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Mexico Seed Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 422 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: Mexico
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717063
The Mexico Seed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.44%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Crop Family - Grains & Cereals: In Mexico, corn is the major grain crop and the majority of the area is under transgenic hybrids. And, wheat is the staple food crop with the adoption of improved cultivars.
  • Largest Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: It is due to the higher adoption of transgenic hybrids in corn, cotton, alfalfa, and soybean and the availability of high-yielding non-transgenic hybrids in other crops.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Crop Family - Cucurbits: Mexico is one of the major producers of cucumber and gherkins, and pumpkin and Squash. Cucurbits are a healthy food choice with high water content and low-calorie count.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: Due to the inherent characteristics such as high vigor, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, high yielding and uniform maturity, the hybrid segment is growing fastest.

Key Market Trends

Hybrids is the largest segment by Breeding Technology.

  • Mexico has been the largest market for hybrid seeds since the early 2000s and has been consistently increasing the usage of hybrids. Among hybrids, until 2020, transgenic and non-transgenic are equally used for cultivation.
  • Transgenic hybrids have been banned in Mexico since December 2020, and the gradual phasing out of GM crops by 2024 is being done in the country. Especially GM Corn, which is mostly used in the cultivation of corn, will be replaced by sustainable and appropriate alternatives by 2024.
  • The herbicide-tolerant cotton plants are tolerant to herbicides such as glyphosate, ammonium glufosinate, and dicamba, which can be used to control weeds. These factors will drive the demand for herbicide-tolerant cotton seeds in Mexico.​
  • The transgenic insect resistance cotton is widely accepted by cotton producers in Mexico and around the globe, which has proven to be efficient for the control of major lepidopteran insect pests. Therefore, due to the increasing emergence of pests, the demand for transgenic cotton is increasing in the country.​
  • In Mexico, wheat is the major crop under open-pollinated varieties. Out of the total area under commercial seeds, 94% of the area is under open-pollinated varieties. In the wheat crop, hybrids are not yet popular due to difficulties in the development of hybrids.​
  • Mexico is not self-sufficient in cotton production. Domestic cotton production in the country accounted for only 50-75% of the country’s domestic cotton requirement, and hence, it is dependent on imports mainly from the United States. Therefore, to reduce the dependency on imports, the area under cultivation is expected to increase, which will drive the seed market in the country.

Competitive Landscape

The Mexico Seed Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 55.59%. The major players in this market are BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Land O’Lakes, Inc. and Syngenta Group (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents



3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study​
3.3 Research Methodology

4.1 Area Under Cultivation
4.2 Most Popular Traits
4.3 Regulatory Framework
4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

5.1 Breeding Technology
5.1.1 Hybrids Non-Transgenic Hybrids Transgenic Hybrids Herbicide Tolerant Insect Resistant
5.1.2 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
5.2 Cultivation Mechanism
5.2.1 Open Field
5.2.2 Protected Cultivation
5.3 Crop Type
5.3.1 Row Crops Fiber Crops Cotton Other Fiber Crops Forage Crops Alfalfa Forage Corn Forage Sorghum Other Forage Crops Grains & Cereals Corn Rice Sorghum Wheat Other Grains & Cereals Oilseeds Canola, Rapeseed & Mustard Soybean Sunflower Other Oilseeds Pulses
5.3.2 Vegetables Brassicas Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower & Broccoli Other Brassicas Cucurbits Cucumber & Gherkin Pumpkin & Squash Other Cucurbits Roots & Bulbs Garlic Onion Potato Other Roots & Bulbs Solanaceae Chilli Eggplant Tomato Other Solanaceae Unclassified Vegetables Asparagus Lettuce Okra Peas Spinach Other Unclassified Vegetables

6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 BASF SE
6.4.2 Bayer AG
6.4.3 Bejo Zaden B.V.
6.4.4 Corteva Agriscience
6.4.5 Groupe Limagrain
6.4.6 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
6.4.7 Land O’Lakes, Inc.
6.4.8 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
6.4.9 Sakata Seeds Corporation
6.4.10 Syngenta Group
6.4.11 Takii and Co.,Ltd.


8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Global Market Size and DROs
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Bayer AG
  • Bejo Zaden B.V.
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
  • Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
  • Sakata Seeds Corporation
  • Syngenta Group
  • Takii and Co.,Ltd.