Today the Shanghai Gold Exchange (the SGE) released the September data on the gold and silver demand. In my opinion, the Chinese demand for gold and silver is very strong. Here are the appropriate charts:
Gold figures are especially impressive - since the beginning of 2017 the Chinese have withdrawn 1.5 thousand tons of gold from the SGE. It means that this year the demand for gold has been substantially higher than last year.
As for silver - despite lower demand than in August, the September data is still impressive (the second largest withdrawal this year up to date)...
Now, although the data disclosed by the SGE has no short-term impact on the prices of precious metals, in the medium and long-term the precious metals are strongly supported by the Chinese investors.