Press Release: IMF Concludes Gold Sales

December 21, 2010

Press Release No. 10/509
December 21, 2010

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced today the conclusion of the limited sales program covering 403.3 metric tons of gold that was approved by the Executive Board in September 2009 (see Press Release No. 09/310).

These sales are a central element of the new income model for the IMF that was endorsed by the Executive Board in April 2008. They will also increase the Fund’s capacity to support low-income countries under a strategy endorsed by the Board in July 2009 (Press Releases No. 08/74 and No. 09/268). The gold sales were conducted under modalities to safeguard against disruption of the gold market. All gold sales were at market prices, including direct sales to official holders.


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