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LBMA is celebrating the centenary of the London Gold Price in 2019. Our new film below looks at the gold price as well as the other benchmark precious metal prices.

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    LBMA Film: Global Benchmark Prices

    Jon Spall: LBMA gold, silver, platinum and palladium prices are the globally recognised precious metal benchmarks.

    These auction prices are independently operated by experienced benchmark administrators.

    They’re assisted by established external oversight committees, ensuring the effective governance of a transparent, trusted and tradeable process.

    Additionally, LBMA Gold and Silver prices are benchmarks regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

    LBMA holds the intellectual property rights of these four precious metal benchmarks.

    Every trading day in London, precious metals auctions are held at these set times. The auctions provide the opportunity to buy or sell precious metals via a transparent electronic platform. Everyone can see the same, publicly available information at the same time, providing a level playing field to all participants.

    The administrators monitor the participants before, during and after the process to ensure the integrity of the benchmarks.

    The tradable reference prices they provide are used by miners, refiners, central banks, investors, traders and fabricators around the globe.

    Direct Participants in the auction must, at a minimum, be LBMA members. They are all screened by the Administrators and need to provide assurance that they have the right systems and controls in place to take part in the auction.

    LBMA Gold and Silver auctions are centrally cleared, which allows a broad range of firms to become Direct Participants.

    The benchmark is the final price of each auction and the auctions are settled in US dollars.

    The resulting LBMA benchmark prices are also published in a variety of currencies. These are available from data vendors and can be seen in real-time or viewed on a delayed basis on LBMA’s website.

    A license is required for any party that utilises the benchmarks for trading, valuation, reference and so on.

    LBMA also sets the international standards for both the bars themselves and the behaviour of market participants.

    For further information on LBMA, the global benchmarks and the criteria to be a direct or indirect participant, please refer to our website.

    LBMA - The Global Authority for Precious Metals.


In addition to the usual daily LBMA precious metals prices and monthly clearing statistics the LBMA are now also publishing the amount of gold and silver held in the London vaults.

The publication of data relating to vault holdings reflects a move towards greater transparency in the OTC precious metals market and has recently been followed by the publication of trade reporting data on 20 November, 2018.

LBMA-i Trade Reporting

Data on LBMA members' trading activity.

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Precious Metals Prices

Daily and monthly LBMA Prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

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Vault Holdings Data

Monthly data for the amount of gold and silver held in London vaults.

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Clearing Statistics

Daily monthly net averages of clearing statistics.

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Annual Forecast Survey

The leading precious metals analysts forecast their outlook for precious metal prices.

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