Japanese palladium bar had the largest decline on MetalMiner’s precious metals price index for Jan. 8, 2013, dropping 3.1 percent. Chinese palladium bar closed 2.4 percent lower. US palladium bar prices saw a 2.2 percent decline.
Following a couple days of improvement, the price of Japanese platinum bar weakened by 0.7 percent. The price of Chinese platinum bar changed direction with a 0.4 percent drop after two days of improving prices. The price of US platinum bar held steady.
Weakening prices followed two days of improvement as the price of Japanese gold bullion dropped 1 percent. Chinese gold bullion ended the day after a 0.7 percent drop yesterday. US gold bullion finished the day down 0.6 percent. The price of Indian gold bullion fell 0.4 percent.
The price of Japanese silver declined 0.9 percent after two days of improvement. The price of Indian silver declined 0.4 percent. US silver stayed flat at above $30 per ounce. The price of Chinese silver held steady.