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Burgundy and Bordeaux drive the broader market in April

  • The Liv-ex 1000 index rose 1.3% in April.
  • More regional sub-indices dipped than rose last month.
  • Since the start of the year, the Burgundy 150 sub-index has seen the biggest monthly increases.

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The broadest measure of the market, the Liv-ex 1000 index, rose 1.3% in April, setting another record at 460.95.

Like the Liv-ex 100, which rose 0.7% last month, the Liv-ex 1000 has made steady but cautious increases. For the first time this year, three of its regional sub-indices dipped.

Burgundy and Bordeaux led the market in April

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Since the start of the year, the Burgundy 150 sub-index has seen the biggest monthly increases. The sub-index led the broader market once again in April, rising 3.5%.

The Bordeaux Legends 40, which has lagged behind the others in the medium and long-term, came second with a 1.6% increase last month. The broader Bordeaux 500 was also up 0.4%.

The Rhone 100 ran flat, while prices for wines from Italy, Champagne and the Rest of the World dipped.

What is the Liv-ex 1000 index?

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 Index is broadest measure of the market. It represents the price movement of 1000 of the most sought-after fine wines on the world’s most active and liquid marketplace. Stretching back over 20 years, the Liv-ex 1000 is comprised of seven sub-indices from across the world: the Bordeaux 500, the Bordeaux Legends 40, the Burgundy 150, the Champagne 50, the Rhone 100, the Italy 100 and the Rest of the World 60.

All Liv-ex indices are calculated using our Mid Price; the mid-point between the highest live bid and lowest live offer on the market. These are the firm commitments to buy and sell at that price; transactional data rather than list prices. It represents the actual trading activity of 600 of the world’s leading fine wine merchants. Because Liv-ex doesn’t itself trade, this data is truly independent and reliable.

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