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

Gold-backed ETFs and similar products (gold ETFs) recorded their eighth consecutive month of positive flows, adding 166 tonnes (t) in July – equivalent to US$9.7bn or 4.1% of assets under management (AUM). Global holdings have once again reached a new all-time high of 3,785t1 and the price of gold hit a record high of US$1,976/oz by the July-end, leaving global AUM standing at $239bn. Global net inflows of 899t (US$49.1bn) to date are considerably higher than previous annual highs, and the trend of inflows has continued in the first few trading days of August as the price of gold has breached US$2,000/oz.

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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.