As the second-largest economy in the world, China was also a major player in the cold storage industry, with refrigerated warehouse capacity of 107 million cubic meters. This was a 21% increase since 2014. Investments in refrigerated warehouses, refrigerated trucks, and highways are underway and planned by several companies.
According to the Journal of Commerce, the Chinese cold-chain logistics industry was expected to grow 25% annually through 2017. Some of the investments are oriented toward the support of handling and distribution of production of fresh produce. Reports indicated that 15 agricultural cold-chain parks are planned in the next five years.