This is based on COMEX released data.
I don't know. That might be technically correct, but it overlooks one important fact.
The 'COMEX' is no longer the 'gold market' or the 'silver market.'
Given that the COMEX could supply the gold markets around the world for about two months before rolling over and shutting down, I think it more of a conceptual market than THE market.
Like some outworn custom, people still pay attention to the paper prices on the COMEX out of force of habit. But the locus of buying and selling of the actual product has been moving elsewhere for some time now.