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The report titled “The US Seed Market Outlook to 2022 – By Crop Type (Corn, Cotton, Soyabean, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Oats, Vegetable Seeds), by Open Pollinated, Hybrid and Genetically Modified Seeds” covers market size by seed expenditure, market segmentations by type (open pollinated, hybrid and genetically modified seeds), by crops (Corn, Cotton, Soyabean, Wheat, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Oats, Fruits and Vegetable Seeds), by treated and non treated seeds and by region analysis. The report also includes trends and developments and Government Regulation in the US seed market. The report also discusses the market share of major seed manufacturers and their export destinations. The report has insights on the future outlook of the US seed market and Macroeconomic factors affecting the Industry.
US Seed Market
The US seed market is the largest seed industry in the world. The US seed market has grown at a CAGR of ~% from 2012 to reach USD ~ billion in 2017. The industry accounted for ~% of the global market in 2016. The industry is a leading provider of new technology that is advancing the productivity of food and fiber production through heavy investment in research and development (R&D).
The market witnessed some head swings in the past but is able to sustain the growth in last 5 years. The country is the leader and produces more than ~% of the global harvest with commercialized biotech crops. In 2016, ~ million hectares were planted to major biotech crops. The country is a huge exporter of seeds to the Asia Pacific Region and Europe.
US Seed Market Segmentation
Non-hybrid seeds are also called open pollinated seeds or heirloom seeds. The US market for non Hybrid seeds is small and have a market share of ~% in 2017. Non Hybrid seeds were used in the early part of the 20th Century but were replaced later with Hybrid and GM seeds with the advancement in technology and Innovation. Hybrid seeds category is the second largest segment in the US after GM seeds. The hybrid seed segment has a market share of ~% in 2017 growing at a CAGR of ~% from 2012 to 2017.
The number of patents for hybrid seeds has increased exponentially with rise in R&D expenditure. The steadily increasing yields for cotton, soybeans, wheat, and corn over time have led to the growth of Hybrid seed segment.
The GM seeds segment has been growing at a CAGR of ~% in the last 5 years and contributed a market share of ~% in 2017. The area under cultivation for GM seeds has been ~ acres in 2016. Some of the crops that use GM seeds are Soybean, Maize, Cotton, and Canola. Maize is the leader in terms of total cultivated area in 2016.
Competitive Analysis of Major Market Players
Some of the major players in the US Seed market are Monsanto (recently acquired by Bayer), Groupe Limagrain, Syngenta, Bayer Crop Science, Rijk Zwaan, Sakata,
DuPont (Pioneer), Bejo. There are only few players in the market but are large in size so the market is concentrated as artificial barriers are created by these major players in the seed industry. The biggest artificial barrier is R&D expenditure and patents by these large firms. In 2017, DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto continued to dominate the seed industry and accounted for ~% of the corn seed business and ~% of the soybean seed business in the country. Monsanto gained market share on both fronts while DuPont Pioneer slipped.
Future Outlook of the seed Industry
The growing population of the world and the US will be a major factor for the growth of the seed industry in the US. The population of the world is growing at a rate of ~% in 2016. The US is an exporter of seeds to various countries in the Asia Pacific region, Europe, South East Asia. The expanding world population, rising adoption of biotech crops across the world, an increase in the usage of biofuels and animal feed, and growing land reclamation for agricultural purposes are the major growth factors driving the seed market. On the other hand, the lower adoption rate of GM crops in various countries, coupled with their lengthy approval time, extensive research and time involved in stabilizing and introducing new seed varieties and consolidating seed market are the major constraints for the industry. The seed industry is investing heavily in R&D, for a generation of a new variety of seeds with desirable traits.
Some of the most important traits desired by the farmers are high yield, seed rate /hectare, biotic and abiotic resistances, high nutrient content, etc. The top US players are trying to include these traits in their products to sustain high levels of competition and maintain their market share. Technological innovation and a growing demand in the developing countries are the major areas of opportunities for the seed market. It is estimated that the US seed industry will grow at a CAGR of ~% by 2022.
Key Topics Covered in the Report:
1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Overview and Genesis of US Seed Market
3.1. Agricultural Overview
3.2. Land under Cultivation and Distribution of Major Crops
3.3. Changes in Cropping Pattern of Major Crops
3.4. Farm Holding Structure
3.5. Nature of Ownership*
3.6. Extensive/Intensive Agriculture (Scale of Mechanization) *
3.7. Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Land
3.8. Crops Cultivated and Usage Pattern
3.9. Existing Problems in Agricultural Development in US
4. Value Chain Analysis of US Seed Market
5. US Seed Market Size by Expenditure, 2012-2017
6. US Seed Market Segmentation on the basis of Expenditure
6.1. By Technology Type (Hybrid Seeds and Genetically Modified Seeds), 2012-2017
6.2. By Crop Type
6.2.1. Corn Seeds Market, 2012- 2017
6.2.2. Soyabean Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.3. Cotton Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.4. Wheat Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.5. Rice Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.6. Grain Sorghum Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.7. Barley Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.8. Oats Seed Market, 2012-2017
6.2.9. Fruits and Vegetable Seed Market, 2012-2017*
6.3. By Seed Treatment (Treated and Non Treated), 2017
6.4. By Regions – Heartland, Northern Crescent, Northern Great Plains, Prairie Gateway, Eastern Uplands, Southern Seaboard (2012-2017)
7. Export and Import Volume, Value, Destinations
8. Trends and Developments in US Seed Market
8.1. US Farm Structure and Ownership Structure
8.2. Mergers and Acquisitions in US Seed Industry
8.3. 7.3. Rising Organic Farming Sector
9. Regulatory Scenario in US Seed Market for Patent Approval
10. Competitive Scenario in US Seed Market
11. Market Share of Major Seed Player in US Seed Market, 2017
12. Company Profiles of Major Seed Players in US Seed Market, 2017
Bayer Crop Science
13. Future Outlook and Projections of US Seed Market by Expenditure, 2018-2022
13.1. By Type (Open Pollinated, Hybrid Seeds, Genetically Modified Seeds), 2018-2022
13.2. By Crop Seed Type – Corn, Rice, Wheat, Cotton, Soyabean, Grain Sorghum, Barley, Oats, 2018-2022
14. Analyst Recommendations
15. Macro Economic Parameters, 2012-2022
15.1. Farm Income
15.2. Number of Farms
15.3. Crop Output/ Production
15.4. Harvested/ Planted Area
*Some of the qualitative or quantitative information provided would highly depend upon the computerized assisted telephonic conversations (CATIs) with industry experts. On the basis of the discussion, the section could be edited or deleted as per the information availability. All limitations and approach used will be clearly mentioned in the report.
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