Prices and Data

Clearing Data

On average, more than 20 million ounces of gold is cleared daily in the London market and in excess of 200 million ounces of silver. Here you will find the latest monthly figures for gold and silver.

Our clearing data represents the net volume of transfers of gold and silver physically held in London – known as Loco London – settled between the four LBMA Market Maker banks that own and operate London Precious Metals Clearing Limited (LPMCL).

Clearing Most Recent Figures

April 2024

Gold

The volume of gold transferred in April decreased by 5.6% month on month (m/m) to 18.8 mn ounces, with the corresponding value transferred up 2.2% m/m to $43.9 bn. There were 5,588 transfers, 7.9% higher m/m, with the clearers settling on average 3,361 ounces per transfer, 12.5% lower m/m.

Silver

For silver, the volume of ounces transferred decreased by 4.9% m/m to 277.8 mn ounces, with the corresponding value transferred up 7.3% m/m to $7.7 bn. The number of transfers increased by 40% m/m to 3,247, with the clearers settling on average 85,568 ounces per transfer, 32.1% lower m/m.

The average gold/silver price ratio in April decreased to 84.7 from 88.3 in March.



Notes
The data is collected and published monthly and is based on daily averages.

The statistics include:

  • Loco London transfers from one party in a LPMCL clearing member's books to another party in the same member's books, or in the books of another LPMCL clearing member.
  • Physical transfers and shipments by LPMCL clearing members.
  • Transfers over LPMCL clearing members' accounts at the Bank of England.

The statistics exclude:

  • Allocations for LPMCL clearing members where the sole purpose is to reduce overnight credit exposures.
  • Physical movements arranged by LPMCL clearing members in locations other than London.