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, Meat, Fish, Poultry, Processed Food Products, Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market Size
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >8.5 %

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Market Overview

The Brazilian cold chain logistics market is expected to show an annual growth rate of over 8.5% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly boosted the domestic e-retailing sector and the consumption of processed foods and beverages, pushing the demand for refrigerated storage space and logistics.

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 as 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 Brazilian government has allocated a budget of USD 10 billion to improve the country's infrastructure, aiding the efficiency of the logistics supply chain. The better transport infrastructure and connectivity are expected to drive the growth of the Brazilian cold chain market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

This report provides 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 the competitive landscape of the industry. The impact of COVID-19 has also been incorporated and considered during the study. The market is segmented by Service (Storage, Transportation, and Value-added Services), Temperature Type (Chilled and Frozen), and Application (Horticulture, Dairy Products, Meats, Fish, Poultry, Processed Food Products, Pharma, Life Sciences, and Chemicals, and Other Applications).

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

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Meat Exports to Drive the Market

If 2021 was a year of serial difficulties for companies in the Brazilian meat sector, 2022 appears more promising. The resumption of beef imports by China, beef and pork imports by Russia, and the continued high demand for these commodities globally are encouraging factors for the main players in the sector globally and in Brazil.

In November 2021, Russia announced zero import tariffs on beef and pork and import quotas for several countries, including Brazil. The expectation is that in the first quarter of 2022, the Russian government will carry out inspections to qualify new Brazilian plants for export.

In December 2021, China lifted the embargo on Brazilian beef. The restrictions began after cases of mad cow disease occurred in the states of Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso in September. Brazilian beef exports registered consecutive drops in the following months, given its largest buyer decided to suspend shipments.

Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market Trends

Increasing Per Capita Income of the Country to Provide More Opportunities

With the increasing per capita income of the country, the people are gradually improving their standard of living and 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.

Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market Growth

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 is dominated by players like Localfrio, Brado Logistica, and Comfrio, holding up a maximum of the market share.

Recent Developments

  • November 2021: Emergent Cold Latin America announced the acquisition of Martini Meat SA, a market leader for cold storage, logistics, and value-added services in Brazil. This acquisition, which Emergent LatAm completed through its operating subsidiary DMX Logística, added four cold storage facilities to its growing regional network.
  • December 2021: Emergent Cold Latin America, Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, and DP World, a global logistics company and one of the world’s largest marine terminal operators, announced their intention to partner on the development of two temperature-controlled logistics facilities within DP World Logistics Parks in Latin America. These developments will provide Emergent Cold LatAm and DP World customers with a fully integrated supply chain solution.

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 the Cold Chain Industry

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    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 and Vegetables)

      2. 5.3.2 Meats, Fish, and 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 SA

      2. 6.2.2 Brado Logistica SA

      3. 6.2.3 Comfrio

      4. 6.2.4 Martini Meat SA

      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 SA

      9. 6.2.9 CAP Logistica Frigorificada Ltda

      10. 6.2.10 AP Logistica Group

      11. 6.2.11 Logfrio SA*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Brazil Cold Chain Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of >8.5% 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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