ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

Shopping Center Facts and Stats

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Shopping-Center Inventory
Overall, 524 shopping centers exist in Spain.
Asociacion Espanola de Centros Comerciales (AECC), or Spanish Council of Shopping Centers
Europe; Spain

Shopping-center Sales
Canadian shopping-center sales per capita reached $8,631 in 2011.
ICSC Research
Canada; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
There are approximately 109,500 shopping centers in the United States ranging in size from the small convenience centers to the large super-regional malls.
CoStar
USA; North America

Shopping-center Sales
In 2011, sales at Canadian non-anchor tenant malls generated the highest annual growth ever at 6.1%--the largest since ICSC began recording this figure.
ICSC Research
Canada; North America

Consumer Shopping Behavior
In 2010, females, who make up two thirds of all U.S. mall shoppers, spent nearly 10 more minutes in the mall per visit in 2010 than men.
ICSC RESEARCH
USA; North America

Employment
In the United States, there are over 12 million shopping-center jobs, which account for 9.3% of the nation’s workforce.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and ICSC Research
USA; North America

Shopping-center Social Media
Shopping centers in the U.S. increased their average number of social media mentions (across all social media formats) from 514 in holiday 2009 to 1,805 in holiday 2010
Alexander Babbage, Inc., based on U.S. shopping centers 300,000 square feet or larger
USA; North America

Shopping-Center Inventory
The Malaysian shopping-center industry comprises approximately 100 million square feet of net lettable area and a combined real-estate value of RM100 billion (US$33 billion).
PPK Malaysia
Asia; Malaysia

Shopping-Center Inventory
There are more than 5 million square meters of retail leasing space in Metro Manila’s shopping centers.
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Philippines
Asia; Philippines

Shopping-center Retail Sales
U.S. shopping-center retail sales total more than $2.26 trillion, accounting for over half of all retail sales.
ICSC RESEARCH
USA; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
In the United States, malls account for 17.9% of all shopping-center space (gross leasable area).
CoStar and ICSC Research
USA; North America

Shopping-center Sales
Sales productivity at Canadian malls hit an all-time high (C$622) in March 2012.
ICSC Research
Canada; North America

Employment
For every 100 individuals directly employed at a U.S. regional shopping center, an additional 20 to 30 jobs are supported in the community due to multiplier effects.
ICSC Research
USA; North America

Employment
Kohl's Department Stores marked its grand opening of 30 new stores on September 28, 2011, creating approximately 4,000 new jobs across 20 states.
Kohl's Press Release
USA; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
In 2010, there were 2,677 shopping centers with gross leasable area above 40,000 square feet in Canada.
ICSC Research
Canada; North America

Shopping-center Employment
In Canada, the shopping-center industry accounts for approximately 1.6 million jobs.
ICSC Research
Canada; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
U.S. convenience-oriented neighborhood centers--which average in size by approximately 71,900--account for the largest share of the industry by GLA (31.1%) with an aggregate center count of approximately 32,000 centers of that type.
CoStar and ICSC Research
USA; North America

Shopping-center Retail Sales
In 2010, about 48% of all U.S. sales at regional and super-regional malls took place in apparel stores.
ICSC Research
USA; North America

Consumer Spending
Consumer spending accounts for approximately 70% of U.S. gross domestic product and is the primary driver of the country’s economic wellbeing.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
USA; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
On July 1, 2011, total shopping-center space in Europe stood at 135.1 million sq.m.
Cushman & Wakefield
Europe; Global; Europe

Shopping-center Social Media
As of September 30, 2011, 63.2% of U.S. shopping centers had a Facebook page (up from 29.2% in Q1 2010) and 53.9% were using Twitter to reach their shoppers (up from 27.4% in Q1 2010)
Alexander Babbage, Inc., based on U.S. shopping centers 300,000 square feet or larger
USA; North America

Retailers
Number of Retail Establishments in the United States (in 2009, Latest Available):      Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores = 150,205      Department Stores                      =   8,663      Hobby, Toy and Game Shops              =   8,424      Gi
U.S. Census Bureau
USA; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
The five largest shopping centers in Mexico (in 2009 and ranked by size) are: 1. Centro Santa Fe (Mexico City) 2. Malecon Americas (Cancun) 3. Plaza Satelite (Mexico City) 4. Forum Buenavista (Mexico City) 5. Plaza Andares (Zapopo
ICSC Country Fact Sheet
Mexico; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
By the end of 2011, total commercial building area for China’s shopping centers was expected to reach nearly 1.7 billion square.
Mall China
Asia; China

Population
The percentage of people who changed residences between 2010 and 2011 (11.6%) was the lowest on record since the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting statistics in 1948. The rate, which was 20.2% in 1985, declined to a then-record low of 11.9% in 2008.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Census
USA; North America

Economic Impact
The U.S. shopping-center industry directly employed over 12 million people in 2010 and indirectly generated another 5.6 million jobs in support industries. Collectively, the industry accounted for 12.7% of total U.S. employment.
Source: ICSC Research
USA; North America

Shopping-center Inventory
In 2009, there were 454 large (10,000 sq m and above)shopping centers in Mexico.
ICSC Country Fact Sheet
Mexico; North America

Investment
2011 REIT returns were four times those of the S&P 500.
Source: NAREIT
USA; Global; North America

Shopping-center Social Media
As of September 30, 2011, the average number of Facebook “likes” (previously referred to as “fans”) among U.S. shopping centers stood at 4,315, with Entertainment Centers seeing an average of 14,197 “likes” – more than any other center format.
Alexander Babbage, Inc., based on U.S. shopping centers 300,000 square feet or larger
USA; Global; North America