North America Seeds Industry - Growth, Trends and Forecasts 2017 - 2022

  • ID: 4384663
  • Report
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 124 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The North America Seed Industry was valued at an estimated USD XX billion in 2015, serving the farmers mainly in grains and cereals, fruits and vegetables, oil crops and forage crops. The industry is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2020 and is estimated to register a CAGR of XX% during the forecasted period, from 2015 to 2020. North America is the largest commercial seed market, accounting for more than 30% of the global market share. The North American seed industry has changed dramatically over the past few decades by widespread mergers and acquisitions, rapid R&D growth and, biotechnology advancement and adoption.

With the advancement in biotechnology the North American seed industry has become innovative and is providing solutions 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 techniques like genetic engineering, marker assisted breeding along with traditional breeding for improvement of existing traits and development of novel traits.

The major factors driving the industry include the rising demand for animal feed, increasing usage of biofuels, growing demand for grains, oil and vegetables and rapid adoption of biotech crops. However, this market faces certain constraints like rising public concerns over safety of GM products, years involved in development of new traits in seeds and decline in international vegetable and fruit seed trade. Consolidation of the seed market is one of the major restraints for the North American seed industry.

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 resistance 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. Maize forms the largest segment of the North American seed market, accounting for XX% of the market share. In North America, US only accounts for more than 90% of the market share. However, Mexican seed industry is forecasted to be the fastest growing in the region. In 2015, US seed market was dominated by corn among cereals and soybean among oilseeds.

The industry is highly concentrated and the most innovative companies are well positioned in the market. In 2014, DuPont and Monsanto dominated the North American market with 70% of the corn seed business and 60% of the soybean seed business. It has been observed that during 2014 the market share of Monsanto for corn and soybean has increased, while DuPont shares slipped. Other than Monsanto and DuPont, companies dominating the market includes Syngenta, Groupe Limagrain, Land ‘O Lakes, KWS AG, Bayer Crop Science, Sakata, Takii and DLF-Trifolium.
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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 Rapid adoption of biotech crops
4.4 Restraints
4.4.1 Rising public concerns over safety of GM products
4.4.2 Years involved in development of new traits in seeds
4.4.3 Decline in international fruits and vegetable seed trade
4.4.4 Consolidating seed market
4.5 Opportunities
4.5.1 High returns on investments
4.5.2 Developing countries witnessing faster demand
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
5.1.2.1 Herbicide Tolerant
5.1.2.2 Insect Resistance
5.1.2.3 Abiotic Stress Resistance
5.1.2.4 Other Stacked Traits
5.1.3 Varietal Seeds
5.2 By Crop Type
5.2.1 Grains and Cereals
5.2.1.1 Maize
5.2.1.2 Rice
5.2.1.3 Wheat
5.2.1.4 Sorghum
5.2.2 Oil Seeds
5.2.2.1 Soybean
5.2.2.2 Sunflower
5.2.2.3 Cotton
5.2.2.4 Canola
5.2.2.5 Rapeseed
5.2.3 Vegetable Seeds
5.2.3.1 Solanaceae
5.2.3.2 Cucurbit
5.2.3.3 Root and Bulbs
5.2.3.4 Brassica
5.2.3.5 Others
5.2.4 Other Seeds
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.1.1 United States
5.3.1.2 Canada
5.3.1.3 Mexico
5.3.1.4 Others
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.2 Joint Ventures
6.3 New Product Launches
6.4 Most active companies in the past five years
6.5 Market Share Analysis
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Monsanto
7.2 DuPont (Pioneer)
7.3 Syngenta
7.4 Groupe Limagrain
7.5 Land ‘O Lakes
7.6 KWS AG
7.7 Bayer Crop Science
7.8 Sakata
7.9 Takii
7.10 DLF-Trifolium
8. Appendix
8.1 Disclaimer
8.2 Sources
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