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Gold and platinum up single digits in January hallmarking

The number of gold and platinum pieces hallmarked in January 2020 increased by 1.4% and 7.6% respectively, according to figures compiled by the Birmingham Assay Office.

Gold hallmarked pieces increased from 281,752 to 285,647 and platinum items increased from 24,900 to 26794 during the month.

However, this was offset slightly by the average volume of silver decreasing by 14.9% from 437,334 to 372,034. Palladium also decreased significantly by 71.1% to 1,293 hallmarked items.

Overall hallmarking in January decreased by 8.4% from 748,467 to 685,768 pieces.

 

Month Jan -19 Month Jan -20 Variance %
Gold
999 7 421 414 5914.3
990 0 0 0 0
916 32,464 32,771 307 0.9
750 67,023 60,303 -6,720 -10
585 12,450 10,523 -1,927 -10
375 169,808 181,629 11,821 7
281,752 285,647 3,895 1.4
Silver
999 1,011 2,697 1,686 166.8
958 406 475 69 17
925 435,885 368,857 -67,028 -15.4
800 32 5 -27 -84.4
437,334 372,034 -65,300 -14.9
Platinum
999 5 2 -3 -60
950 24,723 26,704 1,981 8
900 42 59 17 40.5
850 130 29 -101 -77.7
20,900 26,794 1,894 7.6
Palladium
999 1 0 -1 -100
950 3,466 745 -2,721 -78.5
500 1,014 548 -466 -46
4,481 1,293 -3 -71.1
Totals 748,467 685,768 -62,699 -8.4

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