The petroleum ministry indicated, in a report issued, Wednesday, that about 568,000 ounces of gold and silver were sold during 2022, with a total value of $878.24 million.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources revealed Thursday that the sales of gold and silver recorded $5.3 billion between 2014 and 2022.
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Spot gold was 0.4 percent higher at $1,258.61 an ounce, as of 0351 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were up 0.3 percent at $1,259.90 an ounce.
Gold slid to a two-month low on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Gold closed down 1.1 percent and fell to as low as $1,313.26 in the previous session, the lowest since Feb. 9. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,318.50 per ounce.
Gold prices fell on Thursday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but hinted at hikes later this year.
Gold steadied on Friday afterretreating from a more than six-week high hit in the previoussession.