We have reduced the minimum lag for this data from one month to five business days. This is in order to support market demand for increased transparency and timely reporting.
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 lag of five business days.
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.