2019 Central Bank Gold Reserve Survey

The 2019 Central Bank Gold Reserves (CBGR) survey points to continued robust central bank demand for gold in the short and medium term. 11% of emerging market and developing economy (EMDE) central banks surveyed say they intend to increase their gold reserves over the next 12 months. This is similar to last year’s purchases, when 12% of the world’s 155 EMDE central banks bought gold. This gave rise to 651 tonnes of central bank gold demand, the highest level on record under the current international monetary system. The planned purchases are being driven by higher economic risks in reserve currencies. In the medium term, central banks see changes in the international monetary system, with a greater role for the Chinese renminbi and gold. 39% of EMDE central banks cited anticipated changes in the international monetary system being relevant to their decision to hold gold.

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Data as of

Base: All central banks with gold holdings (32); Advanced economies (9); emerging market and developing economies (23)

Base: All central banks with gold holdings (32); Advanced economies (9); Emerging market and developing economies (23)

Base: All central banks (39); Advanced economies (11); Emerging markets and developing economies (28).

*With other central banks or international organisations

Base: All central banks with gold holdings (32); Advanced economies (9); Emerging market and developing economies (23)

Source

World Gold Council

Update Schedule

The survey is expected to be conducted annually