Seed Market

Seed Market by Type (Genetically Modified & Conventional), Trait (Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance), Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables), and Region (NA, EU, APAC, SA, RoW) - Global Forecast to 2025

Report Code: AGI 3465 Oct, 2019, by marketsandmarkets.com

[226 Pages Report] The global seed market size is estimated to account for a value of USD 55.4 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2019, to reach a value of USD 86.0 billion by 2025. The growing demand for seeds from the food, beverage, animal feed, and biofuels industry is driving the growth of the market.

Seeds Market

By type, the conventional seeds are projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the seed market during the forecast period.

Conventional seeds are projected to account for the fastest-growing segment in the market due to the growing demand for organically produced seeds. Many companies are adopting hybrid varieties of seeds which would be able to provide similar characteristics as genetically modified seeds.

By crop type, the cereals & grains is projected to dominate the seeds industry during the forecast period.

The cereals & grains segment is projected to hold the largest seed market share during the forecast period since there is a growing demand for it across developed and developing countries as rice and corn are among the primary staple foods adopted across the world. To cater to the increasing need internationally, countries such as China, India, US, and Brazil are exporting the produce from their country.

By trait, the other traits segment is projected to dominate the seed market during the forecast period.

The market for crops with other traits is growing significantly in the market. The increasing adoption of crops with multiple traits has allowed for the reduction in usage of herbicides and insecticides and thereby reduced the cost of cultivation.

Seeds Market

The increasing demand for seeds in the North American and European regions is driving the growth of the seed market.

North America and Europe are witnessing an increasing demand for oilseeds for use mainly in the food and feed industries. Favorable trade and price support systems have encouraged trade in oilseeds in the US. However, countries in Europe witness high demand for organic products, due to which the market for conventional oilseeds remains large. There is also a growing demand from the food processing industries for cereals & grains to meet the increasing consumer demand, who are making a shift to consumption of healthy foods in the North American region.

Key Market Players

Some of the major players operating in the seed market include BASF (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), KWS SAAT SE (Germany), Land O’ Lakes (US), Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan), Groupe Limagrain (France), Corteva Agriscience (US), United Phosphorous Limited (India), DLF (Denmark), Longping Hi-tech (China), Rallis India Limited (India), Enza Zaden (The Netherlands), Takii & Co. Ltd (Japan), and Barenbrug Holding B.V (Netherlands). They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.

Scope of the Report

Report Metric

Details

Market size available for years

2017-2025

Base year considered

2018

Forecast period

2019-2025

Forecast units

Value (USD) and Hectares

Segments covered

Type, Crop Type, Trait, and Region  

Geographies covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, RoW

Companies covered

BASF (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), KWS SAAT SE (Germany), Land O’ Lakes (US), Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan), Groupe Limagrain (France), Corteva Agriscience (US), United Phosphorous Limited (India), DLF (Denmark), Longping Hi-tech (China), Rallis India Limited (India), Enza Zaden (The Netherlands), Takii & Co. Ltd (Japan),                 and Barenbrug Holding B.V (Netherlands).

This research report categorizes the seed market based on type, crop type, trait, and region.  

By trait:

  • Herbicide-tolerance (HT)
  • Insect-resistance (IR)
  • Other traits (which includes abiotic stress tolerance, disease resistance, modified product quality, and stacked traits)

By type:

  • Conventional
  • Genetically modified

By crop type:

  • Cereals & grains
  • Oilseeds & pulses
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others (which include fiber crops and other commercial crops such as tobacco and medicinal plants)

By region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Rest of World (RoW)*

*Rest of the World (RoW) includes the Middle East & Africa

Recent Developments:

  • In May 2019, BASF collaborated with Rothamsted Research, an agricultural research center, on sustainable agriculture where the two would be utilizing their combined expertise to address agricultural challenges jointly
  • In March 2018, The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Bayer signed an agreement confirming Bayer’s participation in the Direct Seeded Rice Consortium (DSRC) led by IRRI.
  • In February 2018, Syngenta acquired the global seeds business of Nidera from Nidera B.V. (Netherlands), a subsidiary of COFCO International Ltd. (China). This acquisition would help Syngenta to strengthen its position in the Latin American seed market.
  • In June 2019, KWS SAAT SE signed an agreement to acquire Pop Vriend Seeds (Netherlands). This would help the company to enter the vegetable seed market.
  • In September 2018, Sakata Seed America opened a new Woodland ‘innovation center’. The new research facility will enhance the company’s seed production

