Tomato is an extensively grown in tropical and sub-tropical climates and the most widely grown and consumed vegetable in the world. In 2015, the tomato seed market valued USD XX million and is projected to reach USD 1290.6 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of XX% during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). China is the largest producer of tomato, followed by India, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Italy, and Spain.
China and India produce tomato seeds for domestic consumption and exports. India emerges as the second-largest producer of hybrid tomatoes, globally, after the United States. There is a presence of GM tomatoes in the North America with 8 approved traits events in the United States, XX traits in Canada and YY traits in Mexico.
Tomato seeds form one of the largest vegetable seeds segment, which accounts for XX% of the global vegetable seeds market. Most desired traits of tomato include early maturity, fruit firmness, flavor, and high-yield. Major companies like Advanta, Limagrain, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Bayer have various tomato products that show resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.
The high growth in this sector is credited to the intensification of hybrid seed usage across emerging economics, rising interest for new varieties such as grape tomatoes in matured/developed markets, growth in demand for tomatoes due to the rising demand and expanding cultivation. The domain has certain constraints such as high investments, owing to the rising costs, perishable nature of the seed, high R&D costs and associated time frame, along with skepticism from farmers towards newer varieties. However, good return on investment in this segment is opening up opportunities and attracting growers, globally, to adopt hybrid tomato seeds for production of tomatoes.
The market is segmented, based on region, into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa. These regions are further segmented by major countries in respective geographies. In 2015, Asia Pacific dominated the tomato seeds market, with a share of about XX%, with India and China emerges as leading markets in the region.
North America is one of the largest markets for tomato seed consumption and is highly concentrated; around 85% of the market share is occupied by top few players. The United States, the third-largest global tomato producer, imports most of the tomato seeds from China, Thailand, the Netherlands, Israel, France, India, Chile, Peru, and Spain. The European Union is also an important tomato seed market, where tomato accounts for the highest economic value. Asia-Pacific is yet to reach its maximum potential in the tomato seed domain and expected to be the fastest-growing market, registering a CAGR of about XX%.
Major Companies in the Sector Include:
Recent Industry Insights
Advanta Seeds, a UPL Group Company, announced its partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, for seed technology R&D in November 2016.
In December 2013, Syngenta and MayAgro Seed announced an agreement regarding the sale to Syngenta of MayAgro’s greenhouse vegetable breeding programs covering cucumber, pepper, and tomato.
In 2012, Vilmorin & Cie, subsidiary of Groupe Limagrain acquired Century Seeds giving greater access to the Indian Seed Market.
The Report Holds Importance for the Following Stakeholders
Producers and manufacturers.
Enterprises operating in the industry.
Traders and stakeholders operating in the sector.
Investors/research institutions interested in the market.
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Scope and Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Market Segmentation
2.3 Study Assumptions
2.4 Research Methodology
2.5 Research Phases
3. Market Overview
3.1 Technology Trends
3.2 Global Hotspots
4. Industry Analysis
4.1 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2 Explanation of Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Intensification of Hybrid Seed Usage across Emerging Economics
5.1.2 Rising Interest for New Varieties, like Grape Tomatoes, in Matured/Developed
5.1.3 Growth in Demand for Tomatoes as a Result of Increasing Derived Demand
5.1.4 Expanding Tomato Cultivation
5.2.1 Perishable Nature of Seeds
5.2.2 High Seed Costs
5.2.3 Higher R&D Cost and Time Frame
5.2.4 Skepticism from Farmers towards Newer Varieties
6. Segmentation by Geography
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.3 The Netherlands
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.5 South America
6.5.4 Rest of South America
6.6.1 South Africa
6.6.3 Rest of Africa
7. Company Profiles
7.1.1 De Ruiter
7.2 Groupe Limagrain
7.2.1 HM Clause
7.2.4 Mikado Kyowa Seed
7.3 Rijk Zwaan
7.5 Bayer CropScience
7.8 East-West Seeds
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8.2 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
8.3 Market Share Analysis
9. Market Outlook
10.1 Table of Figures