Gold Coins and Bars See Demand Rise of 11% in H2, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017
By Paul Martin

By: Mark O’Byrne
Thursday, 3 August 2017

– Gold coins, bars see demand rise of 11% in H2, 2017 to 532 tonnes according to WGC Gold Demand Trends
– Gold investment demand strong in China, India & Turkey
– Demand in Turkey surges on double digit inflation
– Total gold demand declines in Q2 on slower U.S. ETF inflows
– Gold held in ETFs in Europe reached all time high of 978t
– U.S. ETF inflows slowed from last year’s record
– Central banks continue to buy – 94t of declared purchases
– Turkey joined Kazakhstan & Russia in buying gold
– Well balanced market: ETF inflows continue and jewellery, technology and bar & coin demand up
– Important to note this is all official, transparent and recorded demand. There is demand and flows of gold that cannot be and are not recorded – especially into the Middle East, India, Russia and of course China

Key findings included in the Gold Demand Trends Q2 2017 report are as follows:

Overall demand was 953t, a fall of 10% compared with 1,056t in Q2 2016
Total consumer demand rose by 9% to 722t, from 660t in the same period last year
Total investment demand (ETFs) fell 34% to 297t compared with 450t in Q2 2016
Gold coins and bars rebounded 13% in H1

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