Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals.
Shanghai Gold Exchange June withdrawals were 138.5 Tonnes.
June 2016 gold withdrawals were 29.2% lower compared to 195.672 tonnes withdrawn in June 2015.
Through June 2016, withdrawals were 17% lower than 2015 withdrawals through June, but ahead of 2014 withdrawals through June.
Hong Kong gold kilobar withdrawals were about 80 tonnes in May 2016 and 1,262 tonnes since March 2015.
Shanghai Gold Exchange
The Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) withdrawals of 138.5 tonnes of gold during the month of June 2016 were down 29.2% from withdrawals of 195.672 tonnes in June 2015 and up 8.2% from June 2014 withdrawals of 128 tonnes.
Earlier this week we reported that the People’s Bank of China added 15 tons gold to its reserves in June.
Shanghai Gold Withdrawals 2013 -2016
Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawals in 2015 were 2,597 tonnes. Through June 2016, SGE withdrawals are 974 tonnes, or 17% lower than 1178 tonnes withdrawn through June 2015.
June 2016 Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals vs. Prior Years
Gold withdrawals on the Shanghai Gold Exchange were the third largest ever for the month of June.
2016 Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals Year To Data vs. Prior Years
Through June 2016, SGE withdrawals were 974 tonnes, or 17% lower than 1178 tonnes withdrawn through June 2015.
2016 Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals 2008 -2015
Withdrawals on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in 2015 were 23.5% higher than 2014 and 19.07% higher than prior record year 2013.
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COMEX Hong Kong Gold Kilobar Withdrawals Through June 2016
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange futures contract for Hong Kong Kilobars has experienced withdrawals of an average of more than five tons of gold a day since it began in mid March 2015. As of July 5, 2016, over 1,302 tonnes of gold have been withdrawn pursuant to this program since March 2015 for an annualized run rate of about 1,000 tonnes of gold a year.
Hong Kong kilo bar withdrawals have topped 1,300 tonnes since March 2015.
2015 Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals vs. COMEX 2015 Gold Deliveries
The chart below demonstrates the difference between the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the COMEX gold futures market. The former is a physical gold market while the latter is a paper/digital contract market where physical gold delivery is rarely made.
Just over 43 tonnes of gold were delivered on COMEX in 2015 (through November).
Average weekly Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawals in 2015 were 49.94 tonnes vs 43.54 tonnes delivered all year on COMEX.
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Data Source – All Shanghai Gold Exchange withdrawal data courtesy of Nick Laird of Sharelynx who sources it directly from the People’s Bank of China’s Chinese language web site.
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