Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report

Seed Production industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.1%

Revenue in the Seed Production industry has fluctuated over the past five years. Seed producers are closely linked to the volatile Agriculture subdivision, and industry demand can vary significantly from year to year. Industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $484.3 million. However, this modest decline does not accurately reflect the wide swings in revenue that have occurred over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to decrease by 8.5% in 2018-19 as drought conditions affect demand from most agricultural industries. This trend is in contrast to the strong revenue growth reported in 2016-17, as abundant rainfall boosted industry demand. Industry demand fluctuates according...
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Seed Production industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Seed Production industry's revenue performance will remain tied to activity in the Agriculture subdivision over the next five years. The level of rainfall and its influence on demand for seeds will dictate industry revenue movements. Policy developments regarding GM seeds and water usage over the next five years are also anticipated to influence the industry's performance. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Initially, industry revenue growth will be mostly due to normalising agricultural production, if drought conditions in eastern Australia ease. Over the long term, Australian agriculture is anticipated to report steady increases in export demand, which will likely...
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Seed Production industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $484m
  • business Number of Businesses: 177
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 631

Biggest companies in the Seed Production industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Seed Production in Australia industry include Heritage Seeds Pty Ltd, Advanta Seeds Pty Ltd, Bayer CropScience Holdings Pty Ltd and PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia Holdings Pty Limited.

  • pie_chart Heritage Seeds Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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  • pie_chart Bayer CropScience Holdings Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Seed Production industry?

Industry Definition

The industry primarily produces seeds for propagation, including seeds for crops, such as grains, oilseeds, vegetables and fruit, and flowers. The industry includes large agricultural companies that produce genetically modified seeds, but excludes companies that import seeds and do not maintain local seed production capabilities.

Industry Products and Services

  • Cereal seeds and oilseeds
  • Field and cottonseeds
  • Fruit and vegetable seeds
  • Other seeds
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Producing seeds
  • Research and development of seed traits
  • Marketing seeds

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry primarily produces seeds for propagation, including seeds for crops, such as grains, oilseeds, vegetables and fruit, and flowers. The industry includes large agricultural companies that produce genetically modified seeds, but excludes companies that import seeds and do not maintain local seed production capabilities.

Main Activities

  • Producing seeds
  • Research and development of seed traits
  • Marketing seeds

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Increased demand from grain growers helps boost industry revenue. Extreme weather conditions, global production levels and volatile global grain prices ha...
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Demand from grain growing
Level of annual rainfall
Trade-weighted index
Domestic price of wheat feed

Current Performance

Prices influencing demand
Foreign companies
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Genetically modified organisms
Industry structure
 Table: Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Cotton Growing in Australia
Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Australia
Outdoor Vegetable Growing in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia
Water Supply in Australia
Machinery and Scaffolding Rental in Australia
Scientific Research Services in Australia
Biotechnology in Australia


Products & Services

The Seed Production industry's products and services breakdown largely follows the composition of crop plantations in Australia. Across all segments, seed...
Export markets
Cereal farmers
Other crop farmers
Non-crop farmers
Non-agricultural users

Demand Determinants

Demand for seeds stems from agricultural activity. Approximately half of Australia's land area is devoted to agricultural uses. Activity within agricultur...
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Major Markets

Export markets
Cereal farmers
Other crop farmers
Non-crop farmers
Non-agricultural users


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Seed Production industry displays moderate market share concentration. The four largest industry companies are estimated to account for just over 40% ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

A member of the Netherlands-based Royal Barenbrug Group, Heritage Seeds Pty Ltd is an Australian seed producer that specialises in pasture and turf seeds....
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Heritage Seeds

 Table: Heritage Seeds - financial performance

Pacific Seeds

 Table: Pacific Seeds - financial performance

Bayer Cropscience

 Table: Bayer Cropscience - financial performance

PGG Wrightson Seeds

 Table: PGG Wrightson Seeds - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Seed Production industry is moderately capital-intensive. Investment in specialised machinery for production and research increases the industry's cap...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Seed Production in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Seed Production in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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