Robust central bank buying bolsters first quarter demand
The World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report reveals that while gold demand (excluding OTC) was 13% lower year-on-year, a recovery in the OTC market propped up total gold demand to 1,174t, a slight 1% increase compared to Q1 2022.
World Gold Council welcomes two new industry leaders to its membership
The World Gold Council announces that Pan American Silver and Osisko Gold Royalties have joined the World Gold Council as members. For nearly three decades, Pan American Silver has owned and operated silver and gold mines in the Americas. Osisko is a precious metals royalty company that holds a North American focused portfolio of over 180 royalties, streams and precious metal offtakes.
Annual gold demand soars to a new decade high in 2022
The World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report reveals that annual gold demand (excluding OTC) in 2022 increased by 18% year-on-year, hitting 4,741t – the highest annual total since 2011. Boosted by a record fourth quarter, demand for gold was propelled by hefty central bank-buying and persistently strong retail investment.
A strong third quarter lifts gold demand to pre-pandemic levels
The World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report reveals that gold demand (excluding OTC) in the third quarter of 2022 hit 1,181 tonnes, up 28% year-on-year. Strong demand pushed the year-to-date total to its pre-COVID levels. Gold demand was bolstered by consumers and central banks, although there was a notable contraction in investment demand.