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The TEFAF Report is released annually at the opening of the TEFAF Maastricht fair in March. The 2017 report is the first managed by Professor Rachel Pownall, following previous author Clare McAndrew's departure in 2016.

It is a major survey into the state of the global art and antiques market.


Kejia Wu

TEFAF report reveals art buying trends in China

15 March 2019

Sixty-four percent of Chinese art collectors bought Western European modern and contemporary art in the past five years according to a survey conducted for the TEFAF Art Market Report which was presented at the fair as the doors opened for the second preview day.

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Surge in demand for art-secured loans as access to finance for art and antiques dealers remains poor

04 May 2018

Nearly 90% of art and antiques dealers want easier ways to borrow money to fund purchases and nearly a third believe the lack of available lending hampers growth, according to a recent report.

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The latest market forces reflected in Art Basel’s 'The Art Market 2018 Report'

26 March 2018

The global report delivers the bigger picture for auctions and dealers but there are findings relevant to the mid- and lower-markets too.

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Online sales hit ‘new high’ as market grows

19 March 2018

Online channels are an increasing source of new buyers for both auction houses and dealers, despite the art and antiques sector being behind the wider economy when it comes to use of ecommerce, a new global report says.

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China overtakes the UK as high-end sales dominate the global art market

14 March 2018

The global art market grew by 12% in 2017 with the expansion driven by high-end sales as China overtook the UK as the second largest market, according to Dr Clare McAndrew’s latest report.

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TEFAF Art Symposium focuses on 'Collecting in the 21st century'

26 February 2018

The TEFAF Art Symposium 2018 will focus on collecting in the 21st century.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Clare McAndrew leaves TEFAF to sign with Art Basel

14 June 2016

Economist and author of the annual TEFAF Art Market Report Clare McAndrew has left TEFAF to join with Art Basel, it has been announced.

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TEFAF 2016: “The bubble has not burst in art market values,” delegates told

11 March 2016

The global market for art and antiques may have dropped by seven per cent in sales by value last year, but this is “not a signal that the bubble has burst”, the art market’s leading economist told TEFAF 2016 delegates this morning.

TEFAF Report shows 7% fall in global art sales as Chinese market takes hit

09 March 2016

Global art sales fell during 2015 with the most significant a decline coming in the Chinese market.

What the TEFAF Art Market 2015 Report tells us

11 March 2015

COMMENT: The TEFAF Report shows that the art market has fully recovered since the 2008 financial crash, but still faces a number of challenges, such as late or non-payment.

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TEFAF Report 2015: Global art market grows 7% in 2014

11 March 2015

Post-War and Contemporary art accounts for almost half of total spend at auction

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TEFAF Maastricht gets ready for its latest outing

08 March 2013

Showing up at TEFAF Maastricht in the southern Netherlands with a stand cobbled together from stale, lacklustre stock is tantamount to professional suicide, the sort of nightmare that has dealers waking up in a cold sweat.