Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Service (Storage, Transportation, and Value-added Services), Temperature Type (Chilled and Frozen), and Application (Horticulture, Meats, Fish, Poultry, Processed Food Products, Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >8 %

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Market Overview

The Brazilian cold chain logistics market is expected to show an annual growth rate of over 8% during the forecast period 2020-2025. Brazil is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and among the top 20 markets in the world for the cold storage industry with a storage capacity of about 6 million cubic meters a per the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Brazil is one of the major exporters of fruits, meat, sugar and soya beans and is developing its cold chain logistics and storage facilities to support the growth expected in the market. The outburst of the Corona Virus is expected to reduce the export volume to the United State and China, some of the major importers of the Brazilian produce, in the period of short to medium term. Also the COVID-19 led pandemic has significantly boosted the domestic e-retailing sector and the consumption of processed food and beverages, pushing the demand for refrigerated storage space and logistics.

Scope of the Report

A comprehensive background analysis of the Brazilian Cold Chain Logistics Market covering the current market trends, restraints, technological updates and detailed information on various segments and competitive landscape of the industry. The impact of COVID-19 has also been incorporated and considered during the study.

By Services
Value-added Services (Blast Freezing, Labeling, Inventory Management, etc.)
By Temperature Type
By Application
Horticulture (Fresh Fruits & Vegetables)
Meats, Fish, Poultry
Processed Food Products
Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Developments in Export of Perishable Goods

As per the Brazilian Association of Food for Commercial Establishments (ABIAD), Brazil was the third largest fruit producer in the world after China and India while it exported only 3% of what it produced. The main reason for the country not being able to export perishable goods to the maximum of its capacity was because of the lack of infrastructure and technological developments leading to the fear of loss of stock, delivery delays, lack of route visibility and cargo security and transport temperature control.

Efforts are being made to square these limitations with respect to the preservation of perishable food in terms of loading, unloading and transportation of these items. Various technological updates like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and visible and definite route plans are being implemented in order to avoid delivery delays and possibilities of cargo theft. The companies are also focusing on specialized packaging in order to increase the shelf life of the product.

As per the industry report, the shipments of pork increased by 43.34% and chicken increased 6.64% during the first quarter of 2020.


Increasing Per Capita Income of the Country

With the increasing per capita income of the country, the people are gradually improving their standard of living as well as updating their food habits while they shift to packaged, refrigerated and readymade food items. The increasing per capita income is also fuelling the overall grocery retail spending in the country. All these factors together have led to an increase in the consumption of refrigerated and processed foods.


Competitive Landscape

The Brazilian Cold Chain Logistics market is highly fragmented with international players and a huge number of local players that exist with small fleets in the market. The market although is dominated by players like Localfrio, Brado Logistica and Comfrio holding up a maximum of the market share.

One of the major limitations to the development in this logistics sector is the transportation infrastructure that varies vividly from one region to another leading to underdeveloped road and rail network and high labour fees.

The Brazilian government has allocated a budget of USD 10 billion to improve the infrastructure of the country aiding the efficiency of the logistics supply chain. The better transport infrastructure and connectivity are expected to drive the growth of the Brazil Cold Chain Market in the forecast period.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Technological Trends and Automation

    4. 4.4 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Spotlight on Ambient/Temperature-controlled Storage

    7. 4.7 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    8. 4.8 Impact of Emission Standards and Regulations on Cold Chain Industry


    1. 5.1 By Services

      1. 5.1.1 Storage

      2. 5.1.2 Transportation

      3. 5.1.3 Value-added Services (Blast Freezing, Labeling, Inventory Management, etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Temperature Type

      1. 5.2.1 Chilled

      2. 5.2.2 Frozen

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Horticulture (Fresh Fruits & Vegetables)

      2. 5.3.2 Meats, Fish, Poultry

      3. 5.3.3 Processed Food Products

      4. 5.3.4 Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals

      5. 5.3.5 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Localfrio S/A

      2. 6.2.2 Brado Logistica S/A

      3. 6.2.3 Comfrio

      4. 6.2.4 Martini Meat S/A

      5. 6.2.5 Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda.

      6. 6.2.6 Superfrio Armazens Gerais Ltda.

      7. 6.2.7 Arfrio Armazens Gerais Frigorificos

      8. 6.2.8 Brasfrigo S/A

      9. 6.2.9 CAP Logistica Frigorificada Ltda.

      10. 6.2.10 AP Logistica Group

      11. 6.2.11 Logfrio S/A*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

Localfrio S/A, Brado Logistica S/A, ComFrio, Martini Meat S/A, Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda. are the major companies operating in Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market .

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