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Indian Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2015-2020)

Indian Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2015-2020)

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Indian Seed Market: Trends & Opportunities (2015-2020)” provides an in-depth analysis of the Indian seed market with detailed analysis of market sizing and growth, market share and economic impact of the industry. The report also provides market size of global seed market.

The report provides detailed market analysis on the basis of product type for the Indian seed market. It includes market sizing by value and volume along with the analysis of cotton seed and vegetable seed market. The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall Indian seed market has also been forecasted for the period 2015-2020, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. The competition in Indian seed market is stiff and dominated by the big players like Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. Further, key players of the seeds market, Monsanto Company and Advanta Ltd. are also profiled with their financial information and respective business strategies.

Company Coverage

Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.
Monsanto Company
Advanta Ltd.

Executive Summary

Seed is a key component among all inputs for sustainable crop production. It is a fertilized ripened ovule, capable of reproducing and developing into a plant. Seeds include cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Innovations in technology have improved the quality of seeds and provided a wide variety with desired characteristics and suited to specific conditions and geographies. This development is necessary for ensuring the best-quality crop production and meeting the growing demand for food worldwide. It is estimated that quality of seed accounts for 20-25% of productivity.

Indian seed market increased at a significant CAGR during the span of 5 years i.e. 2010-2014 and projections are made that the market would rise in the next five years i.e. 2015-2020 tremendously. Indian cotton seed and vegetable seed markets are the segment of Indian seed market which exhibited an increase, driving the Indian seed market. The upsurge in the market was due to the increased demand of certified seeds along with the increase in exports of seeds in India.

The major growth drivers for the Indian seed market are: increasing seed replacement rate and role of private seed players, rising demand for selected crops, increase in the penetration rate of hybrid seeds, research & development and favorable government policies. Despite the market is governed by various growth drivers, there are certain challenges faced by the market, such as, perishable nature of seeds, problems in contract farming, diminishing product life cycle, barriers to entry, long production period and climate, pest & disease related problems.


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Types of Seeds
Table 1: Types of Seeds
2.1.1 Open-Pollinated Seeds
2.1.2 Hybrid Seeds
2.1.3 Genetically Modified Seeds
Table A: Comparison of Different Types of Seeds
2.2 Indian Seed Industry: An Overview
2.3 Indian Seed Industry: Regulatory Scenario
Table B: Regulatory Scenario in Indian Seed Industry
2.2.1 The Seeds Act, 1966
2.3.2 The Seeds Rules, 1968
2.3.3 The Seed Bill, 2011
2.3.4 The National Seeds Policy, 2002
3. Global Seed Market: Sizing and Growth
3.1 Global Commercial Seed Market by Value
Table 2: Global Commercial Seed Market by Value; 2010-2015E (US$ Billion)
3.2 Global Seed Market by Product Type
Table 3: Global Seed Market by Product Type; 2014 (%)
3.3 Global Seed Market by Regions
Table 4: Global Seed Market by Region; 2013 (%)
3.4 Global Seed Market by Players
Table 5: Global Seed Market by Players; 2014 (%)
4. Indian Seed Market: An Analysis
4.1 Indian Seed Market: Sizing and Growth
4.1.1 Indian Seed Market by Value: Actual and Forecast
Table 6: Indian Seed Market by Value; FY2010-FY2014 (US$ Billion)
Table 7: Indian Seed Market by Value; FY2015E-FY2020E (US$ Billion)
4.1.2 Indian Seed Market by Production
Table 8: Indian Seed Market by Production; FY2010-FY2015E (Million Metric Ton)
4.1.3 Indian Seed Market by Structure
Table 9: Indian Seed Market by Structure; FY2014 (%)
4.1.4 Indian Certified Seed Demand by Volume
Table 10: Indian Certified Seed Demand by Volume; FY2010-FY2015E (Metric Ton)
4.1.5 Indian Seed Market by Segments
Table 11: Indian Seed Market by Segments; FY2014 (%)
4.2 Indian Seed Market by Product Type: Sizing and Growth
4.2.1 Indian Seed Market Segments by Value
Table 12: Indian Seed Market Segments by Value; FY2014 (%)
4.2.2 Indian Seed Market Segments by Volume
Table 13: Indian Seed Market Segments by Volume; FY2014 (%)
4.2.3 Indian Cotton Seed Market by Value
Table 14: Indian Cotton Seed Market by Value; FY2010-FY2015E (US$ Million)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Increase in Seed Replacement Rate
Table 15: Seed Replacement Rates of Major Crops in India; FY2005-FY2011 (%)
5.1.2 Increasing Role of Private Seed Producers in India
Table 16: Indian Seed Industry Sector Breakup; FY2014 (%)
5.1.3 Rising Demand for Selected Crops
Table 17: Major Crops Demand in India; FY2010-FY2015E (Metric Ton)
5.1.4 Increase in the Penetration Rate of Hybrid Seeds
5.1.5 Research and Development
5.1.6 Favorable Government Policies
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 Perishable Nature of Seeds
5.2.2 Problems Linked with Contract Farming
5.2.3 Climate, Pest and Disease Related Problems
5.2.4 Diminishing Product Life Cycle (PLC)
5.2.5 Barrier to Entry
5.2.6 Long Production Period
5.3 Market Trend
5.3.1 Seed Quality Control
5.3.2 Marketing and Distribution
5.3.3 Technological Innovation
Table C: List of GM Crops under Development in India
6. Competitive Landscape
Table D: Summary Key Players of Indian Seed Industry
Table 18: Key Players Revenues of Seeds Segment of the Company in India; 2010-2014 (US$ Million)
7. Company Profile
7.1 Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.
7.1.1 Business Overview
Table 19: Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. Product Segments
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 20: Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. Revenues (Consolidated); 2011-2015E (US$ Million)
Table 21: Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. Revenues by Segments; 2014 (%)
7.1.3 Business Strategy
Investments in Research & Development Activities Focused on New Technologies and in Human Resources
Strengthen the Leadership Position in Cotton Seeds
7.2 Monsanto Company
7.2.1 Business Overview
Table E: Summary of Monsanto Product Segments
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 22: Monsanto Company Net Sales; 2011-2015 (US$ Million)
Table 23: Monsanto Company Net Sales by Segments; 2015 (%)
Table 24: Monsanto Company Net Sales by Region; 2015 (%)
7.2.3 Business Strategy
Research & Development
Geographical Expansion
7.3 Advanta Ltd.
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 25: Advanta Ltd. Total Revenues; 2011-2015E (US$ Million)
Table 26: Advanta Ltd. Revenues by Product Segments; 2014 (%)
Table 27: Advanta Ltd. Revenues by Regions; 2014 (%)
7.3.3 Business Strategy
Brand Strategy
Research & Development

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