Daily Management Review

Market: France Salvages Something from 2020


France has done fairly well despite the global decline in public sales. In its assessment, the Conseil des Ventes (French Sales Council) focuses on the positive side—but also on the uncertainties.

by Vincent Noce

© Geneviève Marot
© Geneviève Marot
It is time to take stock: is the glass half empty or half full? As the CVV (France's Voluntary Sales Council) issues its report on public sales during the past year, its president Henri Paul infers that "France has maintained its rank" in a period of unprecedented upheaval. The country remains the fourth-largest agent in the world market, though a long way behind China and the US, which are in a different league. Read more