Industrial Market Insight Q1 2018

The economic fundamentals underpinning the industrial and logistics market remained strong during Q1, supporting occupier demand. Following on from a record setting year for exports in 2017, January saw the highest ever monthly level for outbound trade as €12.4 billion worth of goods were exported (on a seasonally adjusted basis), which
represented a 15% increase on the same month last year.

While exports fell back to €10.9 billion in February, exports were still 6.5% ahead of the same period last year putting 2018 on a good footing to exceed the 2017 record.