Key questions addressed by the report:

  • Who are some of the key players operating in the seed market and how intense is the competition?
  • What kind of competitors and stakeholders would be interested in this market? What will be their go-to-market strategy, and which emerging market will be of significant interest?
  • How are the current R&D activities and M&A’s in the seed market projected to create a disrupting environment in the coming years?
  • What will be the level of impact of new product launches on the revenues of stakeholders, due to the benefits offered by seed market, such as increasing revenue, environmental regulatory compliance, and sustainable profits for the suppliers?
  • Which regions are expected to show an increase in seeds consumption?

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 19)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
    1.4 Regional Segmentation
    1.5 Periodization Considered
    1.6 Currency Considered
    1.7 Area Unit Considered
    1.8 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 24)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
    2.5 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 35)
    4.1 Opportunities in the Seeds Market
    4.2 Seeds Market, By Trait
    4.3 North America: Seeds Market, By Key Crop Type & Country
    4.4 Seeds Market, By Trait & Region
    4.5 Key Geographical Markets

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Macroeconomic Indicators
           5.2.1 Introduction
                    5.2.1.1 Growth in the Usage of Commercial Seeds
                    5.2.1.2 Increase in Pesticide Usage at the Global Level
                    5.2.1.3 Growth in Market Demand for High-Value and Industrial Crops
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Rise in the Seed Replacement Rate
                    5.3.1.2 Growth in Usage of Oilseeds By Animal Feed Manufacturers
                    5.3.1.3 Increase in Demand From the Biofuel Sector
                    5.3.1.4 High Demand for Protein Meals
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Uncertainty in Climatic Conditions
                    5.3.2.2 Price Fluctuations in Oilseeds
                    5.3.2.3 Low Yield of Crops in Under-Irrigated Areas
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Demand for Healthy and Organic Processed Products
                    5.3.3.2 Public-Private Partnerships in Varietal Development
                    5.3.3.3 Molecular Breeding in Seeds
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Unorganized New Entrants With Low Profit to Cost Ratio
                    5.3.4.2 Post-Harvest Management in Developing Countries
                    5.3.4.3 Commercialization of Fake Hybrid Seeds and Counterfeit of Products

6 Regulations (Page No. - 53)
    6.1 Regulations
           6.1.1 North America
                    6.1.1.1 US
                    6.1.1.2 Canada
           6.1.2 European Union
           6.1.3 Asia Pacific
                    6.1.3.1 India
                    6.1.3.2 China
                    6.1.3.3 Bangladesh
           6.1.4 Brazil
           6.1.5 South Africa

7 Patent Analysis (Page No. - 62)

8 Seeds Market, By Crop Type (Page No. - 65)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Oilseeds & Pulses
           8.2.1 Soybean
                    8.2.1.1 Favorable Trade and Price-Related Policy to Drive the Growth of Soybean
           8.2.2 Rapeseed
                    8.2.2.1 Rapeseed is Being Preferred as an Economically Cheaper Option to Soybean
           8.2.3 Cotton
                    8.2.3.1 Extensive Research is Being Conducted on Commercializing Biotech Cotton Plant for Use in Food
           8.2.4 Other Oilseed Crops
                    8.2.4.1 Higher Production of Sunflower Seeds Can Be Attributed to the Growing Demand From Food and Feed Industries
    8.3 Cereals & Grains
           8.3.1 Corn
                    8.3.1.1 Companies are Focused on Making Use of Hybrid Varieties of Corn for Improving Feed Quality
           8.3.2 Wheat
                    8.3.2.1 Depleting Wheat Inventories Drive the Need for R&D Focused on the Development of Hybrid Varieties
           8.3.3 Rice
                    8.3.3.1 Genetically Modified Rice Varieties Gaining Popularity Among Consumers to Tackle Vitamin Deficiencies
           8.3.4 Other Cereals & Grains
                    8.3.4.1 Sorghum’s Growth as an Industrial Crop Would Improve the Growth of Commercial Seeds
    8.4 Fruits & Vegetables
           8.4.1 Solanaceae
                    8.4.1.1 Solanaceae Ingredients Have Been Gaining Importance in the Processed Food Industry for Their Nutritional Properties
           8.4.2 Cucurbits
                    8.4.2.1 Seedless Hybrid Variants of Cucumber to Be Used for Polyhouse Cultivation in Asian Countries
           8.4.3 Brassicas
                    8.4.3.1 Reduced Feed Cost Makes Brassicas an Economical Option for Feed Manufacturers
           8.4.4 Leafy Vegetables
                    8.4.4.1 Introduction of Smart Technologies has Allowed for the Improvement in Yield of Leafy Vegetables
           8.4.5 Root & Bulb Vegetables
                    8.4.5.1 With A Greater Emphasis on Healthy Snacking Habits, Carrots are Becoming Popular in Salads
           8.4.6 Other Fruits & Vegetables
                    8.4.6.1 The Growing Household Demand for Fresh Vegetables is Driving the Market
    8.5 Others
           8.5.1 Alfalfa
                    8.5.1.1 Government Organizations Investing in R&D for Low-Lignin Alfalfa
           8.5.2 Flower Seeds
                    8.5.2.1 Poppy Seeds Being Used as Flavoring Ingredients in Food Products
           8.5.3 Turf Grasses
                    8.5.3.1 Demand for Hybrid Turf Grass to Meet the Requirements of Sports Tournaments
           8.5.4 Other Crops
                    8.5.4.1 Hydroponic Methods in Fodder Crops to Reduce Feed Costs

