The gold market is dynamic, with many factors affecting it at any given time. We provide a broad range of stakeholders the insights necessary to make informed decisions.
Gold Demand Trends
Global gold demand in Q1 2017 was 1,034.5t. The 18% year-on-year decline suffers from the comparison with Q1 2016, which was the strongest ever first quarter. Inflows into ETFs of 109.1t, although solid, were nonetheless a fraction of last year’s near-record inflows. Slower central bank demand also contributed to the weakness.
In this edition of Gold Investor leading market participants assess the relevance of gold against a backdrop of persistent geopolitical turmoil. From a geopolitical perspective, 2016 was one of the most tumultuous years in the recent past. The Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s Presidential victory and a rise in anti-establishment feeling have had a profound impact not just on politics but also on markets.
The global investment market: new perspectives on consumer behaviour
In 2016 we concluded a comprehensive research programme investigating gold buying behaviour across the major markets – China, India, Germany and the US. Learn about our findings