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Europe Seeds Industry - Growth, Trends and Forecasts 2017 - 2022

  • ID: 4384662
  • Report
  • Region: Europe
  • 116 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The Europe Seed Market is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2020 from USD XX Million in 2015, growing at CAGR of XX% during the forecasted period. Europe is the third largest seed market, accounting for 20% of the global seed market share. Seed is one of the most basic and important agricultural inputs and it forms the third largest inputs market after agrochemicals and farm machinery, globally. Traditionally, the seed industry was the major contributor for the sustainable food production. However, nowadays with the advancement of technology, the industry is also contributing towards animal feed, bioenergy and biomaterials production. In Europe, GM crop cultivation is limited as compared to the rest of the world, due to which, the seed market structure has remained conventional. This industry is also unique, as compared to North America and Asia-Pacific, in terms of industry concentration.

The seed industry provides sustainable solution to the farmers against various environmental conditions like drought, salinity, disease stress and other factors affecting the yield and production of various crops. In the coming years, the seed companies will continue to invest in seed biotechnology, though, currently trends seems different for EU.

The major factors driving the industry include the growing demand for grains, oil and vegetables, increasing usage of biofuels, rising demand of animal feed and less market concentration. However, this market faces certain constraints like lesser adoption of GM crops, long GM approval timelines and regulations, rising public concerns over safety of GM products and the years involved in development of new seed traits.

In this report, the market has been broadly segmented into non-GM/hybrid seeds, GM seeds and varietal seeds. GM seeds are further divided by trait type into herbicide tolerant seeds, insect resistant seeds, abiotic stress resistant seeds and other seeds with stacked traits. By crop type, the industry is segmented into grains and cereals (maize, rice, wheat, and sorghum), oil seeds (soybean, sunflower, cotton, canola and rapeseed), vegetables (solanaceae, cucurbit, root and bulbs, brassica and others) and other seeds. The EU seeds market for economically important crops has undergone an enormous concentration. By crop type, seeds of cereals and pulses are dominating the European market with 39% of the total market share. It was estimated that corn seeds alone accounts for 26% share of the total market.

Currently, France is the largest market in Europe, accounting for one third of the total European seeds market share. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands together represent more than 65% of the EU seed market.

EU seed companies are highly diversified in terms of crops portfolio, geographies covered and company size/turnover. The major companies dominating the market includes Syngenta Switzerland, Limagrain (Vilmorin) (France), KWS (Germany), Bayer CropScience (Germany) and DLF-Trifolium (Denmark).
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1. Introduction
1.1 Key Deliverables of the study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
2. Research Approach & Methodology
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Research Designs
2.3 Study Timelines
2.4 Study Phases
2.4.1 Secondary Research
2.4.2 Discussion Guide
2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling
2.4.4 Expert Validation
3. Key Findings
4. Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.1.1 Hybrid Seeds
4.1.2 GM Seeds
4.1.3 Impact of technology on seed industry
4.2 Market Dynamics
4.3 Drivers
4.3.1 Rising demand of animal feed
4.3.2 Increasing usage of biofuels
4.3.3 Growing demand of grains, oil and vegetable
4.3.4 Less consolidated seed market
4.4 Restraints
4.4.1 Lesser adoption of GM Crops
4.4.2 Rising public concerns over safety of GM products
4.4.3 Years involved in development of new traits in seeds
4.4.4 Decline in international fruits and vegetable seed trade
4.5 Opportunities
4.5.1 High returns on investments
4.5.2 Ban on major crop protection chemicals
4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.6.5 Degree of Competition
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Non GM Seeds/ Hybrid Seeds
5.1.2 GM Seeds Herbicide Tolerant Insect Resistance Abiotic Stress Resistance Other Stacked Traits
5.1.3 Varietal Seeds
5.2 By Crop Type
5.2.1 Grains and Cereals Maize Rice Wheat Sorghum
5.2.2 Oil Seeds Soybean Sunflower Cotton Canola Rapeseed
5.2.3 Vegetable Seeds Solanaceae Cucurbit Root and Bulbs Brassica Others Other Seeds
5.2.4 By Geography
5.3 Europe
5.3.1 Spain UK France Germany Russia Italy Others Competitive Landscape
6. Mergers & Acquisitions
6.1 Joint Ventures
6.2 New Product Launches
6.3 Most active companies in the past five years
6.4 Market Share Analysis
6.5 Company Profiles
7. Syngenta Switzerland
7.1 Limagrain (Vilmorin) (France)
7.2 KWS (Germany)
7.3 Bayer CropScience (Germany)
7.4 DLF-Trifolium (Denmark)
7.5 DuPont (Pioneer)
7.6 Land ‘O Lakes
7.7 Sakata
7.8 Takii
7.9 Appendix
8. Disclaimer
8.1 Sources
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