Seeds Market in Europe 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 68
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This market research analysis identifies vendors such as Bayer CropScience, DowDuPont, Groupe Limagrain, Monsanto, and Syngenta as the leading players in the seeds market in Europe. This report also presents segmentation based on the type of product such as grain seeds and oilseeds, fruits and vegetable seeds, and others.

Outlook of the seeds market in Europe

According to the market research analyst at Technavio, the seeds market in Europe will grow progressively at a CAGR of around 10% by 2020. The rising demand for biofuels will be one of the key factors contributing to the growth of the market during the predicted period. Biofuels are sourced from energy crops like wheat, soybean, corn, rapeseed, and sugarcane, which help in controlling pollution and the preservation of fossil fuels. Many government bodies encourage and promote the use of biofuels to curb growing environmental issues. Additionally, there will be investments in projects that aid in the production of sustainable biofuel feedstock, which, in turn, will fuel the growth of the seeds market in Europe. Furthermore, the initiation of various legislations that necessitate the consumption of biodiesel to reduce carbon footprint and control environmental pollution will help in the evolution of the market in the coming years.

One of the recent trends in the market is the growing usage of seeds with advanced generation traits. These seeds are being developed to meet the increasing demand for high-quality seeds with enhanced productivity. Manufacturers are investing in the cultivation of seeds with properties like herbicide and disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, and modified quality pollination control system. The production of these high-quality seeds,  such as hybrid soybean and corn seeds, enhances the yield for the market and minimizes losses in the crop yield.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

In recent times, there has been an increase in the number of private companies entering the market with advanced technologies and innovative solutions. The level of competition in the market is augmented by the established vendors as they prefer to form mergers and acquisitions to increase their market shares. Manufacturers will also invest in the research and development of new traits that include crop protection products, biologicals, and various seed treatment methodologies. The large vendors in this market acquire the existing production facilities to expand their manufacturing capabilities to meet the growing global demand for food.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • Bayer CropScience
  • DowDuPont
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • Monsanto
  • Syngenta

Other prominent players in the market include BASF, DLF, Gansu Dunhuang Seed, KWS Saat, Land O' Lakes, Mahyco Seeds, Sakata, and Takii Seed.

Segmentation based on product and analysis of the seeds market in Europe

  • Grain seeds and oilseeds
  • Fruits and vegetable seeds

During 2015, the grain seed and oilseeds segment dominated the market and accounted for almost 77% of the total market share. The growing demand for high yielding sunflower seeds in Europe has led to the growth of this segment. The constant rise in global population and the subsequent demand for food products will prompt manufacturers to produce seeds with high-quality traits and sustainable crops that can withstand adverse climate changes. Moreover, analysts predict that the development of herbicide and insecticide-tolerant traits in seeds will result in this segment’s growth during the forecast period.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the seeds market in Europe?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the seeds market in Europe?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the seeds market in Europe?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the seeds market in Europe?
  • Trending factors that are influencing the market shares of Europe.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the seeds market in Europe?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Seeds: Overview

  • Seed supply system
  • Major countries

PART 06: GM seeds

  • Overview of GM seeds
  • GM versus non-GM food
  • Global acreage and adoption of GM versus non-GM crops
  • Distribution of genetically modified crops
  • Role of organic farming in non-GM cultivation

PART 07: Market landscape

  • Overview of the global seeds market
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 08: Market segmentation by product

  • Grain seeds and oilseeds market in Europe
  • Fruits and vegetable seeds market in Europe
  • Other seeds market in Europe

PART 09: Key leading countries

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • UK

PART 10: Market drivers

  • Focus on high-yielding varieties
  • Rising demand for biofuels
  • Increasing investments in agricultural research

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

  • Sustaining seed purity
  • GM seeds contaminating conventional or organic seeds
  • Skepticism associated with GM crops in the region

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

  • Growing usage of seeds with advanced generation traits
  • Growing innovations in seed technology
  • Rapid rise in seed prices

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Bayer CropScience
  • DowDuPont
  • Limagrain
  • Monsanto
  • Syngenta
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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