Distribution of global gold demand by industry in 2017

Gold demand worldwide - share by sector 2017 This statistic shows the distribution of global gold demand in 2017, sorted by industry sector. In that year, slightly over nine percent of the global gold demand was by the electronics industry. The jewelry industry was responsible for the largest part of the global demand of gold.
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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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This statistic shows the distribution of global gold demand in 2017, sorted by industry sector. In that year, slightly over nine percent of the global gold demand was by the electronics industry. The jewelry industry was responsible for the largest part of the global demand of gold.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* ETFs: Exchange Traded Funds.
Distribution figures have been calculated using the demand figures in metric tons provided by the source.

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