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The World Gold Council is a leading authority on gold and its uses. Our research provides comprehensive analysis of the industry, giving decision makers and stakeholders the information they need to understand the dynamic drivers of the gold market.

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Gold Demand Trends Q1 2015

Published 14th May 2015

The contrast between the global picture and the more granular demand data clearly demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of the gold market. The numerous and varying roles that gold plays means it responds to different cues in different ways, smoothing out the fluctuations occurring at a more localised level. Some of those localised fluctuations during the first quarter were challenging. Weaker economic growth, higher prices and rallying stock markets gave consumers in some markets reason to reappraise their gold buying intentions.

Categories: Supply and demand, Investment

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Published 18th May 2015

Excel file of gold price charts and data - Updated weekly in 19 currencies: US dollar, Euro, Japanese yen, Pound sterling, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc, Indian rupee, Chinese renminbi, Turkish lira, Saudi riyal, Indonesian rupiah, UAE dirham, Thai baht, Vietnamese dong, Egyptian pound, Korean won, Russian ruble, South African rand, Australian dollar.

Published 14th May 2015

In a generally quiet quarter, global demand dipped 1% to 1,079t. However, the gold market’s complex eco-system was well balanced in Q1 2015. Conditions differed from market to market but at an aggregate level, these differences broadly cancelled out.

Published 14th May 2015

Alistair Hewitt, Head of Market Intelligence is interviewed on the findings of the World Gold Council’s Q1 2015 Gold Demand Trends report

Published 6th May 2015

Information on each country’s gold reserves and the proportion this represents of their total external reserves. Updated quarterly.

Published 6th May 2015

Shows month by month, how countries’ reported gold holdings have changed since January 2002 and reasons where known. Updated quarterly.

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