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Seed Market by Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds, and Fruit & Vegetables), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant, Insect Resistant, and Other Stacked Traits), & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: June 2015
Report Code: AGI 3465

 

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Seeds have become fundamental input in agriculture crop production and leading the industry to achieve its transformation in line with the changing demand from the growers as well as to suit the changing weather patterns. During the last decade, the advances in genetic engineering has resulted in revolutionary changes in the development of more efficient seeds or planting materials with desired traits in it. Moreover, an increasing adoption rate of technologically developed and genetically modified crops throughout the globe has supplemented the sales value of the seed market in the recent past. In addition, increasing production of bio-fuel across the major economies with an objective to generate an alternative source for the scarce traditional fuel has inclined the demand for corn and oilseed crops.

The global market, in terms of value, is projected to reach $92.04 Billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2015 to 2020. The changing nature of the seed industry following the entry of large firms has been the subject of much debate. Many large firms invested economies of scale in R&D and have been able to subsidize seed research with resources and revenues from other corporate divisions. The entry of large multinational firms in the industry driven the North American market and the growth is projected continue at a CAGR of 9.7% from 2015 to 2020.

Seed Market Share, by Region, 2014 ($Million)

Seed Market

Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report estimates the market size of the global market in terms of value ($million). In this report, the market is broadly segmented based on type, seed trait, and region. Market drivers, restraints, and challenges are discussed in detail. Market share, by participant, for the overall market is discussed in detail. The global seed market has grown exponentially in the last few years and this growth is expected to continue. Factors such as increasing use of genetically modified crops, change in science and technology policies, area expansion under commercial crops, and improvement in Seed Replacement Rate (SRR) are increasing the market for seed, globally.

Scope of the report

This research categorizes the global market based on type, crop type, biotech traits, and region:

Based on type:

  • Cereals & grains
  • Oilseeds
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others (seeds/planting material of forage crops, pulse crops, and turf & ornamentals)

Based on seed trait:

  • Herbicide Tolerant
  • Insect Resistant
  • Other Stacked Traits (herbicide tolerant + insect resistant traits)

Based on region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • RoW

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency Used
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 21)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Seed Input: Key to Food Security of Ever-Growing Population of the World
                    2.2.2.2 Shrinking Arable Land
                    2.2.2.3 Rising Food Prices and Shortages
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Rigorous Research and Sharing of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
                    2.2.3.2 Trend in Cultivation of Bio-Tech Crops
                    2.2.3.3 Less Cost of Introducing Product With New Biotech Trait in the Market
    2.3 Global Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 37)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 41)
    4.1 Attractive Marketing Opportunities in the Seed Market
    4.2 Seed Market, By Type
    4.3 Leading Markets for Seed
    4.4 U.S. Accounted for the Largest Share in the Seed Market, 2014
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis: By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 46)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 Seed Market, By Type
           5.3.2 Seed Market, By Trait
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Huge Investments in R&D
                    5.4.1.2 Increasing Size of Genetically Modified (GM) Crop Market
                    5.4.1.3 Change in Science and Technology Advancements
                    5.4.1.4 Improvement in Seed Replacement Rate (SRR)
           5.4.2 Restraint
                    5.4.2.1 Regulations in Cultivation of Gm Crops
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 New Technologies & Improvements
                    5.4.3.2 Growth in Arable Crop and Yield
                    5.4.3.3 Diversified Demand and Specialized Cultivation of Food Crops
           5.4.4 Challenge
                    5.4.4.1 Duration of New Plant Biotechnology Trait R&D Process

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 58)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.3.1 Prominent Companies
           6.3.2 Small & Medium Enterprises
           6.3.3 End Users
    6.4 Industry Insights
           6.4.1 Cereals & Grains Segment Dominates the Seed Market
           6.4.2 North America is the Largest Market for Use of Seeds
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           6.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.5 Threat of Substitutes
    6.6 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.6.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collborations

7 Seed Market, By Crop Type (Page No. - 67)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Oilseeds
           7.2.1 Soybean
           7.2.2 Sunflower
           7.2.3 Cotton
           7.2.4 Canola/Rapeseed
    7.3 Cereals & Grains
           7.3.1 Corn
           7.3.2 Rice
           7.3.3 Wheat
           7.3.4 Sorghum
    7.4 Fruits & Vegetables
    7.5 Other Seeds

8 Seed Market, By Trait (Page No. - 89)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Seeds With Biotech Traits
           8.2.1 Herbicide Tolerant
           8.2.2 Insect Resistant
           8.2.3 Other Stacked Traits
                    8.2.3.1 Abiotic Stress Tolerance
                    8.2.3.2 Disease Resistance
                    8.2.3.3 Modified Product Quality
                    8.2.3.4 Pollination Control System

