FAST FIVE: The Multi-Billion-Dollar Mystery Of The Great British Gold Sale
Then, suddenly, in the last two months of last year, gold exports were catapulted higher.
It is more than we typically export, over a two month period, to ANY single country, including US or Germany (our biggest trading partners).
In December, thanks to the £12bn gold exports, Britain recorded its first monthly trade surplus on record.
There's nothing new about gold distorting UK trade figures.
This week, Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, and UK Trade Secretary, tweeted this about them: Record breaking year for UK exports.