Pharmaceutical Logistics Market To Reach $170.17 Billion By 2030

February 2024 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Growth & Trends

The global pharmaceutical logistics market size is estimated to reach USD 170.17 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 9.3% from 2024 to 2030, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The market growth is primarily driven by the rising demand for a variety of drugs as a result of increasing cases of chronic and lifestyle-related diseases. The market is expected to witness a high growth rate in cold-chain and non-cold chain pharmaceutical logistics owing to the impact of COVID-19 across the globe. During this pandemic situation, the government and officials across countries are primarily focusing on preventive measures and the treatment of patients. The import and export of various medicines to treat coronavirus are increasing across all countries, including U.S. and China.

Along with international trade, the nationwide logistics of drugs are also expected to increase to fulfill the rising demand from all the hospitals and medical establishments. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other healthcare agencies across various countries, such as India, China, and the U.K. approved the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. This, in turn, is expected to increase the global trade of vaccines in many countries, including the U.S. and India. Such increased trade of drugs and medicines across countries is expected to drive the market from 2023 to 2030.

Pharmaceutical logistics is an integral part of the healthcare system, as careful handling and transportation of pharmaceutical products are of utmost importance. Therefore, the equipment and staff services involved in the pharma supply chain are highly expensive. The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is consolidation among the pharma companies to expand their business and global presence. Technological advancements, such as cloud-based supply chain functions and blockchain technology, which provide accurate and real-time data of operations, will also have a positive impact on market growth. Additionally, these technologies also offer predictive analytics to identify demand and supply chain optimization and risk management. Identifying risks and preventing them helps companies increase productivity, efficiency, and process optimization of their businesses.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR from 2023 to 2030 owing to an increasing financial budget for the healthcare sector in several emerging countries of the region. Additionally, the soaring consumer spending in Over the Counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products is further boost the regional market growth over the forecast period.

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Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Report Highlights

  • Amid the pandemic, governments across the globe are emphasizing healthcare facilities and ample medicinal supply for the patients. As such, the trade of conventional medicines is increasing from country-to-country

  • Many pharmaceutical companies, such as Moderna; Serum Institute; and Pfizer, Inc. developed and completed the three-phase trials of COVID-19 vaccines successfully. Hence, these vaccines have been approved for emergency usage across several countries globally. This would require a resilient supply chain and logistic services to deliver these vaccines with maximum efficacy and thereby, estimated to boost the market growth

  • The demand for cold-chain pharmaceutical logistics services is expected to increase at a rapid rate owing to the rising adoption of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products around the globe

  • Outsourcing services are gaining traction in the market. Third-Party Logistics (3PL) operators offer integrating warehousing and transportation services on an outsourced basis.

  • Monitoring components are expected to expand at a notable rate during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the technological advancements in the devices installed for collecting and reporting real-time shipment information

  • The growing automation of refrigerated warehouses is expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. Warehouse automation includes cloud technology, robots, conveyor belts, truck loading automation, and energy management

  • Several prominent players are strategically concentrating on mergers and acquisitions activities to expand their overall regional presence

Pharmaceutical Logistics Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global pharmaceutical logistics market based on type, component, and region:

Pharmaceutical Logistics Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

  • Cold Chain Logistics

  • Non-cold Chain Logistics

Pharmaceutical Logistics Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

  • Storage

    • Warehouse

    • Refrigerated Container

  • Transportation

    • Sea Freight Logistics

    • Airfreight Logistics

    • Overland Logistics

  • Monitoring Components

    • Hardware

      • Sensors

      • RFID Devices

      • Telematics

      • Networking Devices

    • Software

Pharmaceutical Logistics Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

  • South America

    • Brazil

  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

List of Key Players in the Pharmaceutical Logistics Market

  • Agility

  • Air Canada

  • CEVA Logistics

  • DB Schenker

  • Deutsche Post AG

  • FedEx

  • LifeConEx

  • Marken

  • United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

  • VersaCold Logistics Services

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