Cold Chain Market in India 2020



Cold chains provide storage and distribution services for products that are temperature-sensitive. Depending on the nature and purpose of storage application, cold chains have been categorized as frozen (< -18℃), chilled (ranging between 0℃ and 10℃), mild chilled (ranging from 10℃ to 20℃), and normal (>20℃) storage.
Market insights:
The cold chain market in India was valued at INR 1.32 Trn in 2019 and is expected to reach INR 4.93 Trn by 2025, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~25.29% during the 2020-2025 period. Increased demand for cold storage facilities from the food, healthcare, and retail sectors, and evolving lifestyle of consumers, mainly in terms of food habits and wellness awareness, are the significant factors fueling the growth of the cold chain market in India. Moreover, several initiatives undertaken by the Indian government to develop and improve cold chain systems in India have also provided an impetus to the market. In 2019, the Indian government approved the development of 281 new cold chain facilities in the country. Further, in 2020, the Indian government approved 27 integrated cold chain development projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. However, high operating costs of cold chains and lack of standardization in the market are some of the factors hindering market growth.

Segment insights:
Based on market component, India’s cold chain market is segmented into cold chain storage and cold chain logistics. As of 2019, the cold chain storage segment dominated the market, accounting for 56% of the total market share. By the end of 2025, the cold chain storage segment is expected to hold a share of around 56.70% of the overall market. Owing to the constant rise in demand for temperature-controlled storage and transportation from the retail and healthcare industries, the market shares of both the segments are expected to change marginally during the forecast period. Some of the leading players in the market, operating and managing both cold chain storage and logistics operations include Snowman, Kool-ex, Coldstar, Gati Kausar, and DHL Logistics.

Impact of COVID-19:
The contagion has been beneficial for the cold chain market in India. The fear of the disease, and the increasing demand for healthcare products and perishable food items are influencing the cold chain market in India. Fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and animal products are the other market segments likely to have a moderate impact on the cold chain market in India.
Companies covered:
• Snowman Logistics Limited
• Coldstar Logistics Private Limited
• Gati Kausar India Limited
• Gubba Cold Storage Private Limited
• Kool-ex Cold Chain Limited
• Seabird Logisolutions Limited
• DHL Logistics Private Limited
• Kuehne + Nagel Private Limited

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive summary

Chapter 2: Socio-economic indicators

Chapter 3: Introduction
3.1. Market definition and structure

Chapter 4: Market overview
4.1. Cold chain market in India – Overview
4.1.1. Market size and growth forecast based on value (2018-2025e)

Chapter 5: Market segmentation
5.1. Cold chain market in India – Segmentation
5.1.1. India cold chain market share based on market component (2019 and 2025e)
5.1.2. India chain storage market size and growth forecast (2018-2025e)
5.1.3. India cold chain logistics market size and growth forecast (2018-2025e)

Chapter 6: COVID-19 impact analysis
6.1. COVID-19 impact analysis

Chapter 7: Market influencers
7.1. Market drivers
7.2. Market challenges

Chapter 8: Government initiatives
8.1. Government initiatives

Chapter 9: Market trends
9.1. Market trends

Chapter 10: Competitive landscape
10.1. Snowman Logistics Limited
– Company information
– Business description
– Products/Services
– Key people
– Financial snapshot
– Key business segments
– Key geographical segments
10.2. Coldstar Logistics Private Limited
10.3. Gati Kausar India Limited
10.4. Gubba Cold Storage Private Limited
10.5. Kool-ex Cold Chain Limited
10.6. Seabird Logisolutions Limited
10.7. DHL Logistics Private Limited
10.8. Kuehne + Nagel Private Limited

Chapter 11: Recent Developments
11.1. Recent developments

Chapter 12: Appendix

12.1. Research methodology
12.2. About Netscribes
12.3. Disclaimer