Today has seen the World Gold Council (WGC) publish its report on gold demand trends in the first quarter. The data shows high first-quarter gold demand thanks to strong investment demand, which is set to remain in place for the rest of the year, economists at Commerzbank report.
Gold demand at three-year high
“Global gold demand soared by 34% YoY to 1,234 tons, its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2018. It was driven solely by strong investment demand, which tripled YoY to 551 tons. This is attributable in turn to the high ETF demand amid the Ukraine war and the steep rise in inflation.”
“For as long as the geopolitical uncertainties and the high inflation environment continue, the WGC envisages robust investment demand this year.”
“Jewellery demand is expected to remain largely constant. The lockdown measures in China will prevent it from recovering to the average levels seen in the past, as they are contributing to lower consumer demand there.”
“Central banks are set to remain net buyers of gold this year, albeit on a lower level.”
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.