Retail space

THE SHOPPING centres that are currently being built in Portugal will increase the commercial spaces in the country by around one million square metres.

In 2006, the retail industry represented a capital return on investment of 16 per cent and a nine per cent profit on the investment, meaning it remains as the leading product in the real estate sector.

According to experts, although Portugal continues to be dominated by shopping centres that are concentrated in Lisbon and Porto, there has been some diversification to the type of shops and their locations.

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