US silver saw a 1.1 percent increase on April 19, 2012, reaching $31.87 per ounce and making it the biggest upwards shift of the day in the precious metals sphere. The price of Japanese silver fell 0.6 percent to JPY 815.00 ($10.01) per 10 grams. Chinese silver prices saw a 0.4 percent decline to CNY 6,595 ($1,047) per kilogram. The price of Indian silver remained steady at INR 55,827 ($1,077) per kilogram.
The price of Japanese gold bullion fell 0.7 percent to JPY 4,298 ($52) per gram. Thursday saw the price of Chinese gold bullion shift 0.6 percent to CNY 334.40 ($53.09) per gram after three quiet days. Indian gold bullion prices saw a 0.2 percent decline to INR 28,410 ($548) per 10 grams. US gold bullion gained 0.2 percent to finish at $1,647 per ounce.
Chinese platinum bar prices fell 0.4 percent to CNY 341.00 ($54.14) per gram. Japanese platinum bar prices saw a 0.1 percent decline to JPY 4,133 ($50) per gram. US platinum bar stayed flat at around $1,581 per ounce.
The price of Chinese palladium bar fell 0.3 percent to CNY 160.00 ($25.40) per gram. US palladium bar prices inched up 0.2 percent to $662.00 per ounce. Japanese palladium bar saw little change in its price on Thursday at JPY 1,729 ($21) per gram.