Australian bullion sales in July rallied from a month earlier, the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show. Of particular note, the Mint’s silver sales surged to the second highest monthly level on record.
The Perth Mint’s July bullion gains measured against a fourth straight month of declining precious metals with LBMA prices dropping 3.5% for gold and 1.7% for silver.
Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales in July 2022
July sales of the Mint’s gold coins and gold bars reached 79,305 ounces, scoring gains of 21.5% from June and 12.2% from July 2021.
"Rebounding demand was especially noticeable out of North America, which compensated for the slowdown in the German market we noted in June," said General Manager Minted Products, Neil Vance.
Still, year-to-date gold sales at 585,399 ounces are 12.2% lower than the 667,030 ounces sold through the first seven months of last.
Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales in July 2022
Perth Mint July sales of minted silver coins and silver bars tallied to 2,465,513, marking sharp increases of 61.8% from June and 89.3% from July 2021.
"We continued to experience extremely strong demand for physical silver," Vance added. "Even with a strong month for output, silver coins remain subject to allocation."
The Mint’s only better month for silver sales was September 2015 at 3,349,557 ounces. Now ranking third and fourth highest for the Mint are January 2022 at 2,387,165 ounces and May 2022 at 2,217,582 ounces.
Perth Mint silver sales for the year so far at 13,995,473 ounces are 24.8% higher than the 11,218,360 ounces sold during the leading seven months of last year.
Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales by Month
Below is a monthly summary of Perth Mint bullion sales from July 2021 to July 2022. The figures show monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.
|Perth Mint Bullion Sales (in troy ounces)|