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

The Global Wheat Seeds Market is Segmented by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.6 %

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Market Overview

The global wheat seeds market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period (2020-2025). In 2019, Asia-Pacific was the largest geographical segment of the market studied and accounted for a share of around 35.9% of the overall market.

  • The global wheat consumption has increased over the past ten years from 2008. According to USDA the wheat consumption by humans has increased by 90 million metric tons and wheat usage for domestic feeds has increased by 16 million metric tons.
  • According to FAO and AIMS, per capita consumption of wheat in 2018 was 66.8 kilograms per year. EU, China, India, Russia, and the United States are the major wheat -producing countries.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the report includes certified wheat seed sold by companies as well as through the public channel. For the purpose of assessing the competitive landscape, the market share of companies active in the market has been considered. The Global Wheat Seed Market is segmented by geography to include the key trends in major markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa.

North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of South Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Biofuels and Animal Feed

Biofuels are the most widely used liquid fuels across the world. Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has the potential to generate several benefits. In contrast to fossil fuels, which are exhaustible resources, biofuels are produced from renewable feedstocks. Additionally, much of the increase in cereals demand, such as wheat, will be for animal feed to support the growing consumption of livestock products. Both the factors may drive the market for wheat seeds over the forecast period. In countries, like Canada, high-yielding wheat-based bioenergy crops are developed, in order to reduce the dependence on petroleum for transportation and reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions. Although wheat represents a larger part of the production of biofuels in the EU and Canada, only 1.6% of the total wheat harvest in Europe and 2.9% of the total wheat harvest in Canada were used for bioethanol production.



Asia-Pacific is fastest growing market

According to the United States Agriculture Department (USDA), China is the major consumer of wheat where the consumption accounted for 128 million metric ton in 2019, compared to 125 million metric ton in 2018.The increase in the consumption of wheat in the form of noodles, steam buns, and breads is the factor driving the growth of the wheat market. This, in turn, is anticipated to augment the growth of the wheat seed market during the forecast period. The Indian  wheat seed market witnessed a major structural growth with major progressive policies by the government.  The wheat seed multiplication and distribution landscape is a mix of large seed corporations, cooperatives, and large and small private seed companies. As of 2018, about 34-37% of the wheat seed market was dominated by the private sector and more than half of the market was dominated by the public-private sector. The different initiatives taken by the major wheat growing  countries in Asia-Pacific is further enhancing the wheat seed market. 


Competitive Landscape

The global wheat seed market is moderately consolidated, with major players holding 68.2% of the market share and other companies hold 31.8% of the market share. Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta International AG, Groupe Limagrain, and KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA are some of the major players in the market. Bayer AG is the market leader, in terms of market share with a 19.9% share of the market. Such a significant share in the market studied is due to its global presence, large product portfolio of wheat seeds, and marketing efforts to widen the popularity of its products. The major players in the market studied are increasing their investments in research and development (R&D) and expanding their business to maintain their position in the market. For instance, in 2019, Syngenta International, AG expanded its business in Mexico that focused on wheat seed development. The investment is to strengthen its research base for all the varieties of wheat seeds in its portfolio.

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


    1. 5.1 Geography

      1. 5.1.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.1.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.1.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of South Africa


    1. 6.1 Most adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 UPL Limited

      2. 6.3.2 AgroVegetal S.A.

      3. 6.3.3 Australian Grain Technologies

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience (Pioneer Seeds)

      5. 6.3.5 Groupe Limagrain

      6. 6.3.6 KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA

      7. 6.3.7 Bayer AG

      8. 6.3.8 Northern Seeds LLC.

      9. 6.3.9 ProHarvest Seeds, LLC.

      10. 6.3.10 RAGT Seeds

      11. 6.3.11 Syngenta International AG


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Wheat Seed Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.6% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

AgroVegetal S.A., Syngenta International AG (AgriPro Seeds), Corteva Agri Science (Pioneer Seeds), ProHarvest Seeds, Inc., Groupe Limagrain are the major companies operating in Wheat Seed Market.

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