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China Seed - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2016 - 2030

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  • 90 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: China
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5717134
The China Seed Market size is estimated at USD 11.91 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 14.13 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 2.89% during the forecast period (2024-2030).

Key Highlights

  • Grains & Cereals is the Largest Crop Family: China is the largest producer of rice in the globe, which is the staple food crop in the country. Corn is also a major garin crop due to its high demand for food and feed.
  • Hybrids is the Largest Breeding Technology: The largest share of hybrids is due to the high area under hybrids in all the crops and advantages of hybrids such as disease-resistant, high yielding, and wider adaptability.
  • Cucurbits is the Fastest-growing Crop Family: The fastest growth is due to an increase in the consumption demand, short duration of cucurbit crops, suitable for protected cultivation, and high export demand.
  • Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives is the Fastest-growing Breeding Technology: It is due to the low cost of seeds, high adoption to local conditions, development of many varieties, and ease of seed production are the major factors driving the demand.

China Seed Market Trends

Hybrids is the largest Breeding Technology

  • China uses more high-yielding varieties than any other country, which increases the productivity of crops compared to other countries. With the declining population depending on agriculture, urban and semi-urban greenhouses are increasing in the country.
  • In China, hybrids accounted for 72.3% of the total seed market in 2021, whereas open-pollinated varieties accounted for 27.7%. Hybrids are largely developed in rice, wheat, and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucurbits, brassicas, and leafy vegetables.
  • The area under hybrids was approximately 109.1 million hectares, and the area under open-pollinated varieties was 42.4 million hectares in the country in 2021 because of the need for high yield for self-sufficiency.
  • Transgenic hybrids accounted for 22% of the total hybrid seed market in China in 2021, with approval for commercial cultivation of corn, rice, soybean, and cotton. The need for high yield and preference against transgenic hybrids are driving the non-transgenic seed market in the country.
  • The number of national seed breeding and production bases in China increased to 216 amid the country's seed vitalization drive, according to the Agricultural Ministry. This has been ensuring the national seed security in the country.
  • China liberalized foreign investment, resulting in an increase of seed companies from 730 in 2018 to 6,393 by the end of 2020. 65% of the new companies were registered at the county level. There will be an increase in hybrids in the market in the future.
  • The increase in the population, the increase in per capita consumption of vegetables, and the decrease in the arable land are the major driving factors that will boost the seed market in the forecast period.

China Seed Industry Overview

The China Seed Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 13.44%. The major players in this market are Anhui Tsuen Yin Hi-Tech Seed Industry Co., Ltd., Beidahuang Kenfeng Seeds, Groupe Limagrain, Syngenta Group and Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd (sorted alphabetically).

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
  • 3 months of analyst support

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 Other Traits
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 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 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 Anhui Tsuen Yin Hi-Tech Seed Industry Co., Ltd.
6.4.2 BASF SE
6.4.3 Beidahuang Kenfeng Seeds
6.4.4 Bejo Zaden B.V.
6.4.5 East-West Seed
6.4.6 Groupe Limagrain
6.4.7 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
6.4.8 Sakata Seeds Corporation
6.4.9 Syngenta Group
6.4.10 Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture 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 (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Anhui Tsuen Yin Hi-Tech Seed Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Beidahuang Kenfeng Seeds
  • Bejo Zaden B.V.
  • East-West Seed
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
  • Sakata Seeds Corporation
  • Syngenta Group
  • Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd