Annual gold prices

From its start on September 12th, 1919, the The London Bullion Market Association’s gold price has become the most widely used price in the global Gold markets. The London Gold Fix price was set via conference call among major financial institutions for decades. After a price rigging scandal, the prior London Gold Fix was replaced by the LBMA Gold Price on March 20th, 2015. The LBMA Gold Price is administered by the ICE Benchmark Administration.

End of year: Max $1,664.00 (2012) | Min $35.20 (1969) | Mean $495.92

Yearly avg.: Max $1,688.92 (2012) | Min $35.96 (1970) | Mean $487.20

End of year % chg. Yearly avg. % chg.
2016 $1,159.10 9.117% $1,250.32 7.792%
2015 $1,062.25 -11.424% $1,159.94 -8.394%
2014 $1,199.25 -0.187% $1,266.23 -10.219%
2013 $1,201.50 -27.794% $1,410.36 -15.492%
2012 $1,664.00 5.684% $1,668.92 6.142%
2011 $1,574.50 11.647% $1,572.34 28.447%
2010 $1,410.25 27.740% $1,224.11 25.808%
2009 $1,104.00 27.630% $973.01 11.562%
2008 $865.00 3.407% $872.17 25.328%
2007 $836.50 31.587% $695.91 15.206%
2006 $635.70 23.918% $604.06 35.829%
2005 $513.00 17.123% $444.72 8.640%
2004 $438.00 4.973% $409.35 12.590%
2003 $417.25 21.736% $363.58 17.329%
2002 $342.75 23.960% $309.88 14.298%
2001 $276.50 1.412% $271.11 -2.895%
2000 $272.65 -6.064% $279.20 0.172%
1999 $290.25 0.974% $278.72 -5.232%
1998 $287.45 -0.605% $294.10 -11.186%
1997 $289.20 -21.743% $331.15 -14.610%
1996 $369.55 -4.435% $387.80 0.974%
1995 $386.70 1.098% $384.06 -0.024%
1994 $382.50 -2.086% $384.16 6.730%
1993 $390.65 17.348% $359.93 4.659%
1992 $332.90 -5.801% $343.91 -5.076%
1991 $353.40 -9.616% $362.30 -5.565%
1990 $391.00 -2.494% $383.65 0.683%
1989 $401.00 -2.231% $381.04 -12.769%
1988 $410.15 -15.694% $436.82 -2.172%
1987 $486.50 24.456% $446.53 21.331%
1986 $390.90 19.541% $368.03 15.965%
1985 $327.00 6.066% $317.36 -12.000%
1984 $308.30 -19.187% $360.72 -14.862%
1983 $381.50 -14.844% $423.69 12.791%
1982 $448.00 12.000% $375.64 -18.200%
1981 $400.00 -32.146% $459.21 -25.286%
1980 $589.50 12.500% $614.63 100.955%
1979 $524.00 131.858% $305.85 58.056%
1978 $226.00 37.011% $193.51 30.912%
1977 $164.95 22.639% $147.82 18.454%
1976 $134.50 -4.100% $124.79 -22.431%
1975 $140.25 -24.799% $160.87 1.302%
1974 $186.50 66.147% $158.80 63.352%
1973 $112.25 72.958% $97.22 67.032%
1972 $64.90 -48.785% $58.20 42.603%
1971 $43.62 16.693% $40.81 13.508%
1970 $37.38 6.193% $35.96 -12.527%
1969 $35.20 -15.990% $41.11 4.691%
1968 $41.90 NA $39.26 NA

Source: The London Bullion Market Association