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Seeds Market in Europe 2016-2020

Seeds Market in Europe 2016-2020

About Seeds

The quality of seeds is critical for agricultural and crop cultivation. Cereals, pulses, vegetable and fruit seeds, and oilseeds are cultivated on a large scale to meet the global demand for food. Technological innovations have improved seed quality and selection and increased the availability of a wide variety of seeds to suit specific conditions and geographies. Such developments are necessary to ensure better-quality crop production and to meet the growing demand for food.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the seeds market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 10.45% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the seeds market in Europe for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of seeds to the agricultural industry.

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

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Seeds Market in Europe 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
  • Bayer CropScience
  • DowDuPont
  • Limagrain
  • Monsanto
  • Syngenta
Other prominent vendors
  • BASF
  • DLF
  • Gansu Dunhuang Seed
  • KWS
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Mahyco
  • Sakata
  • Takii
Market driver
  • Increasing investments in agricultural research
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Skepticism associated with GM crops in the region
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing innovations in seed technology
  • 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 – Seeds Market in Europe 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the seeds market in Europe: Bayer CropScience, DowDuPont, Limagrain, Monsanto, and Syngenta.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: BASF, DLF, Gansu Dunhuang Seed, KWS, Land O'Lakes, Mahyco, Sakata, and Takii.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Rapid rise in seed prices will be a key trend for market growth. Seed breeding is an expensive process that has increased the cost of seeds. Players are investing more in breeding seeds with advanced traits or genes that are sourced from gene-tech companies. The use of advanced technology for cultivation has further raised the cost of seeds. For instance, Monsanto increases their overall prices for seeds by 5%-10% every year to provide seeds with modified traits at premium prices.”

According to the report, rising demand for biofuels will be a key driver for market growth. There has been a significant emphasis on the use of biofuels to reduce the global consumption of fossil fuels and limit pollution. Governments worldwide are encouraging the use of biofuels. Developed nations are witnessing a decline in conventional fuel consumption and an increase in the consumption of alternative fuels because of the growing environmental concerns. Biofuels are sourced from energy crops that comprise wheat, soybean, corn, rapeseed, and sugarcane. While biodiesel is made from crops such as soybean, ethanol needs corn syrup for its preparation.

Further, the report states that sustaining seed purity will be a challenge for the market. Production of good quality or GE seeds involves a huge level of technical and financial investment. During the production of such seeds, it is highly imperative for vendors to maintain genetic seed purity, under a proper standardized and organized environment. The genetic purity of seeds could easily deteriorate due to different factors affecting the production of seeds like developmental variations, mechanical mixtures, mutations, natural crossings, minor genetic variations, and selected influence of pests and diseases.

Companies Mentioned

Bayer CropScience, DowDuPont, Limagrain, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, DLF, Gansu Dunhuang Seed, KWS, Land O'Lakes, Mahyco, Sakata, and Takii.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Seed market in Europe by product type
      • Table List of considered countries in Europe
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Seeds: Overview
    • Seed supply system
      • Table Seed supply system
      • Table Stakeholders of the global seed market
    • Major countries
      • Table Major countries in the global seed market 2015
      • Table Major seed-exporting countries 2015
      • Table Major seed-importing countries 2015
  • GM seeds
    • Overview of GM seeds
      • Table Cultivation area for biotech crops 2015
      • Table Cultivation area of biotech crops by type 2014
      • Table Cultivation area of GM seeds versus non-GM seeds 2009-2014 (% share)
    • GM versus non-GM food
      • Table Product lifecycle of the GM seeds and non-GM seeds
    • Global acreage and adoption of GM versus non-GM crops
      • Table Global cultivable land for GM and non-GM crops 2015
    • Distribution of genetically modified crops
    • Role of organic farming in non-GM cultivation
      • Table Global certified organic farming land by geography 2013
  • Market landscape
    • Overview of the global seeds market
      • Table Overview of the global seed market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Seed market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Seeds market in Europe by product segmentation
    • Table Seed market in Europe by product segmentation 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Grain seeds and oilseeds market in Europe
      • Table Grain seeds and oilseeds market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Fruits and vegetable seeds market in Europe
      • Table Fruits and vegetable seeds market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Other seeds market in Europe
      • Table Other seeds market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
  • Market drivers
    • Focus on high-yielding varieties
    • Rising demand for biofuels
    • Increasing investments in agricultural research
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Sustaining seed purity
    • GM seeds contaminating conventional or organic seeds
    • Skepticism associated with GM crops in the region
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing usage of seeds with advanced generation traits
    • Growing innovations in seed technology
    • Rapid rise in seed prices
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Engagement among players in cross-licensing and GE seed traits
      • Table Competitive analysis of the main competitors of seed market in Europe 2015
      • Table Key competitors of the seeds market in Europe: Radar chart analysis
    • Bayer CropScience
      • Table Bayer CropScience: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Bayer CropScience: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Bayer CropScience: Product portfolio
    • DowDuPont
      • Table Dow: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Dow: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Dow: Product portfolio
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DuPont: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DuPont: Product portfolio
    • Limagrain
      • Table Limagrain: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Limagrain: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Limagrain: Product portfolio
    • Monsanto
      • Table Monsanto: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Monsanto: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Monsanto: Product portfolio
    • Syngenta
      • Table Syngenta: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Syngenta: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Syngenta: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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