A solid start to 2018
Central banks added a net total of 193.3 tonnes (t) of gold to their reserves in the first six months of 2018, an 8% increase from the 178.6t bought in the same period last year. This marks the strongest H1 for central bank gold buying since 2015.
Net central bank purchases since 2010
Source: Metals Focus; GFMS, Thomson Reuters; World Gold Council