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Seed Market Research Report - Segmentation By Type (Conventional Seed, GM Seed), Crop (Field Crops and Fruit & Vegetable Crops), Availability (Commercial Seeds and Saved Seeds), Seed Treatment (Treated and Untreated), Seed Trait (Insecticide Resistant, Herbicide Tolerant, Other Stacked Traits), Region - Industry Forecast 2022 - 2027

Published: March, 2023
ID: 475
Pages: 175
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Seed Market Size (2022 – 2027)

The Seed Market was worth US$ 7.17 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach the valuation of US$ 11.25 billion by 2027 and is predicted to register a CAGR of 6.78% from 2022-to 2027.

Seeds are embryonic plants with a protective coating that act as a unit of reproduction for the parent plant. They are a vital part of the agricultural process and nourish a range of animal species. As a result of technological improvements and the subsequent introduction of enhanced seed varieties, seed's relevance in the agriculture industry has expanded significantly in recent decades.

The increased adoption of biotech crops will emerge as a central element driving the seed business forward. Increased seed replacement rates, increased use of oil seed by animal feed makers, and rising demand from the biofuel industry will all influence the seed market's growth pace.

Other variables, such as a significant shift in farming practices and a significant increase in the demand for protein meals, will help to moderate market growth.

Furthermore, the rise in demand for healthy and organic processed foods, as well as the introduction of latest technologies that have the potential to outperform existing ones, will provide attractive and remunerative growth possibilities for the seed industry.

However, the commercialization of false hybrid seeds and counterfeit products, as well as the high cost of sources due to substantial R&D expenses on quality seed innovation, would pose significant challenges to the market's growth. Variability in oil seed prices, the influence of climate change on crop production, and low yields in under-irrigated areas will all contribute to the seed market's slow growth.


Modernization of agriculture, the need to boost food supply, and the increased use of biofuels and animal feed are all driving the global seed sector forward. Diversification of diets, advancements in seed technology such as seed coating and seed pelleting, increased use of wasteland for agricultural services, and a more accommodating regulatory environment are all expected to contribute to market expansion.


Due to factors such as an increasing global population and shortage of resources like land and water, the seed market has experienced sustained expansion. The agricultural sector's high investment in research and development has resulted in new product innovation, which has boosted the seed market's growth. Another factor driving up demand for seeds is the modernization of agriculture and the increasing use of wasteland for cultivation. Seed technological advancements have accelerated the industry's expansion, and the advent of genetically modified crops has boosted the seed business even more.

Another factor contributing to the growth of the seed market is the demand for diet-based Nutritional Food to Support the Market. Furthermore, in many underdeveloped nations, the nutritional richness of vegetables enables a low-cost therapy for nutritional insufficiency. As a result, the industry's expansion is supported by the expanding demand for vegetables.


However, over the projection period, the usage of genetically modified crops will be prohibited in certain countries, limiting the growth of the seeds market. 

Climate change is a crucial threat to global agriculture output. Crop productivity is severely impacted by climatic changes, and crops are more sensitive to diseases and pests. This, in turn, has an impact on crop health and leads to changes in farming practices. Furthermore, decades of research have demonstrated the seasonal effects of temperature, rainfall, and humidity on disease formation and proliferation of seed material, resulting in significant crop loss. As a result, changes in temperature and the amount of moisture in the atmosphere have an impact on vegetable output.




Market Size Available

2022 – 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

Type, Crop, Availability, Seed Treatment, Seed Trait

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Ajeet Seeds Private Limited, Ankur Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co. Ltd., China National Seed Group Corp., Emerald Seed, Inc., Gansu Dunhuang Seed Co., Ltd., Henan Goldoctor Seeds Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Dahua Seed Group Co., Ltd.Kaveri Seed Company.


Market Segmentation:

Seed Market - By Type:

  • GM Seed 
  • Conventional Seed

The Conventional type is predicted to have the upper hand, followed by genetically modified seeds during the projected period.

Seed Market - By Crop:

  • Field Crops
  • Fruit & Vegetable Crops

Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, sunflower, millet and sorghum are among the field crops. Fruits and vegetable crops are further divided into the tomato, okra, chilli, melon, cauliflower, gourds, cabbage, and others (eggplant, pumpkin, radish, and carrot). Field crops are likely to increase at the fastest rate during the forecast period.

Seed Market - By Availability:

  • Commercial Seeds 
  • Saved Seeds

Retail sources are predicted to dominate the market throughout the forecast period, followed by preserved seeds.

Seed Market - By Seed Treatment:

  • Treated 
  • Untreated

It is divided into two categories based on seed treatment: treated and untreated. The seeds market is currently dominated by treated variations.

Seed Market - By Seed Trait:

  • Herbicide Tolerant
  • Insecticide Resistant
  • Other Stacked Traits

Herbicide-tolerant, insecticide resistant, and other stacked features are the different types of seed traits. Among all of them, herbicide-tolerant plants have a clear lead in the market.

Seed Market – By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Due to the presence of two major agricultural countries, India and China, Asia-Pacific is experiencing significant expansion in the global seed industry. In the worldwide seed market, Asia-Pacific is also the fastest-growing geographical category. In essential commodities, including rice, maize, and vegetables, the region is seeing growing hybrid adoption and rising seed replacement rates. Mixed rice's prospects in the area remain bright. China is a prominent rice grower in the world. It began exporting rice seeds to other countries in recent years. For example, it delivered 500 metric tonnes of hybrid rice seeds to Pakistan from a seed company in east China's Jiangsu region in 2020 to enhance Pakistan's grain productivity.

Because of the increased demand for agricultural products in this region, North America is predicted to dominate the seed market and will continue to do so during the forecast period.

Due to rapid improvements in breeding technologies that result in the manufacture of high-quality vegetable planting seeds, the European market will witness significant demand. During the forecast period of 2022-2027, the European market is expected to increase at a rate of 6.85 percent. Furthermore, the region is a major producer of fruits and vegetables, with the rising international vegetable trade driving expansion. These factors are expected to drive the industry in this region even further.

Due to the increasing importance of vegetables in people's daily diets, Brazil dominates the South American vegetable seed industry. Furthermore, Brazil, Peru, and Chile are the region's top seed exporters, generating significant cash from their sales.

Key Players

  • Ajeet Seeds Private Limited
  • Ankur Seeds Pvt. Ltd.
  • Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co. Ltd.
  • China National Seed Group Corp.
  • Emerald Seed, Inc.
  • Gansu Dunhuang Seed Co., Ltd.
  • Henan Goldoctor Seeds Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Dahua Seed Group Co., Ltd.
  • Kaveri Seed Company

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