Shopping centers in Europe - Statistics & Facts

Europe is home to some of the largest retail economies in the world, with retail trade in the top three European countries, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and France, accounting for almost 1.5 trillion euros in total in 2016. Despite the strong growth in online retail sales across the continent, physical shop presence is still significant and shopping centers are key areas of retail real estate. As of July 2017, there were over 9,500 shopping centers in Europe. These centers generated an annual retail turnover of 125.8 billion euros, 110.4 billion euros and 77.3 billion euros in France, the UK and Germany, respectively, in 2016.

As well as being the two countries with the highest retail turnover from shopping centers, the UK and France also lead the ranking for the largest number of shopping centers, with 1,522 and 1,253 centers, respectively. This is followed by Italy, with 860 shopping centers. When looking at the density of shopping centers in Western Europe, however, Nordic and Benelux countries rank much higher. In Norway, for example, there approximately 857 square meters of shopping center space per 1,000 members of the population, compared to 286 square meters per 1,000 residents in France. In Central and Eastern Europe, Estonia has the highest shopping center density, almost equaling that of Norway, with 725 square meters per 1,000 population, followed by Slovenia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Five of the top ten shopping centers in Europe based on size are located in Russia, with the largest of which being Avia Park and Mega Belaya Dacha, both in the Moscow area. These centers had gross leasable areas of 230 square meters and 214 square meters, respectively, as of 2015. Despite already having some of Europe’s largest shopping centers, Russia is also among the leading countries for shopping center expansion, adding 154 square meters of new shopping center space in the second half of 2017. Ahead of Russia, Turkey and Poland rank in first and second place for shopping center development, with Turkey extending shopping center space by 495 square meters in the same period and Poland by a total of 249 square meters.

Many of Europe’s most popular shopping centers are owned by a few key real estate companies. ECE is one of the most successful, operating 195 centers across Europe, including 143 in Germany, 12 in Turkey, nine in Poland and six in both Spain and Austria. In the UK, Land Securities, Intu and Westfield also own many of the country’s leading shopping centers, with 16, 13 and two centers, respectively.

Read more

Shopping centers in Europe - Important statistics

You may also be interested in these statistics

The whole topic in one document

Shopping centers in Europe
  • Edited and prepared
  • Download in PPT/PDF format
  • Instant access
  • From $365

The whole topic in one document

Shopping centers in Europe
  • Edited and prepared
  • Download in PPT/PDF format
  • Instant access
  • From $365

Recommended statistics

Recommended statistics

Leading shopping centers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by size
Number of stores in Intu shopping centers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016
Shopping centers owned by Land Securities in the UK 2018, ranked by size
Number of shopping centers in Germany 1965-2018
Distribution of shopping centers in Germany 1964-2016, by type of location
Ranking of shopping centers in Norway 2017
Development of shopping centers by GLA in Western Europe 2015-2016
Europes largest shopping centers 2015
Shopping center space openings in Europe H2 2017, by country
Leading countries in density of shopping centers in Western Europe 2018, by country
Density of shopping centers in Central & Eastern Europe 2018, by country
Total number of ECE shopping centers Europe 2016
Number of shopping centers in Spain 2016, by region
Leading retail centers ranked by retail spend potential in Great Britain 2017
Number of shopping centers in Turkey Q1 2018, by city
Leading outlet centers in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by gross leasable area (GLA)
Attributes of an ideal shopping center according to consumers in Poland 2017
Number of shopping centers in Europe 2017, by country
Number of shopping centers in Europe 2017, by type
Floor space in shopping centers in Europe 2017, by type
Number of retail parks in Europe 2017, by country
Number of factory outlets in Europe 2017, by country
Turnover from shopping center retail in the EU-28 2016, by country
Number of employees in shopping centers in the EU-28 2016, by country
Retail footfall year-on-year change in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by location
Number of shopping centers in Central & Eastern European countries 2017, by type
Number of shopping centers in Western European countries 2017, by type
Leading shopping centers ranked by size in Central and Eastern Europe 2017
Number of shopping centers in Poland Q2 2017, by major city
Retail space in shopping centers in Poland Q2 2017, by major city
Retail turnover index monthly of shopping malls in Turkey 2017-2018

Recommended searches related to European shopping centers

Recommended searches related to European shopping centers

More interesting topics from the industry "Shopping Center & Factory Outlets"

More interesting topics from the industry "Shopping Center & Factory Outlets"

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar

Any more questions?

Any more questions?

Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!

Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!

Do you still have questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.

News
News