LBMA Media Centre

This is a dedicated area of the LBMA website devoted to keeping you up to date with the latest news updates, as well as past and present Press Releases, Publications and Speeches.

Latest News

Find out what the LBMA and its committees are currently doing.

Read More


LBMA webinars with all the latest market developments.

Read More


LBMA publications past and present including articles from the Alchemist.

Read More

Media Library

LBMA’s Media Library, view all our content here.

Read More

Nihon Material Co., Ltd added to the LBMA’s Good Delivery Gold List

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The gold refinery of Nihon Material Co., Ltd (Nihon) of Japan has been added to the
LBMA’s Good Delivery List for gold with effect from 19th December, 2013.

Nihon has satisfied the LBMA as to its ownership, history, production capability and financial
standing.  It has also passed the LBMA’s exhaustive testing procedures, under which its gold bars
were examined and assayed by independent referees, and its own assaying capabilities were tested.

Nihon is located in Noda-City.  Its primary sources of feedstock are scrap materials sourced from
the electronic, dental and jewellery sectors.  Nihon’s refined gold output is mainly in the form of
cast bars.

The London Good Delivery List of Acceptable Refiners of gold and silver is maintained by
the LBMA, by whom it is copyrighted.  It lists those refineries whose gold and silver bars have
been found, when originally tested, to meet the required standard for acceptability in
the London bullion market. The List now includes 67 gold and 77 silver refiners.

About the London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA is the international trade association that represents the wholesale over-the-
counter market for gold and silver bullion. The LBMA undertakes many activities on behalf of its
members, including the setting of good delivery and refining standards, the organisation of
conferences and other events, and serving as a point of contact for the regulatory authorities.

For further information please contact Stewart Murray, Chief Executive, via email at or on Tel. +44 (0)20 7796 3067 or Fax. +44 (0)20 7283 0030.

Press Release