At the end of 2014 Romania’s modern retail stock is of 2.86 million sq. m. Bucharest accounts for 32%. With no deliveries recorded in H1 2014, new supply picked up in the second half of the year, when three modern retail schemes have been completed. Compared with 2014, new supply in 2015 is forecasted to be higher with 196%.
In Romania modern retail space density per 1,000 inhabitants is of 142 sq. m and is forecasted to reach 153 sq. m by the end of 2015.
Last year retail sales in Romania have increased by 7% y-on-y. This represents the highest increase registered in the last six years. Retail sales performance was boosted by non-food sales, which overall have increased by 10.6% y-o-y.
Source : DTZ