Poland Europe's leading nation for retail development (PL)

According to research by Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker, Poland has more retail space in the pipeline than any other country in Europe, with 1.6 mln m² expected to be delivered in 2005 and 2006. Second in the rankings come Russia (1.2 mln m²) and Spain (0.8 mln m²).

In terms of new retail space per thousand inhabitants, developers are indulging the Celtic Tigers of Ireland the most, with 58.6 m² to be completed over the next two years. On this yardstick, Poland drops into 3rd place with 41.3 m² per thousand of population behind 2nd place Portugal (45 m²).

Source: Eurobuild

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