Seeds Industry - Asia Pacific Market Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

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Market Insights

The Asia-Pacific seed market was valued at USD XX billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% during 2017-2022. The market has grown remarkably during the past decade due to the adoption of GM technology. It is the second largest and one of the fastest growing seeds market, globally. Asian countries are increasingly positioning themselves towards GM crops and this is acting as a potential acceleration for the technology in the region. Traditionally, the seed industry was the major contributor to the sustainable food production. However, nowadays with the advancement of technology, the industry is contributing towards animal feed, bioenergy and biomaterials production.

Market Dynamics

The seed industry provides sustainable solutions to the farmers against various environmental conditions like drought, salinity, disease stress and other factors which affect the yield and production of various crops. In the coming years, the seed companies will continue to invest in techniques like genetic engineering, marker assisted breeding along with traditional breeding for improvement of existing traits and development of novel traits.

The major factors driving the industry includes growing demand of grains, oil and vegetable; increasing usage of biofuels, rising demand of animal feed, rapid adoption of biotech crops among others. However, this market faces certain constraints like long GM approval timelines and regulations, rising public concerns over safety of GM products, years involved in development of new traits in seeds, decline in international vegetable and fruit seed trade and consolidation of seed market.

Market Segmentation

In this report, the market has been broadly segmented into non-GM/hybrid seeds, GM seeds and varietal seeds. GM seeds are further divided by trait type into herbicide tolerant seeds, insect resistant seeds, abiotic stress resistance seeds and other seeds with stacked traits. By crop type, the industry is again segmented into grains and cereals (maize, rice, wheat, and sorghum), oil seeds (soybean, sunflower, cotton, canola and rapeseed), vegetables (solanaceae, cucurbit, root and bulbs, brassica and others) and other seeds. Hybrid rice seeds is the largest seed market in Asia Pacific, as the region accounts for the 80% of the global rice production. Other than rice, vegetable seeds and cotton seed markets are most dominating among others.

During the previous decade Chinese and Indian seed industry had witnessed a steady growth. Currently, China is the largest seed market in the region accounting for XX% of the market share followed by India and Japan. Indian seed market has tremendous scopes of growth in the region due to unsaturated market structure and large arable area.

The industry is not consolidated yet and several small and medium scale companies are working in the area. Region is adopting the new technologies, however hybrid seeds are the dominating the seed business. The major seed companies in the region includes Monsanto, DuPont (Pioneer), Syngenta, Groupe Limagrain, Land ‘O Lakes, KWS AG, Bayer Crop Science, Sakata, Takii, DLF-Trifolium, Advanta and Bioseed.

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the Asia Pacific seed industry, with region specific assessments and competition analysis.
  • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Asia Pacific seed industry.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
  • A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
  • Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.

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