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)|