9 Seeds Market, By Type (Page No. - 86)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Conventional Seeds
           9.2.1 Companies are Focusing Their R&D on Introducing Cost-Saving Hybrid Seeds
    9.3 Genetically Modified Seeds
           9.3.1 Genetically Modified Seeds Being Used to Combat Vitamin Deficiencies in Consumers

10 Seeds Market, By Trait (Page No. - 92)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Herbicide Tolerance
             10.2.1 Industry Giants Focused on Introducing Soybean Seeds, Which Have Multiple Genes to Enhance Herbicide Tolerance
     10.3 Insecticide Resistance
             10.3.1 Use of Blended Seeds to Help Reduce Instances of Pest Resistance in Bt Crops
     10.4 Other Traits
             10.4.1 Molecular Stacking to Aid in Making the Breeding Process Easier

11 Seeds Market, By Region (Page No. - 101)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
             11.2.1 US
                        11.2.1.1 Presence of Major Seed Companies in the US Aiding the Growth of the Seeds Market
             11.2.2 Canada
                        11.2.2.1 Adoption of Cutting-Edge Technologies in Plant Breeding to Drive the Canadian Market
             11.2.3 Mexico
                        11.2.3.1 Import of Genetically Modified Corn to Meet the Growing Demand From the Livestock Sector
     11.3 Europe
                        11.3.1.1 Growth in Demand From the Livestock Sector for Oilseeds to Drive the Growth of the Market in Spain
             11.3.2 Italy
                        11.3.2.1 Italians Adopt 220,000 Hectares Toward Seed Production Annually
             11.3.3 Germany
                        11.3.3.1 Increase in the Land Area Being Brought Under the Cultivation of Crops is Driving the Growth of the Market
             11.3.4 France
                        11.3.4.1 The Presence of Major Seed Companies in France has Promoted the Growth of the Commercial Seeds Market
             11.3.5 Russia
                        11.3.5.1 High Domestic Demand for Vegetable Oil is Driving the Growth of Sunflower Seeds in the Country
             11.3.6 UK
                        11.3.6.1 Higher Demand From the Biodiesel Industry for Rapeseed Driving the Growth in the UK
             11.3.7 Netherlands
                        11.3.7.1 The Netherlands is Largely Focusing on the Production of Vegetable Seeds
             11.3.8 Rest of Europe
                        11.3.8.1 Increased Demand for Biofuel Production From Rapeseed has Been A Turning Point in the Commercial Sector of Countries in This Region
     11.4 Asia Pacific
             11.4.1 China
                        11.4.1.1 China Among the Largest Producers of Rice in the World Catering to the Growing International Demand for Grains
             11.4.2 Thailand
                        11.4.2.1 Export of Corn Drives the Seeds Market in Thailand
             11.4.3 India
                        11.4.3.1 Organized Feed Market to Push the Growth of the Commercial Seeds Sector
             11.4.4 Japan
                        11.4.4.1 Growth From Bakery & Breakfast for Cereals Would Propel the Growth of the Japanese Market
             11.4.5 Australia
                        11.4.5.1 Growth in the Export Market for Canola to Drive the Growth of the GM Seeds Market
             11.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
                        11.4.6.1 Increased Budgetary Allocations Toward the Development of the Seed Sector in the Region
     11.5 South America
             11.5.1 Brazil
                        11.5.1.1 High Demand for Soybean From European and Asian Countries
             11.5.2 Argentina
                        11.5.2.1 Argentinian Companies are Promoting the Adoption of Genetically Modified Crops
             11.5.3 Rest of South America
                        11.5.3.1 High Export of Fruits & Vegetables Alongside Other High-Value Crops Supports Market Growth
     11.6 Rest of the World
             11.6.1 South Africa
                        11.6.1.1 Presence of Subsidies and Other Government Initiatives to Drive the Growth of the Market
             11.6.2 Turkey
                        11.6.2.1 Favorable Government Policies in the Turkish Economy Have Propelled the Growth of the Seeds Market
             11.6.3 Egypt
                        11.6.3.1 Growth in Demand for Us-Origin Seeds in Egypt
             11.6.4 Others in ROW
                        11.6.4.1 High Demand for Corn in Food and Feed Would Drive the Cereals & Grains Market

