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Seed Market by Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds, and Fruit & Vegetables), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant, Insect Resistant, and Other Stacked Traits) & Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

Seed Market by Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds, and Fruit & Vegetables), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant, Insect Resistant, and Other Stacked Traits) & Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

The global seeds market has been projected to reach a value of $92.04 billion by 2020, driven primarily by the increasing demand for food in tandem with the growing global population, declining arable land, technology driven agricultural farming, and extensive use of biotechnology in seed development. Intensive research and development efforts by seed companies have brought about evolved strains of seeds that displaying resistance to diseases and pests, and which are able to deliver enhanced yields with minimized use of other agri-inputs such as fertilizers and crop protection chemicals.

Growth of the global seed market is primarily driven by the use of seeds with traits for cultivation and increasing awareness among the farmers about the seeds with traits due to its adoptability and high returns. Oilseed and grain seeds are key segments of the global seed market. The seed market is further classified as seed with various biotech traits which include herbicide resistance, insect resistance, and other staked seed.

North America is the largest market for seed, followed by Asia-Pacific. The seed market is increasing due to commercialization of agriculture crop production and the intentions of farmers as well as governments to gain more output from the available agriculture land. The rising popularity of GM seeds has increased the growth prospect of the use of seeds to cultivate the crops in these regions. Large farm holding sizes, adoption of technology improved agri-inputs are the other major drivers for the growth of the seed industry in North America.

The global seed market is marked with intense competition due to the presence of a large number of big and small firms. Top ten companies accounted for major share in the global seed market in 2014. New product developments, mergers & acquisitions, and expansions are the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure growth in the market. The market is dominated by players such as the Monsanto (U.S.), E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S.), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), KWS SAAT SE (Germany), and Bayer CropScience AG (Germany).

