Asia overview: real estate in numbers

China dominates but had never been more challenging for cross-border real estate investors, while e-commerce drives demand for multi-storey industrial. Janie Manzoori-Stamford investigates

Continent overview






30.7 yrs

Urban population Rural population Projected GDP growth rate in Fastest-growing economy: Total wealth of ultra high net worth individuals Population growth rate per hour of Fastest-growing city: Delhi, India Median age of population


Investment data

Total H1 2015 Total H1 2016 % change YOY
Capital market flow total $182.4bn $202bn 10.7
Domestic investment $153.2bn $178.5bn 16.6
Cross-border investment $29.3bn $23.4bn -19.9

Growth in e-commerce: internet retail

Country Internet retail as % of total retail
China 21.7
South Korea 20.2
Japan 11.2
India 6.7
Singapore 6.2
Hong Kong 3.9

Did you know?

China accounts for more than 90% of deals in Asia.

Source: Real Capital Analytics

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