These data show the weight of gold we have in our custody on the last business day of each month. We publish the data with a minimum three-month lag.
Values are given in thousands of fine troy ounces. Fine troy ounces denote only the pure gold content of a bar.
Fine troy ounces (thousands)
We only accept bars which comply with London Bullion Market Association London Good Delivery (LGD) standards. LGD bars must meet a certain minimum fineness and weight. A typical gold bar weighs around 400 troy ounces (12.4kg).
Historic data on our gold custody holdings can be found in our Annual Report.