What Does the U.S. Cold Chain Logistics Market Look Like?

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[This is the second of four briefs covering the state of cold chain logistics.]

Second only to India, the U.S. has one of the largest segments of the global cold supply chain.

  • In 2017, the temperature-controlled warehouse industry earned $5,287,000,000 in revenue.
  • Americold, the premier cold chain company in America, represented 23% of the market as of August 2018.
  • Between the U.S. and Canada, Americold owned almost 25 million cubic meters worth of temperature-controlled warehouse space.
  • As of 2018, the NAFTA region (Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.) was home to over 155 million cubic meters of refrigerated warehouse space. The U.S. accounts for at least 131 million cubic meters.
  • The top cold chain states in terms of temperature-controlled warehouse capacity are as follows:

California

11,213,471 cubic meters

Washington

7,673,865 cubic meters

Florida

7,334,063 cubic meters

Texas

6,541,192 cubic meters

Wisconsin

6,456,241 cubic meters

 

These storage facilities typically include the following breakdown of goods:

Frozen vegetables

2,626,010,000

Frozen fruit

1,547,790,000

Dairy products

1,449,270,000

Frozen poultry

1,199,220,000

Frozen potatoes

1,183,040,000

Frozen red meat

1,021,190,000

Frozen juice concentrate

878,240,000

Nuts

139,950,000

Frozen eggs

30,160,000

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