Numerous nations throughout the world are currently dealing with currency or debt crises of one kind or another. Greece has stolen the headlines where they’ve needed to secure a bailout from the European Union so as to not go broke, and Puerto Rico, a US protectorate, has said it will not have the funds to service its debt. The Chinese stock market has collapsed with the government instituting controls to prop it up, while in Venezuela inflation ravages the food aisle, which have gone bear in recent months.
In China, you see gold is clear winner in the wake of recent turmoil. Included in this article are the regional interest data points from Google Trends.
Interest in gold in China has taken off.
Regional interest in gold
Regional interest in silver in China
Included in this article are the data points for regional interest. In China, regional interest in Bitcoin is different than the other countries. Whereas in Greece, Puerto Rico and Venezuela interest in Bitcoin is tied to the main cities of the country, in China the interest appears more diffuse.
Regional interest in China in Bitcoin
As you see below, interest in both gold and Bitcoin have increased in terms of Google Trends search queries in Greece. Gold has seen a modest spike, while Bitcoin is clear winner in terms of new, recent interest in Greece.
Gold has seen a small uptick in Greece located search queries, while Bitcoin has seen a considerable spike.
As in the remaining countries, precious metals queries occurs throughout the nation, while Bitcoin queries is more-so located in Athens.
Here you see Greeks interested in gold live throughout the country.
Here you see interest in silver spread throughout Greece.
For Bitcoin, most Greeks are centered in Athens who query Bitcoin.
In Venezuela, gold and Bitcoin have seen an increase in search queries, silver not so much.
And regional interest in Venezuela:
- Venezuelans are interested in silver throughout Venezuela.
In Puerto Rico, similar trends:
Interest in gold in Puerto Rico is spread out throughout the island.
Interest in silver in Puerto Rico is more centralized than gold.