The Perth Mint of Australia has released the monthly sales figures for gold and silver sold as coins and minted products. Bullion sales remained steady in December, capping off a year of higher demand for precious metals.
For the month of December, sales of gold coins and minted products totaled 58,943.61 troy ounces. This represented an increase from the prior month when sales were 52,700.23. It was also an increase from the prior year period of December 2012 when sales had reached 49,581.81.
For the full year, gold sales totaled 749,930.35 ounces.
|Perth Mint Bullion Sales in Troy Ounces|
Sales of silver coins and minted products totaled 845,940.53 troy ounces for the month of December 2013. This amount was up compared to the prior month when sales reached 807,246.05. The monthly total was up significantly from the year ago period when sales were 449,529.58 ounces.
For the full year, Perth Mint silver sales reached 8,608,842.52 ounces.