The U.S. industrial market finished the year remarkably strong with 89.8 million square feet (msf) of net absorption, the strongest single quarter ever recorded. This brought the year-to-date (YTD) total to 268.4 msf, surpassing the 240.9 msf reported at year-end 2019 by 11.4%. Warehouse/distribution space proved to be the strongest secondary type, carrying the U.S. industrial market through the year, absorbing 267.4 msf. The overall total was brought down slightly due to manufacturing and high-tech space ending the year with negative absorption. Of the 80 markets tracked by Cushman & Wakefield, seven markets saw more than 10 msf of positive net absorption, and 17 markets registered over 5.0 msf of positive net absorption by year-end.