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

The Seeds Market is segmented by Product (Transgenic Hybrids, Non-Transgenic Hybrids, and Open-Pollinated Varieties), Crop ( Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Vegetables and Fruits, and Other Crops), and Geography (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Rest of South Asia).

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.1 %

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Market Overview

The seeds market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Agriculture is one of the main occupations in South Asian countries, like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Limited land availability and an increasing population are accelerating the market. Specialty seeds, such as hybrid seeds, and genetically modified seeds with high yield and resistance to abiotic stress, are high in demand. Grains represent the biggest portion of daily calorie intake in South Asian countries. Therefore, the demand for grains is going to be one of the most critical drivers of the market studied.

Scope of the report

A seed is the ripened fertilized ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant. This report gives a comprehensive overview of the seed market, which includes market drivers and restraints, analysis of different market segments, future opportunities, and the competitive landscape. The countries included in the report are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, along with all other South Asian countries.

Product Type
Transgenic Hybrids
Non - Transgenic Hybrids
Open Pollinated Vrities
By Crop
Other Cereals
Other Oilseeds
Other Crops
Rest of South Asia

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Key Market Trends

Cereal Seeds Dominate the Market

Cereals crops, such as rice and wheat, are the staple food of the South Asian countries, thus making it the most consumed seed. The cultivation of cereals has been continuously growing in the South Asian region. For example, according to FAO, the area under paddy cultivation was 62 million hectares in 2018, which was 1 million hectare more than the previous year. Other cereals that are cultivated in this region are wheat, barley, oats maize, and sorghum. The increasing cereal cultivation boosts the cereal seed market at a significant rate in the future.

Area Under Rice cultivation in Million Hectares, South Asia, 2016 - 2018

India Dominates the South Asian Seeds Market

India, the world's second-largest population, with huge agricultural land dominates the seed market in the Asian region. The adoption of hybrid seeds is one of the prime reasons for the growth of the market in India. The hybrid seed sector witnessed a growth of 15-20% per year over the past decade. The major boost has come from the increased adoption of Bt cotton hybrids, single-cross corn hybrids, hybrid rice, and hybrid vegetables. Cereals are the most widely grown crops in India, and the seed market for the same has been witnessing tremendous growth.

Area Under Rice Cultivation in Million Hectares, India, 2016-2018

Competitive Landscape

The South Asian seed sector is highly fragmented, and the top nine companies accounted for a small share of the market. In contrast, the rest was accounted for by various other small domestic companies. Companies are highly focused on the introduction of new varieties of seeds during the past five years, which have led them to acquire significant market shares in the seed sector.

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 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Transgenic Hybrids

      2. 5.1.2 Non - Transgenic Hybrids

      3. 5.1.3 Open Pollinated Vrities

    2. 5.2 By Crop

      1. 5.2.1 Cereals

        1. Maize

        2. Rice

        3. Wheat

        4. Sorghum

        5. Other Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Oilseeds

        1. Soybean

        2. Sunflower

        3. Cotton

        4. Other Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Other Crops

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 India

      2. 5.3.2 Pakistan

      3. 5.3.3 Bangladesh

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of South Asia


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Syngenta AG

      2. 6.3.2 Corteva Agri Science

      3. 6.3.3 Rallis India Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Lal Teer Seed

      5. 6.3.5 Hm Clause India Pvt Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Bayer AG

      7. 6.3.7 Kaveri Seeds

      8. 6.3.8 Advanta Seeds

      9. 6.3.9 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.

      10. 6.3.10 Takii Seed Pvt Ltd

      11. 6.3.11 Raas Seeds Pvt Ltd

      12. 6.3.12 East-West Seed International


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Frequently Asked Questions

The South Asia Seed Sector Analysis market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South Asia Seed Sector Analysis is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

Syngenta, Corteva Agri Science, Rallis India Limited, Lal Teer Seed, HM Clause India Pvt Ltd are the major companies operating in South Asia Seed Sector Analysis.

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