Global Hybrid Seeds Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Crop Type (Oilseeds, Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables), By Seed Treatment (Treated, Untreated), By Farm Type (Indoor Farms, Outdoor farms), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2021 – 2030

Industry: Agriculture


Global Hybrid Seeds Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Global Hybrid Seeds Market Size was valued at USD 22.90 Billion in 2021
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2021 to 2030
  • The Worldwide Hybrid Seeds Market size is expected to reach USD 41.88 Billion by 2030
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Hybrid Seeds Market is anticipated to reach USD 41.88 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030. The benefits of hybrid seeds over conventional seeds have increased their demand. These seeds germinate faster and are more resistant to stress and disease. They also live longer, produce more, and have larger fruits. Because more people are becoming aware of these benefits, there is a greater demand for hybrid seeds from a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, food processing, textile, and nuclear. Because these industries rely so heavily on agricultural crop seeds, the use of hybrid seeds is critical to driving global economic activity and market growth.


Market Overview

Hybrid seeds are produced by cross-pollinating two different varieties of plants to create a new variety that has desirable traits from both parent plants. These traits can include higher yield, disease resistance, and better-quality produce. Disease resistance, improved flavour or productivity, earlier maturity, dependability, less required care, higher yield, specific plant size, and many other benefits are provided by hybrid seed varieties. Plant breeders cross-breed plants and record their results over and over until a formula emerges that consistently produces acceptable and appropriate results. This procedure could take years. Hybrid plants are physically uniform and grow faster, which benefits farmers. A significant benefit of hybridization in plants occurs when a new species is discovered that fills all of the gaps left by the previous species.


Product innovation and agricultural modernization are major factors driving the global hybrid seeds market growth. In addition, the implementation of improved hybrid seed varieties, diet diversification, and an increase in the use of hybrid seeds with advanced traits attached, such as seed coatings, is anticipated to boost the market growth.


Growing biotechnological advancement in agriculture is propelling the Hybrid Seeds Market forward. Furthermore, major market players are attempting to deploy resources to introduce disease screening methods as well as increase their R&D activities for the development of novel products. Furthermore, financial and technical assistance from foreign agencies such as the Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, and Ford Foundation in the development of seeds to strengthen breeding, seed processing, and quality management is a key driver of market growth.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global hybrid seeds market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the hybrid seeds market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the hybrid seeds market.



Global Hybrid Seeds Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 22.90 Billion
Forecast Period:2021-2030
Forecast Period 2021-2030 CAGR:6.9%
2030 Value Projection:USD 41.88 Billion
Historical Data for:2017-2020
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Crop Type, By Seed Treatment, By Farm Type, By Region, COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:• DLF Seeds A/S, Rallis India Limited, KWS SAAT SE, Barenburg Holding B.V., Syngenta Group, Sakata Seed Corporation, Enza Zaden, Bayer AG, East West Seed, BASF SE, DuPont., Monsanto Company, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., Land O'Lakes, Inc
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The increasing global population is driving the demand for food, which in turn is increasing the demand for hybrid seeds. Hybrid seeds have been developed to produce higher yields and better-quality produce, which is essential to meet the growing demand for food.


The need for sustainable agriculture practices is also driving the growth of the hybrid seeds market. Hybrid seeds are known to be more resistant to pests and diseases, which reduces the need for chemical pesticides and herbicides. This not only benefits the environment but also reduces costs for farmers.


Advancements in technology have made it possible to develop new hybrid seed varieties with improved traits such as drought tolerance, heat resistance, and disease resistance. This has increased the adoption of hybrid seeds among farmers who are looking for ways to improve their crop yields and quality.


Restraining Factors

The high cost of hybrid seeds compared to traditional seeds is a major restraint. Hybrid seeds are more expensive due to the research and development required to create them, which can make them unaffordable for small-scale farmers. The lack of awareness and education among farmers about the benefits of hybrid seeds is also a restraint. Many farmers in developing countries may not be aware of the benefits of hybrid seeds or how to use them effectively, which can limit their adoption.


Market Segmentation

The Global Hybrid Seeds Market share is categorized into crop type, seed treatment, and farm type.


  • The cereals & grains segment held the largest market share.

