Global Gold demand shoots up in Q1 2016: WGC

Industry News 10:25:20AM May 13, 2016 Source:SMM

UNITED KINGDOM May 12 2016 5:45 PM     

LONDON (Scrap Register): Global  gold demand shot up to 1,289 tons during the first quarter of this year, an  increase of 21% from the first quarter of 2015, as per the latest figures from  the World Gold Council.

According to WGC, it was the culmination of five  factors that helped the gold market see its strongest first quarter on record.  The biggest factor behind gold’s unprecedented performance from January to March  was a resurgence of global investment demand, specifically in exchange-traded  funds.

The report highlighted that ETFs saw inflows of 363.7 tons, more  than reversing the total outflows seen in 2014 and 2015.

The five factors  that led to the gold market’s 16% rally in the first three months of the year,  according to WGC, are: growing instability in equity markets, a weaker U.S.  dollar, implementation of unorthodox monetary policy – including the  introduction of negative interest rates, – the return of pent-up demand and  strong price momentum.

 


Key Words:  gold demand 
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Global Gold demand shoots up in Q1 2016: WGC

Industry News 10:25:20AM May 13, 2016 Source:SMM

UNITED KINGDOM May 12 2016 5:45 PM     

LONDON (Scrap Register): Global  gold demand shot up to 1,289 tons during the first quarter of this year, an  increase of 21% from the first quarter of 2015, as per the latest figures from  the World Gold Council.

According to WGC, it was the culmination of five  factors that helped the gold market see its strongest first quarter on record.  The biggest factor behind gold’s unprecedented performance from January to March  was a resurgence of global investment demand, specifically in exchange-traded  funds.

The report highlighted that ETFs saw inflows of 363.7 tons, more  than reversing the total outflows seen in 2014 and 2015.

The five factors  that led to the gold market’s 16% rally in the first three months of the year,  according to WGC, are: growing instability in equity markets, a weaker U.S.  dollar, implementation of unorthodox monetary policy – including the  introduction of negative interest rates, – the return of pent-up demand and  strong price momentum.

 


Key Words:  gold demand