The Liv-ex 1000 index – the broadest measure of the market – closed July on 357.68, up 0.49% on the previous month. The Liv-ex 100 (the industry benchmark) and the Liv-ex 50 (which tracks the prices of the First Growths) also rose by 0.27% and 0.42% respectively.

The components of the Bordeaux 500, one of the Liv-ex 1000 sub-indices, were updated this month. You can find a summary of the changes here.

As in June, all the Liv-ex 1000 sub-indices closed July in positive territory apart from the Rest of the World 50, which dipped 0.98%.

The Burgundy 150 was the biggest riser (+1.05%); the sub-index was up for the second time this year after six months in free fall. Year-to-date, it remains the worst performer, down 5.24%.

As the chart below shows, the Italy 100 (+0.4%), the Rhone 100 (+0.8%) and the Champagne 50 (+0.8%) continue to follow closely.