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Global Quinoa Seeds Market 2016-2020

Global Quinoa Seeds Market 2016-2020

About Quinoa Seeds

Quinoa belongs to the spinach family Chenopodium genus and is a healthy substitute to a carb- and meat-centric diet. Over the last few years, quinoa foods have emerged as a superfood in the health and wellness food category, especially in the Americas and Europe. Quinoa is the only plant food that possesses all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and trace elements. Furthermore, it can adapt to various ecological environments and climatic conditions. As it is impervious to dry spells, poor soils, and high salinity, quinoa can withstand temperatures ranging from below freezing to 38 degrees Celsius. There are around 120 species of quinoa, and over 1,800 diverse varieties are available, categorized based on the climatic conditions under which this crop grows.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global quinoa seeds market to grow at a CAGR of 26.18% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global quinoa seeds market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of quinoa seeds in the key geographical regions.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Central and South America
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Quinoa Seeds Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Alter Eco
  • Ancient Harvest
  • Andean Naturals
  • Andean Valley
  • Quinoa Foods Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Arrowhead Mills
  • Big Oz
  • Complejo Industrial y Tecnológico Yanapasiñani SRL
  • COMRURAL XXI
  • Highland Farm Foods
  • Irupana Andean Organic Food
  • Northern Quinoa
  • Quinoabol
  • The British Quinoa Company
Market driver
  • Rise in recommendations for quinoa by dieticians and health experts
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Issues associated with pesticide residue in quinoa seeds
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for alternative sources of protein
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Quinoa Seeds Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global quinoa seeds market: Alter Eco, Ancient Harvest, Andean Naturals, Andean Valley, and Quinoa Foods Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Arrowhead Mills, Big Oz, Complejo Industrial y Tecnológico Yanapasiñani SRL, COMRURAL XXI, Highland Farm Foods, Irupana Andean Organic Food, Northern Quinoa, Quinoabol, and The British Quinoa Company.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The growing demand for alternative sources of protein is an important trend spurring this market’s growth prospects. Quinoa has a protein content significantly higher than most grains. In addition, quinoa has emerged as a good alternative to rice as part of a high-protein meal for vegetarians. Quinoa's protein content is around 14%-18%, which is more than that of wheat, maize, rice, and oats, and it can be a good substitute for animal-based protein. Also, the calorific value of quinoa is more than that of eggs as well as milk and is comparable to that of meat. According to a research study conducted in 2009 by University of Chile, 15% of the total quinoa content is protein, which is approximately more than twice the amount found in most standard grains. The study also concluded that quinoa exhibits a complete amino acid profile, which is vital for the growth and development of the body. Also, quinoa has comparatively greater amounts of both lysine and isoleucine than other grains.”

According to the report, emergence of quinoa as a superfood is a key driver aiding in the growth of this market. Quinoa can be added to hot breakfast cereal, used as a rice substitute, and added as an ingredient in rice dishes like pilaf and in salads and soups. It can also be used to make cookies, muffins, and fritters. The market potential of quinoa-based foods as superfoods is based on the blending capacity in terms of taste and functionality with other foods. Quinoa appeals to a large and growing consumer base looking for nutritious and natural ingredients-based foods to stay healthy. In addition, quinoa is rich in minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorus, which are especially required by people with diabetes, migraines, and atherosclerosis. It is also a good source of vitamins B and E. Quinoa is also known as a complete protein owing to its excellent amino acid profile; it is also a good source of amino acid lysine, which is necessary for tissue growth and repair.

Further, the report states that fluctuations in prices of quinoa is a major challenge this market is facing. A major challenge for quinoa-based food manufacturers is the fluctuation in the prices of quinoa, which is greatly influenced by market dynamics. Most of the quinoa is produced in Central and South America. Quinoa suppliers or exporters in this region find it difficult to keep a control on the quinoa prices and ensure continuous supply because of the impact of drastic weather conditions such as El Niño effect. Therefore, any sudden spike in prices of quinoa due to abnormal climate, such as damage triggered by El Niño, or any disparity between product and consumption of quinoa affect the profit margins of many quinoa-based food market players. Such fluctuations and volatility in prices often create problems in production and thereby cause demand and supply gap in the market.

Companies Mentioned

Alter Eco, Ancient Harvest, Andean Naturals, Andean Valley, Quinoa Foods Company, Arrowhead Mills, Big Oz, Complejo Industrial y Tecnológico Yanapasiñani SRL, COMRURAL XXI, Highland Farm Foods, Irupana Andean Organic Food, Northern Quinoa, Quinoabol, The British Quinoa Company.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Marketing mix for global quinoa seeds industry
      • Table Marketing mix for global quinoa seeds industry
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key countries in each region
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Overview of global quinoa seeds market in 2015
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global quinoa seeds market
    • Global health and wellness food market
      • Table Global health and wellness food market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global quinoa seeds market
      • Table Global quinoa seeds market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Major global exporters of quinoa
      • Table Major global exporters of quinoa in 2015
    • Major global importers of quinoa
      • Table Major global importers of quinoa in 2015
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global quinoa seeds market by geography
      • Table Global quinoa seeds market by geography 2015 and 2020
      • Table Growth outlook for global quinoa seeds market by geography 2015-2020
    • Quinoa seeds market in Central and South America
      • Table Quinoa seeds market in Central and South America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Percentage of urban population in Central and South American countries 2025 and 2050
    • Quinoa seeds market in North America
      • Table Quinoa seeds market in North America 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Quinoa seeds market in Europe
      • Table Quinoa seeds market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Quinoa seeds market in APAC
      • Table Quinoa seeds market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Average annual real GDP growth based on purchasing power parity in 2014
    • Quinoa seeds market in ROW
      • Table Quinoa seeds market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Percentage share of expatriate population in Middle East 2014
  • Key leading countries
    • US
      • Table Gluten-free food market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Major market driver, challenge, and trend in US
      • Table US: Demographic and economic indicators 2012-2015
    • Canada
      • Table Major market driver, challenge, and trend in Canada
      • Table Canada: Demographic and economic indicators 2012-2015
  • Market drivers
    • Emergence of quinoa as a superfood
      • Table Comparison of nutritional profile of quinoa with other grains
    • Rising popularity of quinoa among people with food intolerances and allergies
      • Table Product launches with gluten-free claims in key geographical regions in 2014 and 2015
    • Increase in recommendations for quinoa by dieticians and health experts
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Fluctuations in prices of quinoa
      • Table Price trend of quinoa 2010-2015 ($/kg)
    • Issues associated with pesticide residue in quinoa seeds
    • Threat of substitute owing to high penetration of other plantbased sources of protein
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand for alternative sources of protein
      • Table Factors impacting consumers' decision to follow or consider a vegan or vegetarian diet
    • Continuous product innovations
    • Growing focus on online retail channel for selling quinoa-based food products
      • Table Global internet penetration rate 2015
  • Competitor analysis
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive positioning assessment
      • Table Competitive positioning matrix for quinoa-based food manufacturers in 2015
    • Market positioning matrix based on product portfolio and distribution network for key market players
      • Table Market positioning matrix based on product portfolio and distribution network for key market competitors
    • Alter Eco
      • Table Alter Eco: Product portfolio
    • Ancient Harvest
      • Table Ancient Harvest: Product portfolio
    • Andean Naturals
      • Table Andean Naturals: Product portfolio
    • Andean Valley
      • Table Andean Valley: Product portfolio
    • Quinoa Foods Company
      • Table Quinoa Foods Company: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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