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.

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.


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 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.

Chinese heavenly globe vase

Annual auction totals: Dreweatts retains top spot as market readjusts after the pandemic impact

20 February 2023

In the first test of the post-Covid era many of the UK’s top salerooms posted strong figures for art, antiques and luxury items across the calendar year.


Spink tops coins and medals table

13 February 2023

The record business enjoyed by London’s coin auction houses during Covid lockdowns largely continued last year.


Coins and medals: Upwards and onwards as market rises with inflation

13 February 2023

The unexpected but very welcome increase in demand that the market experienced amid Covid lockdowns continued in 2022 as restrictions eased – and auction houses are optimistic about another strong performance this year

Louvre Museum, Paris

Auction sales bonanza in France

23 January 2023

At least five leading auction houses posted their best-ever annual figures in France for 2022, while others boasted exceptional sales during the year.


Business boomed in a bumper 2022 for French auction houses

23 January 2023

Annual auction house results show strong performances boosted by single-owner collections in particular


Bonhams’ annual turnover breaks $1bn for the first time after string of saleroom acqusitions

06 January 2023

For the first time in its history Bonhams has reported an annual turnover of more than $1bn (£840m). The figures released for 2022 follow a raft of acquisitions by the company.

Paul Allen Christie's sale

Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 2022

20 December 2022

The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.

Second-hand items

Why a second-hand buy is a first-class acquisition

21 November 2022

Is buying second-hand set for an unprecedented period of growth?

Jennifer Mass

Scientists and art specialists propose standards for the art and antiques trade

15 November 2022

A group of scientists and art specialists met to discuss proposals to create industry-wide standards for condition reports and the verification of art and antiques.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art fair attendances are bouncing back says report

07 November 2022

Attendance at art fairs around the world is recovering, according to the latest collector survey.

Phillips New York

Auction house Phillips to open Los Angeles gallery after record half year results

19 July 2022

Phillips reported total sales of $746m for the first half of 2022, up 37% on the previous year.