The share of e-commerce in the UK has soared to 30%, and warehouse space is in short supply!


Author:Yu Xiaoying
Source: ennews

A new study shows thatstayAfter the surge in demand for logistics sites in 2021, the UK is facing a shortage of warehouse space.


Colliers International, a real estate consulting companyColliersThe utilization rate of large industrial distribution warehouses has risen to a record annual level, according to experts of.


In 2021, about 50.7 million square feet of large distribution warehouses will be snapped up, an increase of 3.6% over the previous year. Reported thatepidemic situationpromoteThe development of e-commerceAccelerated warehouse requirementsofsoar.


The logistics industry continues to benefit from the strong momentum of rising online consumer spendingOffice for National StatisticsOffice for National StatisticsThe data of,last yearNovember UK OnlinesaleThe proportion of the amount in the total sales increased to30.1%, compared with the same period in 2019Before the outbreakof21.6%.


Len En, Head of Colliers International Industry and Logistics Team• RossoLen Rossoexpress"The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that consumer shopping behavior has indeed changed over the years.


He said:"Rent will definitely rise because of the imbalance between supply and demand, the rising value of land, and the inflationary pressure on construction costs."


Despite the easing of epidemic restrictions, retail owners expect e-commerce to continue to grow.


The study also emphasized thatOf the 100000 square feet of land completed in 2021, 11.1 million square feet will be supplied for speculative construction.Colliers Internationalpoint outstayIn these speculative development spaces75% have been leased or are being sold.


The agency also said that the area of industrial land available for enterprises is only18.1 million square feet, which is the lowest level of supply in history.


Andrei, Head of Industrial and Logistics Research, Colliers International• FerrantiAndrea Ferranti)expressThe logistics industry continues to benefit from the strong downwind driving the rising online consumer spending.


AndreaIt is pointed out that:"Due to the continuous expansion of the supply chain to keep up with e-commerce sales and package delivery, the demand for new warehouses will remain high throughout 2022. Although the demand is still at a high level relative to historical standards, enterprises will continue to strive to find space. All these are survival of the fittest, who will be able to expand business in this challenging business environment."

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