Seeds Market

Seeds Market

Seeds Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type (Genetically Modified and Conventional), Breeding Technology (Hybrids, Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives, and Other Breeding Technologies), Cultivation Mechanism (Protected Cultivation, Open Field and Other Cultivation Mechanisms), Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Oilseeds & Pulses and Other Crop Types), Seed Treatment, Availability and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23484

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Seeds Market is accounted for $66.85 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $119.09 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period. The reproductive unit of the parent plant is the seed, which is a seedling plant covered in a protective covering. They play a significant role in agriculture and provide food for many different animal species. The role of seed in the agriculture industry has increased significantly over the past several decades as a consequence of technical developments and the subsequent introduction of enhanced seed varieties.

According to the Executive Director of the Federation of Seed Industry in India, the reduction in onsite staff, implementation of multiple shifts, social distancing, frequent sanitization of plants, and regular health monitoring of staff led to reduced productivity at Indian seed processing plants.

Market Dynamics:


An increase in the use of hybrid vegetable seeds

To meet the needs of farmers and consumers, hybrid seeds are created. Adaptability, nutrition, taste, yield, colour, form, size, cooking quality, flavour, and shelf life are just a few of the traits that hybrid vegetables possess. Due to their advantages over non-hybrid seeds, hybrid seeds are becoming more and more popular. Utilising hybrid vegetable planting seeds enables farmers to protect their crops from a variety of environmental stresses, including pests and plant diseases. These seeds also have the potential for large yields and reliable performance all year long. In the last three decades, farmers' acceptance of hybrid seeds has also fuelled the expansion of several seed firms, which also forces the businesses to provide high-quality seeds.


Climate changes

A key problem for agricultural output worldwide is climate change. Crop output is strongly impacted by climate changes, and crops are vulnerable to pests and diseases. This has an impact on crop health and changes how farming is done. The seasonal effects of temperature, precipitation, and humidity on disease and its formation and propagation on seed material, which causes significant crop loss, have also been demonstrated by decades of research. Consequently, the production of vegetables is impacted by a change in temperature and an increase in air moisture content.


Growing knowledge on the advantages of eating vegetables

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.7 million deaths worldwide are related to inadequate or nonexistent fruit and vegetable intake. One of the top 10 risk factors for death worldwide is also the inadequate diet of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, eating fruits and vegetables in a regular diet may assist both rich and emerging economies avoid serious non-vegetable problems. In order to increase vegetable output, producers all over the world are utilising a variety of agricultural inputs, including high-quality vegetable planting seeds.


Low crop yield in places with inadequate irrigation

Rice, corn, wheat, groundnuts, rapeseed, mustard, soybean, sunflower, and safflower are the main crops grown in emerging nations. As a result of their application in the food, feed, and chemical sectors, these goods account for a sizeable portion of the worldwide seeds industry. These crops' seeds are in more demand, which drives up the need for crops with higher production, greater resilience to drought, and improved insect resistance. However, the production of crops is largely dependent on the rainfall in emerging nations like India, South Africa, and Turkey, which lowers productivity. Thus, it is evident that farms without irrigation systems are less productive than fields with irrigation systems.

Covid-19 Impact

During the first quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic had a significant impact on the certification, manufacturing, distribution, and price of seeds. Additionally, the agricultural and resilient food systems in the economically underdeveloped nations were greatly impacted by this epidemic. Lack of labourers for the transportation, production, and documentation procedures, together with a decline in the availability of seeds and plants on the market, made it difficult to produce seeds for international commerce.

The hybrids segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The hybrids segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to the rising demand for hybrid and open-pollinated seeds from organic farmers, the animal feed, food, and biofuel industries. Due to its numerous advantages, such as increased production, greater flexibility, and a high level of tolerance to biotic and abiotic challenges, hybrid seeds have seen rapid expansion, mostly from the major agriculture-producing countries. Their superior ability to absorb environmental changes is largely responsible for their greater flexibility. By altering the DNA of the seeds and plant cells, new plant breeding techniques are enabling the creation of new plant kinds with desired features. Plant breeding advancements are assisting in overcoming the difficulties farmers have on the farm every day.

The protected cultivation segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The protected cultivation segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to growing vegetables in greenhouses and other temperature controlled spaces. Due to the many advantages that protected farming provides, including higher crop efficiency, climatic control, and less input needs for agriculture, there is an increasing demand for seed cultivation in protected environments.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the main drivers of the market in this region are the expanding agricultural sector, growing public awareness of the health advantages of vegetables, and expanding horticulture crop land. The main nations in the region with high vegetable production and consumption are China and India. The dominance of the area in the global market would also be supported by the fact that China is a major worldwide market.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to due to the quick development of breeding methods that result in the creation of high-quality vegetable planting seeds; the European market will see significant demand. Additionally, the area is a major producer of fruits and vegetables, and the expansion is due to an increase in global vegetable commerce. The country's expanding demand for hybrid tomato, lettuce, and sweet pepper seeds is boosting the industry.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Seeds Market include Bayer AG, BASF SE, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Advanta Seeds, FMC Corporation, Royal Barenbrug Group, KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, Limagrain, Corteva, Sakata Seed Corporation, Rallis India Limited, Enza Zaden Beheer B.V., Longping High-Tech, Gansu Dunhuang Seed Co., Ltd, Kaveri Seed Company, Henan Goldoctor Seeds Co., Ltd, Nunhems Seeds Private Ltd., China National Seed Group Corp. and Emerald Seed, Inc.

