Retail Spending

Retail Spending

Retail Spending relates to the proportion of Purchasing Power of a certain area’s population that is available for spending in retail.


What does Retail Spending mean?

Retail Spending relates to the proportion of Purchasing Power of a certain area’s population that is available for spending in retail.

As this refers to the retail spending available within an area it does not necessary mean that it is given out in the respective areas. Therefore showing the retail potential of an area, for both local and online.

General Purchasing Power less expenditures for rents, mortgage interests, insurance, motor vehicles, for travels or services refers to the potential expenditure in retail at the consumers’ place of residence

Advantages of the MB-International Retail Spending

  • Globally consistent and comparable
  • Our data is subjected to a strict quality control and constantly updated by means of comprehensive research by our in-house statistical & geographical department
  • The Retail Spending allows companies to zero in on their regional markets with increased precision and accuracy
  • Using our postcode, administrative boundary or small area maps for the geographic visualization of the Retail Spending allows for an even more effective and efficient decision-making.

Vast variety of uses in many different aspects of business applications

By using MBI Retail Spending Data companies from across all branches of trade are able to:

  • Quantify regional sales opportunities / market potentials
  • Evaluate areas for strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify unused market potential
  • Set realistic local economic forecasts 
  • Focus locally on marketing activities
  • Formulate quantified and realistic objectives
  • Restructure and optimize market and sales areas
  • Map marketing campaigns
  • Develop expansion strategies

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Example Retail Spending

Retail Spending on municipality level for the Czech Republic

Admincode Name Population Retail Spending
  Municipality/Obce year average per mill
of country
in Mio.
per mill
of country
per capita
country = 100
532100 Blevice 285 0,027 0,82 0,026 2.875 95,0
532169 Buštěhrad 2.791 0,265 8,32 0,262 3.109 102,7
532282 Dřetovice 500 0,048 1,30 0,041 2.716 89,7
532495 Koleč 623 0,059 1,75 0,055 2.715 89,7
532681 Otvovice 674 0,064 2,09 0,066 2.820 93,2
532827 Slatina 444 0,042 1,27 0,040 2.931 96,8
532851 Stehelčeves 723 0,069 2,02 0,064 2.922 96,5
532975 Třebusice 510 0,048 1,47 0,046 2.950 97,5
533092 Zákolany 541 0,051 1,53 0,048 2.825 93,3
534951 Kralupy nad Vltavou 17.726 1,685 56,85 1,792 3.240 107,0
Czech Republic 10.518.570 1.000,000 31.841,46 1.000,000 3.027 100,0

For which geographical area levels is the data available on?

Standard data formats

The data can be supplied in the following formats which allow easy loading to most database platforms:

  • Tab delimited file (TXT)
  • KML
  • Access database (MDB)
  • Excel (xls)

Standard GIS formats for our vector boundaries

For those using desktop GIS systems we can deliver as well the matching area boundaries.

  • Esri Shape file (.shp)
  • Esri Geodatabase (.gdb)
  • MapInfo (.tab)
  • MapInfo MIF/MID

Retail Spending is available on municipalities, postcode and on small areas level in proven high quality. In the following selection you will receive an overview of our worldwide Retail Spending data offering for the countries in the individual continents.

We have free sample (test) data available for most European countries. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or in the event that the data you are looking for is not listed here or if you need samples for any non-European country.