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Gold: import and export

Since the earliest times, humans have always perceived gold as a precious material. Its history is not like any other metal. Given its bright color, brightness, and unique physical properties, gold has always been universally accepted for exchange.

Indeed, not so long ago, coins used to be made from gold, along with silver. From the 1870s through World War I, the gold standard served as the foundation for all global currencies. Today, gold is still precious. It is used as a form of international payment by central banks and is used in jewelry, electronics, and many other products.

Let's look into the import and export of gold in 2020:


The world's total trade in gold is worth a total of $422 billion, making it the 6th most traded product globally. The top exporters of gold in 2020 were Switzerland ($68.5 billion), Hong Kong ($33 billion), the United Arab Emirates ($28.8 billion), Russia ($18.7 billion), and Australia ($17.7 billion). Switzerland ($87.4 billion), the United Kingdom ($83.7 billion), the United States ($48.2 billion), the United Arab Emirates ($38.4 billion), and Turkey ($23.7 billion) were the top importers.


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