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

The Europe Vegetable Seed Market is segmented by Vegetable Type into Tomato, Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Peas, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Lettuce, and Other Vegetable Types; by Geography into Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Spain, Romania, France, Netherlands and Rest of Europe

Market Snapshot

Europe Vegetable Seed Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 6.2 %

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Market Overview

The market for vegetable seeds in Europe is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period (2020-2025). With an increase in consciousness about healthy diets among the population in the region, the demand for vegetables is growing at a fast pace. The region has nine different agroclimatic zones, which present an opportunity for growing a wide variety of vegetables. As many as 12 vegetables account for almost 80% of the area under vegetables in the region. Rapid advancements in breeding technologies are also driving the market, with specific breeding initiatives focused on improvements in quality and shelf life, resistance to diseases and yield improvements being the norm across companies and institutions. Moreover, rapid expansion of protected cultivation is expected to play a major role in the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The report focuses on the seeds that are used for commercial production of vegetables. The report considers all commercially cultivated vegetables in Europe. However, the value of vegetable seeds planted with the sole purpose of seed production is eliminated from the estimation, to avoid double count errors. The report defines the European vegetable seed market as the set of buyers who procure seeds from an organized seed market, for the commercial production of vegetables. The buyers include - farmers and institutional buyers operating in vegetable and/or vegetable-based production. The farmers who cultivate vegetable crops using saved seeds, or seeds produced from the previous production, are not a part of the market.

Vegetable Type
Sweet Pepper
Chinese Cabbage
Hot Pepper
Sweet Corn
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Need for New Varieties and Demand from Fresh Market Driving the Tomato Seed Market

Tomato is the most widely grown vegetable in Europe with the crop being cultivated over 448176 hectares in the year 2018. Italy is the largest market in Europe for tomato seeds with a share of over 25% in the regional tomato market. The interest toward improved plum varieties of tomatoes with better flesh qualities is growing in the region. These varieties are used in food processing industries for canning. Major players in the region are investing in R&D, in order to produce tomato varieties with better tastes, exotic shapes, and colors.

Europe Vegetable Seed Market: Revenue in USD million, Tomato, Europe, 2016-2025

Russia - The Largest Market for Vegetable Seeds in Europe

Vegetables were grown on over 559904 hectares in Russia in the year 2018. The country has the most extensive area under vegetable crops. Tomatoes are the most widely grown vegetables in Russia, closely followed by cabbages. Russian farmers are increasingly adopting protected cultivation of vegetables. The production of vegetables through protected cultivation is projected to reach more than 2 million metric tons over the forecast period. Government support in the form of subsidies is also increasing for vegetables. In 2019, the Russian government is set to spend RUB 240 million (USD 3.78 million) in subsidies for vegetable cultivation.

Europe Vegetable Seed Market: Market Share (%), 2019

Competitive Landscape

The top vegetable seed companies occupy a major chunk of the vegetable seed market in Europe. They constantly introduce new varieties and hybrids into the market. Other than following strategies, such as agreements, mergers, and acquisitions, the companies are also focusing on expansion, which was quite evident with Sakata Seed Corporation opening its research center in Uchaud (Gard, France); focusing on areas, such as vegetable breeding and vegetable pathology, among others. The crops being considered for research are charentais melons, tomatoes, and peppers.

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 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Vegetable Type

      1. 5.1.1 Tomato

      2. 5.1.2 Cabbage

      3. 5.1.3 Sweet Pepper

      4. 5.1.4 Lettuce

      5. 5.1.5 Watermelon

      6. 5.1.6 Onion

      7. 5.1.7 Melon

      8. 5.1.8 Chinese Cabbage

      9. 5.1.9 Hot Pepper

      10. 5.1.10 Carrot

      11. 5.1.11 Sweet Corn

      12. 5.1.12 Eggplant

      13. 5.1.13 Okra

      14. 5.1.14 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Russia

      2. 5.2.2 Italy

      3. 5.2.3 Ukraine

      4. 5.2.4 Spain

      5. 5.2.5 Romania

      6. 5.2.6 Netherlands

      7. 5.2.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bayer CropScience

      2. 6.3.2 Syngenta International AG

      3. 6.3.3 Takii Europe

      4. 6.3.4 Enza Zaden

      5. 6.3.5 Pop Vriend Seeds

      6. 6.3.6 Corteva Agriscience

      7. 6.3.7 Bayer CropScience (Nunhems)

      8. 6.3.8 Groupe Limagrain

      9. 6.3.9 Sakata Seeds


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Vegetable Seed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Vegetable Seed Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.2% over the next 5 years.

Syngenta International AG, Takii Europe, ermaZaden, Pop Vriend Seeds, Sakata Seeds are the major companies operating in Europe Vegetable Seed Market.

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