Gold Demand Falls In Q1 Despite Robust Central Bank and Investment Demand and Surging Demand In Turkey and Iran

Gold Demand Falls In Q1 Despite Robust Central Bank and Investment Demand and Surging Demand In Turkey and Iran from Gold Core

– Gold demand globally -7% in Q1, 2018 – Gold Demand Trends (WGC)
– Gold ETF demand fell sharply year on year from very high levels but had 5th consecutive quarter of inflows
– Investment demand was strong in the US where ETF holdings rose another 32.4 tonnes as “stock market volatility sparked US inflows”
– Store of value bullion coin and bar demand fell 15% as reported Chinese, German and American demand fell
Gold demand in Turkey (FT) and Iran surges (BBG) due to Trump concerns, inflation on currency debasement and devaluation
– Global jewellery demand was roughly flat at 487.7t
– Technology demand had sixth consecutive quarter of growth
– Central bank demand remains robust at 116.5 tonnes

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I founded GoldCore more than 10 years ago and it has been my passion and a huge part of my life ever since. I strongly believe that due to the significant macroeconomic and geopolitical risks of today, saving and investing a portion of one’s wealth in gold bullion is prudent. I have been an Executive Director in GoldCore since its foundation and today I am Marketing and Research Director. As our customer base grew both domestically and internationally we were receiving a steady stream of requests from our clients and wider public for detailed analysis of the precious metals market. To meet this demand, I stepped into the Research Director’s role and am responsible for helping to inform and educate our clients and followers on how to protect and grow their wealth through owning gold and silver bullion.