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Seed Market - Growth, Trends And Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4763968
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 166 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence

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  • Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed
  • Enza Zaden BV
  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Long Ping High-Tech
  • Syngenta International AG
The seeds market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period 2020-2025. In 2019, North America was the largest geographical segment of the market studied and accounted for a share of around 35% of the market. The growing demand for grains, oils, and vegetables is a significant driver for the seeds market. The global population reached over 7.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. As a result, the global demand for food is likely to increase by 70%, due to rapid population growth, urbanization, and changing diets.

Grains represent the biggest portion of daily calorie intake in developing countries of the Middle East & Africa, Asia/Oceania, and CIS, and therefore, the demand for grains is going to be one of the most critical drivers of the market studied.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Adoption of Transgenic Seeds

Across major agricultural countries such as the United States, China, India and Brazil, farmers are increasingly adopting transgenic seeds for both yield benefits and other non-yield traits. For instance, 92% of the area under cotton in India was sown with transgenic cotton with insect tolerance trait. Companies are also increasingly developing transgenic hybrids across crops. Breeding Technologies have also been developed specific to the needs of the development of such hybrids. Some of the technologies include Advanced Marker-Assisted Breeding and Computational Breeding.

Regulatory approval remains a key challenge for the development of transgenic seeds. Some of the countries in the European Union such as France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Luxembourg, among others have banned the development and cultivation of transgenic hybrids. However, with the largest regions such as North America, Asia-Pacific and South America supporting the cultivation of transgenic hybrids, the Transgenic Hybrid segment of the Global Seed Market is projected to witness robust growth over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest Growing Region

Asia-Pacific, dominated by the two major agricultural countries, India and China, is the fastest growing geographical segment in the Global Seed Market. The region is witnessing increased adoption of hybrids and increasing seed replacement rates in key crops such as Rice, Maize and Vegetables. Growth prospects remain high for hybrid rice in the region. For instance, the area sown under hybrid rice in India stood at 3.1 million hectare in 2018, which is 7% of the total rice area in the country. Increasing demand for animal feed has been the major driver for the growth of the maize segment of the market in the region. Also, increased area under cultivation of vegetables on account of the changing dietary preferences of the population, as well as the increased cash flows received by farmers on account of vegetable cultivation, are driving the vegetable seed segment of the seed market in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The overall seed market at the global level is fragmented, because of the presence of large number of local players marketing certified seeds. However, there are segments within the market, which are consolidated such as in maize and vegetables. The major players in the market are Bayer Crop Science SE, Syngenta International AG, Corteva Agri Science, Groupe Limagrain and KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, among others.

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  • Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed
  • Enza Zaden BV
  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Long Ping High-Tech
  • Syngenta International AG
1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry

5.1 Product
5.1.1 Transgenic Hybrids Insect Resistant Hybrids Herbicide Tolerant Hybrids
5.1.2 Non-Transgenic Hybrids
5.1.3 Open-Pollinated Varieties
5.2 By Crop
5.2.1 Grains & Cereals Maize Rice Wheat Sorghum Other Grains & Cereals
5.2.2 Pulses & Oilseeds Soybean Sunflower Canola Pulses Other Oilseeds
5.2.3 Cotton
5.2.4 Vegetables Solanaceae Cucurbit Roots & Bulbs Brassica Other Vegetables
5.2.5 Other Crops
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Spain United Kingdom France Germany Russia Italy Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa

6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Bayer CropScience SE
6.3.2 Syngenta International AG
6.3.3 Corteva Agriscience
6.3.4 Groupe Limagrain
6.3.5 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
6.3.6 UPL Limited
6.3.7 BASF SE
6.3.8 Land O'Lakes, Inc.
6.3.9 Sakata Seed
6.3.10 Takii Seed
6.3.11 East-West Seed International
6.3.12 Enza Zaden BV
6.3.13 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
6.3.14 Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed
6.3.15 Long Ping High-Tech

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  • Bayer CropScience SE
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • UPL Limited
  • Land O'Lakes, Inc.
  • Sakata Seed
  • Takii Seed
  • East-West Seed International
  • Enza Zaden BV
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
  • Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed
  • Long Ping High-Tech
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