Goldfinger — on the trade scales

The Office for National Statistics published trade statistics excluding precious metals. This is the first time the ONS have made this exclusion, because of the high volatility of such trades.

This article considers how excluding trade in precious metals affects UK trade statistics.

Always believe in the gold

National central banks may hold gold as reserves.



This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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