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Russians Buy More 25 Tonnes Of Gold Bullion Again In June

Russia puts great strategic importance on its gold bullion reserves. While its gold reserves may not be on a par with western nations it is worth noting that neither is Russia’s debt. In the event of a new global debt crisis and an international monetary crisis, Russia is less fragile than many debt-laden western economies.

India Gold Demand Surges 450%, Bank of Russia Demand At 15 Year High

Gold imports into India in Sept were worth $3.8 billion, up 449.7% y/y & almost double the $2 billion in Aug as, once again, the Indian middle class used the opportunity of a weakened gold price to increase their holdings. Russia’s central bank added a very large 37.3 tonnes of gold to it’s reserves in Sept – it’s largest purchase in 15 years.

Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June - Currency Wars Intensify

The Russian central bank officially increased its gold holdings by 16.8 tonnes to 1,094.8 tonnes in June, the IMF’s International Financial Statistics report showed. In ounce terms, Russia increased its gold holdings by some 500,000 ounces, to 35.197 million ounces in June from 34.656 million ounces in May.

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