Goldhub blog: Posts from March 2021

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Johan Palmberg
Senior Quantitative Analyst
World Gold Council

Gold, commodities and reflation

Is the current commodity rally just another reflationary episode or something more pervasive? Recent market moves in commodities rank in the top 5% of six-month moves since 1971. Gold's weak performance so far is consistent with previous reflationary episodes – its time to shine may yet come.
Adam Webb
Director of Mine Supply
Metals Focus

Sustaining capital expenditure pushes AISC higher in Q4'20

During Q4 2020, All-in Sustaining Cost (AISC) in the gold mining industry averaged US$983/oz, up 1.8% from the previous quarter. AISC increased even though average Total Cash Costs declined by 1.6% q-o-q. This suggests that higher AISC was driven by rising sustaining capital costs rather than mine site operating costs.