The global sorghum and sorghum seeds market was valued at $8,279 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $10,591 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2017 to 2023. Sorghum is an ancient grain originated in Africa and is now grown in different regions across the globe such as South America, China, India, and the U.S. Sorghum grows using less water and other natural resources and is often referred to as the camel of crops. Sorghum is naturally gluten free and is safe for the consumers suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Sorghum plantation is on a rapid increase since the crop gains importance as a versatile plant that can tolerate different soil toxicities, drought, and a wide range of temperatures and altitudes.

Increase in demand for flex fuel vehicles that need biofuel and rise in adoption of forage and sweet sorghum especially for cattle and livestock feed are anticipated to boost the market growth. Moreover, rapid urbanization, increase in commercialization of biofuel as well as rise in expenditure capability of the middle class population group especially in the densely populated emerging economies such as China and India are some other key aspects that drive the growth of the global sorghum and sorghum seeds market. Moreover, on account of its cost effectiveness and gluten free nature, sorghum finds extensive applications in ethanol production. Thus, rapid growth of the global alcoholic beverages industry is anticipated to drive the global sorghum and sorghum seeds market during the forecast period. However, increase in competition from alternatives coupled with changes in consumer preferences hamper the market growth.

The global sorghum and sorghum seeds market is segmented based on type, application, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is categorized into grain sorghum, forage sorghum, biomass sorghum, and sweet sorghum. On the basis of application, it is divided into human feed, biofuel & ethanol, and livestock feed. By geography, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The major players operating in the global market focus on key market strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships. They also focus on strengthening their market reach to maintain their goodwill in the ever competitive market.

Some of the key players in the global market include:

National Sweet Sorghum Producers & Processors Assn
National Sorghum Producers
Sorghum Forum Of South Africa
Shri Lal Mahal Group
Richardson Seeds
Mabele Fuels
Advanta Seeds US
Archer Daniels Midland


This report provides a quantitative analysis of the current trends, estimations, and dynamics from 2016 to 2023 to assist in identifying the prevailing market opportunities.
Major countries in each region are mapped according to the individual market revenue.
The region-wise and country-wise sorghum market conditions are comprehensively analyzed.
This study evaluates the competitive landscape and the value chain analysis to understand the competitive environment across geographies.
The report provides extensive qualitative insights on the significant segments and regions exhibiting favorable market growth.


By Type

Grain Sorghum
Forage Sorghum
Biomass Sorghum
Sweet Sorghum

By Application

Human Feed
Biofuel and Ethanol
Livestock Feed

By Region

North America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South Africa
Rest of LAMEA

The other players in the value chain (profiles not included in the report) include:

Associated British Foods
General Mills
Sai Agro Exim
SEMO Milling
Chromatin Inc.
Bunge Limited
Cargill Incorporated
Dow AgroSciences LLC
Blue River Hybrids
Taj Agro International Ltd.
La Crosse Seed LLC
Hancock Farm and Seed Company
Pacific Seeds
Allied Seed LLC
Dyna-Gro Seed

*The above list of companies is not profiled in the report, and can be added based on client interest.