For a little exercise:
Do an inventory of what the various countries, India, China, ETFs, and CBs "say" they bought over the last 6-12 months and compare that to what the gross mining production of gold was in the same period.
Then, look at what "everyone" (including the various gurus, subscription services, TBTF outfits and mouthpieces, and the MSM) have been saying that there is a shortage of gold.
Now, doing your best to verify and interpret these "numbers and facts", can you, or any of the aforementioned individuals or groups, explain to me, in simple terms, why there is a vast difference in volume?
If previous mined and stored volume is to be included, who is selling from their cache, or is someone / some group lying?