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Market update: China’s jewellery market - quietly improving

Market update: China’s jewellery market - quietly improving

The 2005-2013 boom in Chinese gold jewellery demand was followed by a fallow few years. But there are green shoots of recovery emerging. 2017 saw modest growth, aided by industry efforts to better engage with modern consumers. Learn more here

Investment summit report

April 2018, Investment summit report

Read our investment summit report with insights from leading industry experts, asset owners, academics, policy makers and official institutions on the major long-term challenges facing investors today.

Responsible Gold Mining Principles

Responsible Gold Mining Principles

Working with our Member companies and underpinned by existing widely-respected standards and codes, we have set out principles that we believe address the key environmental, social and governance issues for the gold mining sector.

Gold ETFs

Gold ETFs

Monthly gold-backed ETF flows and holdings by region and fund

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2018

Gold Demand Trends Q1 2018

Gold demand of 973.5t was the lowest Q1 since 2008. The main cause was a fall in investment demand for gold bars and gold-backed ETFs, partly due to range-bound gold prices.

Gold 2048: The next 30 years for gold

Gold 2048: The next 30 years for gold

Gold 2048 brings together industry-leading experts from across the globe to analyse how the gold market is set to evolve in the next 30 years.

Investment Update: Using gold to hedge emerging market risk

Investment Update: Using gold to hedge emerging market risk

Over the long run, economic growth is a key driver of gold demand, especially in emerging market countries where there is high affinity for gold as jewellery and investment. At the same time, gold tends to perform well in period of crisis.

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Cryptocurrencies are no substitute for gold

Despite bitcoin’s parabolic price rise last year, which led to comparisons between bitcoin and gold, cryptocurrencies are a very different investment to gold.

Gold reserves statistics

Gold reserve statistics

Gold plays an important part in central banks’ reserves management, and they are significant holders of gold. This data – compiled using IMF IFS statistics – tracks central banks’ reported purchases and sales and gold as a percentage of central banks’ foreign exchange reserves.