In this report, the global seed market is segmented into type, seed trait, and region. The global seed market was valued at $53.76 billion in 2014 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2015 to 2020.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY USED
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • FACTOR ANALYSIS
      • INTRODUCTION
      • DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS
      • SUPPLY-SIDE ANALYSIS
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS & LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
        • Table ASSUMPTIONS OF THE STUDY
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SEED MARKET
    • SEED MARKET, BY TYPE
    • LEADING MARKETS FOR SEED
    • U.S. ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE SEED MARKET, 2014
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS: BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • EVOLUTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • SEED MARKET, BY TYPE
      • SEED MARKET, BY TRAIT
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table AGROCHEMICAL & SEED COMPANIES: R&D EXPENDITURES, 2011 ($MILLION)
        • Table IMPACT OF KEY DRIVERS ON THE SEED MARKET
      • RESTRAINT
        • Table IMPACT OF KEY RESTRAINTS ON THE SEED MARKET
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEED MARKET
      • CHALLENGE
        • Table CHALLENGES TO SEED MARKET
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
      • PROMINENT COMPANIES
      • SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
      • END USERS
    • INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
      • CEREALS & GRAINS SEGMENT DOMINATES THE SEED MARKET
      • NORTH AMERICA IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR USE OF SEEDS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
      • AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES & COLLBORATIONS
  • SEED MARKET, BY CROP TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • OILSEEDS
      • Table OILSEEDS & THEIR APPLICATION
      • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SOYBEAN
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR SOYBEAN, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR SOYBEAN, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SUNFLOWER
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR SUNFLOWER, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • COTTON
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR COTTON, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR COTTON, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • CANOLA/RAPESEED
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR CANOLA, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table OILSEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR CANOLA, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • CEREALS & GRAINS
      • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • CORN
        • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR CORN, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • RICE
        • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR RICE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • WHEAT
        • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR WHEAT, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SORGHUM
        • Table CEREALS & GRAINS: SEED MARKET SIZE FOR SORGHUM, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • FRUITS & VEGETABLES
      • Table FRUITS & VEGETABLES: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table FRUITS & VEGETABLES: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • OTHER SEEDS
      • Table OTHER SEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table OTHER SEEDS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
  • SEED MARKET, BY TRAIT
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 (MILLION HECTARES)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP, 2013-2020 (MILLION HECTARES)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MILLION HECTARES)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT, 2013-2020 (MILLION HECTARES)
      • Table SEEDS WITH TRAITS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • SEEDS WITH BIOTECH TRAITS
      • Table COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE BIOTECH TRAIT SEEDS, BY CROP
      • HERBICIDE TOLERANT
        • Table TRAIT: 2,4-D HERBICIDE-TOLERANT SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: DICAMBA HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: GLUFOSINATE HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: ISOXAFLUTOLE HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: OXYNIL HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: SULFONYLUREA HERBICIDE TOLERANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table COMMERCIAL TRAIT: HERBICIDE TOLERANCE
      • INSECT RESISTANT
        • Table TRAIT: COLEOPTERAN INSECT RESISTANT SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: LEPIDOPTERAN INSECT RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MALE STERILITY RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MANNOSE METABOLISM RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MULTIPLE INSECT RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table COMMERCIAL TRAIT: INSECT RESISTANCE
      • OTHER STACKED TRAITS
        • Table TRAIT: ANTI-ALLERGY STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: DELAYED FRUIT SOFTENING STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: DELAYED RIPENING/SENESCENCE STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: DROUGHT STRESS TOLERANCE STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: FERTILITY RESTORATION STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MANNOSE METABOLISM STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MODIFIED ALPHA AMYLASE STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MODIFIED AMINO ACID STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MODIFIED FLOWER COLOR STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MODIFIED OIL/FATTY ACID STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: MODIFIED STARCH/CARBOHYDRATE STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: NICOTINE REDUCTION STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: NOPALINE SYNTHESIS STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: PHYTASE PRODUCTION STACKED SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANT SEED: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: VIRAL DISEASE RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table TRAIT: VISUAL MARKER DISEASE RESISTANCE SEED TECHNICAL INFORMATION
        • Table COMMERCIAL TRAIT: MODIFIED PRODUCT QUALITY
        • Table TRAIT: POLLINATION CONTROL SYSTEM
  • SEED MARKET, BY BRAND
    • INTRODUCTION
    • DEKALB-MONSANTO
      • Table DEKALB BRAND AND ITS PRODUCTS
    • PIONEER-E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
      • Table PIONEER PRODUCTS
    • MYCOGEN-DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    • NUNHEMS-BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    • NK CORN-SYNGENTA AG
      • Table NK CORN BRAND & ITS PRODUCTS
  • SEED MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SEED MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: EXPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: IMPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT, 2013- 2020 ($MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: EXPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: IMPORTS OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT TYPE, 2013 -2020 ($MILLION)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • TURKEY
        • Table TURKEY: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • THE NETHERLANDS
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • RUSSIA
        • Table SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: IMPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($ MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT, 2013 -2020 ($MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • AUSTRALIA
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: EXPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($ MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: IMPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($ MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY TRAIT, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • ARGENTINA
        • Table ARGENTINA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • REST OF LATIN AMERICA
        • Table REST OF LATIN AMERICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • REST OF THE WORLD (ROW)
      • Table ROW: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: EXPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($ MILLION)
      • Table ROW: IMPORT OF SEEDS, BY COUNTRY, 2012, ($ MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SOUTH AFRICA
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • EGYPT
        • Table EGYPT: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHER COUNTRIES IN ROW
        • Table OTHER COUNTRIES IN ROW: SEED MARKET SIZE, BY CROP TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • SEED MARKET: MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS (DEVELOPMENTS)
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
      • AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES & COLLABORATIONS
        • Table AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES & COLLABORATIONS, 2010-2015
      • EXPANSION & INVESTMENT
        • Table EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS, 2010-2015
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2010-2015
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2010-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • GLOBAL SEED MARKET TREND
    • BAYER AG.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGIES
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MONSANTO
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • SYNGENTA AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • LAND O'LAKES, INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • KWS SAAT SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • SAKATA SEED CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • GROUPE LIMAGRAIN
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • ALLIS INDIA LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS
      • AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES & COLLABORATIONS
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
      • EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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