ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market is Segmented by Geography (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and the Rest of ASEAN). The report offers market sizes and forecasts in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Size

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market Summary
Study Period: 2019-2028
CAGR: > 10 %

Major Players

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Analysis

The size of ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market is USD 332.6 billion in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of more than 10% over the forecast period.

  • Since the pandemic began in early 2020, ASEAN leaders have been forced to apply social distancing measures and lockdown cities on occasion due to the spread of COVID-19. Traditional retail has been put under duress because of the massive closures of physical stores and dwindling consumer demand. While the pandemic has caused great instability for brick-and-mortar retailers and has also accelerated the shift to online shopping channels in ASEAN countries.
  • Due to the high growth rate of the e-commerce sector, the ASEAN warehousing and distribution logistics market is expected to grow rapidly throughout the forecast period. High demand from last-mile logistics and rapidly developing transportation infrastructure are driving the market's expansion. The strong presence of foreign firms and government efforts such as Adapt and Grow and Go Digital coupled with the growing logistics industry is driving the region's warehousing and distribution market. Singapore is a major country in the ASEAN region and due to its geographical advantage and strong freight and logistics business, Singapore is a fast-growing country in the ASEAN area. Further, significant players in the country have substantially funded the warehouse infrastructure.
  • There has been an increase in warehousing demand in certain areas primarily due to rise in e-commerce sales. Throughout 2020-2021, BW, Vietnam's largest industrial for-rent developer specializing in developing warehouses and factories for rent, received a huge volume of requests. The company's long-term development plan enabled it to seize these short-term opportunities efficiently by building light and modern industrial warehouses to meet expanding manufacturing demand and exploding e-commerce expansion.
  • Demand for cold storage continues to rise, forcing cold storage businesses to adapt their supply chain models. According to an industry report, international investors are showing a lot of interest in constructing cold storage in Vietnam to take advantage of the urbanization and retail modernization processes, transforming the way Vietnam's large cities acquire new food sources. The supply lines are expected to be relieved in the future due to considerable infrastructure investment and expansion, such as the development of Long Thanh International Airport.

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Industry Segmentation

Sales logistics and distribution logistics both deal with the organization, execution, and management of the transportation of commodities. The act of holding tangible inventory for eventual sale or distribution is known as warehousing. A complete background analysis of the ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market, including the assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, and emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and geographical trends, and COVID-19 impact is included in the report.

The ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market is Segmented by Geography (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, and the Rest of ASEAN). The report offers market size and forecasts for the ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics market in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

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Rest of ASEAN

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ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market according to our research experts:

Increase in Warehousing Space in Thailand

Warehouses are more than just storage rooms as it houses different value-adding operations such as just-in-time packing, assembly, and product customization. Over the last five years, Thailand has experienced a phenomenal e-commerce surge. An e-commerce warehouse cluster may be found between 15 and 23 kilometers along Bang Na-Trat Road in Bangkok. Thailand has witnessed a tremendous retail market expansion in recent years, with a steady increase in organized retail or modern shopping all across the country. The improving level of disposable income in Thailand, the country's large young population, and the thriving tourism industry have all attracted a slew of foreign brands, driving up demand for warehousing services.

In H1 2021, Thailand's total supply of ready-built warehouses climbed by 2.5 percent Y-o-Y to 4.65 million square meters. In this half-year (H1 2021), new projects accounted for only 12% of the total supply added, showing that developers largely expanded within existing projects. Unless they obtain obvious and strong interest from tenants ahead of time, logistics property players stay dedicated to maintaining and improving current stock performance over initiating new initiatives. As a result, speculative construction is limited on the market.

In June 2020, Volvo Cars Thailand in collaboration with the WHA group invested over USD 27.9 million to officially launch an innovative new dedicated Volvo warehouse for the first time in Thailand. This warehouse is spread over an area of 23,331 square meter and is set to become Volvo's one-stop hub for the ASEAN region.

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market - Warehouse Occupancy Rate

E-commerce Growth in ASEAN region is Driving the Market

Malaysia's industrial market has been steadily growing in recent years, owing to high e-commerce penetration, which has resulted in increased storage space requirements to accommodate the surge in last-mile delivery and the structural move towards omnichannel retailing. International retailers are progressively developing warehouses in Malaysia to improve delivery times, customer service, and product availability. IKEA, Nestlé, Tesco, Zalora, and Lazada are among the global firms investing in Malaysian distribution hubs to grow their e-commerce footprint in the country.

