PARIS, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- China up +18%, returns to leader position as world's largest art marketplace
- Hong Kong posted H1 growth of 10%
- Market liquidity guaranteed - transactions volumes up 3.2%
- Western auction market posted stable unsold rate of 28%
- Low supply of masterpieces reduces Western auctioneers' turnover
- Fewer records, stronger activity
- Market price index down vs. January 2015, but gained 10% in 2nd quarter of 2016
- Top 50 artists 2016 H1
- Country, turnover (USD), Market Share
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According to Thierry Ehrmann, Artprice's founder and CEO, with China's overall economy on meltdown watch for a number of semesters, its return to the global leader position with a turnover up by more than $570 million is therefore a major surprise.
China's Art Market was studied in collaboration with our Chinese institutional partner, the Artron Group, and AMMA [Art Market Monitor by Artron] headed by Wan Jie.
Over 252,000 Fine Art lots were sold worldwide in 2016 H1, generating a total turnover of $6.53 billion (including fees). Artprice, world leader in Art Market information since 1987, has systematically analysed over 3,500 auctions to produce a detailed half-year report covering Fine Art public auctions (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, prints and installations).
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