Breaking records: the value of bids and offers surpasses £70million

The total value of bids and offers has reached a new high of £71million, while the number of active markets (wines with either a bid or an offer) has surpassed 14,000.

The current value represents a £20million increase since our last update in October 2018. The bid:offer ratio, an indication of the strength of the market, has also risen and now stands at 1.3. As we previously explained, a higher ratio tends to suggest price stability.

The ever-rising number of active markets does not only reflect this growing value. It is another sign of the fine wine market’s diversity – both in terms of regional trends and different wines trading.

A contributing factor to these record-breaking figures is automated trading, which has enabled members to increase their stock offering at no extra cost, and outside office hours.

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