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Liv-ex 1000 index runs flat in August

  • The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 rose 0.1% in August.
  • Three of its regional sub-indices rose and three ran flat.
  • The Champagne 50 was once again the biggest riser, up 2.1%, while the Rest of the World 60 dipped 2.2%.

*made using the Liv-ex Charting Tool

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index, the broadest measure of the secondary market, closed August at 474.16, up 0.1% on the previous month. This is now the smallest gain for the index this year.

Driven by weaker Sterling, the Liv-ex 50 went up 0.9% in August, while the Liv-ex 100 rose 1.3%.

The Liv-ex 1000 failed to make the same gains, with half of its regional sub-indices running flat or declining.

Champagne, Italy and Bordeaux on the up

*made using the Liv-ex Charting Tool

Like the past two months, the Champagne 50 came out as the best-performer, up 2.1%. Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque 2012, Dom Pérignon 2005 and Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 were the biggest risers from the region.

The Italy 100, which has had a more moderate performance this year, followed with a 0.9% increase. Wines from Barolo fueled the rise.

While the Bordeaux 500 went up 0.8%, the Bordeaux Legends 40 ran flat. The best-performing sub-index this year, the Burgundy 150, and the Rhône 100 also made no movements.

The Rest of the World 60 dipped 2.2%, with Spanish and Californian wines seeing the biggest declines.

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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Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 600 merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £80m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.