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Rental Index of Industrial Properties

(Source : JTC)

In the last quarter of 2014, JTC released the new Industrial Property Price and Rental Indices which were compiled using an improved methodology. To ensure that the indices are representative of the industrial property market and better reflect price and rental changes, JTC has expanded the coverage of the indices, and introduced new sub-indices for different market segments. This will provide greater transparency on price and rental movements and enable industrialists to make informed decisions in the purchase and rental of industrial properties better. The base period will be update to Q4 2012. Hence all indices for Q4 2012 will stand at 100. 

 

Rental Index of Industrial Properties
Rental of industrial space continued to moderate in 4Q 2014. In 4Q 2014, the rental index of the overall industrial spacefell by 0.6%, led by the single-user factory space2 and warehouse space3, which outstripped the marginal increase in the rental indices of multiple-user factory space and business park space.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the rental indices of single-user factory space and warehouse space fell by 0.5% and 1.8% respectively while the rental indices of multiple-user factory space3 and business park space2 rose marginally by 0.2% and 0.3% respectively.

On a year-on-year basis, the rental indices of the overall industrial space, multiple-user factory space and warehouse space fell by 2.0%, 0.7% and 6.3% respectively while the rental indices of single-user factory space and business park space rose by 4.9% and 0.4% respectively.

 

Figure 1. Rental Index of Industrial Properties (1Q 2012 – 4Q 2014)
Industrial Property

 

Rental Index of Multiple-User Factory
In 4Q 2014, rental movements of multiple-user factory space varied across planning regions. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the rental indices of multiple-user factory space in the North and West regions fell by 3.5% and 3.7% respectively, while those in the remaining regions rose by 1.4% to 2.1%. 
Likewise, rental movements of multiple-user factory space based on land-use were mixed. The rental index of Business 1 (B1) multiple-user factory space rose by 0.7% while the rental index of Business 2 (B2) multiple-user factory fell by 1.7% on a quarter-on-quarter basis.

Table 2. Rental Index of Multiple-User Factory by Planning Region and Land-Use Zoning (4Q 2013 – 4Q 2014)


   Note:

   1. Before 4th Quarter 2014, the rental index is computed based on transactions of multiple-user factories and multiple-user warehouses in the Central region, with weights updated every quarter using past 12 quarters transaction values. From 4th Quarter 2014, the rental index is computed based on island-wide transactions of multiple-user factories, single-user factories, business parks and warehouses. The weights used are fixed using 2012 transaction values. The rental index is also re-scaled to 100 at 4th Quarter 2012. Due to rounding, there could be some differences in the quarterly rental change compared to the rental index before re-scaling.
   2. The rental index is computed using fixed weights based on 2009 transaction values before 1st Quarter 2013. From 1st Quarter 2013, the weights used are fixed using 2012 transaction values.
   3. Before 4th Quarter 2014, the rental index is computed based on transactions in the Central region. From 4th Quarter 2014, the scope of the rental index is expanded to include transactions outside Central region. The weights used are fixed using 2012 transaction values. The rental index is also re-scaled to 100 at 4th Q12. Due to rounding, there could be some differences in the quarterly rental change compared to the rental index before re-scaling.
    

 

 

 

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