Pakistan Seed Sector Analysis - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Pakistan Seed Market has been segmented by product type into hybrid seeds, conventional seeds, and varietal seeds, by crop type the market has been segmented into grains & cereals, oilseeds, and vegetable seeds.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



4.2 %

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Market Overview

The demand for seeds, especially in the developing countries such as Pakistan is still untapped and provides the multinational corporations various opportunities for expansions and wide customer base. The country is shifting toward the adoption of high-quality seeds, due to the export potential of vegetable seeds from the global demographics. For instance, adoption of high-yielding variants is on the rise in Pakistan, due to the export potential. The rising investments in R&D of hybrid seeds are a key element to the success of the seed industry. The increasing development of GM crops, especially in the vegetable seed sector, is fueling the market for vegetable seeds in the country.

Scope of the report

The report defines the Pakistan seed sector, in terms of end-users. For the purpose of this report, the seeds used for sowing have been considered for market estimations and forecasts. The market does not include seeds used for human or animal consumption.

By Product
Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds
GM Seeds
Varietal Seeds
By Crop
Grains & Cereals
Oil Seeds
Roots & Bulbs
Other Vegetables
Other Seeds

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Key Market Trends

Decreasing Trend of Arable Land to Drive the Seed Market

The per capita land availability in the country was around 0.22 ha in 2005, which reduced to 0.20 ha in 2015. As a result of population expansion and steady land degradation rate, the per capita land is expected to decrease, in the future. The decreasing per capita availability of arable land is a major concern for global agricultural production. However, it is considered to be a driver for the seed industry.

The need for producing more from the decreasing per capita arable land to get higher returns can be possible with the use of HYVs and hybrid varieties. This trend is encouraging farmers to shift their focus from conventional seed sources to packaged seeds that promise better returns.

The declining arable land trend in the country is encouraging corporations and farmers to pool their resources, for contract farming. The increasing contract farming practices help converge a large set of farmers to one point, for seed selection. This maintains a uniformity in the product, thus helping the seller to obtain sustainable demand and augmenting the bulk sale of seeds.

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Vegetable Seeds to Dominate the Seed Sector Sales in the Country

Onion and tomato are the most important vegetable crops, grown extensively in tropical and sub-tropical climates. As per the FAO statistics, around 49.5% of the overall vegetable acreage in the country is accounted for by Onion and Tomatoes, at 208.6 thousand hectares in 2018. Despite the several advantages of GM, not many GM varieties of vegetables are invented. Hence, R&D in GM vegetables and the marketing of it can be considered as opportunities to tap the market, along with product improvement. The vegetable seed sector of Pakistan is likely to become more attractive if explored for seed production facilities. The farmer and labor cost in these countries is cheaper than that in the developed countries. This implies an opportunity to increase profit realization by bringing down the cost of production.

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Competitive Landscape

Pakistan's seed market is fairly fragmented with a very high player concentration. Moreover, Bayer Crop Science Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., ICI Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., Syngenta Pak. Seeds Pvt. Ltd., are few international players capturing attractive sales in the country. The greater market share of these players can be attributed to their large geographical presence and highly diversified product portfolio. These players focus on R&D, large product portfolio, wide geographical presence, an aggressive acquisition strategy.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Non-GM/Hybrid Seeds

      2. 5.1.2 GM Seeds

      3. 5.1.3 Varietal Seeds

    2. 5.2 By Crop

      1. 5.2.1 Grains & Cereals

        1. Rice

        2. Wheat

        3. Corn

        4. Others

      2. 5.2.2 Oil Seeds

        1. Cotton

        2. Sunflower

        3. Rapeseed

        4. Others

      3. 5.2.3 Vegetables

        1. Solanaceae

        2. Cucurbit

        3. Roots & Bulbs

        4. Brassica

        5. Other Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Other Seeds


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bayer Crop Science Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.

      2. 6.3.2 ICI Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta Pak. Seeds Pvt. Ltd.,

      4. 6.3.4 Hazara Agro Seed Company

      5. 6.3.5 United Seeds Co Ltd.

      6. 6.3.6 Four Brothers Seeds Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Rashid Seeds

      8. 6.3.8 Sky Seeds

      9. 6.3.9 Weal-AG Corporation

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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