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 154)
     12.1 Overview
     12.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping
             12.2.1 Dynamic Differentiators
             12.2.2 Innovators
             12.2.3 Visionary Leaders
             12.2.4 Emerging Companies
     12.3 Strength of Product Portfolio
     12.4 Business Strategy Excellence
     12.5 Competitive Leadership Mapping (Emerging Players)
             12.5.1 Progressive Companies
             12.5.2 Starting Blocks
             12.5.3 Responsive Companies
             12.5.4 Dynamic Companies
     12.6 Strength of Product Portfolio
     12.7 Business Strategy Excellence
     12.8 Market Share of Key Players, 2017
     12.9 Competitive Scenario
             12.9.1 New Product Launches
             12.9.2 Expansions & Investments
             12.9.3 Acquisitions
             12.9.4 Partnerships, Agreements, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 166)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)* 
     13.1 BASF
     13.2 Bayer Cropscience AG
     13.3 Syngenta AG
     13.4 KWS SAAT SE
     13.5 Land O'lakes, Inc.
     13.6 Sakata Seed Corporation
     13.7 Groupe Limagrain
     13.8 Corteva
     13.9 UPL
     13.1 DLF
     13.11 Longping Hitech
     13.12 Rallis India Limited
     13.13 Enza Zaden
     13.14 Takii & Co., Ltd
     13.15 Barenbrug
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies. 

14 Appendix (Page No. - 217)
     14.1 Discussion Guide
     14.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     14.3 Available Customizations
     14.4 Related Reports
     14.5 Author Details


List of Tables (115 Tables)

