The Ukrainian trade guild prepared "The review of the market commercial and residential real estate of Ukraine 2008".
In it it is specified that following the results of 2008 in Ukraine there were about 298 shopping centers (SC), the total floor space more than 2,69 mln sq.m. Last year put into operation 52 objects (a gain - 21%) or about 647 thousand sq.m of floor spaces (a gain - 32%). Today 58 sq.m of floor spaces on the average are the share of 1000 inhabitants of Ukraine in shopping center.
For the first time during market development in Ukraine the first five of the most saturated shopping centers of the cities didn't include "million plus cities". Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kiev appeared only on 7-9 places.
By number of square meters in shopping center on 1000 people the city of Nikolaev takes the third place in Ukraine, having passed forward Chernovtsy and Uzhgorod.
In the review also it is specified that the consumer potential of leaders doesn't correspond to such number of the offer, even taking into account growth of the retail market and growth of loyalty of Ukrainians to modern forms of trade. In the middle of 2008 in these cities problems with a set of tenants in some projects began.
According to forecasts in 2009 the market of trade real estate in regions will be reduced.