United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics Industry

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United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 11.52 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 17.06 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 8.16 %
Market Concentration Low

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UK Cold Chain Logistics Market Analysis

The United Kingdom Cold Chain Logistics Market size is estimated at USD 11.52 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 17.06 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.16% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Globalization has led to the development of more complex logistics systems in the country to manage cross-border shipments, and a growing focus on sustainability has pushed companies to adopt environmentally friendly and socially responsible cold chain logistics practices. Also, the gain in importance of the e-commerce market has improved the need for cold chains across the country. Thus supporting the growth of cold-chain logistics in UK.
  • The UK cold chain logistics market is set to grow because more people want fresh food and are paying more attention to safety and where their food comes from. This has led to a rise in demand from supermarkets, which are now contracting directly with producers to make sure they have enough and meet customer needs.
  • The UK exports more agricultural goods than any other country and its trade with the rest of the European Union (EU) is a key part of its success. Alongside this, it provides high-quality, efficient agricultural services to many countries worldwide. To support these vital links, there needs to be a reliable and robust logistics system in place. Due to the large population of the United Kingdom and its geographic position, it has an important role in trade with Europe. Air, sea, and land logistics are adequate for transporting goods from origins to end users, but there is room for improvement in the short term.
  • By slowing down logistics services, the COVID-19 situation kept creating uncertainty in the market. It stopped companies from growing and made people in different client sectors more and more scared. Governments in several places put full lockdowns in place and temporary closures of industries. This led to border restrictions, making it hard for transportation and logistics services to move. After the COVID-19 health catastrophe, the outlook for companies around the world drastically shifted.

UK Cold Chain Logistics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)