December 2016

LIV-EX: Which regions have traded most in 2016?

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In 2011, both prices and trading activity for Bordeaux hit all-time highs. The region almost completely dominated the fine wine market, accounting for 95.8% of trade by value. In the years that followed, its prices and share of the market both dropped. Five years on and prices for top Bordeaux have climbed – the Bordeaux 500 index is up 21.8% year to date – but its market share is largely unchanged from last year at 74.4% as trading remains broad. Burgundy bounced back as the second most traded regional group this year, after slipping behind Italy in 2015. It took 7.7% of the market by value, compared to Italy’s 6.0%. In third place, Champagne has taken 5.3% – down a touch on last year, but well above its 2.8% share in 2014. Market share for the ‘Rest of the World’ held steady at 4.7%. Although the USA was the biggest player here, activity broadened to include...

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