This statistic shows the vacancy rate for retail property in the United States from 2010 to 2012, plus a forecast through 2015. The US retail vacancy rate is estimated to stand at around 10.1 percent in 2014.
Additional info: Vacancy rate
The vacancy rate is a numerical value calculated as a percentage of all available units in a rental property. It is often one of the first figures to rise in the wake of an economic crisis, as reduced consumer spending and a fall in demand impacts business prosperity. The return to relative economic prosperity has been slow and at times, uncertain, but the now recovering U.S. economy is helping retail landlords slowly fill empty space and charge a bit more rent. With retail completions forecast to increase with the falling rate of retail vacancy in the United States, the future is beginning to look a bit brighter for the sector on the whole.