Retail market

Peak rent development follows national trend

212 euro/m² FS

Top rent level 2018

26.9 bn euros

Demand volume


Centrality rating

Demand value

The demand volume (all key categories of goods) in the Ruhr Metropolis totalled some 26.9 bn euros in 2018, representing a fall of 0.4 % or 100 m euros compared to the previous year.


Basic commodities accounted for 53.7 % or 14.4 bn euros. Within the aperiodical category of goods Fashion dominated with 12.3 % or 3.3 bn euros, as was the case the previous year, followed by Construction/Garden/Leisure with 10.3 % or 2.78 bn euros and Furnishings and fixtures at 9.2 % or 2.47 bn euros.


In the regional distribution of demand volume, as expected, the district of Recklinghausen, which has the most inhabitants, was at the top (3.27 bn euros / 12.2 % share). Places two and three went to Essen (3.2 bn euros / 11.8 %) and Dortmund (3.0 bn euros / 11.2 %) The centrality rating of the Ruhr Metropolis stands at 104.8 and indicates slight inflows of purchasing power from the surrounding area.

"A stable returns development is anticipated for the short to medium term."


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