Gross absorption in industrial, warehousing facilities up by 11% YoY

Activity in Grade A industrial and warehousing facilities continues to be robust during Q1 2022 with gross absorption in the top five cities at 6.2 mn sq feet, an 11 per cent increase from Q1 2021. The demand was led by heightened leasing in Delhi-NCR region and Mumbai. Vacancy across Grade A projects also declined during the quarter, indicating a healthy demand environment in the sector. Overall, the demand was steered by robust warehousing demand from third-party logistics players, amidst strong consumer demand across sectors. About 50 per cent of the gross absorption was led by third-party logistics players, followed by the Engineering and Automobile sectors with a share of 17 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.