Understanding China's Gold Market

Published 15th August 2014

Categories: Supply, Demand, Investment, Jewellery, Central banks/official inst., Technology, Recycling, Market insights

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China’s gold market: progress & prospects provides a comprehensive overview of the development of China’s gold market, explains the drivers of gold demands and assesses how China’s gold market will develop over the medium term.

Understanding China’s gold market builds on these insights and covers two topics. First, it provides a clear overview of gold flows within China, from supply (imports, mine production and recycling) through to end-user demand, via the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Second, it draws upon a range of data sources and quantifies some of the flows of gold within China between 2009 and 2013, highlighting the important role banks play in China’s gold market.