Retail market

Peak rent development follows national trend

215 euro/m² FS

Top rent level 2017

27 bn euros

Demand volume


Centrality rating

Demand value

The demand volume (all key categories of goods) in the Ruhr Metropolis totalled some 27.0 billion euros in 2017, representing a rise of 1.5 % or 411 m euros compared to the previous year.


Basic commodities accounted for 53.4 % or 14.4 billion euros. Within the aperiodical category of goods fashion accounted for 12.3 % or 3.3 billion euros, as was the case the previous year, followed by construction/garden/leisure with 10.3 % or 2.77 billion euros and furnishings and fixtures at 9.1 % or 2.46 billion euros.


In the regional distribution of demand volume, as in the previous year the district of Recklinghausen (3.29 billion euros / 12.2 % share), which has the most inhabitants, was at the top. Places two and three went to Essen (3.2 billion euros / 11.9 %) and Dortmund (3.0 billion euros / 11.2 %).


The centrality rating of the Ruhr Metropolis stands at 105.1 and indicates inflows of purchasing power from the surrounding area.

"In the short to medium term a stable development is anticipated for net initial returns."


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