Map of the Month - April
Retail turnover in Europe, 2012
This month's map from GfK GeoMarketing shows the 2012 prognosis for stationary retail turnover in Europe, as compared to the 2011 values (data source: "GfK Retail Turnover 2012" / GfK GeoMarketing).
In the 32 European countries reviewed, retailers generated a 2011 retail turnover of approximately €2.96 trillion (EU-27 = €2.3 trillion). GfK GeoMarketing anticipates a nominal retail turnover growth of approximately +1.4 percent in 2012. It is expected that the countries affected by the structuring and austerity measures - Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italian and Hungary - will be impacted by the repercussions of the debt crisis; at -15 percent, Greece is anticipated to be hit hardest. With regard to the large economies and retail markets, turnover growth of approximately 1-2 percent is predicted for France and Germany. Growth of +2.7 percent is even forecasted for the UK.
About the study
On April 18, 2012, GfK GeoMarketing published a study on European retail in 2012 ("Key European retail data 2011 review and 2012 forecast"). The data was compiled and evaluated on behalf of the European Shopping Centre Trust (ESCT).
More results from the study can be found at
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