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China’s gold demand to increase as investors seek safe assets

04 february 2016
China’s gold demand will keep expanding as investors seek safe assets and jewelry buying increases, says the China Gold Association. According to group data released on Feb 3, consumption in the country climbed 3.7 per cent to 985.9 metric tons in 2015 from a year earlier.
Demand rose as prices declined and investors allocated more wealth to the safety of bullion than to other financial assets, according to the association, which represents jewellers, refiners, banks, brokerages and miners.
Stock market turmoil, a weakening currency and the lowest global prices in almost six years have helped boost bullion buying in China. Swiss exports of gold to Hong Kong and the mainland jumped 87 percent in December from a month earlier, underscoring the flow of metal from west to east. Demand in Asia, which accounts for more than 60 per cent of global use, is fundamentally strong and should continue, RBC Capital Markets said this week.
While consumption increased in 2015, it was well below the record 1,176.4 tons in 2013, when a 28 per cent slump in prices spurred buying.
“Chinese people are treating gold more as a consumption item regardless of price so demand will continue to rise steadily,” said Jiang Shu, chief analyst at Shandong Gold Financial Holdings Capital Management Co., part of Shandong Gold Group, a mining company. “To repeat the buying frenzy in 2013 will be hard unless there’s a big move in prices,” he added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished