Research Report on Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China, 2017-2021

  • ID: 4090373
  • Report
  • Region: China
  • 110 pages
  • China Research & Intelligence
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In 2016, Only 20% of Fresh Products Were Circulated Through Cold Chain Logistics in China

Cold chain logistics is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated collection, processing, packaging, storage, transportation and distribution activities and associated equipment which maintains a given low-temperature range to preserve and extend the life of products and to ensure the quality of perishable products.

The concept of cold chain logistics was introduced to China in 2008. In 2010, National Development and Reform Commission of China published Development Plan for Cold Chain Logistics of Agricultural Products. Later, some local governments also issued supportive policies, promoting the development of the cold chain logistics industry. Since the new Food Safety Law was issued in 2015, regulations on upstream and downstream food safety have been intensified, and therefore cold chain logistics further developed. Modifications to Food Safety Law and the publishing of Guidelines for Cold Chain Logistics Management of Medical Devices indicated more rigorous regulations on food safety of food and pharmaceuticals, promoting the development of the cold chain logistics industry. Cold chain logistics was also one of the priorities in the Thirteenth Five-year Plan (2016-2020). In terms of tax policies, in June 2016, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce jointly issued Notice on Central Finance's Support for the Development of Cold Chain Logistics. In the Notice, 10 regions, including Shandong, Henan and Chongqing, were among the demonstration regions which received financial support for cold chain projects. Overall, the Chinese government supports the development of cold chain logistics.

In terms of application, fresh food e-commerce took off in recent years. Many e-commerce companies have entered the fresh food home delivery market, stimulating investment in cold chain logistics. In the capital market, Square Cold Chain Equipment was listed in the first half of 2016 and Zhejiang Dong Ri incorporated cold chain business, significantly levelling up the awareness of cold chain logistics.

The author estimates that in 2016 in China, over 130 million tons of goods were transported and distributed via cold chain logistics and the market size was over CNY 130 billion. Projected CAGR of the cold chain logistics market for 2017-2021 will be over 15%.

The market research shows that there is huge room for cold chain to grow in China. In 2016, only 20% of fresh products were circulated through cold chain logistics, far below the 95% in developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan. About 20-30% of vegetables and fruit perished during circulation due to lack of cold chain, incurring over CNY 100 billion losses per year. Too many vegetables, fruits and other fresh products perish during transportation and storage, increasing the operational costs of fresh food retailers such as supermarkets and stores. The promotion of cold chain systems could reduce losses by 30%-50% for fresh food retailers, thereby increasing profits.

The perishing of food is the major cause of potential food safety dangers and resources waste. In 2016, China produced over 80 million tons of meat, over 700 million tons of vegetables, over 200 million tons of fruit, over 20 million tons of dairy products and over 60 million tons of aquatic products. In addition, China also produces a lot of meat products and frozen food. Temperature fluctuation in refrigerated transport is one of the major reasons for the decline in food quality. These products are all perishable food which can be kept fresh by cold chain logistics.

According to the analysis, by the end of 2016, the total capacity of cold storage in China was about 115 million m3. The reserve of refrigerator truck is less than 100,000 and is concentrated in developed regions. China's cold storage ownership per capita lags way behind developed countries and even developing countries such as India.

In the coming years, cold chain logistics, a high-end sub-industry of the logistics industry, will be the target of many investors. E-commerce enterprises of fresh food spring up as e-commerce develops in China, which pushes the development of cold chain logistics to its high time. A number of e-commerce companies have already been engaged in the fresh food business. These include large e-commerce companies, such as Tmall and JD.com, logistics companies in the e-commerce business, such as SFbest and specialized fresh food e-commerce businesses. The author estimated that in 2016, the market size of China's fresh food e-commerce market exceeded CNY 100 billion and CAGR from 2017 to 2021 will be over 50%.
The growing Chinese economy, residents' increasing income and improvements in urbanization make people pay more attention to food safety and willing to pay more for food delivered by cold chain, promoting the development of cold chain logistics in the food sector. The pharmaceutical sector and home care products sector also need cold chain logistics. For enterprises in the cold chain equipment manufacturing and logistics, there are a lot of opportunities in the Chinese market.

Readers can obtain the following information or more through this report:

  • Development Environment of Cold Chain Logistics in China
  • Supply and Demand in Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China
  • Industry Chain of Cold Chain Logistics in China
  • Major Manufacturers of Cold Chain Logistics Equipment in China
  • Major Service Providers of Cold Chain Logistics in China
  • Major Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in China Cold Chain Logistics Industry
  • Unfavourable Factors in China Cold Chain Logistics Industry
  • Prospect for China Cold Chain Logistics, 2017-2021
  • Investment Opportunities in China Cold Chain Logistics Industry
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1 Overview of Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China
1.1 Relevant Concepts
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Constitution of Cold Chain Logistics
1.1.3 Distinguishing Features of Cold Chain Logistics Vs Room Temperature Logistics
1.2 History of Cold Chain Logistics
1.2.1 History of World Cold Chain
1.2.2 History of Cold Chain in China
1.3 Analysis on Industry Chain of Cold Chain Logistics

2 Status of Cold Chain Logistics Market in China, 2012-2016
2.1 Development Environment of Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2016-2017
2.1.1 Chinese Economy and Logistics Environment
2.1.2 Policy Environment of Cold Chain Logistics
2.2 Analysis on Supply of Cold Chain Logistics in China
2.2.1 Road Transportation
2.2.2 Railway Transportation
2.2.3 Waterway Transportation
2.2.4 Air Transportation
2.3 Demand for Cold Chain Logistics in China
2.3.1 Meat Products
2.3.2 Frozen Food
2.3.3 Dairy Products
2.3.4 Fruit & Vegetables
2.3.5 Aquatic Products
2.3.6 Pharmaceuticals
2.3.7 Other Industries
2.4 Business Model of Cold Chain E-commerce in China
2.4.1 Supermarket Distribution
2.4.2 Direct Delivery from Product Origins to Customers
2.4.3 Logistics Warehouse

3 Analysis of Cold Storage Industry in China, 2016-2017
3.1 Concepts of Cold Storage
3.1.1 Definition
3.1.2 Classification
3.2 Status of Cold Storage in China
3.2.1 Scale of Cold Storage
3. 2.2 Supply Structure of Cold Storage in China
3.2.3 Types of Products in Cold Storage
3.3 Status of Investment in Cold Storage in China, 2016-2017
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 New Cold Storage
3.3.3 Projected Future Investment

4 Status of Refrigerator Truck in China, 2015-2017
4.1 Definition and Classification of Refrigerator Truck
4.1.1 Definition
4.1.2 Classification
4.2 Status of Refrigerator Truck Industry in China
4.2.1 Supply and Demand
4.2.2 Refrigerator Truck Reserve in China
4.2.3 Production Volume of Refrigerator Truck in China
4.2.4 Demand for Refrigerator Truck in China

5 Status of Freezer Industry in China, 2015-2017
5.1 Supply and Demand
5.1.1 Production Status
5.1.2 Analysis of Demand
5.2 Competition Structure of Freezer Industry in China
5.2.1 Analysis on Features of Market Competition
5.2.2 Major Players

6 Analysis on Major Cold Chain Logistics Enterprises in China, 2015-2017
6.1 Manufacturers of Cold Chain Equipment
6.1.1 Dalian Refrigeration Co., Ltd.
6.1.2 Fujian Snowman Co., Ltd.
6.1.3 Shanghai Hanbell Precise Machinery Co., Ltd.
6.1.4 Nantong Square Cold Chain Equipment Co., Ltd.
6.1.5 Luoyang Longhua Heat Transfer & Energy Conservation Co., Ltd.
6.1.6 Shandong Wanze Cold Chain Co., Ltd.
6.1.7 Zhejiang Kaishan Compressor Co., Ltd.
6.2 Service Providers of Cold Chain Logistics
6.2.1 Zhejiang Dong Ri Limited Company
6.2.2 Dalian Tianbao Green Foods Co., Ltd.
6.2.3 China Railway Express Co., Ltd.
6.2.4 Luohe Shuanghui Logistics Investment Co., Ltd.
6.2.5 Henan Xianyi Supply Chain Co., Ltd.
6.2.6 Shanghai Speed Fresh Logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.7 Shanghai Zhengming Logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.8 DCH Logistics Company Ltd.
6.2.9 HAVI Logistics (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
6.2.10 China Merchants Americold (Hong Kong) Holdings Co., Ltd.
6.2.11 Rokin Logistics and Supply Chain Co., Ltd.
6.2.12 Shanghai Jiaorong Cold-Chain Logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.13 Sinotrans Shanghai Cold chain logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.14 Jiangsu Yurun Agricultural Products Logistics Group Co., Ltd.
6.2.15 Nanjing Runheng Logistics Development Co., Ltd.
6.2.16 Qingdao Dafu Rongsheng Frozen Logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.17 Shanghai Grand logistics Co., Ltd.
6.2.18 Jiangsu Tianyuan Logistics Group Co., Ltd.
6.2.19 Chengdu SilverPlow Refrigeration Logistics Co.,Ltd.
6.2.20 CCL Cold Logistics Corp.,Ltd.

