China’s cold-chain logistics sector has experienced consistent expansion in the first five months of the year, as indicated by industry data.
According to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, the total value of cold-chain logistics reached 2.65 trillion yuan (approximately 369.11 billion U.S. dollars) during the period from January to May, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percent. This growth highlights the continued development and importance of the cold-chain logistics industry in China.
During this timeframe, the investment and construction in China’s cold-chain logistics infrastructure surpassed 14 billion yuan, marking a 6.6 percent rise compared to the previous year. This investment demonstrates the commitment to enhancing the country’s cold-chain capabilities and expanding its infrastructure.
China has witnessed a rising demand for diverse cold-chain logistics services, encompassing areas such as cold-chain distribution centers and dedicated cold-chain industry parks for pre-made meals. This evolution in logistics needs underscores the increasing significance of maintaining proper temperature control and preserving the quality of perishable goods throughout the supply chain.
The steady growth of China’s cold-chain logistics sector reflects its pivotal role in supporting various industries, including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce. The continued investment and expansion of the cold-chain infrastructure contribute to the development of a robust and efficient supply chain network, ensuring the safe and timely delivery of temperature-sensitive goods across the country.