Myanmar Corn Seed Sector Analysis - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Myanmar Corn Seed Sector is segmented by Type (Cross Pollinated Varieties and Hybrids).

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Market Overview

The Myanmar corn seed market is projected to reach USD 3.1 million in 2024, with a projected CAGR of 3.16% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

  • The drivers identified in this market are favorable factors promoting the growth of hybrid corn production, DAR working in collaboration with CIMMYT, and increasing demand for corn from China.
  • The restraints identified in this market are contract farming (a concept leading to debt and dispossession), high cost of transportation, and lack of transparency.

Scope of the Report

The present report consists of an in depth analysis of the maize seeds in Myanmar, providing information on area harvested, production, consumption, import, and export. The hybrid corn sector occupies a share 95% in the corn seed sector, with open pollinated varieties occupying 5% of the share. The report presents a wide-range analysis of the market share, size, and trends of the Myanmar corn seed market. The market operates at a B to C level, and market sizing has been done at the consumer level.

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Corn from China is Driving the Market

The area of corn cultivation is the highest in the Mandalay-Muse trade route, which is the main route from Myanmar to China. As per primary research, even though the Thailand border is closer to Shan state, the harvested corn is exported to China. Chareun Phokphand carries out contract farming in North and South Shan State. CP 888, which is produced and sold by CP group of Thailand, is the most commonly cultivated hybrid corn variety, followed by Yezin 6 and CP 868 varieties. Majority of this high yielding hybrid (CP 888) is exported, with China occupying a majority share in the exports of corn from Myanmar.

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The Corn Seed Market in Myanmar - Area Harvested in ha

Corn is commonly cultivated during the monsoon season in rainfed conditions. The area under corn cultivation is increasing rapidly. The area was 513.61 thousand ha in 2018, and it is projected to reach 601.09 thousand ha, with a CAGR of 2.66% in the forecast period, 2019-2024. As per discussions with regional experts, more than 90% of the farmers in Myanmar use hybrid seeds. These hybrid seeds are either purchased from commercial seed producers or government.

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Competitive Landscape

Charoen Pokphand is the largest player in the corn seed market in Myanmar, with a market share of 70%. It has also been the most active player in the market. Joint ventures with local companies and other contract farmers are also being carried out by various seed companies, specifically, CP Seed Company. The government holds 8% share in the corn seed market, with Yezin hybrids. The government has a collaboration with International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), which has been a main partner and source of germplasm, since 1972. Inbred line development program is carried out to develop commercial hybrids, which are suitable for agro climatic conditions.

Major Players

  1. Charoen Pokphand
  2. Myanma Awba Group
  3. Dupont Myanmar Co. Ltd

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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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 Corn Seed Market in Myanmar

      1. 4.4.1 Area Harvested in ha

      2. 4.4.2 Production Analysis in Volume

      3. 4.4.3 Consumption Analysis (Volume and Value)

      4. 4.4.4 Import Analysis (Volume and Value)

      5. 4.4.5 Export Analysis (Volume and Value)


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Open Pollinated Varieties

      2. 5.1.2 Hybrids


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Charoen Pokphand

      2. 6.3.2 Myanma Awba Group

      3. 6.3.3 Dupont Myanmar Co. Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Other Companies


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