China Seed Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

China seed treatment market is segmented by origin into chemical and non-chemical. By application technique into seed coating, seed pelleting, seed dressing, and other. By crop type into grains and cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fruits and Vegetables and other crops.

China Seed Treatment Industry Overview

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 9 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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China Seed Treatment Market Analysis

China's seed treatment market is estimated to register a CAGR a 9% for the forecast period (2020-2025). In China, growth in the seed treatment industry is largely fuelled by the need for increasing farm productivity and rising concerns over its quality and safety due to the harmful effects of chemicals on the environment. Rise in seed costs, crop rotations getting shorter and greater use of multi-component products to show positive growth for the seed treatment market. The farmers adopting organic techniques and the fastest growth rate for biological agents that have a lower environmental impact are driving the market.

China's seed industry is highly fragmented and mostly dependent on public institutions for research and development. Inconsistent seed quality and minimal farmer servicing by seed companies have limited yield growth. Rising food demand and limited arable land in China have made this a pressing issue.

China Seed Treatment Industry Segments

Environmental concerns regarding the use of chemical seed treatment agents have been gaining ground, in recent times. Due to this, the market for biological seed treatment agents, that are free of toxic chemicals and provide treatment options on par with or even better than chemical agents, has been in high demand, over the past few years.

China's seed treatment market is segmented by origin into chemical and non-chemical. By application technique into seed coating, seed pelleting, seed dressing, and other. By crop type into grains and cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, and other crops.

Chemical Origin
Application Technique
Seed Coating
Seed Pelleting
Seed Dressing
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Fruits & Vegeatbles
Other Crops

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China Seed Treatment Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the China Seed Treatment Market according to our research experts:

Rising Cost of High Quality Seeds

The high costs associated with hybrids and genetically modified seeds are a major factor that is driving the growth of the seed treatment market in China. With higher regulatory issues relating to fumigation and foliar application of pesticides, seed treatment is being increasingly considered by farmers as a mode to protect high investments made on good quality seeds. Owing to the increasing demand for high-quality seeds with desirable agronomic traits, the cost of seeds is increasing. Seed treatment provides better crop establishment, in terms of healthy germination and protection against seed-borne and soil-borne diseases at a relatively low cost than other crop protection measures.

China Seed Treatment Market

Innovative combination of products

With the growth in R&D associated with seed treatments, there have been various positive product evolutions that can enter the market in the next five years. Manufacturers of seed treatment products have come up with innovative combinations of these products, which could be extremely beneficial for crop yields, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Combinations of chemical-biological components can be marketed and distributed to farmers which can be customized depending on the crop grown and the soil conditions. Leading manufacturers such as Bayer and Syngenta have been developing biological seed treatment products based on crop growing conditions at the regional level.

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China Seed Treatment Market Competitor Analysis

The seed treatment market is highly consolidated. Several big players, like UPL limited, Bayer CropScience, Incotec China, AG, BASF SE, Adama, and few others, occupy a major portion of the market studied, having a diverse and increasing product portfolio.

Companies are focusing majorly on new product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, which help in increasing their market shares. The development of bio-based seed treatment products has massive potential for expansion during the forecast period, with advantages, like environmental sustainability and more flexibility in regulations for the development and launch of new products.

China Seed Treatment Market Top Players

  1. UPL Limited

  2. Bayer CropScience AG

  3. Sumitomo Chemicals

  4. BASF SE

  5. Incotec China

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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China Seed Treatment Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Chemical Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Chemical

      2. 5.1.2 Non-chemical

    2. 5.2 Application Technique

      1. 5.2.1 Seed Coating

      2. 5.2.2 Seed Pelleting

      3. 5.2.3 Seed Dressing

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 Crop Type

      1. 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Pulses

      3. 5.3.3 Fruits & Vegeatbles

      4. 5.3.4 Oilseeds

      5. 5.3.5 Other Crops


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Adama Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Bayer CropScience AG

      4. 6.3.4 Incotec China

      5. 6.3.5 Syngenta

      6. 6.3.6 FMC Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Sumitomo Chemicals

      8. 6.3.8 Novozymes A/S

      9. 6.3.9 Shandong Weifang Rainbow Chemical Co., Ltd.

      10. 6.3.10 Hailir Pesticides and Chemicals Group Co. Ltd


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China Seed Treatment Market Research FAQs

The China Seed Treatment Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The China Seed Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 9% over the next 5 years.

UPL Limited, Bayer CropScience AG, Sumitomo Chemicals, BASF SE, Incotec China are the major companies operating in China Seed Treatment Market.

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In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the China Seed Treatment sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The China Seed Treatment research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the China Seed Treatment report PDF.

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