9 Seed Market, By Brand (Page No. - 112)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Dekalb-Monsanto
    9.3 Pioneer-E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
    9.4 Mycogen-DOW Agrosciences LLC
    9.5 Nunhems-Bayer Cropscience AG
    9.6 NK Corn-Syngenta AG

10 Seed Market, By Region (Page No. - 115)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 France
             10.3.2 Germany
             10.3.3 Italy
             10.3.4 Turkey
             10.3.5 Spain
             10.3.6 The Netherlands
             10.3.7 Russia
             10.3.8 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 India
             10.4.3 Japan
             10.4.4 Australia
             10.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Latin America
             10.5.1 Brazil
             10.5.2 Argentina
             10.5.3 Rest of Latin America
     10.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.6.1 South Africa
             10.6.2 Egypt
             10.6.3 Other Countries in RoW

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 155)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Seed Market: Market Share Analysis (Developments)
     11.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.3.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations
             11.3.2 Expansion & Investment
             11.3.3 New Product Launches
             11.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 165)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Global Seed Market Trend
     12.3 Bayer AG.
     12.4 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
     12.5 Monsanto
     12.6 Syngenta AG
     12.7 DOW Agrosciences LLC
     12.8 Land O'lakes, Inc.
     12.9 KWS Saat SE
     12.10 Sakata Seed Corporation
     12.11 Groupe Limagrain
     12.12 Allis India Limited

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 200)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Company Developments
             13.3.1 New Product Launches/Developments
             13.3.2 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations
             13.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
             13.3.4 Expansions & Investments
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (126 Tables)

Table 1 Assumptions of the Study
Table 2 Agrochemical & Seed Companies: R&D Expenditures, 2011 ($Million)
Table 3 Impact of Key Drivers on the Seed Market
Table 4 Impact of Key Restraints on the Seed Market
Table 5 Opportunities for Seed Market
Table 6 Challenges to Seed Market
Table 7 Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 8 Oilseeds & Their Application
Table 9 Oilseeds: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Oilseeds: Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Oilseeds: Market Size for Soybean, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Oilseeds: Market Size for Soybean, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Oilseeds: Market Size for Sunflower, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Oilseeds: Market Size for Cotton, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Oilseeds: Market Size for Cotton, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 16 Oilseeds: Market Size for Canola, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Oilseeds: Seed Market Size for Canola, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Cereals & Grains: Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Cereals & Grains: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Cereals & Grains: Market Size for Corn, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 21 Cereals & Grains: Market Size for Rice, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 22 Cereals & Grains: Market Size for Wheat, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 23 Cereals & Grains: Market Size for Sorghum, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 24 Fruits & Vegetables: Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 25 Fruits & Vegetables: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 26 Other Seeds: Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Other Seeds: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 28 Seeds With Traits: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013-2020 (Million Hectares)
Table 30 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Crop, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Crop, 2013-2020 (Million Hectares)
Table 32 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Million Hectares)
Table 34 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Trait, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Seeds With Traits: Market Size, By Trait, 2013-2020 (Million Hectares)
Table 36 Seeds With Traits: Seed Market Size, By Trait Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Commercially Available Biotech Trait Seeds, By Crop
Table 38 Trait: 2,4-D Herbicide-Tolerant Seed Technical Information
Table 39 Trait: Dicamba Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 40 Trait: Glufosinate Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 41 Trait: Glyphosate Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 42 Trait: Isoxaflutole Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 43 Trait: Oxynil Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 44 Trait: Sulfonylurea Herbicide Tolerance Seed Technical Information
Table 45 Commercial Trait: Herbicide Tolerance
Table 46 Trait: Coleopteran Insect Resistant Seed Technical Information
Table 47 Trait: Lepidopteran Insect Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 48 Trait: Male Sterility Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 49 Trait: Mannose Metabolism Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 50 Trait: Multiple Insect Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 51 Commercial Trait: Insect Resistance
Table 52 Trait: Anti-Allergy Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 53 Trait: Antibiotic Resistance Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 54 Trait: Delayed Fruit Softening Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 55 Trait: Delayed Ripening/Senescence Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 56 Trait: Drought Stress Tolerance Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 57 Trait: Fertility Restoration Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 58 Trait: Mannose Metabolism Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 59 Trait: Modified Alpha Amylase Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 60 Trait: Modified Amino Acid Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 61 Trait: Modified Flower Color Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 62 Trait: Modified Oil/Fatty Acid Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 63 Trait: Modified Starch/Carbohydrate Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 64 Trait: Nicotine Reduction Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 65 Trait: Nopaline Synthesis Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 66 Trait: Phytase Production Stacked Seed Technical Information
Table 67 Abiotic Stress Tolerant Seed: Technical Information
Table 68 Trait: Viral Disease Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 69 Trait: Visual Marker Disease Resistance Seed Technical Information
Table 70 Commercial Trait: Modified Product Quality
Table 71 Trait: Pollination Control System
Table 72 Dekalb Brand and Its Products
Table 73 Pioneer Products
Table 74 Nk Corn Brand & Its Products
Table 75 Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 76 North America: Seed Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 77 North America: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 78 North America: Export of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($Million)
Table 79 North America: Import of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($Million)
Table 80 North America: Seed Market Size, By Trait, 2013– 2020 ($Million)
Table 81 U.S.: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 82 Canada: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 83 Mexico: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 84 Europe: Seed Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 85 Europe: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 86 Europe: Export of Seeds, By Country, 2012 ($Million)
Table 87 Europe: Imports of Seeds, By Country, 2012 ($Million)
Table 88 Europe: Seed Market Size, By Trait Type, 2013 –2020 ($Million)
Table 89 France: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 90 Germany: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 91 Italy: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 92 Turkey: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 93 Spain: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 94 The Netherlands: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 95 Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 96 Rest of Europe: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 97 Asia-Pacific: Seed Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 98 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 99 Asia-Pacific: Export of Seeds, By Country, 2012 ($Million)
Table 100 Asia-Pacific: Import of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($ Million)
Table 101 Asia-Pacific: Seed Market Size, By Trait, 2013 –2020 ($Million)
Table 102 China: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 103 India: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 104 Japan: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 105 Australia: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 106 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 107 Latin America: Seed Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 108 Latin America: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 109 Latin America: Export of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($ Million)
Table 110 Latin America: Import of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($ Million)
Table 111 Latin America: Seed Market Size, By Trait, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 112 Brazil: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 113 Argentina: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 114 Rest of Latin America: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 115 RoW: Seed Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 116 RoW: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 117 RoW: Export of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($ Million)
Table 118 RoW: Import of Seeds, By Country, 2012, ($ Million)
Table 119 RoW: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 120 South Africa: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 121 Egypt: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 122 Other Countries in RoW: Seed Market Size, By Crop Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 123 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations, 2010–2015
Table 124 Expansions & Investments, 2010–2015
Table 125 New Product Launches, 2010–2015
Table 126 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015
 
