World Gold Council_Gold Demand Trends_GDT_Q3_2013_infographic
Gold Demand Trends - third quarter 2013
The West to East shift
continued, with Asian
markets absorbing the
outflow of gold from
The global trend for consumers to buy
jewellery at a higher caratage intensified.
Central banks made net
purchases of 93 tonnes,
with ex-Soviet block
countries generating the
bulk of the demand.
Jewellery stores are increasingly stocking
and selling small bars, further evidence of the
increasing overlap between gold as investment
and jewellery. This happens notably in
Middle Eastern & Asian markets
The unrelenting popularity
of smart phones and
tablets has ensured
a growing source of
demand for gold in the
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