New data produced exclusively for EG by Essential Information Group shows that the proportion of stock withdrawn prior to auction is down so far this year compared to 2017.
However, the data going back to 2000 shows that the proportion of stock being withdrawn prior remains significantly up looking at the period as a whole.
Figures for 2018 cover sales data confirmed by auctioneers up to the end of October.
Withdrawals of stock prior to a sale happen for a wide range of reasons. They can be an indication of hesitancy in the