With Asia Pacific at the epicentre of today’s global supply chain transformation, a river of capital is continuing to pour into development of new-generation logistics facilities. A new era for industrial and logistics real estate is being propelled by exponential growth in e-commerce in large population countries, such as China, India and Indonesia.
CBRE Research predicts that Asia Pacific e-commerce sales will increase at a compound rate of 23.4 per cent between 2018 and 2022, rising from US$1.8tr to US$4.17tr. With that exponential growth, comes logistics footprint expansion.
CBRE has found that every US$1bn in e-commerce sales translates into 1.25m sq. ft. of additional distribution-space demand in the US. Some argue that the level of demand for logistics demand could be even higher in Asia Pacific.