The World Gold Council provides below a table of changes in gold reserves by country month-by-month and year-to-date. It shows the in- and out-flows of central banks around the world.
The commentary above and below consists of edited excerpts from an article* written by Lawrie Williams (lawrieongold.com/).
The tabulation of significant (+1 tonne total) changes in gold holdings on a month-by-month basis is set out below:
Source: World Gold Council, IMF, lawrieongold
* China figure includes big gold reserve accumulation reported in July, but applicable to an unreported reserve build-up over the previous 6 years. ** Turkey’s reserve figures are somewhat anomalous as they include holding held in the country’s commercial banking system and are thus prone to be far more volatile on a month-by-month basis.
…With the major monthly buyers – Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and perhaps Jordan – seemingly committed to ongoing gold reserve increases, there seems to be little reason why these shouldn’t continue into 2016 and beyond.[The above article* is presented by the editorial team of munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and the FREE Market Intelligence Report newsletter (see sample here – register here) in a slightly edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) format to provide a fast and easy read.]