Sales at shopping centers fall in January
The Shopping Center Index decreased by
1.4 percent, excluding inflation, in January 2017. Sales per square meter of leasable area reached 913 liras in Turkey overall, while per square meter productivity was 854 liras in Istanbul and 696 liras in Anatolia. The category that saw the highest increase was shoes and bags by 9 percent. There was no change in food, while the index fell by 1 percent in other areas included in the index, 2 percent in technology and 5 percent in hypermarkets. The Shopping Center Index is a joint project of the Council of Shopping Centers (AYD) and Akademetre Research.