Nick Laird over at sharelynx.com had a juicy little tidbit/scoop for me/us in the wee hours of this morning, which I'm more than happy to share with you here. Nick was checking to see if the official gold imports into China through Hong Kong for November had been posted. They had, but he didn't have time to update the chart, so I'll have that for you in tomorrow's column. But here's what he did pick up from that website:
"In addition to the heightened Chinese imports, they imported an astounding 15.44 tonnes [of gold coins] in November, well above their long term average of 1.4 tonnes. This number is almost double any other monthly import of gold coins into China over the last 12 years, their second highest import month is June 2011 with 8.57 tonnes. Can't wait to see December imports of gold coins into China!!!"