Sorghum Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product Type (Grain Sorghum, Sweet Sorghum, Forage Sorghum, Biomass Sorghum), By Application (Sorghum Planting, Sorghum Breeding), By End-User (Animal Feed, Food Industry, Wine Making, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Dec 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615497
  • Pages : 145

The global Sorghum market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.43% during the forecast period.

The nutritional content of sorghum makes it a great substitute for wheat, rice, and other fiber-rich grains. Moreover, sorghum (Jowar) is a gluten-free grain, unlike other grains with its wide application ranging from human feed, animal feed, and bio feed. These wide applications and their healthy nutrient content will boost the sorghum market growth.  Further, the development of hybrid sorghum with the technology and its less water usage property is the growth driver of the sorghum market.

Growing Demand of sorghum in the Animal Feed Industry

There is a rising demand for sorghum in the animal industry. For instance, grain sorghum is mainly used for animal feeding in Europe as per the KWS data. Due to its nutritional value and higher levels of protein, it is being fed to ship, pigs, poultry, cattle, and other such animals. The majority of the sorghum produced by the US (top supplier) goes to the animal feeding industry. This growing demand in the animal feed industry is expected to propel the sorghum market size during the forecasted period.

Increased Government Support and Research Initiatives are acting as growth drivers of the market

Constant efforts are put into the sorghum market by the government and associated institutions to encourage the higher production of sorghum. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023) which resulted in an increased awareness of the health benefits of millets including sorghum consumption. The Union Agriculture Ministry approved Rs. 6.25 crore of funding to around 66 startups in recent years that are working to raise awareness and promotion of millet consumption. The sorghum breeding program by the Indian government was initiated in 1990 to develop dual-purpose varieties of sorghum and after that India saw an increase in sorghum yield by 25% from 1991 to 2020 as per the reports of the Department of Agriculture, India. These continued efforts and research activities are projected to drive the growth of the sorghum market.

Climate Change and its Adaptability are expected to affect the market growth

Sorghum is known for its excellent drought tolerance feature and adaptability to warm conditions thus its production and consumption are getting more important in this time of climate change. Climate change is happening at an alarming level for instance, the last decade 2011-2020 was the warmest on Earth as per the reports of NASA, and global temperature is expected to rise by 2.8º by the end of the century. Sorghum is generally grown in the summer region with temperatures topping 90º Fahrenheit. With the climatic conditions changing, severe droughts, and rising temperatures, the production of sorghum is expected to rise worldwide with more adoption by farmers thereby increasing the sorghum market size.

The rising awareness of sorghum’s health benefits is expected to drive market growth

The nutritional value and particularly the gluten-free feature of the sorghum are driving the sorghum market growth. There is rising awareness and health consciousness among people for the use of sorghum. As per the study conducted by the University of Nebraska, an estimated 25% of Americans follow a gluten-free diet and it is expected to grow in the coming years. Additionally, sorghum is rich in micronutrients, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and vitamin B6 which makes it more demandable coupled with rising health awareness thereby propelling the growth of sorghum market size. 

North America is expected to rise significantly

The North American sorghum market is expected to contribute exponentially in the worldwide production of sorghum. The US is the top supplier of sorghum with production of 600 million bushels in 2020 planted on 5.88 million acres of land in more than 12 states with Kansas leading the list among Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Additionally, the demand for sorghum in the region as an alternative sweetener is expected to drive the sorghum market growth. Furthermore, the technological advancements in the region for hybrid seeds and improved herbicides are anticipated to increase the sorghum market size.

Sorghum Market Key Players

  • Bayer CropScience SE, a life science company in the market for more than 150 years serving the agriculture industry. The company provides sorghum solutions through Gaucho 600, Degree Xtra herbicide, Huskie®, Roundup PowerMax®3 Herbicide, and Sivanto™ prime among others.
  • KWS SAAT SE, one of the leading sorghum producer and supplier companies since 2007. The KWS sorghum varieties provide excellent erosion protection and offer higher yield thus benefitting the growers with a better return on investment.
  • Corteva Agriscience is an America-based exclusive seed company. The purpose of the company is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume by ensuring progress for generations. Through its Zest™ WDG sorghum herbicide, the farmers can manage the annual grasses in fields thereby maximizing the production land.

Key Market Developments

  • In June 2023, Kansas State University announced its collaboration project to work on challenges in sorghum and millet production. This project will help in increasing global production by sharing information on global crop problems such as diseases.
  • In March 2023, the Collaborative Sorghum Marketing Transformation Program (cSmart) launched the first-ever venture capital fund solely dedicated to attracting capital and creating opportunities for sorghum farmers and industry.
  • In May 2020, Advanta Seeds in collaboration with UPL launched a sorghum weed control solution Zelone in Brazil. This solution combined with igrowth® provides weed control without damaging the crop. Further, the igrowth® is the world’s first commercial herbicide-tolerant technology and when combined with Zelone, it provides flexibility for pre-emergent or post-emergent sprayings.

 Sorghum Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.43% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Product Type, Application, End-User, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered UPL Limited, Corteva Agriscience, Bayer CropScience SE, KWS SAAT SE, Groupe Limagrain, Nufarm (Nuseed), Pannar Pty Ltd, Allied Seed LLC, Seed Co Limited
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product Type
    • Grain Sorghum
    • Sweet Sorghum
    • Forage Sorghum
    • Biomass Sorghum
  • By Application
    • Sorghum Planting
    • Sorghum Breeding
  • By End-User
    • Animal Feed
    • Food Industry
    • Wine Making
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Sorghum market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.43% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the sorghum market include UPL Limited, Corteva Agriscience, Bayer CropScience SE, KWS SAAT SE, and Groupe Limagrain, among others.
The global sorghum market has been segmented by product type, application, end-user, and geography.
The growing demand in the animal feed industry is expected to propel the sorghum market growth.
North America is expected to hold a significant share of the global sorghum market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Grain Sorghum

5.3. Sweet Sorghum

5.4. Forage Sorghum

5.5. Biomass Sorghum


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Sorghum Planting

6.3. Sorghum Breeding


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Animal Feed

7.3. Food Industry

7.4. Wine Making

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. UPL Limited

10.2. Corteva Agriscience

10.3. Bayer CropScience SE


10.5. Groupe Limagrain

10.6. Nufarm (Nuseed)

10.7. Pannar Pty Ltd

10.8. Allied Seed LLC

10.9. Seed Co Limited

UPL Limited

Corteva Agriscience

Bayer CropScience SE


Groupe Limagrain

Nufarm (Nuseed)

Pannar Pty Ltd

Allied Seed LLC

Seed Co Limited