Cold Chain Market to See 8.7% Annual Growth Through 2024

Industry Boosted by Growing Demand for Perishable Food

September 04, 2019

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sep 04, 2019–Growing demand for perishable food and huge growth in the pharmaceutical industry are two factors driving growth in the global cold chain market, according to a report by BCC Research, “Cold Chain: Market Overview and Top Ten Companies.”

The market expects to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% through 2024, when it could be worth $311.1 billion.

Major players in the market include: Americold Corp., Versacold International Corp., United States Cold Storage, Inc. and Agro Merchants Group.

Research Highlights

  • The refrigerated warehouse segment of the cold chain market was valued at $135.3 billion in 2018 and it is expected to reach $211.9 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 7.7%.
  • Europe is expected to be the largest regional market for cold chain. It was valued at $62 billion in 2018 and it is anticipated to reach $103.6 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 8.9%.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 9.2% from 2019-2024, reaching a market value of $70.3 billion.

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“Over the next five years, the worldwide cold chain industry will grow significantly creating many opportunities,” write BCC analysts. “This market growth can be ascribed to the growth of international trade in perishable foods, technological advances in refrigerated storage & transportation, public support for the cold chain industry’s infrastructural development, and increased consumer demand for perishable products. The development of food retail chains by multinationals will also boost international trade and affect the development of the market in the cold chain.”

Opportunities in Food Waste Management

The World Economic Forum lists food crises as the fourth-greatest worldwide risk for the next 10 years. Globally, billions of dollars are spent on enhancing agricultural procedures to generate greater food returns, but the fact that nearly half of all foods are never placed on a consumer's plate is mainly overlooked. Cold chain systems are critical to the development of global trade in perishable goods, food and health supplies globally. Billions of tons of fresh foods and millions of dollars are lost each year in developing economies owing to bad cold chain systems.

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Cold Chain: Market Overview and Top Ten Companies( FOD085A )
Publish Date: Aug 2019    

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