 
List of Figures (77 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Seed Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Arable Land, 1980-2012 (Million Hectares)
Figure 4 Arable Land, 1950–2020 (Hectares/Person)
Figure 5 Arable Land, By Country, 2012 (Hectares/Person)
Figure 6 Index of World Food Prices
Figure 7 Area Under Biotech Crops, 1996 - 2014 (Million Hectares)
Figure 8 Cost of Bringing New Product to the Market, 2011
Figure 9 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 10 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 11 Data Triangulation
Figure 12 Seed Market Snapshot (2015 vs. 2020)
Figure 13 Seed Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Figure 14 Seed Market Size, By Trait, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 15 Seed Market Share (Value), By Region, 2014
Figure 16 Seed Market Size, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 17 Seed Market Size, By Type, 2015–2020
Figure 18 Seed Market Size, By Region, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 19 Seed Market Share (Value), By Country, 2014
Figure 20 Life Cycle Analysis: Seed Market, By Region, 2014
Figure 21 Development of Seed Industry
Figure 22 Seed Market, By Type
Figure 23 Seed Market, By Trait
Figure 24 Increasing Use of Genetically Modified Seeds Driving the Growth of this Market
Figure 25 Global Seed Market Size ($Billion)
Figure 26 Seed Replacement Rate in Indian Seed Market
Figure 27 Growth Projection in Arable Crop and Yield
Figure 28 R&D & Seed Production Phases Contributes Major Value to Overall Price of Seed Market
Figure 29 Research Organizations & Technologists: Integral Part of Supply Chain of this Market
Figure 30 Cereals & Grains Seed Segment Dominates the Seed Market, 2014
Figure 31 North America is the Largest Market for Seed
Figure 32 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Seed Market
Figure 33 Strategic Benchmarking: Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations to Expand Market
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific is Projected to Lead the Seed Market in 2015
Figure 35 Cereals & Grains is Estimated to Lead the Seed Market in 2015
Figure 36 Soybean Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 37 Sunflower Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 38 Cotton Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 39 Share of Biotech Crop in Global Area of Principal Crops, 2014 (Million Hectares)
Figure 40 Canola Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 41 Diversification of Crop Acreage, 1962 to 2012, (%Share)
Figure 42 Corn Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 43 Rice Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 44 Wheat Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 45 Sorghum Crop: Acreage Change in Top 10 Countries, 2002 to 2012
Figure 46 Seed Market Size, By Trait, 2015-2020 ($Million)
Figure 47 Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in U.S., 1964-2014
Figure 48 Popular Brands of Seed
Figure 49 Geographic Snapshot (2015–2020): Rapidly Growing Markets are Emerging as New Hotspots
Figure 50 North American Seed Market: A Snapshot
Figure 51 North American Market Snapshot: Farmer’s Awareness is Driving the Market
Figure 52 Canada: Private Sector Research Investment Forecast, ($Million)
Figure 53 European Seed Market: A Snapshot
Figure 54 China Was the Market Leader in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
Figure 55 China Held the Largest Share in Asia-Pacific Seed Market, 2014
Figure 56 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations Was Preferred By Key Seed Companies in the Last Five Years
Figure 57 Seed Market Share, By Key Player, 2014
Figure 58 Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations Fueled Growth & Innovation of Seed Market Between 2011 to 2015
Figure 59 Battle for Market Share (2010 to 2015): Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations Was the Key Strategy
Figure 60 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Seed Producers
Figure 61 Seed Market Revenue Share, By Company, 2004
Figure 62 Seed Market Revenue Share, By Company, 2014
Figure 63 Bayer AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Bayer Crop science AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 65 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 67 Monsanto: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 Monsanto: SWOT Analysis
Figure 69 Syngenta AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 70 Syngenta AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 71 DOW Agrosciences LLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 72 DOW Agrosciences LLC.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 73 Land O'lakes, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 74 KWS Saat SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 75 Sakata Seed Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 76 Groupe Limagrain: Company Snapshot
Figure 77 Rallis India Limited: Company Snapshot

