India Seed market is expected to reach INR 283.1 billion by FY’2020 Led by Seed Replacement Rate, Production and Distribution of Quality Seeds: Ken Research


Ken Research announced its latest publication on “India Seed Market Outlook to FY’2020Rapid Hybridization and Increased Government Support to Foster Future Growth which provides a comprehensive analysis of the seeds market in India. The report covers various aspects such as market size of India seed market, segmentation on the basis of hybrid and non-hybrid seeds, vegetable and non-vegetable seeds industry structure and regional and national players. The report also covers market in different aspects such as market size, segmentation of market on the basis of farm save and commercial seeds, import and export of seeds in the market. The report will help industry consultants, seed producing companies, suppliers and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in the future.

The seed market in India has transformed immensely over the years from conventional seed market to a marketplace for genetically modified seeds, by growing at a CAGR of ~% over the period, FY’2010-FY’2015. In the recent years, there has been a shift in the preference by the farmers from open pollinated varieties to hybrids in field crops as well as vegetable crops.

Increasing population will result in an improved food demand. It will also lead to higher urbanization thereby reducing arable land and will place biodiversity resources under stress. The industry is expected to face major challenges in terms of unpredictable weather which may affect the pest occurrences in the short term. In addition, rising awareness among the farmers, growth in income levels owing to constant rise in prices of agriculture commodities combined with availability of better quality seeds would continue to push seeds demand in near to medium term period.

According to the research report, the India seeds market will grow at a considerable CAGR rate reaching INR 283.1 billion by FY’2020 due to improvement of seed replacement rate, production and distribution of quality seeds appropriate to agro-climatic zone at affordable prices along with a determined effort to address region specific constraints.

Table: Future Growth Opportunities in Major Seed Crops of India

Crops Hybrid Penetration, FY’2020 Future Growth Opportunities Key Players
Cotton 95% ·   Increase in High Density Planting

·   Acceptance of weed resistance GM gene – RR – flex technology

·   Increase in seed prices by the government

Nuziveedu, Kaveri, DCM Shriram, Mahyco, Ajeet, Ankur Seeds
Corm/Maize 50% ·   Increase in Area under Acreages

·   Increase in Area under hybrid

·   Improved product offerings under single cross

Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Kaveri Seeds
Paddy 5% ·   Increase in area under hybrid Bayer Crop, Kaveri, Nuziveedu, Metahelix (Rallis)
Vegetable 60-90% ·   New product launches Syngenta, Pioneer, Nunhems (Bayer)


“Several factors, including increased subsidies and renewed government thrust on the use of high yielding varieties, will lead to an increased productivity in the seed market. The industry, however, is expected to face major challenges in terms of unpredictable weather which may affect the pest occurrences in the short term. Expansion of product portfolio should be an important consideration for market players as farmers prefer to use different variety of seeds for different crops in order to enhance the productivity.” according to the Research Analyst, Ken Research.

Key Topics Covered in the Report:

Seed Market

  • India Seed Market Size by Revenue
  • India Seed Market Segmentation by
  • Hybrid and Non-Hybrid Seed
  • Non-Vegetable and Vegetable Seeds
  • Private and Public Sector
  • Farm saved and Commercial Seeds
  • Regional and National Players
  • India Hybrid Seed Market Size by Revenue
  • India Hybrid Seed Market Segmentation by
  • Products
  • Trends and Development
  • SWOT
  • Export and Import
  • Competition and Market Share
  • Growth Drivers
  • Future Outlook
  • Macro Economic Parameters

Key Products Mentioned in the Report

India Hybrid Seeds

  • BT Cotton
  • Corn/Maize
  • Rice
  • Bajra
  • Pearl Millet
  • Sunflower
  • Sorghum
  • Vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Brinjal
  • Cauliflower
  • Watermelon
  • Okra/Bhindi

Companies Covered in the Report

Global Players

Nuziveedu Seeds

Mahyco Seeds

Monsanto India

DuPont Pioneer

Domestic Players

Rasi Seeds

Ajeet Seeds

Kaveri Seeds

Nirmal Seeds

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Ukraine Seed Market Outlook to 2018 – Compelling Opportunities for Foreign Producers

Vietnam Seed Industry Outlook to 2018 – Rice Seed and Hybridization to Drive Future Growth


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