Demand and supply

Data on gold demand and supply, including production costs, gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) holdings and flows, central bank statistics and future market positioning.

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Global gold-backed ETF holdings and flows

Global gold ETFs lost 107.5t tonnes (t) (-US$5.9bn, -2.9% AUM) in March, marking outflows for the fourth month out of five and the second month in a row with net outflows cracking the top 10 worst historically. Global assets under management (AUM) stand at 3,574t (US$194.5bn), back to levels last seen in mid to late Q2 2020. Since the peak asset levels in November 2020, gold ETF holdings have fallen nearly 10% in tonnage terms, on par with the approximate loss in the price of gold over the same period.

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COMEX net long positioning

Comparison of money manager net longs to other investor net longs in COMEX gold futures. These metrics are often used to understand the market sentiment and positioning of the gold market.