Welcome to the
World Gold Council

As a leading organisation in the gold industry, we’re committed to shaping the conversation around gold and creating a brighter future for all.

Gold and ESG

Leading by example

World Gold Council members commit to enhanced supply-chain transparency

Responsible Gold Mining

Ensuring high ESG standards across the gold supply chain

Gold and Climate Change

Analysing gold’s relationship with climate change

Gold’s Contribution to Society

Understanding gold’s role in socio-economic development

Our Documentary Series

GOLD: A Journey With Idris Elba

Join Idris Elba to discover the human story of gold – how it has shaped us, and our world. 


Central Banks

Data on central bank gold holdings, sales and purchases, as well as insights

Demand and Supply

Data on sectors of gold demand, supply, productions costs and futures market positioning

Price and Premium

Benchmark gold prices, gold futures curves and local price premium/discount

Performance Metrics

Returns, volatility, correlations and trading volumes for gold, bonds, equities and other major asset classes

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Latest Research

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Gold Market Commentary

Gold declined marginally by 1% in August, in the face of higher yields and a stronger dollar. Sentiment remained weak for most of the month as ETFs continued to lose AUM while COMEX managed money net long futures positions fell to a five month low.

ETF Commentary

Physically-backed gold ETFs experienced net outflows for the third straight month, losing US$2.5bn in August. As a result, total AUM fell 3% to US$209bn whilst holdings dropped by 46t to 3,341t.