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Global real estate market statistics 2022

The world’s real estate value reached $326.5 trillion in 2020, a 5% increase on 2019 levels and a record high. Growth was driven by residential property business, which is the largest sector in real estate business, accounting for 79% of worldwide real estate worth. It saw its value increase by more than 8% since the past year, to around $258.5 trillion. The world’s most important store of wealth, real estate is more worthy than all worldwide equities and debt securities amalgamated and almost four times that of GDP of the globe. The worth of all gold ever mined pales in contrast at $12.1 trillion, at just 4% of the value of the worldwide property. Real estate has emerged at its own in global investors’ search for income in a low-interest-rate environment like Kingdom Valley.

Steps by governmental administration to limit the transmission have resulted in a decreasing economic activity, with some countries entering a scenario of ‘lock down’, and the pandemic is expected to continue to negatively affect different businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021. Moreover, the real estate sector would likely recover from the pandemic shock across the period of forecast as it is a declining event and not linked to current or fundamental instability in the real estate market or the global finance.

Residential real estate

Home to 1.4 billion people, China is the worthiest residential market of real estate and now accounts for 30% of total value of global real estate. The entire residential worth grew by 13% in previous year, driven by huge price growth linked with the delivery of new supply means. The COVID-19 pandemic directly affects residential real estate (RRE) markets worldwide. At other hand, lockdowns and the skyrocketing use of remote working practices would further increase the demand for RRE, and accommodative economic policy is expected to improve its reasonability. Apart from that, the economic decline and increases in joblessness are estimated to have a negative demand. Due to several lockdowns, a lot of the construction schedules and property transactions are stopped during covid; in 2021, the Residential real estate market would increase as soon as the Lockdown is relaxed or ended. Pakistan can be an excellent example of it, as 7 Wonder City in its capital is booming after COVID.

Commercial real estate

The total worth of global commercial property decreased by 5% in 2020, to almost $32.6 trillion, when worldwide financial output affected by more than 3%. This fall was visible on paper, but, as commercial property owners were determined during the first wave of the COVID pandemic, and best in real state assets continued to trade with values maintained. The United States is the world largest commercial property market, as it accounts for 27% of global retail real estate worth. It is than followed by China, at 16% and Japan, at 6%, making up just under half of all commercial property worth altogether.

Agricultural land

It has a value of $35.4 trillion, agricultural land is now more worthy than other commercial real estate ventures, following exceptional growth in past few years after the global economic crisis in 2008. Entire value was decreased by 7% in 2020, however, led by land price decreased in Latin America, where political chaos and the broader effect of the pandemic have further increased.

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Increase in the worth of global real estate, at 5% in 2020, was lesser than the previous value of securitized debt (+17%), equities (+20%), or gold (+29%). Moreover, a rise in government investment in development of infrastructure to assist real estate is predicted to provide wealthy opportunities for real estate growth in the future. Some governments are taking many initiatives linked to infrastructure developments. Financial gain is one of the foremost factors of this sector. Parallel to that, rising economies in developing countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, and others have resulted in foreign investments at huge scale, a factor that predominantly increases the demand for construction equipment in development projects across different sectors. But capital growth explains that part of the theory.  Moreover, in the wake of the pandemic in a country like Pakistan, government stimulus means there is enormous capital, and real estate is viewed as a safe option in that store. For more information about real estate growth, Property Saga would help you.

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Alveena Sehar, a freelance On-page content writer Specialist who uses her life experiences and curious nature to research and pen it down and make a living out of it. Currently, she is working with Property Saga as a freelance content writer.v