(From CNN Money)
The central bank previously added 20 tons in May and 17 tons in June. Its total holdings of the precious metal have increased 37% since the start of 2016, and are now worth an estimated $76 billion. . . .
The gold purchases have coincided with a dramatic reduction in the central bank’s ownership of US government debt, which plummeted 84% between March and May to just $14.9 billion.