Table 1 USD Exchange Rates, 2014–2018
Table 2 Protein Sources Used in Animal Feed
Table 3 Seeds Used in the Production of Biodiesel
Table 4 Weather Conditions vs. Disease in Groundnut in Specific Countries
Table 5 Food Losses in Low-Income Sub-Saharan African Countries
Table 6 List of Key Patents for Seeds, 2017–2019
Table 7 Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 8 Application Areas of Soybean
Table 9 Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 10 Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 11 Soybean Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 12 Cottonseeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 13 Canola Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 14 Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Treatment Market Size, By Crop, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 16 Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 17 Corn Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 18 Cereal & Grain Seed Treatment Market Size, By Crop, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Fruit & Vegetable Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 20 Fruit & Vegetable Seeds Market Size, By Family Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 21 Fruit & Vegetable Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 22 Functional, Recreational, and Ornamental Benefits of Turf Grass
Table 23 Other Crop Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 24 Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 25 Environmental Impact of Conventional Soybean
Table 26 Conventional Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 27 Genetically Modified Oilseeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 28 Seeds Market Size, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 29 Seeds Market Size, By Trait, 2017–2025 (Million Hectares)
Table 30 Commercialized Herbicide-Tolerant Seed Products
Table 31 Herbicide-Tolerant Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 32 Herbicide-Tolerant Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (Million Ha)
Table 33 Insect-Resistant Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 34 Insect-Resistant Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (Million Ha)
Table 35 Gene Stacking Methods in the Production of Biotech Stacks
Table 36 Other Trait Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 37 Other Trait Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (Million Ha)
Table 38 Seeds Market Size, By Region, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 39 North America: Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 40 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 41 North America: Market Size, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 42 North America: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 43 North America: Seed Treatment Market Size, By Crop Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 US: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 45 US: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 46 US: Corn Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 47 US: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 48 US: Soybean Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 49 Seed Crops Grown in Canada
Table 50 Canada: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 51 Canada: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 52 Canada: Corn Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 53 Canada: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 54 Canada: Soybean Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 55 Canada Seeds Market Size for Canola, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 56 Mexico: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 57 Europe: Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 59 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 60 Europe: Market Size, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 61 Spain: Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 62 Spain: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 63 Spain: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 64 Italy: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 65 Germany: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 66 France: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 67 Russia: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 68 UK: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 69 Netherlands: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 70 Rest of Europe: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 71 Asia Pacific: Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 72 Asia Pacific: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 73 Asia Pacific: Market Size for Seeds, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 74 Asia Pacific: Market Size for Seeds, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 75 Asia Pacific: Seed Treatment Market Size, By Crop Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 76 China: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 77 China: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 78 China: Cottonseeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 79 Thailand: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 80 India: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 81 India: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 82 India: Cotton Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 83 Japan: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 84 Australia: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 85 Rest of Asia Pacific: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 86 South America: Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 87 South America: Market Size for Seeds, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 88 South America: Market Size for Seeds, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 89 South America: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 90 South America: Seed Treatment Market Size, By Crop Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 91 Brazil: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 92 Brazil: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 93 Brazil: Corn Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 94 Brazil: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 95 Brazil: Soybean Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 96 Argentina: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 97 Argentina: Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 98 Argentina: Corn Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 99 Argentina: Oilseed & Pulse Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 100 Argentina: Soybean Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 101 Global Ranking of Peru’s Agricultural Exports, 2015
Table 102 Rest of South America: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 103 ROW: Seeds Market Size, By Country, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 104 ROW: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 105 ROW: Market Size for Seeds, By Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 106 ROW: Market Size for Seeds, By Trait, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 107 ROW: Seed Treatment Market Size, By Crop Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 108 South Africa: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 109 Turkey: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 110 Egypt: Market Size for Seeds, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 111 Others in ROW: Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2017–2025 (USD Million)
Table 112 New Product Launches, 2019
Table 113 Expansions & Investments, 2014–2019
Table 114 Acquisitions, 2018–2019
Table 115 Partnerships, Agreements, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures, 2019


