Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The GM Soybean Seed Production industry has grown in the five years to 2013, with demand for biofuel and related regulations supporting this growth. Imports have threatened the industry, however, and some regulations have harmed as well as helped growth. In the five years to 2018, growth will continue, though more moderately; demand from biofuel producers and developing economies will support the industry during this period.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers into the GM Soybean Seed Production industry are high. The industry is dominated by large well-established companies that have many patents, proprietary seeds and large amounts of capital for research and development (R&D). R&D involves high-level engineering and scientific skills, and the costs associated with procuring qualified staff may be prohibitive for new entrants. The dominance of incumbent companies presents a significant barrier with regard to competition. Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta are largely globalized and have the means to distribute to virtually any market. Due to this global reach, entry on a local or regional scale may prove difficult for companies wishing to enter the industry.
Finally, regulation poses a large barrier to entry for new firms... purchase to read more