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Maize Seed Market Segmentation By Type (Conventional Seeds, GM seeds, Non-GM Seeds), By Variety (Open Pollinated Varieties and Hybrids), By Application (Food, Animal Feed, Industrial Applications, Others), and Region - Industry Analysis, Share, Growth and Forecast 2021-2026.

Pulished: August, 2021
ID: 11994
Pages: 175

Maize Seed Market Size, Growth (2021-2026):

The Maize Seed Market is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 5.5% between 2021 and 2026. The third most important crop after wheat and rice is Maize. The crop is mainly used as a forage crop. Maize is a versatile crop is cultivated in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. The maize seed market is expected to grow at a high rate mainly due to the increasing demand for high-quality seeds to feed the increasing population. United States, Brazil, and Argentina are the largest producers of Maize in the world, accounting for 46% of the global production.

The Maize Seed Market is fragmented owing to the lower market share of major market players. Local companies in national markets of different countries dominate, so the market is fragmented. Companies are investing more resources in R&D to strengthen their progress in the main markets.

The shift in global demand for cereals in favor of maize reflects rising incomes in many developing countries with consequent increases in meat consumption, which is boosting the demand for maize for poultry feed and pigs. The growing demand for animal feed is expected to accelerate in the future, due to increasing demand, economic growth, rising incomes, and increasing demand for livestock and consumer preferences. All of these factors have led to an increase in maize cultivation. New advances in genetic engineering specifically for maize have brought about the desired changes for better yield and quality. Technologically developed and genetically customized crops around the world have supported the growth of the seed market in recent years.

Impact of Covid-19 on the Maize Seed Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the production, distribution, and cost of seeds, which play an important role in the development of many agricultural sectors. Availability and cost of transport due to reduced number of commercial flights. Shortage of manpower for production, transport, and documentation processes and the shrinking market for plants and seeds had also created problems in the production of seeds for international trade. But production is expected to remain stable, following a reduction in government restrictions such as travel restrictions and trade bans. Businesses began to resume after taking all necessary preventive measures, such as regular temperature checks, the use of personal protective equipment, and limited staff. However, the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a reduction in the stock of hybrid seeds compared to open-pollinated varieties. This was mainly due to movement restrictions throughout the maize-planting season, and therefore access to maize seeds was a major problem faced by farmers, as most farmhouses were not open.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Type, By Variety, By Application

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

Syngenta, DuPont, Bayer, CropScience AG, Monsanto Company, Dow AgroSciences, BASSO, Longping High-tech, Limagrain, Shandong Seeds, Nuziveedu Seeds, DLF Trifolium, ShanDongDenghai Seeds, CP Seed, China National Seed, Hefei Fengbao Dekalb, Genetics Pacific Seeds, Jiangsu Dahua

Recent Developments:

  • In 2017, DuPont released 57 new Maize/corn hybrids for the 2017 planting season. These new hybrid seeds are expected to maximize productivity.
  • In 2021, Syngenta introduced 10 new NK-maize/corn hybrids for the 2021 planting season.  These seeds allegedly contain Elite corn genetics to help meet agronomic needs.
  • In 2015, Advanta Seeds added new Phoenix-maize/corn hybrids. These seeds are expected to provide farmers with best-in-class water optimization, insect control, and herbicide tolerance.

Drivers and Restraints:

 Market Drivers:

The increasing demand for high-quality seeds, to feed the expanding population is driving growth in the global maize seed market. The development of hybrid maize varieties with excellent characteristics is also expected to boost the future demand of the global maize seed market. The yield and quality of maize have improved significantly by genetic engineering, which is a crucial driver of this Maize seed market. The increasing demand for maize as animal feed for poultry and swine is expected to drive growth in the market.

Market Restraints:

The increasing prices for maize have adversely affected the maize seed market. biotic and abiotic stresses due to pests are severely constraining production in developing countries and the availability of other better alternatives in the market to maize for animal feed is expected to hinder growth in the global maize seed market. Falling commodity prices impacted the growth of value in the seed market, especially for maize seeds.

Market Segmentation:

Maize Seed Market - By Type:

  • Conventional Seeds

  • GM seeds
  • Non-GM Seeds

The GM seeds segment is expected to have high growth as companies are understanding its importance and Multinational companies are investing considerable amounts of money and time, for the development of GM maize with multiple pest tolerance.​

Maize Seed Market - By Variety:

  • Open Pollinated
  • Hybrid

The hybrid segment is expected to experience strong growth mainly due to the high demand for hybrid seeds in the global maize seed market due to the development of hybrid maize seed varieties with excellent characteristics. In addition, hybrid maize generates high yields, higher value, and lower production costs. The plants are bigger, stronger, and more vigorous. This hybrid vigor, or heterosis, occurs when two genetically unrelated inbred parents are crossed to create a hybrid.

