Shop Africa 2016 (Report & Infographics): Knight Frank


Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a wave of modern shopping mall development.

The retail sector has become a major focus for development activity in recent years, as investors have been attracted by the growth potential of African consumer markets. This trend is underpinned by Sub-Saharan Africa’s long-term demographic and economic growth prospects.

Despite the increased levels of development, most major Sub-Saharan cities remain extremely undersupplied for shopping centre space by international standards, according to research released in Knight Frank’s inaugural Shop Africa report. This ground-breaking piece of research presents the results of a comprehensive survey of existing shopping centres and pipeline projects across Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa).

Shop Africa 2016: Knight Frank