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Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Research Report: Ken Research

How Is The Cold Chain Market Positioned In Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the middle-east and accounts for a majority share in the cold chain industry in GCC region. Owing to the arid climatic conditions of the country, majority of the food requirements including meat and seafood, fruits and vegetables and others are met through imports from other countries such as Brazil, India, Australia and others. Pharmaceutical supplies demanded within the country are also majorly imported. Over the last few years, the dairy industry in the Kingdom has seen a significant boom and has necessitated the development of cold chain facilities in the country. The revenue of the industry has grown from USD ~ Million in 2013 to USD ~Million in the year 2018 with a CAGR of ~%. The growth of the industry can be attributed to factors such as growth in end user industries, increase infrastructure investment, emergence of new players, and shift from owned warehouse to leased warehouses.
Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market

Other factors such as increase in consumer retail spending and the number of modern grocery retail stores have also augmented the growth of the market over the period 2013-2018.  There is particularly very high demand for cold chain facilities during Hajj and Ramadan and the storage facilities across the country usually witness maximum capacity utilization during this period.

Majority of the cold chain facilities in the country are concentrated in major cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam and the products are transported from these cities to other regions in the country. Cold chain facilities in the country are becoming increasingly sophisticated along with the provision of advanced IT solutions for warehouse and transportation management. To ensure optimal utilization, companies have started using automation technologies and focus on on-demand warehousing.

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Segmentation

By Type of Market

In 2018, the cold storage market dominated the cold chain industry and contributed the maximum revenue owing to growth demand for cold storage facilities by end user industries such as dairy, meat & seafood and pharmaceutical products.

By End-User Application

The dairy products accounted for the largest contribution to the revenue of the cold chain industry in KSA due to the booming dairy industry in the country. Meat and Seafood was analyzed to be a significant revenue contributor due to the rising exports and imports from the country. The remaining share was contributed by Pharmaceuticals, Fruits and Vegetables and Other products such as bakery and confectionery, processed foods and ready-to-eat meals which are usually imported into the Kingdom.

By Ownership

In 2018, Third Party Logistics (3PL) cold chain facilities accounted for majority share in the revenue of the cold chain industry due to the rising shift towards outsourcing cold chain requirements in the country. The 3PL operators have expertise and offer a wide range of integrated services to the clients which have lead to the high share of 3PL companies.

By Temperature Range

The chilled storage segment was observed to be the leading segment and contributed the maximum share to the revenue of the cold storage industry due to the large demand from dairy products and pharmaceuticals manufactures/importers that have shifted from owning their own facilities to procuring logistics services from a 3PL player.

By Cities

Owing to its central location in the country, superior infrastructure facilities, large urban population and availability of manpower, Riyadh was analyzed to be the leading contributor to the revenue of the cold storage industry with a share of ~% in 2018. The other major cities including Jeddah and Dammam contributed ~% and ~% share respectively due to the proximity to the sea, presence of well developed port infrastructure and high population. The remaining share was contributed by other cities such as Mecca, Medina and more.

Key Segments Covered

By Type of Market

Cold Storage

By Temperature




By Major Cities





Cold Transport

By Mode of Transport




By Location



By End-User Application

Dairy Products

Meat and Seafood


Fruits and Vegetables


By Ownership


Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Key Target Audience

Cold Chain Companies

Logistics Companies

Private Equity Investors

Government Associations

Express Logistics Companies

Industry Associations

Warehousing Companies

E-Commerce Operations

Investors and Private Equity Companies

Logistics Companies

Dairy Companies

Meat and Seafood Companies

Fruits and Vegetables Companies

Pharmaceutical Companies

Time Period Captured in the Report

Historical Period: 2013-2018

Forecast Period: 2018-2023E

Companies Covered

Agility Logistics

Mosanada Logistics

Tamer Logistics

United Warehouse Company Limited

Wared Logistics

Takhzeen Logistics

Etmam Logistics (Shahini  Group)

Himmah Logistics

Globus Logistics


Sasat Logistics

Key Topics Covered in the Report

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Value Chain

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Size by Revenue, 2013-2018

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Segmentation, 2018

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Competitive Landscape

Saudi Arabia Cold Storage Market Operating and Profitability Model

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market End-User Potential

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Company Profiles of Major Players

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2018-2023E

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Future Segmentation, 2018 – 2023E

Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market Analyst Recommendations

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Saudi Arabia Cold Chain Market

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