On Friday, gold prices started to grow based on a statement by US President Donald Trump, made during a conversation with a representative of The Wall Street Journal, that he was concerned about the state of the trade balance between the US and Japan. Trump noted that the US was beginning trade negotiations with Japan. Based on this message, the value of gold in the spot market increased by 0.33% to 1,200 dollars 82 cents per troy ounce. On Thursday, gold rose in price to almost a week's high. On Friday, the price of gold futures in the US rose by 0.22% to 1 thousand 207 dollars per troy ounce.