The production of commercial seeds, their availability, and supply continue to play a major role in achieving the food security across the globe. Therefore, the global seed industry has transformed dramatically over the past century as farmers across the world began to purchase seeds to grow the crops (instead of using seeds saved from the previous season) and entry of large enterprises into the business of commercial seed production and marketing. Research and development activities from seed companies has provided new technologies in order to increase the efficiency of crop production through the improved seeds or planting materials to meet the fast growing demand for food, feed, and energy (fuel). During the last decade, advances in genetic engineering has resulted in revolutionary changes in the development of more efficient seeds or planting materials with desired traits in it. Seeds have become a fundamental input in agriculture crop production and leading the industry to achieve its transformation in line with the changing demand from the growers as well as to suit the changing weather patterns.

The global seed market, in terms of value, is projected to reach $92.04 Billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2015 to 2020.

Some of the major drivers of the seed industry identified in this report are increasing global population, declining arable land, diversified use of agricultural crop produce, developments in science and technology, increasing use of genetically modified crops, and increasing Seed Replacement Rates (SRR). The growth of the seed market is also triggered by the use of seeds with traits for crop cultivation as these aid farmers in achieving high productivity and profit.

Oilseed and grain seeds are key segments of the global market. Major restraints identified in this report include regulations in the European Union regarding the cultivation and consumption of GM crops and crop produce. There are some opportunities which can change the dynamics of the seed industry. One of them is diversified demand and specialized cultivation of food crop. The rising demand for vegetables, oils, fibre, and grains has a positive impact on the growth of this market.

Seed Market Size, by Type, 2015-2020 ($Billion)

Seed Market

Note: *Other seeds include seeds of forage crops, pulse crops, and turf and ornamentals
Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global seed market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% between 2015 and 2020. The market was dominated by North America, which has accounted for around 32.60% of the total share, in 2014. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing market owing to high population which demands for the increased food products and technology driven farming activities by farmers to achieve higher productivity and profits.

India is projected to be the fastest growing market for seed, followed by China due to government initiatives in promoting technology driven agriculture practices. The cereals & grains segment is projected to be the biggest market for seed, globally, from 2015 to 2020. Study findings reveal that, the acreage under the cereals and grains have declined significantly in the last few decades due to diversification crops area towards the high profit crops such as soybean and cotton. The oilseeds segment is projected to grow significantly, at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2015 to 2020.

The global market is marked with intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both, big and small firms. Top ten companies accounted for the major share in global seed market revenue in 2014. New product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships and expansions are the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure their growth in the market. The market is dominated by players such as Monsanto (U.S.), E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S.), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), KWS SAAT SE (Germany), and Bayer CropScience AG (Germany).

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