The Gold Demand Trends Report – with Krishan Gopaul – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Krishan Gopaul, Market Intelligence…


In this episode we chat to Krishan Gopaul, Market Intelligence Manager, at the World Gold Council. He’s here to discuss the Gold Demand Trends quarterly report for Q1 2021, which is the World Gold Council’s leading piece of intellectual property. The report analyses the global gold market, examining global supply and demand, as well as wider industry trends within the investment, jewellery, technology and mining sectors.

Krishan tells us what has been driving gold’s performance this year and what were the most interesting developments globally for gold demand in Q1.


  • The World Gold Council is a market development organisation, and their objective is to sustain and stimulate the demand for gold
  • India has added a further 19 tonnes to their gold reserves, and have been a regular purchaser. Kazakhstan has added eight tonnes, and Uzbekistan has added 23 tonnes.
  • In March, the Central Bank of Hungary bought 63 tonnes of gold, tripling its gold reserves. It was the 4th largest purchase by any bank since 2009.
  • Investors have been pouring their capital into gold as a way of ensuring their investment. Consumers demand for gold has declined, but is steadily rising once more.


‘The World Gold Council are the authority on gold’

‘We look to try and put out a lot of research and educate investors’

‘We didn’t just see purchases. We saw sales’

‘There has been strength in investment demand and weakness in consumer demand’


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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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