Clearing and Vault Statistics - Most Recent Figures
Friday, March 01, 2019
London Precious Metals Vault Holdings - NOVEMBER 2018
As at end November 2018, there were 7,444 tonnes of gold, valued at $291.4 billion and 35,327 tonnes of silver valued (as at end November 2018) at $16.3 billion. This equates to approximately 595,519 gold bars and 1,177,559 silver bars.
The data includes the physical holdings of eight vaults. Three are clearing members of LPMCL (HSBC, ICBC Standard Bank and JP Morgan), four are security carriers (Brinks, G4S Cash Solutions (UK), Malca-Amit and Loomis International Ltd) and the Bank of England. It should be noted that the Bank holds gold in its vaults but not silver.
The historical monthly data series from July 2016, as well as other information on the London physical vault holdings can be found here on LBMA’s website. The data is published on the first day of each month (in the event that the first day of the month is a UK Bank Holiday or falls on a weekend, the data will be published on the first business day of the month) three months in arrears.
Clearing Statistics (Daily Averages) - JANUARY 2019
The volume of ounces transferred in January fell sharply by 16.6% month on month (m/m) to 19.6 million ounces, with the value transferred down to $25.3 billion. There were 2,957 transfers in January, 10.8% lower m/m, with the clearers settling on average 6,635 ounces per transfer, 6.5% lower m/m.
The volume of ounces transferred in January was up significantly for the second consecutive month, posting an 10.1% increase to 288.1 million ounces, with the value transferred up 16.8% to $4.49 billion. There were 917 transfers in January, 15.3 lower m/m, with the clearers settling on average 314,303 ounces per transfer, 30% higher m/m.
The average gold / silver price ratio in January fell to 82.9 compared to 84.9 the previous month.
The data is published, one month in arrears, on the first day of each month (in the event that the first day of the month is a UK Bank Holiday or falls on a weekend, the data will be published on the first business day of the month).