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The quinoa seeds market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period (2022-2027).
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the quinoa seeds market in three ways, i.e., by directly affecting production and demand in the domestic and international markets, by disrupting the supply chain and trade movements in terms of export-import, and by its financial impact on firms and markets operating in the segment. However, the quinoa seeds market is quickly reaching its pre-COVID levels. A good growth rate is anticipated over the forecast period, driven by the economic revival in most developing nations.
Quinoa seeds are gaining attention from health-conscious consumers worldwide due to their nutritional value, gluten-free nature, and potential as a functional food ingredient. The grain is very similar to rice and can be cooked and used in the same way. Currently, the seed is used as healthy food and a tasty alternative to rice. However, the limited production of quinoa subsequently limits the growth of the market.
Quinoa is particularly considered a healthy superfood, and increasing awareness regarding its nutritional properties and health benefits led to higher demand in Europe and North America.
South America is the leading producer of quinoa seeds, with Peru and Bolivia being the largest producers globally. It is consumed as a staple food in South America. Most of the quinoa production occurs in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia. Its consumption is expected to increase in Brazil as the number of vegan consumers in the region opting for non-animal product-based food has been increasing over the recent years. This factor is anticipated to drive the demand for healthier cereals comprised of brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc.
Scope of the Report
Quinoa is a type of cereal crop most widely used for its edible seed, which is gluten-free, high in protein, and a good source of fiber. The commodity has more than 3,000 varieties, but only a few have been commercialized so far. All the seeds have diverse characteristics, but their color, saponin level, and growth climate are the major properties considered during the trade of quinoa seeds. The quinoa seeds market is segmented by geography. The report includes production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), and price trend analysis of quinoa globally.
Key Market Trends
Increasing Health Awareness and Technological Advancements are Driving the Market
The demand for organic quinoa is rising in Europe and North America, with growing health and environmental awareness among consumers. Quinoa is considered a healthy food, and increasing awareness regarding its nutritional properties led to higher demand in Europe. Recent technological developments and research into seed varieties led to the development of varieties that can be cultivated in temperate climates. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has successfully mapped the genetic structure of quinoa, thus allowing genetic modification, which may prove crucial in increasing the crop productivity of quinoa. Hence, the change in the consumption patterns globally, followed by increased awareness about the seed, is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.
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South America Dominates the Market
South America is the largest producer and exporter of quinoa in the world. About 80-90% of quinoa imported into the European Union comes from Peru and Bolivia. The main consuming markets for South American quinoa include Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, with each consuming on an average between 2000 and 6000 metric ton of quinoa per year. The rising imports from the region are primarily attributed to consumer awareness about its health benefits and nutritious properties. To meet the demand from international markets, countries such as Peru and Bolivia have ramped up their production by using high-quality seeds. Thus, with the growing consumption of quinoa worldwide, the demand for quinoa seeds is anticipated to increase during the forecast period.
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Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Value Chain Analysis
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.1 North America
22.214.171.124 United States
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
5.1.4 South America
188.8.131.52 South Africa
6. MARKET OPPORTUNITITES AND FUTURE TRENDS
7. AN ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE MARKET
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the study period of this market?
The Quinoa Seeds Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.
What is the growth rate of Quinoa Seeds Market?
The Quinoa Seeds Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.4% over the next 5 years.