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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Gold ETF assets realised their largest ever quarterly gain in Q1 2020

Global gold-backed ETFs (gold ETFs) and similar products added 298 tonnes(t), or net inflows of US$23bn, across all regions in the first quarter of 2020 – the highest quarterly amount ever in absolute US dollar terms and the largest tonnage additions since 2016. During the past year, gold ETFs added 659t, the highest on a rolling annual basis since the financial crisis, with assets under management (AUM) growing 57% 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.