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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Online buyers boost spend according to Hiscox Online Art Trade Report

02 May 2017

The overall value of online sales in the art market increased by 15% in the last year, though many buyers remain cautious about purchasing in this way, according to the annual Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

Hiscox Online Art Trade Report

Online art market up 15%, according to Hiscox Report

25 April 2017

The overall value of online sales in the art market increased by 15% in the last year although many buyers remain unconvinced about purchasing works online, according to Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

Art Basel Report: Reports agree market declined in 2016 – but whose statistics do we trust?

01 April 2017

Hit by a lack of top-end auction consignments, the global art market declined markedly in 2016, according to the latest art market report.

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Art Basel Report: 10 key findings

01 April 2017

Key findings from the first Art Basel and USB Global Art Market Report.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art Basel Report vs TEFAF Report

01 April 2017

The Art Basel Report was the first by Dr Clare McAndrew since leaving TEFAF where she had compiled a report since 2008.

Professor Rachel Pownall

Professor Rachel Pownall: TEFAF report’s new author

25 March 2017

Since its launch in 2002 the TEFAF Art Market Report has established itself as the art and antiques trade’s key annual barometer of size and trends.

Ivory report

25 March 2017

An academic report based on a small sample of dealers and auctioneers has called for “significant structural changes” to the laws governing the sale of ivory.

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Dr Clare McAndrew: ‘It is very challenging to measure the art market’

25 March 2017

It is not often that market economists agree, and so it goes with the TEFAF Art Market Report’s current and previous authors. Economics is, after all, not an exact science and analysing a market as opaque as art and antiques is certainly problematic.

Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Art Market Report 2017: Auction market weakness boosted dealer sales

22 March 2017

The auction market weakened in 2016, as sales of art and antiques via dealers grew, according to the latest art market report.

TEFAF

Quest for anonymity drives increase in private art sales, says TEFAF Report

06 March 2017

The latest TEFAF Art Market Report which was unveiled today showed private sales of art and antiques rose over 2016 while auction sales declined.

Auction gavel

Bowie and Ames collections help boost Sotheby’s profits in final months of 2016 but total year’s sales were down

28 February 2017

Sotheby’s returned to profit in the fourth quarter of 2016, attributing this to improved commissions and growing market confidence, though sales for 2016 overall were down.

Christie's

Challenging 2016 as auction sales suffer at Christie’s

09 February 2017

Christie’s posted total sales of £4bn in 2016, a decrease of 16% compared to the previous year and well down from the art market’s high watermark of £5.1bn in 2014.

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Review of the Year 2016 - ATG’s Top Ten web stories

31 December 2016

What stories commanded clicks this year? Here is ATG’s list of the most viewed articles on antiquestradegazette.com in 2016, highlighting key industry moments and trends.

Sotheby’s losses increase in third quarter

07 November 2016

The difficulties in securing high-value works for sale lay behind a $54.5m loss posted in Sotheby’s latest set of results.

Sotheby’s buys art analytics firm

28 October 2016

Sotheby’s has acquired the The Mei Moses Art Indices, a database and analytics tool for tracking the art market and comparing its performance against other assets.

First edition infographic

Ditch the FTSE for first editions: financial comparison site finds prize-winning books are better investments than tech companies

30 September 2016

A new study suggests that buying a first edition book, such as Hilary Matel’s Wolf Hall, is a better investment than buying stocks in tech companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo and eBay.

Pablo Picasso's Femme assise

Sotheby’s make higher profits despite drop in auction market

08 August 2016

Sotheby’s latest results showed the firm has increased profits despite a significant fall in auction sales. Their share price jumped by over 15% after the figures were released earlier today.

Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure Festival

Christie’s sales down 27% – is this an art market slump?

20 July 2016

Christie’s has experienced a sharp fall in overall sales. In figures released earlier today the company reported sales of £2.1bn for the first half of 2016, which compared to £2.9bn for the same period in 2015.

Dr Clare McAndrew

TEFAF to maintain annual art market report as Clare McAndrew joins Contemporary fair

21 June 2016

TEFAF have said they still will maintain an annual art market report despite losing the services of Dr Clare McAndrew who is joining up with Art Basel.

A view of the 2015 Olympia fair

New survey shows antiques steep for young buyers but always in style

20 June 2016

A new survey shows that 25 to 34-year-olds form the group most likely in the UK to go to fairs or auctions – but the least likely to invest in antique furniture.

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