REUTERS Clients of PrivatBank, the largest bank in Ukraine, in 2018 bought more than 131 kilograms of gold bars; on the average, the bank sold almost 3 kilograms of gold per week last year. Read alsoCourt in The Hauge rules in PrivatBank&#39;s favor in case against Russia over Crimea assets In particular, the clients buy standard 100-gram bars and collectible gift gold bars weighing from 1 gram to 1 troy ounce, the bank&#39;s press service said on February 25. Referring to the forecasts of world analysts, the financial institution noted that the price of gold in 2019 might rise from the current US$1,300–$1,320 per troy ounce to $1,450–$1,500. The bank sells gold bars through Banking Metals Centers in the cities of Kyiv, Dnipro, Kramatorsk, Zaporizhia, as well as via a network of VIP customer service centers across Ukraine, the report said. UNIAN memo. Dnipro-based PrivatBank has been operating in Ukraine since 1992. It is Ukraine&#39;s No. 1 bank in terms of assets. The financial institution in 2018 posted UAH 11.7 billion (US$433.3 million) in profit.