Other notably expensive logistics zones are Hong Kong, Zurich, Singapore and Oslo. On the other range of the scale, the global top five least expensive markets are dominated by the Chinese Tier II cities of Wuhan, Shenyang and Chengdu, with Atlanta and Marseille completing the list.
"Looking forward, global logistics occupancy costs are projected to increase by a modest rate of 1.6 percent to the end of 2017, below the global inflation rate," said Karine Woodford, head of occupier research and co-author of the report. "This is driven by increased future space supply across markets, which will limit potential rental growth. There are, as expected, significant differences between markets. Whilst occupiers in Hong Kong and Milan are expected to benefit from falling costs, we anticipate rising costs in Dublin at 5.4 percent and Melbourne at 3.4 percent, supported by consistent tenant demand."
Rob Hall, head of CEMEA Logistics, added: "In respect of Europe, the UK continues to be one of the most expensive locations for occupiers, with six of the markets covered above the European average. Four Nordic markets are also in the top ten most expensive locations."
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