- China's GDP has grown four-fold over the last decade; private gold demand by value has risen 15 times;
- On top of being the world's No.1 gold mining nation, China almost doubled its net imports in 2013 to more than 1,000 tonnes;
- That's five times the weight the country consumed as a whole in 2002, and pretty much matched the outflow of metal from Western gold funds and private accounts.
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Adrian Ash runs the research desk at BullionVault, the physical gold and silver market for private investors online. Formerly head of editorial at London's top publisher of private-investment advice, he was City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning from 2003 to 2008, and is now a regular contributor to many leading analysis sites including Forbes and a regular guest on BBC national and international radio and television news. Adrian's views on the gold market have been sought by the Financial Times and Economist magazine in London; CNBC, Bloomberg and TheStreet.com in New York; Germany's Der Stern and FT Deutschland; Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore, and many other respected finance publications.
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