Key Developments:

In April 2023, Bayer revealed an investment of overall 60 million euros from 2023 onwards in its corn seed production facility in Pochuiky, Ukraine. With this, the life sciences company emphasizes its commitment to Ukraine and strengthens its Crop Science.

In August 2022, Bayer AG, Bunge, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, signed a shareholders’ agreement in connection with Bayer’s acquisition of a 65 percent majority ownership of the winter oilseed producer CoverCress, Inc. (CCI).

In February 2022, BASF’s vegetable seeds business developed a tearless onion variety which was launched at supermarkets in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Types Covered:
• Genetically Modified
• Conventional

Breeding Technologies Covered:
• Hybrids
• Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
• Other Breeding Technologies

Cultivation Mechanisms Covered:
• Protected Cultivation
• Open Field
• Other Cultivation Mechanisms

Crop Types Covered:
• Cereals & Grains
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Oilseeds & Pulses
• Other Crop Types

Seed Treatments Covered:
• Treated
• Untreated

Availabilities Covered:
• Commercial Seeds
• Saved Seeds

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Emerging Markets
3.7 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Seeds Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Genetically Modified
5.3 Conventional

6 Global Seeds Market, By Breeding Technology
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Hybrids
6.2.1 Transgenic Hybrids Insect Resistant Herbicide Tolerant Other Transgenic Hybrids
6.2.2 Non-Transgenic Hybrids
6.3 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
6.4 Other Breeding Technologies

7 Global Seeds Market, By Cultivation Mechanism
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Protected Cultivation
7.3 Open Field
7.4 Other Cultivation Mechanisms

8 Global Seeds Market, By Crop Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Cereals & Grains
8.2.1 Corn
8.2.2 Rice
8.2.3 Wheat
8.2.4 Sorghum
8.2.5 Other Cereals & Grains
8.3 Fruits & Vegetables
8.3.1 Cucurbits Pumpkin & Squash Cucumber & Gherkin Other Cucurbits
8.3.2 Solanaceae Eggplant Chilli Tomato Other Solanaceaes
8.3.3 Brassicas Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower & Broccoli Other Brassicas
8.3.4 Roots & Bulbs Onion Garlic Potato Other Roots & Bulbs
8.3.5 Unclassified Vegetables Asparagus Okra Peas Lettuce Spinach Other Unclassified Vegetables
8.3.6 Other Fruits & Vegetables
8.4 Oilseeds & Pulses
8.4.1 Cotton
8.4.2 Soybean
8.4.3 Rapeseed & Mustard
8.4.4 Sunflower
8.4.5 Canola
8.4.6 Other oilseeds & Pulses
8.5 Other Crop Types

9 Global Seeds Market, By Seed Treatment
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Treated
9.3 Untreated

10 Global Seeds Market, By Availability
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Commercial Seeds
10.3 Saved Seeds

11 Global Seeds Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 Bayer AG
13.2 BASF SE
13.3 Syngenta Crop Protection AG
13.4 Advanta Seeds
13.5 FMC Corporation
13.6 Royal Barenbrug Group
13.7 KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
13.8 Limagrain
13.9 Corteva
13.10 Sakata Seed Corporation
13.11 Rallis India Limited
13.12 Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
13.13 Longping High-Tech
13.14 Gansu Dunhuang Seed Co., Ltd
13.15 Kaveri Seed Company
13.16 Henan Goldoctor Seeds Co., Ltd
13.17 Nunhems Seeds Private Ltd.
13.18 China National Seed Group Corp.
13.19 Emerald Seed, Inc.

List of Tables
1 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Genetically Modified (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Conventional (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Breeding Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Hybrids (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Transgenic Hybrids (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Insect Resistant (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Herbicide Tolerant (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Transgenic Hybrids (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Non-Transgenic Hybrids (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Breeding Technologies (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cultivation Mechanism (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Protected Cultivation (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Open Field (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Cultivation Mechanisms (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Crop Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cereals & Grains (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Corn (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Rice (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Wheat (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Sorghum (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Cereals & Grains (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Fruits & Vegetables (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cucurbits (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Pumpkin & Squash (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cucumber & Gherkin (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Cucurbits (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Solanaceae (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Eggplant (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Chilli (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Tomato (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Solanaceaes (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Brassicas (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cabbage (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Carrot (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cauliflower & Broccoli (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Brassicas (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Roots & Bulbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Onion (2021-2030) ($MN)
42 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Garlic (2021-2030) ($MN)
43 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Potato (2021-2030) ($MN)
44 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Roots & Bulbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
45 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Unclassified Vegetables (2021-2030) ($MN)
46 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Asparagus (2021-2030) ($MN)
47 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Okra (2021-2030) ($MN)
48 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Peas (2021-2030) ($MN)
49 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Lettuce (2021-2030) ($MN)
50 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Spinach (2021-2030) ($MN)
51 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Unclassified Vegetables (2021-2030) ($MN)
52 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Fruits & Vegetables (2021-2030) ($MN)
53 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Oilseeds & Pulses (2021-2030) ($MN)
54 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Cotton (2021-2030) ($MN)
55 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Soybean (2021-2030) ($MN)
56 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Rapeseed & Mustard (2021-2030) ($MN)
57 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Sunflower (2021-2030) ($MN)
58 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Canola (2021-2030) ($MN)
59 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other oilseeds & Pulses (2021-2030) ($MN)
60 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Other Crop Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
61 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Seed Treatment (2021-2030) ($MN)
62 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Treated (2021-2030) ($MN)
63 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Untreated (2021-2030) ($MN)
64 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Availability (2021-2030) ($MN)
65 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Commercial Seeds (2021-2030) ($MN)
66 Global Seeds Market Outlook, By Saved Seeds (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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