Each publication contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook for the upcoming 10 year period. This is complemented with in-depth graphical and written analysis.

In addition, Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts features a closer look at changes in the macroeconomic outlook in the world’s major economies, and a selection of currency forecasts taken from our Foreign Exchange Consensus Forecasts publication.

Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts

The publication has many practical uses including commodity investment analysis, risk management, corporate planning, and budgeting. The commodities covered have been selected for their global appeal and traded on prominent futures markets such as the London Metal Exchange (LME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and InterContinental Exchange (ICE).

Forecast Coverage for Gold

Investors typically view gold as a safe haven asset, and for this reason, the precious metal tends to become more popular in times of political and economic uncertainty. Historically, gold has served as a key asset to diversify portfolios, shielding investors from the risks of inflation and US dollar volatility. The forecasts featured in our publication are based on:
  • London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Spot - pm fixing.

Gold Price History

The chart below illustrates the trend in Gold prices since January 2011, measured in US$/Troy ounce. Historical Gold Prices

Consensus Forecasts for Gold

The sample table below has been extracted from our October 2020 survey, showing individual and consensus price forecasts for Gold. The publication includes forecasts for more than 30 other commodities, and the accompanying Excel file includes individual panellist forecasts for all commodities featured in Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts. Gold Price Consensus Forecasts

Gold and Coverage of Other Commodities

A complete sample issue of the publication, which also includes Consensus Forecasts™ for Silver and Palladium, as well as ferrous and base metals, can be downloaded by clicking below. If you have any questions, please contact us at Consensus Economics.