• New report predicts gold demand in China to rise by a quarter in next four years

    A major report published today by the World Gold Council “China's gold market: progress and prospects” suggests that private sector demand for gold in China is set to increase 25% from the current level of c1,100 tonnes(t) per year to at least 1,350t by 20171. Following the record level of Chinese demand in 2013, which saw the country become the world's largest gold market,...

  • New report predicts sustained strong gold demand in China in next four years

    A major report published today by the World Gold Council “China's gold market: progress and prospects” suggests that private sector demand for gold in China is set to increase from the current level of 1,132 tonnes(t)1 per year to at least 1,350t by 20172. Following the record level of Chinese demand in 2013, which saw the country become the world's largest gold market, the...

  • 中国の金需要、今後 4 年間力強い伸びを持続 ワールド ゴールド カウンシルが予測

    ワールド ゴールド カウンシ ルが本日発表した レポート『 中国の金市場: その歩みと 展望( China's gold market: progress and prospects)』は、中国の民間セクター金需要が現在の年間約 1,132 トンから 2017 年 には少なくとも 1,350 トンに達するだろうと予測しています*1。中国の金需要は 2013 年に記録的なレベルに 達し、中国は世界最大の金市場となりました。2014 年は小休止となるものの、その後はさらに継続的な成長 が続きそうだと同レポートは述べています。

    同レポートは、中国で金市場の自由化が始まった 1990 年代後半以降に、中国を世界最大の金の生産・消費 国に押し上げた各種要因を分析しています。また需要の急増にもかかわらず、今後、経済の短期的な鈍化が あっても、...

  • Investors can benefit from using gold as an emerging markets hedge

    Over the past decade, the paper notes, investors have profited from exposure to emerging markets, owing to their strong economic growth, favourable demographics and industry deregulation. However recent volatility across Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe - including developments in Russia and Ukraine - has significantly impacted investment portfolios, directly and indirectly.

    The paper...

  • Global consumer demand for gold at unprecedented levels in 2013. China the world’s largest gold market in 2013

    Gold demand of 3,756.1 tonnes in 2013 was worth US$170.4bn. Consumers generated exceptional levels of demand, with jewellery at its highest since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008 and investment in small bars and coins hitting a record high. This was in contrast to large-scale outflows from ETFs, due to a number tactical western investors liquidating their positions as US economic sentiment improved. Central banks made healthy purchases of 368.6 tonnes, the fourth consecutive year of positive demand. The net result was a 15% decline in overall gold demand from 2012.

  • Global consumer demand for gold at unprecedented levels in 2013. China the world's largest gold market in 2013

    In 2013 the gold market saw 21% growth in demand from consumers which contrasted with outflows of 881t from ETFs. The net result was that global gold demand in 2013 was 15% lower than in 2012, with a full year total of 3,756t.

    Annual global investment in bars and coins reached 1,654t, up from 1,289t in 2012, a rise of 28%, and the highest figure since the World Gold Council's data series...

  • World Gold Council appoints Sally Morrison as Managing Director, Jewellery

    The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has appointed Sally Morrison as Managing Director, Jewellery. Based in New York, Sally will be responsible for the organisation's worldwide jewellery operations.

    Sally joined the World Gold Council as Director, Jewellery in 2012 from Forevermark where she was Chief Marketing Officer. Previously,...

  • Gold continues its journey from West to East as buoyant consumer markets balance investment outflows

    The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, which covers the period July-September 2013, highlights the resilience of the global gold market in what is traditionally a slower quarter for gold demand. The continued growth in consumer demand across the globe and the strength of Asian gold demand overall, reinforces the patterns first seen at the beginning of 2013, clear evidence of the self-balancing nature of the global market.

  • New research indicates that responsible gold miners contributed more than $55bn to sustainable economic development in 2012

    Today the World Gold Council releases a new research report, Responsible gold mining and value distribution,which demonstrates further the constructive role responsible gold mining plays in supporting sustainable socio-economic development, particularly in host nations. In an industry first, member companies of the World Gold Council have collaborated to combine data which provides a...

  • Investors should resist being seduced by short-term headlines when making long-term investment decisions urges new report

    The World Gold Council today publishes a new report ‘Why invest in gold?' which reiterates and explains why gold should be viewed as a long-term asset in a portfolio.

    The global economy has been slowly healing since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, however many investors have increased their exposure to risky assets on the back of strong equity market performance this year.