Commercial Seed Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Type (Genetically Modified Seeds/Biotechnology Seeds, Conventional Seeds), Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds), Application (Retail, Wholesale) and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Commercial Seed Market is accounted for $53.69 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $81.94 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. Commercial seeds are utilized to reduce soil erosion on cropland; improve the productivity of pasture and grazing lands; and protect, create and restore wetlands. They are extensively utilized as animal feed to enhance the volume and quality of crops and hay production, grazing, and cover cropping. Besides this, they find application as a raw material in the production of biodiesel fuels.
In financial year 2022, Bangladesh accounted for the highest volume of fruits and vegetable seeds exports from India at about four thousand metric tons. This was followed by the United Arab Emirates with an export volume of about two thousand metric tons during the same year.
Rising awareness among farmers for the use of hybrids and biotech crops
Increased alertness among farmers regarding the use of hybrids and biotech crops is projected to drive the commercial seed market across the world. Recent seed technologies with different advantageous traits such as high yield and enhanced quality, abiotic stress tolerance, animal feed, and insect resistance are projected to motivate the farmers to opt for them in place of farm-saved seeds for crop cultivation.
High cost associated with research and development along with safety and regulatory issues
High costs associated with research and development along with safety and regulatory issues will hamper the growth of the commercial seeds market in the forecast period. The commercial seeds industry is one of the most R&D-intensive industries. This is in stark contrast with the crop protection industry, where a majority of the leading companies have a similar percentage of the sale on R&D. Due to erratic climatic conditions and high demand for food from end consumers, the adoption of commercial seeds is higher among farmers.
Biotechnological advancements in seed technology and quality seed production
High-quality seed is essential for healthy crops and greater agricultural productivity. At the same time, advances in breeding technology require equivalent advances in seed technology. In order to ensure food security, it is crucial to develop seeds that are high yielding, and resistant to drought, heat, cold, and insects.
Commercialization of fake hybrid seeds
The phenomenon is largely driven by the fact that low-income farmers are not in a position to purchase seeds in large quantities. There has been an increase in illegal seed practices, including fake seeds, counterfeit seeds, fraudulent labelling, infringement of intellectual property, and regulatory offenses. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of incidents reported the counterfeit of labels and bags of seeds being sold in developing nations.
The genetically modified seeds/biotechnology seeds segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
Genetically modified seeds/biotechnology seeds are projected to hold the largest market share due to the growing area under the GM crops and acceptance of GM crop output by various regions is expected to further support the growth of the market. Increasing acceptance of GM crop produce and launch of seeds having various beneficial traits factors are projected to support the strong growth of the genetically modified crop seeds segment during the forecast period.
Maize (corn) segment is expected to be the highest market share during the forecast period
Maize (corn) is the sub segment of Cereals & Grains which was projected to share the highest market growth. Corn is also used for animal feed and its consumption rate is interlinked on account of rising meat production, especially from emerging markets. Moreover, the excessive usage of corn products for manufacturing starch and sweeteners also are the reasons to propel the segment market growth over the forecast period.
Region with largest share:
The Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest share in the market. Growing alertness levels among the crop producers about the benefits of improved seed usage (seed replacement ratio) and governing bodies’ promotional activities regarding the usage and supply of improved seeds are projected to drive the increasing demand for the commercial seed industry.
Region with highest CAGR:
The Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR due to the rising requirement of higher yield on the available arable land. The region is witnessing increased hybrid adoption and rising seed replacement rates in key crops such as rice, maize, and vegetables. Growth prospects remain high for hybrid rice in the region. China is one of the major rice producers globally.
Key players in the market:
Some of the key players profiled in the Commercial Seed Market include Bayer Crop Science AG, Dlf-Trifolium A/S, Groupe Limagrain, KWS Saat SE, Land O’lakes, Inc., Monsanto Company, Rallis India Limited, Sakata Seed Corporation, Syngenta AG, Takii, The Dow Chemical Company, Vilmorin, and Cie SA.
In February 2018, Syngenta acquired Nidera Seeds, a South American seeds manufacturer from COFCO International. This acquisition is expected to enhance Syngenta’s ability to be competitive in the industry and bring more value to its customers.
In December 2017, Dow successfully completed sale of a portion of its Dow AgroSciences corn hybrid seed business to CITIC agri fund. The agriculture division of Dow will retain Dow AgroSciences’ Brazilian corn germplasm bank and the remainder of its corn seed production sites and research centers, commercial and pipeline corn hybrids and other related assets.
In November 2017, Monsanto launched the chemical after users complain of rashes. The technology is effective and can be used safely when following label instructions.
In October 2017, Bayer signed agreement to sell selected crop science businesses to BASF. With this agreement, it is seizing the opportunity to purchase highly attractive assets in key row crops and markets. It looks forward to growing these innovative and profitable businesses and to welcoming the experienced and dedicated team in crop protection, seeds and traits.
• Genetically Modified Seeds/Biotechnology Seeds
• Conventional Seeds
Crop Types Covered:
• Cereals & Grains
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Non-Proprietary Seeds
• North America
Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
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