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U.S. gold jewellery imports post slowest second-quarter growth since 2012

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. gold jewellery imports rose in the second quarter at the slowest rate in nearly three years, Thomson Reuters GFMS calculations showed on Tuesday, while imports of silver jewellery notched their biggest jump in more than a year.The jump in silver came on low prices and a strong dollar, said Erica Rannestad, senior analyst of precious metals demand at the GFMS metals analysts team in Thomson Reuters, in Chicago.U.S. imports of gold jewellery rose 9 percent to 14,792 kilograms (475,573 troy ounces) in the second quarter and in June were up 3 percent from a year ago, ...

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First Published: Wed, August 12 2015. 04:33 IST