RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
The World Gold Council's latest study of the gold market reports the value of gold demand in 2012 reached an all-time high, up 2% to $236.4 billion.
On a tonnage basis, it found gold demand was down 4% on 2011 to 4,405 tonnes â the first dip since 2009, but still the second highest level of gold demand ever recorded.
The average price of gold during 2012 was $1,669.0 per oz, up 6% from $1,571.5 per oz in 2011, it said.
Global gold demand in Q4 2012 was 1,195.9 tonnes(t), up 4% on the same quarter in 2011. In value terms, demand reached $66.2 billion.
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