The global art economy generated $23.5 billion (£ 16.6 billion and €26.7 billion) of total sales in 2001.
Europe and the United States accounted for about 92% of the value that changed ownership globally during the year.
In Europe, the art trade directly generated 73,500 jobs spread across 28,600 businesses. In the United States, 35,300 jobs were directly generated by 8,800 businesses.
Ancillary economic activity generated by the art economy in Europe and the United States resulted in nearly $3 billion (£ 2.1 billion and € 3.4 billion) of further stimulus, including the indirect creation of 80,000 more professional and service sector jobs.
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