Gold-backed ETFs closed out the first half of 2020 with their seventh consecutive month of inflows and significantly above the highest level of annual inflows, both in tonnage and US dollar terms.
Globally, gold-backed funds added 104 tons of gold to their holdings in June. Global holdings now stand at an all-time high of 3,621 tons, according to the latest data from the World Gold Council.
Holdings in gold-backed ETFs charted another all-time high in May as inflows in dollar-terms have already set a yearly record just five months into 2020.
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Gold continued to flow into gold-backed ETFs, setting another all-time record in April.
Globally, funds added another 170 tons of gold last month amounting to $3.9 billion, according to the latest data from the World Golf Council. It was the sixth straight month of net inflows.
Inflows of gold into gold-backed ETFs set a quarterly dollar record in Q1 2020 as holdings increased by the most tonnage in any quarter since 2016.
Gold-backed ETFs added 298 tons of gold through the first three months of 2020, amounting to $23 billion in net inflows. That pushed total holdings to a new record of 3,185 tons, according to data released by the World Gold Council.
ETF gold holding reached another record high in January, according to the latest data from the World Gold Council.
Gold-backed funds added 61.7 tons of gold last month, boosting holdings to an all-time high of 2,947 tons. This continues a trend we saw in 2019 when gold holdings in ETFs grew 19% and eclipsed all-time highs.
Net inflows of gold into gold-backed ETFs came in at 400.3 tons in 2019, according to data released by the World Gold Council. ETF gold holdings grew by 14% last year and finished at 2881.2 tons.
Overall, global gold-backed assets under management grew by 37% in US dollars due to positive demand and an 18% increase in the price of gold.
ETF gold-holdings reached a record 2,900 tons in the fourth quarter. The previous record for ETF gold holdings was set back in 2012 when the price of gold was near $1,700 per ounce.
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.