Global demand for gold by purpose quarterly 2016-2019

The statistic shows the quarterly figures for the global demand for gold from the first quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2019. The demand of gold for investment purposes amounted to approximately 279.2 metric tons in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Gold as an investment – additional information

Throughout history, gold has been desirable and in demand and has been characterized as a high value commodity. When investing in any commodity, risk assessments need to be taken into consideration. Generally gold is considered to be a safe investment. It becomes an attractive means of money allocation especially in times of turmoil on the financial markets. Also governments locate a big part of their assets in gold. The United States was the leading gold holding country worldwide as of December 2019, with gold reserves amounting to 8,133.5 metric tons.
The demand for gold globally in 2018 was valued at 4,356 metric tons, with jewelry being the largest receipient of this precious metal.

Demand for gold worldwide from 1st quarter of 2016 to 4th quarter of 2019, by purpose

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Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Q1 2016 to Q4 2019

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