2020 Inventory of commercial outlets in Paris and how they evolved from 2017 to 2020

The study presents the state of play of shops and services in Paris just after the first lockdown, based on surveys carried out in October 2020. It also measures how the situation had evolved since the previous survey carried out in 2017.

Rue Montorgueil, Paris 2nd district © Apur - François Mohrt

The census on Parisian shops and services was carried out in October 2020, for the eighth time since 2000, on the initiative of the City of Paris, the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Apur. It contributes to work carried out by the Observatory of Parisian Economy.

At the time of the last census, Paris counted 61,541 shops and commercial services, which represent an extremely dense commercial network compared with other large cities in France.

The 2020 census revealed that trends underway for many years continued. One can note a slight reduction in the number of shops and commercial services between 2017 and 2020 (-1.9%) whereas between 2014 and 2017 they remained stable. The sectors which changed the most were shops selling personal belongings such as ready-to-wear clothes, shoe shops, jewellery, … which dropped significantly while restaurants, the health, well being and beauty sectors and organic shops continued to expand. As to wholesale outlets, they have tended to disappear.  

The survey was carried out during the month of October 2020 in the very particular context of the health crisis linked to Covid-19. At the time, apart from bars, cinemas and night-clubs, all commercial services were open. The results of the survey made it possible to become aware of the initial consequences of this health and economic crisis, which is still ongoing in 2021. 

Infographie : 61 541 commerces et services commerciaux à Paris en 2020 © Apur

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    how shops and services evolved between 2017 and 2020

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    Commercial facilties in Paris in 2020

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