Maize Seed Market - By Application:

  • Food
  • Animal Feed
  • Biofuel
  • Ethanol
  • Others

The animal feed segment is the largest and the demand for maize as feed for poultry and swine is increasing. The growing demand for animal feed is expected to accelerate in the future, due to increasing demand, economic growth, rising incomes, and increasing demand for livestock and consumer preferences. The ethanol and biofuels segments are also expected to provide the maximum market potential to the maize seed market due to the increasing demand for more environmentally friendly and cost-effective fuel alternatives, in particular in the developing countries of Russia, China, India., Indonesia, and the others

Regional analysis:

  • Asia-pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

North America is the largest region accounting for over 40%of the global harvest followed by Latin America. Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer market for Maize seeds. The European market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 7.6% during the forecast period. The Middle East & African markets are expected to grow at an annual rate of 8% this is mainly due to the increasing demand for animal feed.

Key players:

Syngenta, DuPont, Bayer, CropScience AG, Monsanto Company, Dow AgroSciences, BASSO, Longping High-tech, Limagrain, Shandong Seeds, Nuziveedu Seeds, DLF Trifolium, ShanDongDenghai Seeds, CP Seed, China National Seed, Hefei Fengbao Dekalb, Genetics Pacific Seeds, Jiangsu Dahua

1. Introduction                        

            1.1 Market Definition             

            1.2 Scope of the report                      

            1.3 Study Assumptions                      

            1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                      

2. Research Methodology                             

            2.1 Analysis Design               

            2.2 Research Phases            

                        2.2.1 Secondary Research    

                        2.2.2 Primary Research        

                        2.2.3 Data Modelling  

                        2.2.4 Expert Validation           

            2.3 Study Timeline                 

3. Report Overview                           

            3.1 Executive Summary                    

            3.2 Key Inferencees              

4. Market Dynamics                          

            4.1 Impact Analysis               

                        4.1.1 Drivers  

                        4.1.2 Restaints           

                        4.1.3 Opportunities     

            4.2 Regulatory Environment              

            4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends               

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                  

            5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                      

                        5.1.1 Market share analysis   

                        5.1.2 Products/Service          

                        5.1.3 Regional Presence       

            5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape            

            5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations              

6. Market Segmentation                                

            6.1 Maize Seed Market, By Type                  

                        6.1.1 Conventional Seeds      

                        6.1.2 GM seeds         

                        6.1.3 Non-GM Seeds 

                        6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                        6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis    

                        6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index     

            6.2 Maize Seed Market, By Application                    

                        6.2.1 Food      

                        6.2.2 Animal Feed      

                        6.2.3 Industrial Applications   

                        6.2.4 Others   

                        6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                        6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis    

                        6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index     

            6.3 Maize Seed Market, By Variety              

                        6.3.1 Open Pollinated Varieties         

                        6.3.2 Hybrids  

                        6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)      

                        6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis    

                        6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index     

7. Geographical Landscape                           

            7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region  

            7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021 - 2026)             

                        7.2.1 By Country        



                        7.2.2 By Type

                        7.2.3 By Application   

                        7.2.4 By Variety         

            7.3 Europe                 

                        7.3.1 By Country        






                           Rest of Europe

                        7.3.2 By Type

                        7.3.3 By Application   

                        7.3.4 By Variety         

            7.4 Asia Pacific                      

                        7.4.1 By Country        




                           South Korea

                           South East Asia

                           Australia & NZ

                           Rest of Asia-Pacific

                        7.4.2 By Type

                        7.4.3 By Application   

                        7.4.4 By Variety         

            7.5 Latin America                   

                        7.5.1 By Country        




                           Rest of Latin America

                        7.5.2 By Type

                        7.5.3 By Application   

                        7.5.4 By Variety         

            7.6 Middle East and Africa                

                        7.6.1 By Country        

                           Middle East


                        7.6.2 By Type

                        7.6.3 By Application   

                        7.6.4 By Variety         

8. Key Player Analysis                                   

            8.1 Syngenta              

                        8.1.1 Business Description    

                        8.1.2 Products/Service          

                        8.1.3 Financials          

                        8.1.4 SWOT Analysis

                        8.1.5 Recent Developments  

                        8.1.6 Analyst Overview         

            8.2 DuPont                 

            8.3 Bayer CropScience AG               

            8.4 Monsanto Company                    

            8.5 Dow AgroSciences                      

            8.6 BASSO                

            8.7 Longping High-tech                      

            8.8 Limagrain             

            8.9 Shandong Seeds             

            8.10 Nuziveedu Seeds                       

            8.11 DLF Trifoliu                    

            8.12 ShanDongDenghai Seeds                     

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                 

10. Appendix                          

            List of Tables              

            List of Figures            

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of technology, component, and type along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Maize Seed Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Maize Seed Market By Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Conventional Seeds Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global GM seeds Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Non-GM Seeds Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Maize Seed Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Food Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Animal Feed Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Industrial Applications Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Others Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Maize Seed Market By Variety , From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Open Pollinated Varieties Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Hybrids Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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