It could be anticipated that the ASEAN region will continue to lead the world in e-commerce through the forecast period. Early in 2021, approximately 60% of all online retail sales worldwide were made in Asia, with Chinese consumers alone accounting for more than a third of all online purchases worldwide. Since the start of the pandemic, online shopping has experienced phenomenal development, with an additional 70 million digital consumers added in Southeast Asia alone. Retailers, both large and small, are now better prepared to use digitization for success and not simply survival after vacillating between lockdowns and negotiating the difficulties of purchasing in the pandemic era.

COVID-19 has accelerated the growth in e-retailing businesses in both the warehousing and logistics sectors, and investors are actively looking at this strong asset class as an all-time favourite investment. Warehousing continues to be supported by the logistics sector and storage needs, and it is expected to see a strong pickup as e-retailing businesses continue to improve further. Further, brands continue to leverage the infrastructure and capabilities of local and international e-commerce players while driving the market in the ASEAN region.

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market -  Internet Economy Size

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Industry Overview

The warehousing and distribution market in the ASEAN region is fragmented, with many players trying to grab a significant chunk of the developing market. Some of the countries in the ASEAN region, like Indonesia and the Philippines, are moderately growing with the presence of a large number of local players and some international players. However, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand are highly competitive markets, with the presence of a large number of international players. CEVA, Yusen Logistics, Kerry Logistics, and DHL are among the major players present in the region. Increasing pressure from e-commerce and international trade has allowed the players to develop many warehouses in the region. Due to their long-term domestic presence, local players and distributors have been able to compete with international players.

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Leaders

  1. Agility Logistics

  2. DB Schenker Logistics

  3. DHL Group

  4. CJ Century Logistics

  5. Keppel Logistics

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market Concentration

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market News

  • August 2022: A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) announced the successful completion of its acquisition of LF Logistics, a logistics firm with premium capabilities in omnichannel fulfillment services, e-commerce, and inland shipping in the ASEAN region. Following the acquisition, Maersk will expand its warehouse network by adding 223 warehouses to its current network and increasing the total number of facilities, spread across 9.5 million square meters, to 549.
  • April 2022:  Geodis will acquire Keppel Logistics, which operates in Southeast Asia, and has more than 200,000 square meters of warehouse space in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. This acquisition will enable Geodis to expand its contract logistics presence and e-commerce fulfillment services in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Government Regulations in ASEAN Countries

    6. 4.6 Technological Developments in Warehousing

    7. 4.7 Insights on Warehousing Rents

    8. 4.8 Insights on General Warehousing

    9. 4.9 Insights on Dangerous Goods Warehousing

    10. 4.10 Insights on Refrigerated Warehousing

    11. 4.11 Insights on Effect of E-commerce Growth

    12. 4.12 Insights on Free Zones and Industrial Parks

    13. 4.13 Impact of COVID-19 on the market


    1. 5.1 By Geography

      1. 5.1.1 Singapore

      2. 5.1.2 Thailand

      3. 5.1.3 Malaysia

      4. 5.1.4 Vietnam

      5. 5.1.5 Indonesia

      6. 5.1.6 Philippines

      7. 5.1.7 Rest of ASEAN


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL Supply Chain

      2. 6.2.2 Ceva Logistics

      3. 6.2.3 CJ Century Logistics

      4. 6.2.4 DB Schenker

      5. 6.2.5 Agility

      6. 6.2.6 Kuehne + Nagel

      7. 6.2.7 Yusen Logistics

      8. 6.2.8 Kerry Logistics

      9. 6.2.9 CWT Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 Gemadept

      11. 6.2.11 Tiong Nam Logistics

      12. 6.2.12 Ych Group

      13. 6.2.13 Singapore Post

      14. 6.2.14 WHA Corporation

      15. 6.2.15 Keppel Logistics*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 6.3 Other Companies (Key Information/Overview)


  8. 8. APPENDIX

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ASEAN Warehousing & Distribution Logistics Market Research FAQs

The ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of >10% over the next 5 years.

Agility Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics, DHL Group, CJ Century Logistics, Keppel Logistics are the major companies operating in ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market.

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Industry Report

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