More than eight in ten, or 81%, of respondents to the 2024 Central Banks Gold Reserves survey said they expect reserve managers to continue to increase their gold holdings in the next 12 months. This data, released by the World Gold Council, reflects the highest confidence level recorded since the survey began in 2019.

Despite high gold prices and two successive years of record central bank purchasing, nearly 30% of central banks plan to add to their own gold reserves within the next year. This trend highlights a persistent favourable view of gold among reserve managers, who see the precious metals as a hedge against political and economic uncertainty.