Germany is in its final stages of repatriating more than 700 metric
tons of gold from vaults in New York and Paris.
Since 2013, the European nation’s central bank has completed the
transfer of 642 metric tons of gold in bar form as part of an overall
plan to repatriate approximately 50 percent of the gold it has
maintained in locations outside Germany.
CNN's Charles Riley reports Deustche Bundesbank recently completed a
transfer of gold bars valued at $13 billion, from vaults at the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to Frankfurt. With the latest
transfer, the total amount of gold shifted from New York to vaults on
German soil is 330 metric tons.
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To complete the plan will require the movement of 100 metric tons of
gold from Paris to Germany, according to Riley.
The gold had been stored outside Germany amid fears during the Cold
War that closer accomodations could fall under Soviet control.
Germany plans to maintain the other half of its gold reserves
outside Germany at locations in New York and London.
Statistics compiled by the World Gold Council indicate that Germany’s
3,377.9 metric tons of gold in reserve is second only to the United
States, which has 8,133.5 metric tons in its reserves.