The vacancy of commercial premises in city centres is a major concern for many elected officials, urban planners and traders. The image of the city, its influence and its economic health are at stake. A vibrant and dynamic city cannot be conceived without flourishing and attractive trade.

To establish a relevant diagnosis on this vital issue, it is essential to have reliable measurement tools: a " Trade Observatory " is unavoidable.

This is what Codata has been offering for 25 years. Our data collectors-managers roam the territory throughout the year relying on identical collection rules everywhere. This method, which is systematic and applied from year to year, makes it possible to compare data between commercial sites but also over time.



The three "Codata Focus" that have just been published for France, Belgium and the Netherlands indicate the trend in the vacancy rate for all commercial sites of the " Shopping street " type.

For each of the three countries, we have chosen a city to show in detail all the figures and documents available site by site on Codata Explorer.

Of course, Codata Explorer allows you to edit the same documents for each of the 7,000 Commercial Sites listed periodically : city centres, shopping centres and retail areas. Our team is at your disposal for any information on this subject.

Download the "Codata Focus – Vacancy Rate in City Centres – France – Belgium – Netherlands" free of charge