Private US Gold is Flooding East As US Gold Exports Rise 43% in December!

Reuters reports that US gold exports in December were the highest monthly totals since Sept 2011, up a massive 43% month over month. An astonishing 1/2 of all US Gold exports in December reportedly  were shipped to Hong Kong!

We are watching real US wealth flow straight to China in exchange for a few more months of normalcy bias can kicking.



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Reuters reports that US gold exports were up 43% month over month to $4 billion in December:

On Friday, Commerce Department data showed U.S. exports of
nonmonetary gold, which excludes central bank transactions,
soared by 43 percent to $4 billion in December from the previous
month
.

One-half of the total went to Hong Kong:

That’s the highest total and the biggest month-on-month jump
in U.S. private gold exports since September 2011, when gold
rallied to a record high over $1,920 an ounce. Prices are
currently about 14 percent below the peak at $1,643 per ounce.
Hong Kong accounted for around $2 billion, or half of the
nonmonetary gold exports for the month.


China last updated their official gold reserves at 1,054.1 tons in 2009. The next time China updates its official gold reserves, we would not be surprised to see the official number increase 10 fold.

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 U.S. private gold export in Dec highest since Sept 2011
    * Growing gold vault, precious metals ETFs stir demand
    * Half of December gold export went to Hong Kong

    By Frank Tang
    NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Booming demand for gold as a
store of wealth among Asian investors is driving physical gold
bars and coins out of the United States and into Asia.
    A growing number of gold vaults for affluent Asians and new
precious metals investment products, particularly
exchange-traded funds, have led to an exodus of gold owned
privately from the United States into emerging economic powers
such as China.    
    On Friday, Commerce Department data showed U.S. exports of
nonmonetary gold, which excludes central bank transactions,
soared by 43 percent to $4 billion in December from the previous
month. 
    That's the highest total and the biggest month-on-month jump
in U.S. private gold exports since September 2011, when gold
rallied to a record high over $1,920 an ounce. Prices are
currently about 14 percent below the peak at $1,643 per ounce.
    Hong Kong accounted for around $2 billion, or half of the
nonmonetary gold exports for the month.