7 Prospect for Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China, 2017-2021
7.1 Factors Influencing Development of Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China
7.1.1 Major Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in China Cold Chain Logistics
7.1.2 Threats and Challenges Facing Cold Chain Logistics in China
7.2 Forecast on Supply of Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
7.2.1 Cold Storage
7.2.2 Equipment of Cold Chain Logistics
7.2.3 Refrigerator Vehicles
7.3 Forecast on Demand for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
7.3.1 Market Size
7.3.2 Forecast on Demand in Segment Markets
7.3.3 Forecast on Cold Chain Equipment Market
7.4 Investment Opportunities in China Cold Chain Logistics Industry
7.4.1 Regional Opportunities
7.4.2 E-commerce
7.4.3 Manufacturing of Cold Chain Logistics Equipment
7.5 Investment and Development Recommendations on Cold Chain Logistics Industry in China

Selected Charts
Chart China's Annual GDP Growth Rate and Forecast, 2012-2021
Chart Disposable Income Per Capita of Urban Residents in China, 2012-2016
Chart Urbanization in China, 2012-2016
Chart Policies in China Cold Chain Logistics Industry, 2015-2017
Chart Freight Volume of Cold Chain Logistics by Road in China, 2012-2016
Chart Freight Volume of Cold Chain Logistics by Railway in China, 2012-2016
Chart Freight Volume of Cold Chain Logistics by Waterway in China, 2012-2016
Chart Freight Volume of Cold Chain Logistics by Air in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Major Meat in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Cold Fresh Meat in China, 2012-2016
Chart Demand of Meat and Meat Products for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Dairy Products in China, 2012-2016
Chart Demand of Dairy Products for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Fruit and Vegetables in China, 2012-2016
Chart Demand of Fruit and Vegetables for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Frozen Aquatic Products in China, 2012- 2016
Chart Demand of Aquatic Products for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Demand of Fresh Products E-commerce for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Demand of Other Industries for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2012-2016
Chart Capacity of Cold Storage in China, 2012-2016
Chart Operation Status of Yantai Moon Co., Ltd., 2012-2016
Chart Operation Status of Dalian Refrigeration Co., Ltd., 2012-2016
Chart Sales Volume of Industrial or Commercial Refrigerator of Dalian Refrigeration Co., Ltd., 2011-2014
Chart Operation Status of Shanghai Hanbell Precise Machinery Co., Ltd., 2012-2016
Chart Operation Status of Fujian Snowman Co., Ltd., 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Refrigerator Trucks in China, 2012-2016
Chart Forecast on Capacity of Cold Storage in China, 2017-2021
Chart Market Demand for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
Chart Forecast on Structure of Demand of Various Products for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
Chart Forecast on Demand of Meat and Meat Products for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
Chart Forecast on Demand of Fruit and Vegetables for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021
Chart Demand of E-commerce for Cold Chain Logistics in China, 2017-2021

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  • CCL Cold Logistics Corp.,Ltd.
  • Chengdu SilverPlow Refrigeration Logistics Co.,Ltd.
  • China Merchants Americold (Hong Kong) Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • China Railway Express Co., Ltd.
  • DCH Logistics Company Ltd.
  • Dalian Refrigeration Co., Ltd.
  • Dalian Tianbao Green Foods Co., Ltd.
  • Fujian Snowman Co., Ltd.
  • HAVI Logistics (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
  • Henan Xianyi Supply Chain Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Tianyuan Logistics Group Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Yurun Agricultural Products Logistics Group Co., Ltd.
  • Luohe Shuanghui Logistics Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Luoyang Longhua Heat Transfer & Energy Conservation Co., Ltd.
  • Nanjing Runheng Logistics Development Co., Ltd.
  • Nantong Square Cold Chain Equipment Co., Ltd.
  • Qingdao Dafu Rongsheng Frozen Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Rokin Logistics and Supply Chain Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong Wanze Cold Chain Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Grand logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Hanbell Precise Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Jiaorong Cold-Chain Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Speed Fresh Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Zhengming Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Sinotrans Shanghai Cold chain logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Dong Ri Limited Company
  • Zhejiang Kaishan Compressor Co., Ltd.
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