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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index – the industry benchmark which is calculated in Sterling – has seen strong upward momentum since November 2015, rising 18.8%.

As can be seen from the chart above, the index looks very different when viewed in other currencies. It has fallen in all currencies apart from Sterling.

Euro, Yen and Dollar-based buyers have been taking advantage of the favourable currency situation. As the chart and table (below) show, the fine wine market has fallen the most in  Yen year-to-date.

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Sterling weakness has also benefitted the FTSE 100 equity index with companies receiving a boost when foreign earnings are converted into Sterling. Since the end of June, the FTSE 100 is up 6.1%. The Fine Wine 100 is up 8.3% over the same period.

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