Industry data

Data used for analysing the art and antiques market includes surveys, prices indices, government figures and market reports.

These range from sector-specific studies such as the Antique Furniture Price Index to more general reports such as the annual TEFAF Report and the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report compiled by economist Clare McAndrew.


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Noonans takes top coins and medals spot

12 February 2024

Noonans was the dominant player in the London coins and medals auction market in 2023 with a market share of almost 32%, ATG’s exclusive annual special report reveals.

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Coins & medals: Stable currency but market is far from static

12 February 2024

Total sales across London coin and medals auctions were £61.6m in 2023, just a fraction down on 2022’s record aggregate

Picasso's Femme à la montre

Sotheby’s reveals sales total of $7.9bn for 2023

29 January 2024

Sotheby’s revealed its full-year results for 2023, revealing consolidated sales of $7.9bn (£6.2bn), just a touch down on the $8bn of 2022.

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French auction sales totals: A year of ‘expected stabilisation’ after bumper period

29 January 2024

Auction firms in France followed a more traditional course in 2023 according to the latest figures.

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Entertainment memorabilia produces star prices

29 January 2024

Entertainment memorabilia specialist auction house Propstore held some of the most successful sales of 2023.

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Strong markets that create key battleground

29 January 2024

Jewellery, watches and luxury goods have become a key battleground in the regions. A persistently strong market has brought competition from specialist departments and the arrival of new designated auction firms based in and around the London area.

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‘For everyday items it will continue to be a buyer’s market’

29 January 2024

In Ireland, Adam’s of Dublin held 32 auctions over the course of 2023, raising a hammer total of €13.8m (£12m) which was up from €12.6m in 2022.

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Annual auction totals: Dreweatts takes top spot again in an increasingly selective market

29 January 2024

Regional firms report that while big buyers remain active the middle level is challenging

Christie's auction

Auction sales totals for top auction houses sum up a year of fluctuation

02 January 2024

Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams revealed mixed annual sales figures indicating the ups and downs of the art market in 2023.

Sotheby's and Bonhams 

Bonhams posts best ever annual results after global expansion and Sotheby’s is on track for total sales of $8bn for 2023

20 December 2023

Bonhams revealed its sales totals for this year as Sotheby’s released a provisional figure.

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Christie’s auction sales plummet due to macro economics and lack of stand-out single-owner sale

19 December 2023

Auction house Christie’s reported auction sales of $5bn (£4.06bn) in 2023, down 30% on 2022.

UK dealer growth

Latest British Art Market report reveals increase in UK dealerships

27 November 2023

Antiques dealerships and art galleries around the UK have grown by more than 31% in a decade, according to a new study.

Brexit

Report reveals Brexit continues to hurt the British art market's cross-border trade

21 November 2023

The British Art Market in 2023 report has revealed that UK global market share declined from 21% in 2016 to 18% in 2022, but it stays in second place.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Wealthy collectors optimistic as cross border trade grows

02 November 2023

A survey of wealthy collectors revealed optimism for buying art in the future.

Christie’s selling Jean-Michel Basquiat

Christie’s reports sales slowdown in first half of 2023 amid consignor hesitation

13 July 2023

Christie’s reported total sales of $3.2bn (£2.5bn) for the first half of 2023, down 23% on the same period the previous year.

Bonhams

Bonhams reports best ever first-half results after buying spree in 2022

12 July 2023

Auction house Bonhams has reported turnover for the first half of 2023 grew 32%, the best result in its history.

Hiscox Online Art Trade Report

Online art buying continues but record growth eases after lockdown boom

11 May 2023

The online art market continues to grow year on year with sales up 6% in 2022 according to the latest Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

Gallery salaries

Art market salaries revealed in new pay report

02 May 2023

Large art galleries in the US were the top payers of 2022, according to a new salary report.

Dr Clare McAndrew

UK market rebounds to second spot in latest Art Market Report

10 April 2023

The UK has recovered its second-place spot in the worldwide league table of art and antiques sales, according to the latest report into the global art market.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art market sales recover, topping pre-pandemic levels, as UK reclaims its second place globally

04 April 2023

Worldwide art and antiques sales increased 3% year-on-year to an estimated $67.8bn (£54.8bn) in 2022, according to the latest Global Art Market Report.

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