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Tomatoes are one of the most important contributors to food security. They have various nutritional as well as nutraceutical properties. Tomatoes help people manage blood pressure and improve their skin health. Moreover, tomatoes strengthen immune systems. Tomato seeds are a rich source of vitamin C, which helps to improve immune health.

The Europe tomato seeds market is estimated to surpass US$ 178.1 million in terms of revenue by the end of 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.70% during the forecast period (2021 to 2028).

Drivers

Increasing investments for development of greenhouses to plant tomatoes has been augmenting the target market growth. Greenhouse farming can provide an increase in crop production. This is due to the fact that it offers more control for creating the optimal climate conditions required for plant growth and are able to grow more plants per square feet compared to growing crops in an open field. This has led to increasing investment in development of greenhouses across Europe to increase plant production.

The rising consumer awareness regarding health benefits of tomato seeds is expected to fuel growth of the Europe tomato seeds market. Tomatoes can be effective for lowering blood pressure, strengthening immune system, and improving skin health. Moreover, tomatoes contain potassium, which helps to maintain blood pressure by relaxing the walls of blood vessels. Dietary fibers present in tomato seeds help in normalizing bad cholesterol levels. Furthermore, tomato seeds contain digestive amino acids, which can improve the digestion process.

Among countries, rest of Europe (Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, and others.) held dominant position in the Europe tomato seeds market in 2020, accounting for 43.8% market share in terms of revenue, followed by Italy.

Figure 1. Europe Tomato Seeds Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2020

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Market Restraints

High cost of tomato seeds is expected to hamper the market growth of tomato seeds over the forecast period. In order to reduce impact of weather on cultivation of tomatoes and increasing per acre yield of tomatoes, the region utilizes maximum number of greenhouse facilities to grow tomatoes. Seeds used for growing tomatoes in greenhouses differ from the seeds used to grow them under natural conditions. Thus, the price of seeds used for greenhouse-produced tomatoes is comparatively higher than the cost of seeds used in natural environment.

Market Trends

Increasing production of tomato seeds in Europe is one of the growing trends in the region. For instance, according to data published by European Commission in August 2021, the harvested production of tomatoes in European Union (EU) was 16,575 ‘000 tons in 2019. Amongst all European nations, Italy’s tomato production is highest and accounted for 5,252.7 ‘000 tons in 2019, followed by Spain at 5,000.6 ‘000 tons in 2019. Thus, increasing tomato production is boosting growth of the tomato seeds market in the Europe region.

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Europe Tomato Seeds Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 115 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 and 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 5.70% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 178.1 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • Europe: U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Spain, and Rest of Europe
Segments covered:
  • By Trait: Genetically Modified and Conventional
  • By Product Type: Hybrid Tomato Seeds and Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
  • By Plant Growth Habit: Determinate & Semi-determinate, and Indeterminate
Companies covered:

Advanta Seeds, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Bejo Zaden B.V., Burpee Europe Ltd., Cronus Seeds, Groupe Limagrain, Hazera, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Sakata Seed Corporation, Syngenta AG, Takii & Co., Ltd., Vilmorin & CIE, and Wing Seed

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing investments for development of greenhouses to plant tomatoes
  • Rising consumer awareness regarding health benefits of tomato seeds
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of tomato seeds

Figure 2. Europe Tomato Seeds Market – Opportunity Analysis

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On the basis of trait, in 2020, conventional segment accounted for 97.8% of the revenue share. The ban on the genetically modified traits in Europe has favored the conventional traits segment significantly. The conventionally cultivated tomatoes have been gaining increasing demand from the European countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia due to the higher adaption of greenhouses.

Figure 3. Europe Tomato Seeds Market Revenue Share (%), By Trait, 2020

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Europe Tomato Seeds Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have little impact on the Europe tomato seeds market in 2021. Countries in Europe have classified the food and agriculture sector as essential to allow continued movement of goods, and to allow the employees to continue their work. However, low transportation capacities and as well as the multitude of different and uncoordinated rules at borders were preventing or hindering the circulation of seeds within the EU. For instance, on March 23, 2020, the EU Commission published border management guidelines specifying that 'green lanes' should be created to safeguard the supply of commodities and life-critical services.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the Europe tomato seeds market include Advanta Seeds, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Bejo Zaden B.V., Burpee Europe Ltd., Cronus Seeds, Groupe Limagrain, Hazera, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Sakata Seed Corporation, Syngenta AG, Takii & Co., Ltd., Vilmorin & CIE, and Wing Seed.

