Perth Mint Silver Sales Surge in 2015

by CoinNews.net on January 12, 2016 · 0 comments

2015 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

Perth Mint silver sales soared 53.2% but gold sales retreated 11.8% in 2015

Australian bullion sales were mixed in December and for 2015, the latest figures from the Perth Mint show. Monthly sales of silver coins dipped but still posted a fourth straight 1+ million month to cap an exceptionally strong year. Gold sales, meanwhile, strengthened in December but slowed overall in 2015.

Perth Mint sales were registered in a backdrop of plummeting precious metals prices with gold falling 10.5% in 2015 and silver diving 11.5% last year.

Bullion Sales in December and in 2015

December sales of Perth Mint silver coins totaled 1,083,460 ounces in December, the fourth highest month since CoinNews started tracking the Mint’s data in February 2013. The three higher months happened in September, October and November. Sales in December surged 126.8% from the same month in 2014.

2015 annual silver sales at 11,595,504 ounces jumped 53.2% from the 7,567,467 ounces sold in 2014.

Perth Mint sales gold coins and bars advanced 40,096 ounces, up 26.6% from November but down 0.3% from December 2014.

2015 annual gold sales reached 455,630 ounces for a 11.8% decline from 2014 when 516,709 ounces sold.

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales by Month

Below is a monthly breakdown of Perth Mint bullion sales from December 2014 to December 2015.

Perth Mint Bullion Sales (in troy ounces)
Silver Gold
December 2015 1,083,460 40,096
November 2015 1,145,239 31,664
October 2015 1,751,898 66,951
September 2015 3,349,557 63,791
August 2015 707,656 33,390
July 2015 746,700 51,088
June 2015 384,586 31,019
May 2015 337,511 21,671
April 2015 472,273 26,545
March 2015 638,557 34,260
February 2015 392,114 31,981
January 2015 585,953 23,174
December 2014 477,731 40,211

 

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