China 2019 gold output dips 2.6%, consumption off 13%

China’s gold supply totalled 500.42 tonnes for full year 2019, posting a decline of 2.6% compared with the total for 2018, according to the latest statistics released by the China Gold Association (CGA) on January 21. Despite the decline, China nonetheless remained the world’s largest gold supplier for a thirteenth consecutive year, CGA said.
Over 2019, China’s gold production declined further, among which production from domestic gold-bearing ores accounted for380.23tonnesor 76% (lower by some 4% on year). Production from among the country’s five major gold mining and smelting provinces had declined further, CGA explained, mainly due to the deprivation of mining rights in some


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