Tomatoes include potassium, which helps controlling blood pressure. Moreover, tomato seeds contain dietary fibers that helps in the reduction of harmful cholesterol levels. Additionally, tomato seeds include a variety of digesting amino acids, which helps in improving the digestive system.

Market Dynamics

The rise in number of development of greenhouses is driving the target market growth. For instance, in 2018, Belgium’s Vandevelde family (tomato producer) in partnership with Belgian fruit and vegetable cooperative Reo Veiling built a major greenhouse tomato center in Northern France at Arques, near Saint-Omer. The plant is spread over 22 acres and has a production capacity of 6,000 tons per year.

Increasing demand and production of tomatoes in European countries is driving growth of the Europe tomato seeds market. For instance, according to the European Commission, in Italy, total production of tomatoes was pegged at 5,573.3 thousand tons in 2017, which increased to 5,753.2 thousand tons in 2018. Moreover, according to the same source, tomato production in Spain was pegged at 4,768.6 thousand tons in 2018, which increased to 5,000.6 thousand tons in 2019. Additionally, key players are offering different varieties of tomato seeds, which is another factor driving growth of the Europe tomato seeds market. For instance, Syngenta, science-based agtech company, offers different varieties of tomato seeds such as altadena, buvena, maluno, ebrando, epundo, romindo, romanella, romatico, angelle, and duelle among others in the market.

Moreover, key players are focusing on various strategies such as product portfolio expansions. For instance, in May 2020, Advanta Seeds, an agriculture company providing technology and farming solutions, launched a variety of tomato seeds called ‘Jayam-2’ for the tomato growers. Jayam-2 is highly tolerant to TYLCV (Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl) virus, a DNA virus that causes disease of tomato. Jayam-2 has the ability to bear fruits for a long time.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of Europe tomato seeds market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021-2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, country wise outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the Europe tomato seeds market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Advanta Seeds, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Bejo Zaden B.V., Burpee Europe Ltd., Cronus Seeds, Groupe Limagrain, Hazera, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Sakata Seed Corporation, Syngenta AG, Takii & Co., Ltd., Vilmorin & CIE, and Wing Seed.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding future products launches, technology up gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The Europe tomato seeds market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, tomato seeds manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the Europe tomato seeds market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Europe Tomato Seeds Market, By Trait:
    • Genetically Modified
    • Conventional
  • Europe Tomato Seeds Market, By Product Type:
    • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
    • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
  • Europe Tomato Seeds Market, By Plant Growth Habit:
    • Determinate & Semi-determinate
    • Indeterminate
  • Europe Tomato Seeds Market, By Country:
    • U.K.
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • Germany
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • Italy
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • France
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • Russia
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • Spain
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
    • Rest of Europe
      • By Trait:
        • Genetically Modified
        • Conventional
      • By Product Type:
        • Hybrid Tomato Seeds
        • Open Pollinated/Heirloom Tomato Seeds
      • By Plant Growth Habit:
        • Determinate & Semi-determinate
        • Indeterminate
  • Company Profiles
    • Advanta Seeds*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • BASF SE
    • Bayer AG
    • Bejo Zaden B.V.
    • Burpee Europe Ltd.
    • Cronus Seeds
    • Groupe Limagrain
    • Hazera
    • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
    • Sakata Seed Corporation
    • Syngenta AG
    • Takii & Co., Ltd.
    • Vilmorin & CIE
    • Wing Seed

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe tomato seeds market is estimated to surpass US$ 178.1 million by 2028 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.70% between 2021 and 2028.
Increasing investments for development of greenhouses to plant tomatoes is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
Increasing production of tomato seeds in Europe is the current tomato seeds market trend.
High cost of tomato seeds is expected to hamper the market growth of tomato seeds over the forecast period.
Major players operating in the market include Advanta Seeds, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Bejo Zaden B.V., Burpee Europe Ltd., Cronus Seeds, Groupe Limagrain, Hazera, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Sakata Seed Corporation, Syngenta AG, Takii & Co., Ltd., Vilmorin & CIE, and Wing Seed.
The Europe tomato seeds market was valued at US$ 115 million in terms of revenue in 2020.
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