Based on the crop type, the global hybrid seeds market is differentiated into oilseeds, cereals & grains, and fruits & vegetables. Among these, the cereals & grains segment held the largest market share in 2021. The growing cultivation area of these crops around the world is attributed to the segment's growth. Rice, sorghum, and maize are the most important commercial crops, accounting for more than half of the global market. The increasing adoption of these cereals and grains in staple foods around the world is also driving product demand in this segment. The favourable climate conditions, storage facility, and widespread adoption of advanced technology are contributing to the expansion of the hybrid seeds market in this segment.


  • The untreated segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR during the projected period.

Based on the seed treatment, the global hybrid seeds market is differentiated into treated and untreated seeds. Among these, the untreated segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR during the projected period. The untreated seed segment of the hybrid seeds market refers to seeds that have not been treated with any chemical or biological agents to protect them from pests and diseases. Untreated seeds are becoming increasingly popular among farmers who are looking for ways to reduce their use of chemical pesticides and herbicides and adopt more sustainable agriculture practices.


  • The outdoor farms segment is expected to account for the majority of the market share during the predicted period.

Based on the farm type, the global hybrid seeds market is categorized into indoor farms, outdoor farms. Among these, the outdoor farms segment is expected to account for the majority of market share. The majority of the segment is attributed to the widespread use of outdoor farming for large-scale feed production. The outdoor farm segment is dominated by crops such as cereals & grains, fruits & vegetables, and oilseeds & pulses. Hybrid seeds have been developed for these crops to produce higher yields, better quality produce, and increased resistance to pests and diseases.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Hybrid Seeds Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the predicted timeframe.


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North America is expected to hold the largest markets during the projected period for hybrid seeds due to the high adoption rate of hybrid seeds in these regions. In addition, due to the agricultural sector's continued expansion, encourages the use of various agricultural technologies, thereby expanding market growth. These regions have well-established agricultural industries and a high demand for quality produce. The cereals & grains segment dominates the market in these regions due to the high demand for staple foods such as wheat, corn, and rice. The fruits & vegetables segment is also growing rapidly due to the increasing demand for fresh produce and the need for improved quality and yield.


Furthermore, APAC is projected to grow at a rapid CAGR in the global market during the study period. India and China have gained significant traction in the hybrid seed market as a result of their growing populations and high demand for healthy food. As farmland is lost due to urbanisation, there is a greater demand for food produced in a smaller areas. This increase could be attributed to a growing understanding of such seedlings among farmers in emerging markets such as India and China, as well as their significant impact on per-hectare production, which leads to increased hybrid seed sales. Farmers have shown a willingness to pay a premium for these seedlings. These are the major factor behind the rapid growth of this region.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global hybrid seeds market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • DLF Seeds A/S
  • Rallis India Limited
  • Barenburg Holding B.V.
  • Syngenta Group
  • Sakata Seed Corporation
  • Enza Zaden
  • Bayer AG
  • East West Seed
  • DuPont.
  • Monsanto Company
  • Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.
  • Land O'Lakes, Inc.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In January 2021, Bayer has released four new hybrid vegetable seed varieties. Bayer is focusing on next-generation Seminis hybrids that are adaptable to changing customer preferences and tastes.


  • In June 2021, Ideltis is BASF's new brand name for hybrid wheat seeds. Ideltis represents their long-term commitment to hybrid wheat and the transition of the wheat crop system.


  • In September 2021, Bayer has launched an organic vegetable seed portfolio, allowing for greater access to the certified organic market in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. The initial product offers concentrate on key crops for greenhouse and glasshouse markets.


  • In March 2023, Mahyco, a seed company, has created an innovative hybrid chilli that is resistant to black thrips, an invasive pest that has been a source of concern for growers in recent years. The thrips-resistant chilli is currently being tested in several locations and will be available in the market during the upcoming cropping season.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Hybrid Seeds Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Hybrid Seeds Market, By Crop Type

  • Oilseeds
  • Cereals & Grains
  • Fruits & Vegetables


Global Hybrid Seeds Market, By Seed Treatment

  • Treated
  • Untreated


Global Hybrid Seeds Market, By Farm Type

  • Indoor Farms
  • Outdoor farms


Global Hybrid Seeds Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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