We have reduced the minimum lag for this data from three months to one month. This is to increase transparency around gold holdings, in line with the Fair and Effective Market Review’s goal to increase transparency in the gold market.
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 one-month lag.
Values are given in thousands of fine troy ounces. Fine troy ounces are best understood through defining both a fine troy ounce and a troy ounce. A fine troy ounce denotes only the pure gold content of the bar. A troy ounce is a traditional unit of weight used for precious metals. It is different in weight to an ounce, with one troy ounce being equal to 1.0971428 ounces avoirdupois.