Seed Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Seed Treatment Market is segmented By Chemical Origin (Synthetic and Bio-Based); By Product Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, and Other Product Types); By Application (Commercial and Retail); By Application Technique (Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Other Application Techniques); By Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types); and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Seed Treatment Market - Summary
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:



7.8 %

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Market Overview

The seed treatment market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The seed treatment market is driven by increasing awareness among the farming community, increasing demand for food grains, and economic growth among top economies are some of the factors driving the market.
  • Various regulations and government agencies are encouraging the use of seed treatments as they offer effective seed protection from pathogens, insects, and other pests, in addition to contributing to the healthy and uniform stand establishment of a variety of crops produced.
  • Innovation in seed treatment technology is important to combat the problem of climate change, develop resistance toward certain agrochemicals, and stay ahead of competitors. Hence, more seed companies are focusing on forging new collaborations and on the introduction of new products, in order to take advantage of innovations in both biology and chemistry of new seed treatment technologies.
  • As an impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the logistics system across the globe was disrupted which led to reduced import and export activities in the major seed processing markets such as China, the U.S, India, and Germany. This has created a huge supply and demand gap in the market and has affected the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The global seed treatment market is segmented by chemical origin into synthetic and bio-based. By product type the market is segmented into insecticides, fungicides, and other product types). By application the market is segmented into commercial and retail. Based on application technique the market is segmented into seed coating, seed pelleting, seed dressing, and other application techniques. By crop type the amrket is segmented into grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, commercial crops, fruits and vegetables, and other crop types. further the market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa.

Chemical Origin
Product Type
Other Product Types
Application Technique
Seed Coating
Seed Pelleting
Seed Dressing
Other Application Techniques
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Crop Types
North America
United States
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Seed Treatment As Low-Cost Crop Protection Solution

The growth in the seed treatment industry is largely fuelled by the increasing sizes of farms and increasing concerns over its quality and safety, due to harmful effects of chemicals to the environment. Seed treatment is one of the most popular chemical crop protection methods available. It helps in healthy germination and protection against seed-borne and soil-borne diseases at a lower cost than spraying, ensuring the saleability of the harvest. Thus, some of the major drivers of the seed treatment industry are the increase in the costs of seeds, crop rotations getting shorter, and greater use of multi-component products. The organic techniques, which have a lower impact on the environment, are encouraging the adoption of seed treatment practices to enhance the productivity. Thus, based on the aforementioned factors, the high cost and time involved in bringing genetically-modified crops, compared to the seed treatment products, are the factors making seed treatment one of the viable options for driving the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Europe Dominates the Seed Treatment Market

Europe witnessed the highest share in the seed treatment market and Spain has the largest market for seed treatment, followed by France, Germany, and Russia. Increasing demand for the organic farming market in Europe is increasing the demand for the non-chemical seed treatment products. The demand for treated seeds is high in Germany, as cereal crops, like maize, barley, and fruits and vegetables, like grapes and sugar beet, are cultivated on a large scale in the country. Ban of GMO seeds, demand for higher yield, and the government’s discouragement in the use of chemical products in the region, are encouraging the use of biological seed treatment products. The ban on neo-nicotinoidbasedproducts is expected to restrain the growth of the seed treatment market in few European countries, and hence, companies are developingalternative products to cater to the demand in the region.

Seed Treatment Market - Market Size by Region (2019)

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Competitive Landscape

The seed treatment market is consolidated with several big players, like Syngenta International AG, Bayer CropScience AG, and few others, occupy a major portion of the market studied. Major players in the market offers 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 a massive potential for expansion during the forecast period, with advantages, like environmental sustainability and lesser regulations for development, and launch of new products.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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 Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      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 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Biological

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Insecticides

      2. 5.2.2 Fungicides

      3. 5.2.3 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Commercial

      2. 5.3.2 Retail

    4. 5.4 Application Technique

      1. 5.4.1 Seed Coating

      2. 5.4.2 Seed Pelleting

      3. 5.4.3 Seed Dressing

      4. 5.4.4 Other Application Techniques

    5. 5.5 Crop Type

      1. 5.5.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.5.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.5.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.5.4 Other Crop Types

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.6.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.6.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.6.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.6.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 ChemChina Corporation (Syngenta, Adama)

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer CropScience AG

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience

      5. 6.3.5 Germains Seed Technology

      6. 6.3.6 UPL Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Croda International plc

      8. 6.3.8 Valent Biosciences Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Advanced Biological Marketing Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Seed Treatment Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Seed Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

  • Syngenta International AG
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • UPL Limited
  • Corteva AgriScience

Are the major companies operating in Seed Treatment Market.

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