Gold as an investment

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Statista dossier on gold as an investment

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on gold as an investment. Gold has been used throughout history as money and is the most popular precious metal used as a means of investment. It is often seen as a hedge against economic instability.

Table of contents

  • 1. General overview
    • Leading major financial assets worldwide Sep 2016, by average daily trading volume

    • Market size of major financial assets worldwide 2016, by market size

    • Development of global gold stocks 2000-2015

    • Value of gold reserves 2019, by country

    • Gold demand globally 2008-2018

    • Price of gold per troy ounce 1990-2018

    • Price for an ounce of fine gold - London Fixing 2018-2019

  • 2. Global
    • Leading physically-backed gold ETFs worldwide Q4 2016 by AuM in tonnes

    • Rate of return of gold as an investment 2002-2018

    • Demand for gold by the retail investment industry 2008-2018 by form of gold

    • Global demand for gold by purpose quarterly 2014-2016

  • 3. North America
    • Gold quantity in the investment industry in North America 2008-2017, by form of gold

    • Value of physical gold bar investment in North America 2008-2018, by country

    • Total physical gold holdings allocated to IRAs in the U.S. 2011-2015

    • U.S. official reserve assets held in gold 2000-2018

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