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Fruit & Vegetable Seed Market - Market Leader
The global fruit & vegetable seed market is dominated by Europe contributing around 35.0% of the global market in 2012. France and Germany led the market in Europe. The increasing area under protected agriculture mainly for vegetables, adoption of high tech agriculture practices and high returns from fruit and vegetables is driving the market in Europe. Asia-Pacific market holds the second position, which accounts for around 23.0% share in 2012. China and India are the key seed consuming countries in Asia-Pacific region.
Wide varieties of fruit and vegetable belonging to various families are been cultivated across the globe. The fruit and vegetables coming under family Solanaceae dominated the global fruit and vegetable seed market. The crops, such as pepper, Eggplant, and Tomato are dominant in Solanaceae family that holds the key share in the global cultivation. Tomato seeds alone dominated the global vegetable seed market. Cucurbit fruits and vegetable seed market holds the second position accounting for around 25.0% of the market in 2012. Melons, Water melons, and cucumber dominate the cucurbits seed market. The other major crops that drive the global fruit and vegetable seed market are cabbage, cauliflower, squash broccoli, onions, lettuce, Spinach, carrot, and others.
The degree of competition among the regional market players and also among the major market players is high as most of them have common types of seeds. The global market for fruit and vegetable seed is dominated by few large multinational corporations, which include Monsanto (U.S.), Syngenta (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), Limagrain (France), Takii& Co. Ltd (Japan), Rijk zwaan (The Netherlands), and Sakata Seed Corp. (Japan). These participants together accounted for the major part of fruit and vegetable seed market in 2012.The key players are expanding their presence worldwide and focusing on seedsí productivity with genetic modification.
Fruit & Vegetable Seed Market, by Type [Brassica (Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Broccoli), Cucurbit (Cucumber, Melons, and Squash), Leafy (Lettuce and Spinach), Root-Bulb (Onion and Carrot) & Solanaceae (Pepper, Eggplant, and Tomato)] & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
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