21) per gram. At $661.00, the price of US palladium bar finished the market day up 2.3 percent per ounce.
Japanese gold bullion prices rose 1.4 percent to JPY 4,327 ($53) per gram. The price of US gold bullion fell 0.6 percent to $1,643 per ounce. The price of Indian gold bullion increased 0.2 percent to INR 28,472 ($553) per 10 grams. The price of Chinese gold bullion held steady at CNY 336.30 ($53.36) per gram.
Japanese silver prices inched up 1.7 percent to JPY 820.00 ($10.16) per 10 grams. Chinese silver gained 0.5 percent to finish at CNY 6,620 ($1,050) per kilogram. After a 0.5 percent increase, Indian silver finished the day at INR 55,867 ($1,085) per kilogram. US silver stayed flat at around $31.53 per ounce.
Japanese platinum bar prices rose two percent to JPY 4,139 ($51) per gram. Chinese platinum bar saw its price rise 1.2 percent to CNY 342.50 ($54.35) per gram. US platinum bar prices inched up 0.6 percent to $1,581 per ounce.