Data Mapper

Shopping center categories

Small shopping malls
Medium and large shopping malls
Specialised and others

ICSC statistics define a traditional shopping centre which is an all-purpose scheme that could be either enclosed or open-air and classified by size. Traditional shopping centres are divided by segment: Small Shopping malls (5,000–19,999 m²), Medium, large and very large shopping malls (20,000 and above m²) as well as Specialised and Other shopping centres (Retail parks, Factory Outlet Centres and Theme Oriented) in the EU-28, Norway and Switzerland.


  • ICSC 2008: The Importance of Shopping Centres to the European Economy. The European Shopping centre Trust and International council of Shopping centres
  • ICSC 2014: ICSC's Database "QuickStats" (last accessed 24 May 2014)