Gold continued to flow into ETFs after breaking a record in September. Gold-backed funds took in another 44.4 tons of metal in October, pushing global holdings to another record of 2,900 tons, according to the latest data by the World Gold Council.
The previous record for ETF gold holdings was set back in 2012 when the price of gold was near $1,700 per ounce.
Gold demand was up 3% in the third quarter, coming in at 1,107. 9 tons, according to the Gold Demand Trends Q3 2019 report put out by the World Gold Council.
Gold mine output dropped slightly, but a surge in recycling drove a modest gain in supply.
ETF gold holding reached all-time highs in September.
Globally, gold-backed ETFs added 75.2 tons of metal to their holdings last month, according to the most recent data released by the World Gold Council. That brought total gold holdings to 2,808 tons, eclipsing the previous record set back in 2012 when the price of gold was near $1,700 per ounce.
Gold-backed ETFs added another 122 tons of gold globally in August and total holdings are nearing all-time highs.
Total ETF gold holdings have reached 2, 733 tons. That’s just 52 tons away from the all-time high reached in 2012 when the price of gold was 9% higher, according to the most recent data released by the World Gold Council.
Gold holdings in gold-backed ETFs globally surged to the highest level in over six years in July.
Gold-backed ETFs added 52 tons of gold last month, with net inflows totaling $2.6 billion, according to the latest data released by the World Gold Council. This follows on the heels of a June increase that totaled 127 tons.
Globally, gold-backed funds now hold 2,600 tons of gold. That’s the highest level since March 2013.
Gold demand jumped to a three-year high through the first half of 2019, driven by central bank gold-buying, inflows of metal into ETFs and a resurgence of Indian jewelry demand.
Gold demand totaled 2181.7 tons through the first half of the year, according to the World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Q2 2019 report. It was the strongest gold demand through the first half of a year since 2016.
Holdings in global gold-backed ETFs surged in June, charting their largest increase in seven years driven by increased geopolitical uncertainty, fear of an economic slowdown and widespread anticipation of looser central bank monetary policy.
Globally, gold holdings in ETFs rose sharply by 127 tons last month, according to the latest data from the World Gold Council.
Gold demand was up 7% year-on-year in the first quarter, according to the World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Q1 2019 report.
Total global demand came in at 1,053.3 tons, driven primarily by central bank buying, inflows of metal into ETFs and strong demand for gold jewelry.
European funds now hold 1,121.4 tons of gold.
The WGC pinpoints three primary drivers of European gold investment.
Total gold holdings in ETFs grew marginally in March, resuming an upward trend that started last fall. Total holdings of the yellow metal globally rose 3 tons, with increases seen in every region, according to the most recent data released by the World Gold Council.
ETFs worldwide currently hold 2,483 tons of gold valued at approximately $103 billion.