Cross-border trade with EU member states is a major part of Britain’s art market, the second-largest in the world, a new report from the British Art Market Federation (BAMF) said. Between 15% and 20% of all purchases, and up to 25% of auction consignments, come from EU countries, according to the report, which was prepared by Clare McAndrew’s Arts Economics. The report estimated the size of the British art market at £9.2 billion in art and antiques sales in 2016, which represents 21% of global transactions, slightly ahead of China’s share and just over half the United States’s share. The art industry directly accounts for 41,700 jobs, plus another 94,710 in support services such as restoration, information technology, or logistics. Anthony Browne, BAMF’s chair, said the findings underscore “that the art market is something the government should care about,” especially as it negotiates new terms of trade with the EU head of Brexit, The Art Newspaper reported.