Art market in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on the arts market in the UK

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the art market in the United Kingdom. The UK is one of the worlds leading markets for art and antique sales. The dossier includes information on the UK art trade, arts enterprises and employment, as well as chapters on arts funding and gallery attendance.

Table of contents

  • 1. Arts market overview
    • Market share of the global art market leaders 2006-2016

    • United Kingdom (UK): global art market share 2008-2016

    • Leading countries in contemporary art auction sales in 2015/2016

    • Leading British contemporary artists 2015/2016, by auction turnover

  • 2. Art sales
    • Art and antiques market sales in Great Britain 2014-2016

    • Fine art market sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2016, by sector

    • Distribution of fine art auction sales in the UK 2016, by value and volume

    • Share of fine art auction market sales value in the UK 2016, by sector

    • Works of art and antiques: retail sales turnover in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2015

  • 3. Artwork trade
    • Art and antique imports into the United Kingdom (UK) 2003-2016

    • Art and antique exports from the United Kingdom (UK) 2003-2016

    • Artwork, collectors' pieces and antiques: UK import value 2008-2016

    • Artwork, collectors' pieces and antiques: UK export value 2008-2016

    • United Kingdom (UK): painting and sculpture imports Q1 2014-Q2 2017

    • United Kingdom (UK): painting and sculpture exports Q1 2014-Q2 2017

    • Artwork loans from the Tate collection in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017

    • Tate galleries: acquisitions of artworks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017

  • 4. Art enterprises
    • Turnover of artistic creation enterprises in the UK 2008-2015

    • Turnover of arts facilities in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2015

    • Artistic creation: gross value added (GVA) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2014

    • Operation of arts facilities: gross value added (GVA) in the United Kingdom (UK)

    • Number of artistic creation enterprises in the UK 2008-2015

    • Artistic creation: number of enterprises in the UK 2017, by turnover

    • Number of arts facilities operating in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2015

    • Number of arts facilities operating in the UK 2017, by turnover

  • 5. Employment
    • Museum, gallery and library economy employment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2016

    • Artistic creation employment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2016

    • Employment in operation of arts facilities in the United Kingdom 2011-2016

    • Artists employment outside the UK creative industries 2011-2016

    • Arts officers, producers and directors outside the UK creative industries 2011-2016

  • 6. Arts funding
    • Arts Council England: subsidy amount 2016/17, by artform

    • Funded arts and culture organizations total income in England 2009-2017

    • Income of publicly funded arts and culture organizations in England 2017, by type

    • Income of funded arts and culture organizations in England 2015-2017, by type

    • Arts and culture organizations income distribution in England 2011-2017

    • Admissions income of government sponsored museums in England 2017, by museum

    • Fundraising income of government sponsored museums in England 2017, by museum

    • Trading income of government sponsored museums in England 2017, by museum

  • 7. Gallery attendance
    • Museum and gallery attendance in England 2005-2017

    • Museum and gallery attendance frequency in England 2005-2017

    • Number of visitors to government funded museums in England 2017, by museum

    • Distribution of overseas and UK visitors to selected museums in England 2016/17

    • Number of visitors to the National Gallery in London 2007-2016

    • Number of Tate gallery visitors in England 2008-2017

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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