The Thailand seed sector analysis market size was valued at USD 764.30 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 1.26 Trillion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period, 2023–2031. The growth of the market is attributed to its suitable landscape and weather conditions along with infrastructure, skilled farmers, efficient connectivity and increasing investments in the seed sector.
The Thai seed industry is among the most well-established in the Asia-Pacific region. Several organizations such as the Seed Association of Thailand and Thai Seed Trade Association along with the Ministry of Agriculture are initiating towards developing Thailand into a seed production hub. a partnership between the Thai government and East-West Seed Company was established to invest in R&D activities for the establishment of new varieties of high-quality seeds and cultivars; thereby, boosting the production of good quality crops.
The Covid-19 pandemic had an unpleasant impact on the Thailand seed market. The production has been on halt and both the demand and supply ware affected. The market suffered moderate loss; however, the government’s steps and strategies have helped to neutralised the situation. This pandemic has encouraged the key players to implement advance technologies to overcome these challenges and expand the market growth.
Thailand Seed Sector Analysis Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
The growing seeds demand by farmer preferences and regional markets is expected boost the market growth during the forecast period.
Specific plants with disease resistance characteristics are likely to push the market growth in coming years.
Excellent weather conditions and geographic landscape in Thailand is estimated to fuel the supply of seed.
Shortage of capital for production of seed in the country is expected to impede the market expansion.
Drastic weather conditions such as floods and drought are anticipated to hinder the market.
R&D investment and technological advancement in Thailand seed market are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the market players.
Scope of Thailand Seed Sector Analysis Market Report
The report on the Thailand seed market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Seed Sector Analysis Thailand Market - Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Crop type (Field Crops [Rise, Maize and Others], Fruit and Vegetables, Other crops) Product type (Hybrid Seeds, Varietal Seeds, and Others)
North, Central, Isan (Eastern-Thailand), and Southern Thailand.
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
East-West Seed (Thailand) Co. Ltd, Chia Tai Co. Ltd, Syngenta Thailand, Pacific Seeds (Thai) Ltd, and Pioneer Hi-Bred (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Thailand Seed Sector Analysis Market Segment Insights
The field crops segment is projected to constitute a large market share
Based on crop type, the Thailand seed market is segregated into field crops, fruit and vegetables, other crops. The field crops are further sub divided into rise, maize and others The field crop segment dominated by rice cultivation is expected to account for a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to its high-quality and new varieties available in the market. White rice and Thai fragrant or jasmine rice are the types of rice produced in Thailand. Wyhite rice is produced in the central regions while jasmine rice is produced in Northeastern regions. According to the FAO, the rice production in Thailand was recorded at 32.4 million metric ton in 2018. The efforts of the private companies and the government in Thailand are anticipated to drive the market growth and secure the place of Thailand as a leading rice supplier.
Hybrid seed segment is expected to register a substantial CAGR
Based on product type, the Thailand seed market is divided into hybrid seeds, varietal seeds, and others. The hybrid seeds segment accounts for a key share of the market and is estimated to propel even further over the forecast period owing to its application in crop industry which includes providing quality product and adaptability towards extreme weather conditions.
Northeast region is expected to dominate the market
In terms of regions, the Thailand seed market is broadly classified as North, Central, Isan (Eastern-Thailand), and Southern Thailand. Northeast region is anticipated to expand at a robust CAGR during the forecast period. The expanding agricultural industry along with technological advancement in this region is anticipated to boost the market growth over the coming years. Furthermore, the climate in North is cooler compared to others which is favorable for growing crops.
The Thailand seed market has been segmented on the basis of:-
Based on crop type
- Crop type Field Crops
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Other crops
Based on product type
- Hybrid Seeds
- Varietal Seeds
- Isan (Eastern-Thailand)
- Southern Thailand
- East-West Seed (Thailand) Co. Ltd
- Chia Tai Co. Ltd
- Syngenta Thailand
- Pacific Seeds (Thai) Ltd
- Pioneer Hi-Bred (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Key players competing in the Thailand seed market are East-West Seed (Thailand) Co. Ltd, Chia Tai Co. Ltd, Syngenta Thailand, Pacific Seeds (Thai) Ltd, and Pioneer Hi-Bred (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
Some of these players are using several market strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, capacity expansion, and product launches to enhance their market shares. For instances,
- In 2020 Chia Tai Co. Ltd. Inaugurated its newest seed repackaging under the brand of “CHIA TAI SEED Trusted since 1921”. This product repackaging aims to increase the ability of Chia Tai seed business to compete at the international level in a bid highlighting its strong points in quality products and services along with innovative agriculture, secure a leading position in seed market industry
- In 2019, Pacific Seeds Thai, a subsidiary of UPL Group Co, introduced the site in Thailand for its USD 2.0 million worth corn size and treated processing plant, a project aimed at dramatically driving exports to Latin America. The company plans to increase seed exports to 5,000 tons a year over the next three years.
- In 2018, HM Clause launched its latest Research and Development station in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The station aims in supporting breeding for hot and humid markets of the world for hot pepper, tomato, watermelon, melon, cucumber and tropical sweet corn.