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World Gold Council: investment demand for gold surges in Q1 2016

Topics [ gold market gold investment ]

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Some key findings of the latest WGC Gold Demand Trends report:

Overall gold demand for Q1 2016 increased by 21% to 1,290t, up from 1,070t in Q1 2015, making it the second largest quarter on record.

Total consumer demand was 736t down 13% compared to 849t in Q1 2015.

Global investment demand was 618t, up 122% from 278t in the same period last year.

At 364t, inflows into exchange traded funds (ETFs) were at their highest quarterly level since Q1 2009.

Total bar and coin demand was 254t, marginally higher than the same period last year.

Global jewellery demand fell 19% to 482t versus 597t in the first quarter of 2015.

Central bank demand dipped slightly to 109t in Q1 2016, compared to 112t in the same period last year.

Outlook: “Looking ahead we anticipate that ongoing market uncertainty and unconventional monetary policies will continue to support both investment and central bank demand. This, combined with an expected recovery in India, should see gold demand remain healthy over the course of 2016.” - Alistair Hewitt, Head of Market Intelligence at the World Gold Council

Download Gold Demand Trends Q1 2016

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