The Perth Mint of Australia has reported gold and silver bullion sales for the month of August 2014 that exceeded both the prior month and year ago levels. Silver bullion sales reached their highest level since January.
The jump in sales may have been attributed to last minute orders for the 2014 Australian Lunar Year of the Horse gold and silver bullion coins and 2014 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins. Sales for the products officially ended on August 29, 2014 in preparation for the launch of the 2015-dated releases on September 1, 2014.
For August 2014, sales of silver as coins and minted bars reached 818,856 troy ounces. This was well above the prior month sales of 577,988 ounces and also exceeded sales from the year ago period of 691,259 ounces.
The latest monthly total represented the second highest level of the year, only behind January when sales had reached 912,388 ounces.
For the year to date, silver sales have reached 4,825,180 ounces. This amount slightly trails the sales from the comparable year ago period of 5,172,099 ounces.
|Monthly Perth Mint Bullion Sales in Troy Ounces|
Sales of gold as coins and minted products reached 36,369 troy ounces for August 2014. This was up from the prior month sales of 25,103 ounces and also up from the year ago period sales of 30,430 ounces.
For the year to date, gold sales have reached 302,463 ounces. This is far below the sales from the year ago period of 492,543 ounces.