Turkey’s Silver Imports Surge to Most Since 1999 as Prices Slide

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Bloomberg, 02.Januar 2014

Turkey’s gold imports totaled 302.3 tons last year, more than double the previous year and the most since at least 1995, according to the Istanbul Gold Exchange. Silver imports last year were the most since at least 1999.

Turkey’s silver imports climbed in December to the highest since at least 1999 and inbound shipments of gold rose to the most since July as the metals capped their biggest annual decline in more than three decades.

Imports of silver gained to 41.6 metric tons last month, 36 percent more than in November and above September’s amount of 39.9 tons, according to data on the Istanbul Gold Exchange’s website going back to 1999. That took the full year figure to 227.8 tons, 60 percent more than 2012 and compared with 42.1 tons in all of 2011. Gold imports increased 64 percent in December to 31.6 tons, the data show.


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