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Myanmar Seed Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 354 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: Myanmar
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5716961
The Myanmar Seed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.10%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Crop Family - Oilseeds: The high share of the oilseeds segment is driven by the higher area under the sunflower and soybean and increasing demand for oilseeds from the food and feed industries.
  • Largest Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: The high share of hybrids is due to increased area under hybrids in crops like corn, sunflower, cotton, vegetables, etc., and high yielding and disease resistance traits.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Crop Family - Unclassified Vegetables: The fastest growth is driven by an increase in the consumption of leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, etc., and an increase in the adoption of protected cultivation.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: The fastest growth of hybrids is associated with the characteristics such as high yielding, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, high vigor and early beraing in vegetables.

Key Market Trends

Hybrids is the largest segment by Breeding Technology.

  • In Myanmar, hybrid seeds dominate the seed market, with a share of 62.46% in 2021. In 2021, out of the total hybrid seed market value, row crops accounted for 69.25%, whereas vegetables accounted for 30.75%. ​
  • Hybrids have higher productivity, wider adaptability, and a high degree of resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. For instance, in cotton, hybrids give 50% more yield than conventional varieties. The wider adaptability of hybrids is due to mainly their high buffering capacity to environmental fluctuations. ​
  • The non-availability of transgenic varieties in all the crops, 100% seed replacement rate for every season, the threat to food security due to increasing population, and resistance to biotic and non-biotic stresses are the factors driving the market for non-transgenic hybrids.​​
  • In Myanmar, the open-pollinated varieties seed market is projected to grow about 4.8% annually during the forecast period from 2022 to 2028 because of the low cost, high adoption to local conditions, low input requirement, and timely non-availability of hybrids in all the crops.​​
  • In Myanmar, the only trait approved for commercial cultivation in Myanmar is insect resistance (IR) in cotton only, and 100% area under transgenic cotton is insect resistant. ​​
  • In 2021, insect-resistant transgenic cotton accounted for 100% of the total cotton seed market in Myanmar due to its high yield and resistance to major cotton pests. Therefore, the demand for IR cotton seeds is expected to grow over the years. ​​
  • Hence, high-yielding characters, usage of insect-resistant varieties, and the rising demand for hybrids are expected to drive the country’s seed market in the forecast period. ​

Competitive Landscape

The Myanmar Seed Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 13.79%. The major players in this market are Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), Dagon Group of Companies., East-West Seed, Groupe Limagrain and Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V. (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents



3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study​
3.3 Research Methodology

4.1 Area Under Cultivation
4.2 Most Popular Traits
4.3 Regulatory Framework
4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

5.1 Breeding Technology
5.1.1 Hybrids Non-Transgenic Hybrids Transgenic Hybrids Insect Resistant
5.1.2 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
5.2 Cultivation Mechanism
5.2.1 Open Field
5.2.2 Protected Cultivation
5.3 Crop Type
5.3.1 Row Crops Fiber Crops Cotton Other Fiber Crops Forage Crops Alfalfa Forage Corn Forage Sorghum Other Forage Crops Grains & Cereals Corn Rice Sorghum Wheat Other Grains & Cereals Oilseeds Canola, Rapeseed & Mustard Soybean Sunflower Other Oilseeds Pulses
5.3.2 Vegetables Brassicas Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower & Broccoli Other Brassicas Cucurbits Cucumber & Gherkin Pumpkin & Squash Other Cucurbits Roots & Bulbs Garlic Onion Potato Other Roots & Bulbs Solanaceae Chilli Eggplant Tomato Other Solanaceae Unclassified Vegetables Asparagus Okra Peas Other Unclassified Vegetables

6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group)
6.4.2 Dagon Group of Companies.
6.4.3 East-West Seed
6.4.4 Enza Zaden
6.4.5 Groupe Limagrain
6.4.6 Known You Seed Co., LTD
6.4.7 Nong Woo Bio
6.4.8 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.


8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Global Market Size and DROs
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group)
  • Dagon Group of Companies.
  • East-West Seed
  • Enza Zaden
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • Known You Seed Co., LTD
  • Nong Woo Bio
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.