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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UK Auction Report part 1: Regional values stay firm

19 February 2018

In the first of a two-part report spotlighting UK auction house performance and trends in 2017, ATG reviews the hammer totals and top lots at some of the regions’ leading salerooms.

V&A

Museum acquisitions under threat from lack of funding report warns

16 February 2018

Museums in the UK have been selling off their collections and have been unable to buy new works of art due to funding issues, a “deeply depressing” report has revealed.

Christie's

Trophy artworks including Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi propel Christie’s sales to £5.1bn

02 February 2018

Christie’s sold seven out of the top 10 highest-value auction lots around the world last year – boosted by Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi.

TEFAF report to be replaced by focused studies

22 January 2018

The annual TEFAF art market report has been scrapped in favour of a number of smaller, focused reports.

TEFAF

TEFAF scraps art market report for smaller focused surveys

19 January 2018

The annual TEFAF art market report has been scrapped in favour of a number of smaller, focused reports, leaving Clare McAndrew’s Art Basel report as the sole market-wide survey.

Shipping

Art exports from the UK boost trade figures

11 January 2018

Exports of paintings and sculpture from the UK helped the country to reduce its trade deficit at the end of last year.

Antiques shop

Demand for second-hand goods at antique shops and auction houses boost UK retail sales figures

25 November 2017

The latest statistics show art and antiques are playing a part in sales growth around the country.

Deloitte

Art market’s lack of transparency major concern for investors, says Deloitte report

14 November 2017

The perceived lack of regulation and transparency in the art market is a source of concern for investment advisers, according to the latest Art & Finance Report 2017.

Sotheby's New York

Higher totals at Asian art auctions lift Sotheby’s results

03 November 2017

Released today, Sotheby’s third-quarter results indicated a significant improvement thanks largely to a boost from the latest series of Asian art auctions.

Jewellery

Wine and jewellery among best performing assets in latest luxury investment index

20 September 2017

Wine, jewellery, watches and coins are the best performing luxury assets over the past year according to the latest update from a luxury investment index.

Coutts survey

Coutts places musical instruments above classic cars in investment report

07 September 2017

The value of musical instruments outpaced the investment in classic cars and fine art last year, according to a survey by a private bank.

Beijing

Chinese art and antiques market shrinks as non-payment remains a “chronic problem”

22 August 2017

Failure by buyers to pay for works of art they have successfully won at auction in China remains a major problem for the industry, according to the latest report.

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New data protection law: art market warned to overhaul marketing practices

14 August 2017

Lawyers are warning UK art market businesses that they must overhaul their direct marketing to consumers ahead of seismic changes to data protection law from May 2018 – or risk hefty fines.

Sotheby's

Sotheby’s profit slips but revenues grow in second quarter thanks to higher lot values

03 August 2017

Sotheby’s revenues for the second quarter of 2017 rose 5% but its profit fell 14% to $76.9m due to a rise in expenses and a decline at its financial services arm.

Christie's

Christie’s half year auction results recover after tough 2016

19 July 2017

Christie’s first half results show positive signs for the art auction market after a difficult 2016.

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British Art Market Federation report heads to Parliament

17 July 2017

The priorities, concerns and opportunities for the British art market are being taken directly to government with a new report launched this week.

St James's

‘Swing from old to new’ evident in SLAD survey

03 July 2017

The number of art dealers specialising in modern and contemporary art in central London is growing, and outstripping dealers in period work.

TEFAF

Dealers “slow to adapt to new technology” says latest art market report

29 June 2017

More than $3.1bn of art, antiques and collectables sell online each year but around a fifth of dealers still have no plans to begin selling online, according to a recent report.

Auction gavel

Higher auction margins and private sales boost Sotheby’s results

10 May 2017

Sotheby’s latest set of results for the first quarter of 2017 showed an improvement in its fortunes over the equivalent period last year.

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Dealer survey: customer focus tops ivory and Brexit as issues

08 May 2017

Boosting client confidence and keeping them better informed via new technology head the list of priorities for dealers, according to the LAPADA Members Survey 2017.

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