Gold sales at Australia’s Perth Mint rose to their highest level in nearly a year in August as investors took advantage of gold on sale.
According to the mint, sales of gold coins and minted bars surged 30% to 38,904 ounces last month. It was the strongest month of gold sales since November 2017. Sales were nearly doubled from a year ago, according to the mint.
“Lower bullion prices continued to support interest in our minted products among investors,” a company spokesman said.
As the Brisbane Times puts it, “When the going gets tough, Germans Buy Aussie Gold.”
And they are doing it now.
Last fall we reported on Germany’s budding love affair with gold. It appears this is more than just a one-night fling.
Gold exports from Australia surged from August to September, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Non-monetary gold exports rose 17% in the period, an increase of $217 million in seasonally adjusted terms.
Gold sales at Australia’s Perth Mint doubled in September. Meanwhile, sales of silver surged 78%.
Sales of gold coins and minted bars jumped to 46,415 ounces in September, up from 23,130 ounces a month ago. Silver sales during the month came in at 697,849 ounces, compared with 392,091 ounces in August.