US & Europe: Art Market Confidence Survey – June 2016

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In January 2016, art market confidence took a 38% plunge. This was on the back of increasing uncertainty about the global economic outlook, together with signs of a slowing auction market. However, the recent survey findings suggest that confidence among experts has recovered some of its losses. The ArtTactic Art Market Confidence Indicator up 21% in the last 6 months to a reading of 55 (still below 73 in June 2015).

The survey results suggest that the market experts are more or less evenly split.  Some experts think that we will see a positive development in the next 6 months while other expert expect a further decline in the art market.

On the positive side, experts’ view on the economy is considerably more positive now than 6 months ago.  The economic outlook for the coming 6 months remains uncertain, with no clear consensus either way.  Uncertainty around the UK’s EU referendum as well as slower growth in the US, might have played a role in this.

The confidence in the gallery and dealer market also shows signs of recovery after a 33% drop in confidence in January 2016.  The recent Primary Art Market Confidence Indicator shows an increase of …

 

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Art Market Confidence Trends
Art Market Direction 6-months Outlook
Price Segmentation
Contemporary Artists Confidence Map
Post-War Artist Confidence Map
Artist Confidence Ranking

In January 2016, art market confidence took a 38% plunge, on the back of increasing uncertainty about the global economic outlook, together with signs of a slowing auction market