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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Art Dealers & Galleries

Overview: the U.S. Art Dealers & Galleries Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Art Dealers & Galleries: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Art Dealers & Galleries industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

All Other Merchandise

Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Art Dealers & Galleries company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Art Dealers & Galleries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Art Dealers & Galleries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 12%
Animal Care and Service Workers 11%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Sales and Related Occupations 58%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Sales Workers 48%
Cashiers 12%
Cashiers 12%
Retail Salespersons 36%
Retail Salespersons 36%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Art Dealers & Galleries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

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  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Int Softboards Technology
    Pomegranate Communications

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • New York Dealers Roll Out the Heavyweights to Lure Buyers at San Francisco’s Art Fairs - Hoping to tap into the lucrative—but frequently elusive—base of potential collectors in San Francisco, New York dealers have brought their A-game to the region this week for the back-to-back openings of the FOG Design + Art fair and the Untitled art ... (01/12/2018)
    • Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, steps down - ... selling looted artefacts | Investigators in New York have seized six artefacts from the premises of antiquities dealer Phoenix Fine Art, reports ArtNet. The gallery says that it immediately notified the private collection that consigned the works ... (01/12/2018)
    • The Secret Brokers of High-End Art Deals - One accurate cliché of the art world is that nothing matters more than relationships and information. High-end art dealers and auction houses know this better than anyone. How do they acquire these relationships and information? In addition to the old ... (01/12/2018)
    • The 10 Biggest Art Market Scandals - Dealers, mediators and lovers of art have found themselves at the centre of global attention, as scandals are on the rise with the victims being collectors, who pay massive sums to acquire rare artworks by famous artists. Lack of supervision The art trade ... (01/12/2018)
    • Art at the fairs, in the galleries: A January guide - presented in early March by the Art Dealers Association of America at New York’s Park Avenue Armory). Untitled was energetic in a way that many people loved but that drove me mad — though a bad head cold didn’t help. I am hopeful that the new venue ... (01/10/2018)
    • Local art dealer helps in forgery arrest - TOWN OF WALLKILL - An Arizona man was arrested by state police and charged with felony grand larceny after he allegedly sold forged art work. An art dealer from the Town of Wallkill told state police in November that two pieces of art sold through his ... (01/10/2018)
    • Orange County art dealer helps police nab alleged scammer - NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. >> A man who allegedly sold at forged paintings to a town of Wallkill art dealer was arrested at Stewart Airport, state police said Wednesday. Police said they were contacted Tuesday by a local art dealer who said two pieces of forged art ... (01/10/2018)
    • David Zwirner Plans New Art Gallery In Chelsea - CHELSEA, NY — The art dealer David Zwirner is planning to open a spacious new gallery in Chelsea, he announced on Monday. Zwirner will open a 5-story, $50 million gallery at 540 W. 21st St., the New York Times was first to report. A spokesman for the ... (01/10/2018)
    • FOG Design+Art - Close to 45 prominent 20th and 21st-century galleries and art dealers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond transform Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion into the epicenter of art and design. FOG Fair 2018 marks the return of ... (01/09/2018)
    • La Salle University hopes to raise millions from selling art - private art dealers in Philadelphia, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. The university, which has about 3,200 students, has been trying to bounce back from a deficit and layoffs. It also has slashed tuition to battle an enrollment decline. Public opposition ... (01/06/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $3,365,954 on Art Dealers & Galleries. It has awarded 114 contracts to 54 companies, with an average value of $62,332 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Art Dealers & Galleries to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Art Dealers & GalleriesOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures are less than those from Art Dealers & Galleries. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures Product Sales Report

    Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Art Dealers & GalleriesOpportunity/Threat
    Jewelry Stores
    Mail-Order Houses
    Online (Internet) Shopping
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Discount Department Stores

    Since sales from Art Dealers & Galleries are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry, companies in the Art Dealers & Galleries industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Art galleries retailing art, Art dealers, Art auctions, Galleries, art, retail, etc.

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