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Perth Mint's Dec gold sales up 13 pct, silver surges 61 pct

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Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Perth Mint's sales of gold and silver products rose in December from a month ago, the mint said in a blog post on its website on Monday.

Sales of gold coins and minted bars rose 13 percent to 27,009 ounces in December from 23,901 ounces a month ago, the mint said.

Silver sales during December surged 61 percent to 874,437 ounces from 544,436 ounces in November.

The Perth Mint refines more than 90 percent of newly mined gold in Australia, the world's second-largest gold producer after China.

Spot gold prices rose 2.2 percent in December. Period Gold (oz) Silver (oz)

(year-month)

2017-Dec 27,009 874,437

2017-Nov 23,901 544,436

2017-Oct 44,618 999,425

2017-Sept 46,415 697,849

2017-Aug 23,130 392,091

2017-July 23,675 1,167,963

2017-June 19,259 1,215,071

2017-May 29,679 826,656

2017-April 10,490 468,977

2017-March 22,232 716,283

2017-Feb 25,257 502,353

2017-Jan 72,745 1,230,867

2016-Dec 63,420 430,009

2016-Nov 54,747 984,622

2016-Oct 79,048 1,084,213

2016-Sept 58,811 1,031,858

2016-Aug 14,684 376,461

2016-July 16,870 693,447

2016-June 31,368 1,220,817

2016-May 21,035 974,865

2016-April 47,542 1,161,766

2016-March 47,948 1,756,238

2016-Feb 37,063 1,049,062

2016-Jan 47,759 1,473,408

2015-Dec 40,096 1,083,460

2015-Nov 31,664 1,145,239

2015-Oct 66,951 1,751,898

2015-Sept 63,791 3,349,557

2015-Aug 33,390 707,656

2015-July 51,088 746,700 (Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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