The World Gold Council today releases its Gold Demand Trends Q3 2015 report, which is the leading industry resource for data and opinion on world-wide gold demand. Our quarterly publication examines demand trends by sector as well as geography.
The key findings from the report are as follows:
- Overall demand increased by 8% year-on-year to 1,121t as a number of factors, including ETF outflows, contributed to a price dip which buoyed consumer demand around the world.
- Total consumer demand – made up of jewellery demand and coin and bar demand – totalled 928t, up 14%.
- Global investment demand saw a significant rise of 27% to 230t, up from 181t in Q3 2014. This was led by the US which saw a surge in bar and coin demand, up 207% to 33t from 11t on the same period last year, with support from China, up 70% to 52t and Europe up 35% to 61t.
- Global jewellery demand for Q3 2015 was up 6% year-on-year to 632t compared to 594t in Q3 2014. In India, demand was up 15% to 211t and China was up 4% to 188t. The US and the Middle East also saw gains, up 2% to 26t and 8% to 56t respectively.
- Central bank demand reached 175t, the 19th consecutive quarter of net purchases.
- Demand in the technology sector declined 4% to 84t as the sector continued to endure pressure, with the industry choosing to shift towards alternative, cheaper materials in technological applications.
- Total supply was 1,100t in Q3, up 1% year-on-year. Total mine supply (mine production + net producer hedging) remained relatively flat up 3% year-on-year to 848t compared to 814t in the same period last year. Year-on-year quarterly mine production shrank by 1% to 828t in Q3 2015 against 836t in Q3 2014. Recycling levels were down 6% year-on-year to 252t compared to 268t in Q3 last year.
World Gold Council Q3 Gold Demand Trends
Infographic source: World Gold Council