Europe Seed Sector Analysis - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Europe Seeds Market is segmented by crop type into grains & cereals, pulse, vegetables and oil seeds. By types of seeds into hybrid or nonhybrid seeds. By geography, the market is segmented into France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Rest of Europe.

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 9.6 %

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Market Overview

The Europe seed market is expected to reach a CAGR of 9.6% for the forecast period(2020-2025). Seed is one of the most basic and important agricultural inputs and it forms the third largest inputs market after agrochemicals and farm machinery, globally. Traditionally, the seed industry was the major contributor for the sustainable food production. However, nowadays with the advancement of technology, the industry is also contributing towards animal feed, bioenergy and biomaterials production. In Europe, GM crop cultivation is limited as compared to the rest of the world, due to which, the seed market structure has remained conventional. This industry is also unique, as compared to North America and Asia-Pacific, in terms of industry concentration.

Scope of the report

Europe Seeds Market is segmented by crop type into grains & cereals, pulse, vegetables and oil seeds. By types of seeds into hybrid or non hybrid seeds. By geography market is segmented into France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Rest of Europe. The reports gives insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market along with market shares, growth and trends for the forecasted period.

Product Type
Conventional Seed
Hybrid Seed
GM Seeds
Crop Type
Grain and cereal
Oil Seeds
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand For Grains, Oil And Vegetables

As a result of population expansion and steady land degradation rate, the per capita land is expected to decrease, in the future. The decreasing per capita availability of arable land is major concern for the global agricultural production. In order to meet the food consumptin of the growing population with the decreasing arable land, use of HYV's is the only way out. Thus, it is considered to be a driver for the seed industry. 

The increasing contract farming practices converges a large set of farmers to one point, for seed selection. This maintains a uniformity in the produce, thus helping the seller to obtain sustainable demand and augmenting the bulk sale of seeds.

Area Under Rice cultivation in Million Hectares, South Asia, 2016 - 2018

Rising Demand for Bio fuels

Government bodies promoting the use of biofuels to curb growing climate change concerns. Additionally, there will be investments in projects that aid in the production of sustainable biofuel feedstock, which, in turn, will fuel the growth of the seeds market in Europe. Increasing environmental issues necessitate the use of biodiesel to reduce carbon footprint and control environmental pollution will help in the evolution of the market.

Area Under Rice Cultivation in Million Hectares, India, 2016-2018

Competitive Landscape

The European seeds market is consolidated with few companies dominating the market. Major players dominating the market includes Monsanto Company, Syngenta, Limagrain (Vilmorin), KWS (Germany) and DLF-Trifolium (Denmark). The companies in this market follow different strategies to gain the market share. Some of the strategies adopted are mergers and acquisitions to increase their market shares. Investment in the research and development of new traits that include crop protection products, biologicals, and various seed treatment methodologies.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 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 Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Conventional Seed

      2. 5.1.2 Hybrid Seed

      3. 5.1.3 GM Seeds

    2. 5.2 Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Grain and cereal

      2. 5.2.2 Pulse

      3. 5.2.3 Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Oil Seeds

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 France

      2. 5.3.2 Italy

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 United Kingdom

      5. 5.3.5 Spain

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bayer AG

      2. 6.3.2 Syngenta Crop Protection AG

      3. 6.3.3 Limagrain GmbH

      4. 6.3.4 DLF

      5. 6.3.5 KWS SAAT SE & Co.

      6. 6.3.6 DuPont Pioneer

      7. 6.3.7 Sakata EMEA

      8. 6.3.8 Land O Lakes, Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 Takii Europe B.V.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Seeds Industry market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Seeds Industry is growing at a CAGR of 9.6% over the next 5 years.

Monsanto Company, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, KWS SAAT SE & Co., Limagrain GmbH are the major companies operating in Europe Seeds Industry.

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