The World Gold Council reported:
- 2013 saw the largest volume increase in gold jewelry demand for 16 years.
- Demand for gold bars and coins surged to an all-time high of 1,654.1 t (metric tonnes).
- Annual demand for gold used in technology stabilized at 404.8t, from 407.5t in 2012.
- Net purchases by central banks increased global official gold reserves by 368.6t., the fourth consecutive year of positive demand.
Jewelry is the largest single category of global demand for gold, accounting for 59 percent. The largest market is China, with India in second place, followed by the U.S. Jewelry demand in 2013 in China increased to 669t from 519t in 2012, and in India to 613t from 552t.