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Perth Mint’s Gold Bullion Sales Surge 68% In March

Perth Mint’s Gold Bullion Sales Surge 68% In March

 (Reuters) – The Perth Mint said on Monday its gold products sales in March surged about 68 percent from the previous month, touching the highest level since November last year.

Sales of gold coins and minted bars in March rose to 32,757 ounces from 19,524 ounces in February, the mint said in a blog post.

Silver sales last month jumped 60.2 percent from the previous month and touched their highest since October last year at 935,819 ounces.

In March, benchmark spot gold prices posted their second straight monthly decline, falling about 1.6 percent, hurt by a strong dollar.

The Perth Mint refines more than 90 percent of newly mined gold in Australia, the world’s second-largest gold producer behind China.


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Source: MoneyWeek

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Gold Prices (LBMA PM)

03 Apr: USD 1,291.85, GBP 980.38 & EUR 1,148.84 per ounce
02 Apr: USD 1,287.20, GBP 984.97 & EUR 1,148.95 per ounce
01 Apr: USD 1,291.90, GBP 987.27 & EUR 1,149.15 per ounce
29 Mar: USD 1,291.15, GBP 991.09 & EUR 1,151.19 per ounce
28 Mar: USD 1,306.90, GBP 995.20 & EUR 1,161.18 per ounce
27 Mar: USD 1,318.25, GBP 997.78 & EUR 1,168.23 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

03 Apr: USD 15.16, GBP 11.51 & EUR 13.49 per ounce
02 Apr: USD 15.02, GBP 11.51 & EUR 13.42 per ounce
01 Apr: USD 15.07, GBP 11.50 & EUR 13.42 per ounce
29 Mar: USD 15.10, GBP 11.52 & EUR 13.45 per ounce
28 Mar: USD 15.19, GBP 11.58 & EUR 13.53 per ounce
27 Mar: USD 15.40, GBP 11.65 & EUR 13.65 per ounce

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Mark O'Byrne
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