Seed Treatment Chemicals Market - Snapshot

Seed treatment chemicals are chemical, biological, and physical agents that are applied to seeds in order to control and prevent disease organisms, insects, pests, and rodents. Seed treatment chemicals comprise several active ingredients, special wetting agents, colorants, and scarce proportions of insect and rodent repellents. Seed dressing, seed coating, and seed pelleting are different forms of application techniques used for treating seeds. Seed treatment chemicals include pesticides, bactericides, fungicides, and insecticides that protect seeds and improve crop harvest. The global seed treatment chemicals market is expected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period, driven by the increase in demand for seed treatment chemicals among seed processors and farmers. The global seed treatment chemicals market was valued at around US$ 3500.0 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 5.0% from 2018 to 2026. 

Seed treatment chemicals play an important role in diagnosing and controlling pre-season diseases and insect attacks. These chemicals assist in improving crop stand establishment and vigor capacity. Seed treatments chemicals provide effective control against early season, below-ground, and above-ground pests and diseases. Effective utilization of insecticide and fungicide seed treatment products enables uniform seedling emergence, healthier crops, and reduced insect and disease damage. Emerging seed treatment techniques compose of significantly lower amount of active ingredients, making them environmentally sustainable. Increase in adoption rate of seed treatment chemicals and growth in awareness regarding advancements in seed treatment technologies are likely to boost the demand for seed treatment chemicals in the next few years.

seed treatment chemicals market

Biostimulant seed treatment chemicals offer naturally originating active ingredients that stimulate the physiological processes of crops. This promotes crop growth and high productivity. Biostimulant seed treatment chemicals encourage crop growth by enhancing the nutrients available in the soil. Metabolites and assorted natural ingredients in biostimulant seed treated products reduce biotic and abiotic stresses in crops occurring due to drought, salinity, and extreme temperatures. A paradigm shift in utilization rate of biostimulant seed treatment chemicals over pesticide foliar sprays is likely to augment the global seed treatment chemicals market. Thus, improvement in seed treatment active ingredients, advancement in farming practices, enhanced plant growth, and improvement in crops’ stress tolerance are factors projected to boost the demand for seed treatment chemicals during the forecast period.

North America is a major region of the global seed treatment chemicals market. The U.S. is a key producer and consumer of seed treatment chemicals. Presence of large number of seed treatment chemical manufacturers and seed processors in the U.S. is expected to drive the seed treatment chemicals market in the country. The U.S. is the leading producer and exporter of wheat, corn, and soybean across the globe. Increase in utilization rate of seed treatment chemicals in the U.S. owing to their high crop harvest is estimated to boost the demand for seed treatment chemicals. India, China, and Australia are agriculture-derived economies. These countries are prominent agricultural hubs in Asia Pacific. Advancements in agricultural techniques pertaining to seed treatment chemicals, cultivable land, and suitable climatic conditions are projected to yield high crop output in these countries. Thus, the seed treatment chemicals market in Asia Pacific is likely to expand at a fast pace during the forecast period. Rapid growth in agricultural activities in Argentina and Brazil is expected to provide an impetus to the demand for seed treatment chemicals in these countries.

Major players operating in the global seed treatment chemicals market include BASF SE, Bayer AG, DowDuPont Inc., FMC Corporation, Germains Seed Technology, Nufarm Limited, Platform Specialty Products Corporation, Syngenta AG, UPL Limited, and Valent U.S.A. LLC (Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited). These players are engaging in strategic collaborations and acquisitions of local seed treatment chemical manufacturers in order to strengthen their market share. Some of these prominent players are focusing on new product developments by reinforcing their products with new active ingredients.

Seed Treatment Chemicals Market - Overview

This report focuses on the study of seed treatment chemicals at the global and regional levels. It analyzes and forecasts the seed treatment chemicals market based on revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (tons) from 2018 to 2026. The market has been forecast based on historical trends, demand-supply scenario, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and expansions and developments by stakeholders across the value chain.

The report encompasses detailed value chain analysis, which provides an inclusive view of the global seed treatment chemicals market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the seed treatment chemicals market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape. The study incorporates market attractiveness analysis, wherein segments have been gauged based on their market size, growth rate, and attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global seed treatment chemicals market by segmenting it in terms of type, function, and application. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and projected demand for seed treatment chemicals in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers individual type, function, and application segments across all the regions. Key players operating in the seed treatment chemicals market are BASF SE, Bayer AG, DowDuPont Inc., FMC Corporation, Germains Seed Technology, Nufarm Limited, Platform Specialty Products Corporation, Syngenta AG, UPL Limited, and Valent U.S.A. LLC (Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited). Market players have been profiled in terms of critical aspects such as company overview, business overview, financial overview, and strategic overview.

The report offers the estimated size of the seed treatment chemicals market for 2018 and forecast for the next eight years. The size of the global market has been provided in terms of revenue and volume. Market numbers have been estimated based on type, function, and application segments of the seed treatment chemicals market. Market size and forecast for each major type, function, and application segment have been provided in terms of the global, regional, and country-level markets.

In order to compile the research report, in-depth interviews and discussions have been conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents a bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents have been reviewed for competition analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trends, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proved to be a highly reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing market participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Global Seed Treatment Chemicals Market, by Type

  • Pesticide Seed Treatment Chemicals
  • Biostimulant Seed Treatment Chemicals

Global Seed Treatment Chemicals Market, by Function

  • Seed Protection
  • Seed Enhancement

Global Seed Treatment Chemicals Market, by Application       

  • Cereals & Grains
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Others (Turf, Nursery, Ornaments, etc.)

Global Seed Treatment Chemicals Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Ukraine
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Takeaways

  • Inclusive analysis of the seed treatment chemicals market trends from 2017 to 2026 to identify growth opportunities and analyze market developments
  • List of market trends and opportunities useful for building the roadmap of upcoming prospects for the seed treatment chemicals market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis with respect to price trends that are expected to impact the outlook of the global seed treatment chemicals market between 2018 and 2026
  • Insights into growth opportunities for various stakeholders in the value chain and detailed competition landscape of key players dominating the market to help understand the competition level
  • Porters’ Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers and enables stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions
  • Exhaustive list of potential areas, major manufacturers, and technology providers with their level of integration to identify diverse opportunities across the value chain
  • Thorough list of historic developments and patents registered for seed treatment products that offers meticulous understanding of the dynamics of the seed treatment chemicals market
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