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 - Industry Investment Chapter
The GM Soybean Seed Production industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2013, industry operators typically invest $0.28 in capital for every dollar spent on labor. Companies in the industry, especially large companies like Monsanto and DuPont, typically have many highly skilled professionals who research, develop and test different soybean seed traits to achieve a specific effect. In addition to in-house labor expenses, the average operator also expends about 10.0% of revenue on third-party research and development, which increases the industry's reliance on labor.
Although industry firms require significant human labor, there is a great deal of capital investment that is also required... purchase to read more