Gold demand worldwide - share by sector 2017

Distribution of global gold demand by industry in 2017

by M. Garside, last edited May 15, 2019
Gold demand worldwide - share by sector 2017 The jewelry industry accounted for a 52.4 percent share of global gold demand in 2017, which amounted to about 2,136 metric tons. Jewelry was therefore the largest gold demanding industry worldwide.
Golds uses

Gold is a transition metal that has bright yellow coloring. Besides its most famous use, in jewelry, it has many different useful applications. One use is conducting, as it is a very efficient conductor that can carry tiny electrical chargers. As a result, gold is found in cell phones and televisions. It is also used in dentistry, as it is the best material for fillings and crowns since it is easy to insert.

Gold mining worldwide

The world production of gold mines has increased steadily over the years since 2005. In 2005, about 2,470 metric tons of gold was produced. In 2017, about 3,260 metric tons were produced. The countries that produced the largest amount of gold in 2018 were China, Australia, and Russia. China produced an estimated 400 metric tons, Australia produced 310 metric tons, and Russia produced 295 metric tons.
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Distribution of global gold demand by industry in 2017

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Share of global demand
Jewelry52.44%
Total bar & coin25.29%
Central bank net purchases4.98%
Electronics9.12%
Other industrial6.52%
Dentistry 1.24%
ETFs & similar*0.41%
Share of global demand
Jewelry52.44%
Total bar & coin25.29%
Central bank net purchases4.98%
Electronics9.12%
Other industrial6.52%
Dentistry 1.24%
ETFs & similar*0.41%
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by M. Garside, last edited May 15, 2019
The jewelry industry accounted for a 52.4 percent share of global gold demand in 2017, which amounted to about 2,136 metric tons. Jewelry was therefore the largest gold demanding industry worldwide.
Golds uses

Gold is a transition metal that has bright yellow coloring. Besides its most famous use, in jewelry, it has many different useful applications. One use is conducting, as it is a very efficient conductor that can carry tiny electrical chargers. As a result, gold is found in cell phones and televisions. It is also used in dentistry, as it is the best material for fillings and crowns since it is easy to insert.

Gold mining worldwide

The world production of gold mines has increased steadily over the years since 2005. In 2005, about 2,470 metric tons of gold was produced. In 2017, about 3,260 metric tons were produced. The countries that produced the largest amount of gold in 2018 were China, Australia, and Russia. China produced an estimated 400 metric tons, Australia produced 310 metric tons, and Russia produced 295 metric tons.
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