Seeds Industry - South America Industry Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)

Seeds Industry - South America Industry Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)

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Market Insights

The South American seed market is expected to reach USD XX billion by 2022 from USD XX Million in 2016, registering a CAGR of XX% during 2017 - 2022. Seed Industry forms the backbone of modern agriculture in South America. Traditionally, the industry was the major contributor for the sustainable food production but now a days with advancement of the technologies, the industry is contributing towards animal feed, bioenergy and biomaterials production.

Market Dynamics

The seed industry provide solution to the farmers against various environmental conditions like drought, salinity, disease stress and other factors affecting 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 include increase in area covered under genetically modified crops, rising demand of animal feed, increasing usage of biofuels and growing demand for grains, oil and vegetables. However, this market faces certain constraints like developing pest resistance in GM crops, rising public concerns over safety of GM products, ban on import of GM produce and decline in international vegetable and fruit seed trade.

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 resistant seeds and other seeds with stacked traits. By crop type, the industry is 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. Grains and oilseeds form the largest segment of the market, where maize has the largest seed market among grains and soybean has the largest among oilseeds. Apart from maize and soybean, seed market of sunflower, sorghum, wheat and rice is expected to grow at CAGR of XX% during the forecasted period in the region.

Globally, Brazil and Argentina are the 2nd and 3rd largest adopters of GM crops, respectively and are the key countries driving the growth of the seed industry in the South America. In 2014, the rate of adoption of soybean seed technology alone was estimated to be more than 90% in Brazil. It is expected that the adoption of soybean technology will increase in the coming years, as compared to maize and cotton technologies, which are expected to remain constant.

Key Industry Players

The structure of the seed industries of Brazil and Argentina is fairly similar to that of US. The industry seems concentrated and, Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta are the top three companies. However, there are still 50-60% of small groups representing the soybean market and more concentration is expected in the coming years. Other than the aforementioned companies, Groupe Limagrain, Land ‘O Lakes, KWS AG, Bayer Crop Science, Sakata, Takii, DLF-Trifolium and Dow AgroSciences are leading players of the sector.

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the South American 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 South American 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 identification of the regions that are still untapped.

1. Introduction

                1.1 Key Deliverables of the study

                1.2 Study Assumptions

                1.3 Market Definition

2. Research Approach & Methodology

                2.1 Introduction

                2.2 Research Designs

                2.3 Study Timelines

                2.4 Study Phases

                                2.4.1 Secondary Research

                                2.4.2 Discussion Guide

                                2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling

                                2.4.4 Expert Validation

3. Key Findings

4. Market Overview

                4.1 Introduction

                                4.1.1 Hybrid Seeds

                                4.1.2 GM Seeds

                                4.1.3 Impact of technology on seed industry

                4.2 Market Dynamics

                4.3 Drivers

                                4.3.1 Rising demand for animal feed

                                4.3.2 Increasing usage of biofuels

                                4.3.3 Rapid adoption of biotech crops

                                4.3.4 Growing demand for grains, oils and vegetables

                4.4 Restraints

                                4.4.1 Developing pest resistance in GM crops

                                4.4.2 Rising concerns over GM seeds

                                4.4.3 Ban on import of GM produce by agri produce importing nations

                                4.4.4 Decline in international fruits and vegetable seed trade

                                4.4.5 Years involved in development of new traits

                4.5 Opportunities

                                4.5.1 High returns on investments

                                4.5.2 Developing countries witnessing faster demand

                4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                4.6.5 Degree of Competition

5. Market Segmentation

                5.1 By Product Type

                                5.1.1 Non GM Seeds/ Hybrid Seeds

                                5.1.2 GM Seeds

                                       Herbicide Tolerant

                                       Insect Resistance

                                       Abiotic Stress Resistance

                                       Other Stacked Traits

                                5.1.3 Varietal Seeds

                5.2 By Crop Type

                                5.2.1 Grains and Cereals





                                5.2.2 Oil Seeds






                                5.2.3 Vegetable Seeds



                                       Root and Bulbs



                       Other Seeds

                5.2.4 By Geography

                                5.3 South America

                                                5.3.1 Brazil



       Competitive Landscape

                                5.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

                                5.4.1 Joint Ventures

                                5.4.2 New Product Launches

                                5.4.3 Most active companies in the past five years

                                5.4.4 Market Share Analysis

                5.4.5 Company Profiles

                                5.5 Monsanto

                                5.5.1 DuPont (Pioneer)

                                5.5.2 Syngenta

                                5.5.3 Vilmorin

                                5.5.4 Zimbabwe’s SeedCo

                                5.5.5 Zamseed (Zambia)

                                5.5.6 Tanseed (Tanzania)

                                5.5.7  Kenya Seed Company

                5.5.8 Appendix

                                5.6 Disclaimer

                                5.6.1 Sources

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