Industry Information

This section contains technical and national reports, as well as information on other gold bar related topics that are not covered elsewhere on this website.

In summary:

  • Technical Reports
  • National Report
  • Market Services
  • Bar Manufacturing Machines
  • Packaging Services
  • Gold Vending Machines
  • Industry Collection

SUPPLEMENTS - Technical & National Reports

TECHNICAL REPORTS

       2014 How cast gold bars are manufactured (PDF 164kb)
       2014 How minted gold bars are manufactured (PDF 164kb)

NATIONAL REPORTS

10 - 2009 Gold Refiners and Bars in the Russian Federation (100 pages). By Nigel Desebrock. Includes background and historical information since the 1930s, separate chapters on the Federation’s eight major gold refiners and bar manufacturers, and many statistics, provided by The Gokhran of Russia, on gold mining, refining, bar manufacture, silver, platinum and palladium.
(PDF 2,405kb)
04 - 2006 Iran – A Major Gold Market in Hiding (3 pages). By Nigel Desebrock. The article, published in the LBMA’s Alchemist, is a summary of the main findings of an extensive study of the Iranian gold market and its main suppliers, Dubai and Turkey, in 2004 and 2005. (PDF 544kb)
11 - 2002 An Introduction to the Indian Gold Market (192 pages). By Nigel Desebrock. An extensive study, reviewed by the LBMA (2002): “This volume is an absolute boon … The resulting accumulation of facts and data is of fantastic value to anyone who wants to understand the history and nature of the world’s most important market for gold.” (PDF 2,210kb)

MARKET SERVICES

01 - 2009 Metal Registration Ltd - London (PDF 47kb)
Accreditation services for gold refiners and brands worldwide.

BAR MANUFACTURING MACHINES

04 - 2014 IKOI Srl - Italy (PDF 173kb)
Modern machines to manufacture gold bars.

PACKAGING SERVICES

12 - 2013 Certiline Srl - Italy (PDF 106kb)
Manufactures CertiCard® - Tamper-proof security packaging for minted gold bars.

GOLD VENDING MACHINES

05 - 2013 Ex Oriente Lux AG - Germany (PDF 166kb)
Gold ATMs that offer gold bars. Locations in seven countries: Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and United Arab Emirates.

THE INDUSTRY COLLECTION OF GOLD BARS WORLDWIDE

05 - 2014 Relocation of Industry Collection
Degussa (Germany) is the new Custodian. See Press Release.

Gold Refiners and Bars in the
Russian Federation

Gold Refiners and Bars in the Russian Federation

An Introduction to the Indian Gold Market

An Introduction to the Indian Gold Market