Commercial seeds market was valued at USD 34.50 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 53.32 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.5 % from 2012 to 2018. The bioseeds market was valued at USD 15.60 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 30.21 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2012 to 2018.
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Rapid development of bioseeds, also known as Genetically Modified (GM) seeds is one of the primary factors affecting the growth of the commercial seeds market. The growing population coupled with decreasing arable land is a key driver influencing the acceptance of GM seeds in the world. In spite of all the mentioned advantages of GM seeds, there is strong resistance to the development of this market due to the safety hazards associated with bioseeds. Certain varieties of GM seeds are said to be harmful to the ecological system and can lead to depleted soil in terms of its nutritional value.
Corn was the largest seed grown commercially, and accounted for over 40% of the global seed consumption in 2011. Growth in this market is primarily fuelled by the use of corn in the manufacturing of ethanol which is an alternate fuel type. The commercial corn market is expected to reach USD 24.26 billion in 2018. Soybean, vegetable and cereals are the other largely consumed seeds and accounted for over 35% of the global consumption in 2011. North America was the largest market for commercial seeds accounting for over 30% of the total market in 2011. Asia Pacific and Latin America are expected to show the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to the evolving methods of farming in these regions.
Soybean was the largest consumed bioseed and generated revenue of USD 6.71 billion in 2011. The use of soybean as animal feed is the major reason for growth in this market. Maize (corn), canola and cotton are the other commercially produced bioseeds. In the GM seeds category, corn is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period growing at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2012 to 2018. North America dominated the bioseeds market in 2011, accounting for over 30% of the global consumption. Bioseed demand is expected to grow significantly in emerging nations of Asia Pacific and Latin America from 2012 to 2018 due to increasing crop consumption and the absence of uniform regulatory guidelines for GM use.
Key participants in the seeds market include Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Vilmorin and KWS among others. The report profiles the above mentioned companies along with a detailed market share analysis of the companies.
The report includes a detailed analysis of the seeds market in terms of revenue. In addition, the study covers the demand forecast of each form of commercial and GM seeds in various regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World. The report comprises of the following segment:
Commercial Seeds: Product Segment Analysis,
Others (Sunflower, Sugar beet)
Rest of World
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