Gold Demand Trends Full Year 2017

Published 6th February 2018

Gold demand rallied in the closing months of 2017, gaining 6% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 1,095.8 tonnes (t) in Q4. But it was too little, too late: full year demand fell by 7% to 4,071.7t. ETF inflows, although positive, lagged behind 2016’s stellar growth. Central banks added 371.4t to global official gold reserves, 5% down on 2016’s net purchases. Bar and coin demand fell 2% on a sharp drop in US retail investment. India and China led a 4% recovery in jewellery, although demand remains below historical averages. Increased use of gold in smartphones and vehicles sparked the first year of growth in technology demand since 2010.

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Published 15th November 2012

Summary of the factors driving gold demand in Q3 2012, together with forward looking views and opinions on the dynamics and trends in the gold market at a regional and sector level.

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Published 14th August 2012

Summary of the factors driving gold demand in Q2 2012, together with forward looking views and opinions on the dynamics and trends in the gold market at a regional and sector level. It includes a focus article on Russia’s gold revolution; a discussion of Russia’s growing role in the global gold market.

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Published 10th May 2012

Summary of the factors driving gold demand in Q1 2012, together with forward looking views and opinions on the dynamics and trends in the gold market at a regional and sector level. It includes a focus article on Turkey, an important gold market, both in terms of global gold exports and local demand..

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Published 16th February 2012

Summary of the factors driving gold demand in 2011, including a review of the dynamics and trends in the gold market at regional and sector levels.

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Published 18th August 2011

Second quarter global gold demand was 919.8 tonnes, worth US$44.5bn – the second highest quarterly value on record. Year-on-year growth was broad-based across sectors and geographies. India and China were the major contributors to growth in both jewellery and investment demand. We view the prospects for both markets for the remainder of the year as optimistic.

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