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Will The Chinese Stockpiling Trigger A Big Move In Silver Prices?

While Comex silver inventories have been declining from a peak of 184 million oz (Moz) in July 2015 to 154 Moz today, silver stocks at the Shanghai Futures Exchange have been doing the exact opposite – from 233 metric tons, or 7.5 Moz on August 20th 2015 to a staggering 1,706 mt today (54.7 Moz). For whatever reason, the SHFE is accumulating a lot of silver.

Silver Imports From The U.S. Continue At Record Volumes

Physical silver investment demand cooled down in Oct & Nov. However, the U.S. imported 557 metric tons of silver in Dec compared to 418 mt in Nov. Now, if we look at the entire year, the U.S. imported nearly 1,000 mt more silver than it did in 2014. Why would silver imports surge in December, if physical investment and industrial demand was lower?

Bizarre Gold and Silver Movements Occurring Behind-the-Scenes

The drop in COMEX inventories of gold and silver may contribute to supply problems in the bullion markets. Registered gold inventories had recovered very modestly from record low levels in December. However, last week stockpiles dropped an alarming 73% in a single day. A lot is riding on the demand side of the equation when it comes to metals’ price performance this year.

Troubling Turnover In COMEX Silver Inventories

The amounts of physical silver being shuffled into and out from the various COMEX silver warehouses is enormous, equally 50% and more of world total mine production at times. I continue to be flabbergasted that the COMEX silver warehouse movement is completely overlooked in the analytical community despite this movement being so large, persistent and easy to verify.

Something Broke In The U.S. Silver Market

After looking over all the figures, it seems as if something broke in the U.S. Silver Market this year. By that, I mean the normal supply and demand forces no longer make sense. I believe this stemmed from the massive amount of physical silver investment demand beginning in June as financial and geopolitical events pushed the retail silver market into severe shortages.

Major Buyers Continue To Stockpile Silver As U.S. Silver Imports Surge In April

U.S. silver imports surged to 531 metric tons (mt) in April, up from 459 mt in March. Total U.S. silver imports in the first four months of the year are up a stunning 505 metric tons (2,035 mt) compared to the same period last year (1,530 mt). If this trend continues, the U.S. will import over 6,000 mt of silver in 2015.

Has The Global Run On Silver Begun? Shortages On The Horizon?

I believe the world is at the beginning stage of a GLOBAL RUN ON SILVER. The indicators listed here show something has changed in the global silver market. If the financial situation continues to unravel due to a GREEK EXIT of the European Union, demand for silver will only increase. Thus, the market will likely experience global silver shortages.

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