Full report: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/8858493/Central-banks-top-up-gold-reserves.htmlBolivia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Thailand spent a collective $1.52bn (£942m) buying 26.7 tons of gold. However, the Mexican central bank was a seller, reducing its holding by 0.1 ton, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Thailand's gold reserves rose 11pc to 152.41 tons and Bolivia's bullion reserves increased 17pc to 49.34 tons. Bolivia increased its holdings by 5pc to tons and Tajikistan's bullion stockpile increased 26pc to 4.74 tons.
The International Monetary Fund has been selling gold to boost its war chest for lending. Sales stopped in December last year.