List of Figures (69 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Seeds Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Seeds Market: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Seeds Market: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2019 vs. 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Seeds Market Share (Value), By Trait, 2019 vs. 2025
Figure 10 Seeds Market: Regional Snapshot
Figure 11 Increasing Need for Food & Feed Supports the Growth of the Seeds Market
Figure 12 Other Traits Were the Most Preferred for the Seeds Market in 2018
Figure 13 North America: the Us Was the Dominant Consumer in 2018
Figure 14 North America Witnessed the Largest Market Share for Seeds With Other Traits in 2018
Figure 15 Asia Pacific Countries are Projected to Witness High Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Major Seed-Producing Countries in the Global Market, 2015
Figure 17 Europe: Top 5 Seed-Producing Countries, 2013–2016 (‘000 Hectare)
Figure 18 Area Harvested Under High-Value Crops, 2013–2016 (Million Hectare)
Figure 19 Seeds Market: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges
Figure 20 India: Rice Seed Replacement Rate Trends, 2004–2017
Figure 21 Use of Protein Material By the European Animal Feed Sector, By Source, 2016–2017
Figure 22 US: Monthly Biodiesel Production, 2017 vs. 2018 (Million Gallon)
Figure 23 Global Production and Consumption of Protein Meals, 2018–2025 (Mt)
Figure 24 Oilseed Prices, By Type, 2007–2017 (USD)
Figure 25 Growth of Organic Agricultural and Organic Land, 2011–2017 (Million Hectare)
Figure 26 Number of Patents Approved for Seeds in the Market, 2015–2019
Figure 27 Regional Analysis of Patents Approved in the Seeds Market, 2015–2019
Figure 28 Seeds Market Size, By Crop Type, 2019 vs. 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Annual Soybean Production, 2017–2018 (Mmt)
Figure 30 Annual Production of Rapeseed, 2014–2019 (Mmt)
Figure 31 Annual Production of Sunflower Seed, 2015–2019 (Mmt)
Figure 32 Cereal & Grain Seeds Market Size, By Crop, 2019 vs. 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 33 Annual Production of Corn, 2017–2019 (Mmt)
Figure 34 Chief Rice Exporters, 2018 (Million Ton)
Figure 35 Global Carrot Production, By Country, 2013
Figure 36 Seeds Market Size, By Type, 2019 vs. 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 37 Seeds Market Size, By Trait, 2019 vs. 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 38 Number of Herbicide-Tolerant Species, By Crop, 2015
Figure 39 US Held the Largest Share in the Seeds Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 40 North America: Regional Snapshot
Figure 41 Key Canadian Seed Importers, 2014
Figure 42 Mexico: Grain Imports for the Feed Sector, 2013–2017 (‘000 Mt)
Figure 43 Europe: Regional Snapshot
Figure 44 China: Soybean Consumption Share, By Form, 2018
Figure 45 India: Oilseed Production, By Oil Meal Type, 2018 (‘000 Metric Ton)
Figure 46 Seed Imports of Japan, By Crop Type, 2017
Figure 47 Australia: Canola Exports, 2013–17 (‘000 Metric Ton)
Figure 48 Brazilian Seeds Market, By Crop, 2015-16
Figure 49 South Africa: Share of Top Players in the Production of Major Seeds, 2017
Figure 50 Turkey: Certified Seed Production By the Government and Private Sector, 2017 (Mt)
Figure 51 Middle East: Oilseed Production Share, By Crop, 2018
Figure 52 Seeds Market: Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018
Figure 53 Seeds Market: Competitive Leadership Mapping for Emerging Companies, 2018
Figure 54 Monsanto Led the Seeds Market in 2017
Figure 55 BASF: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 BASF: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Bayer Cropscience AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Bayer Cropscience AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 Syngenta AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 Syngenta AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 61 KWS SAAT SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 KWS SAAT SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 63 Sakata Seed Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Groupe Limagrain: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Corteva: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 Corteva: SWOT Analysis
Figure 67 UPL: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 DLF: Company Snapshot
Figure 69 Rallis India Limited: Company Snapshot

The study involves four major activities to estimate the current market size of the seed market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, peer market, and parent market. These findings, assumptions, and market sizes were validated with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both the top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, the market breakdown and data triangulation approaches were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Dun & Bradstreet were referred to identify and collect information for this study. These secondary sources included annual reports, press releases & investor presentations of companies, white papers, certified publications, articles by recognized authors, gold standard & silver standard websites, food safety organizations, regulatory bodies, trade directories, and databases.

Primary Research

The seed market comprises several stakeholders such as manufacturers, importers and exporters, traders, distributors, and suppliers of seeds, feed processors & manufacturers, government & research organizations. Some of the major stakeholders in the market include plant biotechnological companies genetic solution providers, plant & livestock breeders, public and private research institutions, agencies, and laboratories, commercial seed manufacturers (including both GM and conventional seed manufacturers), concerned government authorities, and seed and plant breeding societies and associations

The demand-side of this market is characterized by the rising demand for seeds in the feed and biofuel industries. The supply-side is characterized by the supply of conventional seeds from various suppliers in the market. Various primary sources from both the supply and demand sides of the market were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information. Following is the breakdown of primary respondents:

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Market Size Estimation

Both the top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the total size of the seed market. These methods were also used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

  • The key players in the industry and markets were identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The industry’s supply chain and market size, in terms of value, was determined through primary and secondary research processes.
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns were determined using secondary sources and verified through primary respondents

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size-using the market size estimation processes as explained above-the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, the data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides in the seed market.

Report Objectives

  • To define, segment, and project the global market size of the seed market.
  • To understand the seed market by identifying its various subsegments
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
  • To analyze the micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market
  • To project the size of the market and its submarkets, in terms of value, with respect to the regions (along with their respective key countries)
  • To profile key players and comprehensively analyze their core competencies
  • To understand the competitive landscape and identify major growth strategies adopted by players across key regions
To analyze the competitive developments such as expansions & investments, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, partnerships, joint ventures, and agreements

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  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Europe seed market into Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Denmark
  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Asia-Pacific seed market into Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea
  • Further breakdown of the Rest of South America seed market into Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay
  • Further breakdown of the Rest of RoW in seed market into Africa and the Middle East countries

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  • · Detailed analyses and profiling of additional market players (up to five)
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