Seed production statistics

Seed production statistics

Annually, the German Federal Plant Variety Office publishes data on

  • seed  production areas applied for field inspection,
  • seed production areas that have successfully been field inspected and
  • certified seed quantities.

These data are collected separately by the German Federal States and compiled by the Federal Plant Variety Office for a nationwide overview. The overview has been published by the Federal Plant Variety Office since 1988 (seed propagation areas), 2010 (certified seed quantities) and 2016 (certified seed potato quantities). Organic seed production areas have been recorded since 2020; this is a voluntary indication in the certification procedure.


Database on seed production

Here, the data can be queried as required via a search mask (e.g. by variety, species, year, Federal State). The results can be downloaded as pdf or csv file for subsequent statistical evaluation.


Seed production areas in Germany

Seed production areas applied for field inspection

 

Below, the latest data on seed production areas in Germany by varieties and category or species per Federal State can be downloaded as pdf file.

Notes:

  • Organically cultivated areas are shown as proportion of the total area. As the information on organic cultivation is voluntary in the certification procedure, this data does not claim to be complete. The accuracy of the data is not confirmed by the certification agencies.
  • In column "basic seed" the category "pre-basic seed" is included. Areas of non-nationally listed varieties for which seed certification has been applied for under Sections 4(2) and 7 of the Seed Act are listed under "Others". Areas of species with seed harvest in the second cut and subsequent declarations (§ 4 para. 1, sentences 1, 2 SaatgutV) are only partially included.
  • With the amendment of the Vine Planting Material Regulation of 01.10.2018, the category 'Standard Planting Material' (ST) was introduced for grape vines (coding letter RBE). The statistics 'Vine propagation areas in Germany' was extended by this category from 2019 onward.
  • Source: Data of the Federal States

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Certified seed quantities in Germany

Certified seed quantities of varieties of agricultural and vegetable plant species in Germany

Below, the latest data on certified seed quantities in Germany by varieties and category or species per Federal State can be downloaded as pdf file.

Notes:

  • Data include seed quantities from domestic and foreign production (except potato) certified in Germany during the respective financial year. The column "basic seed" includes the category "pre-basic seed".
  • Source: Data of the Federal States

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