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India Agriculture Industry Report - 2015

  • December 2015
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  • Emerging Markets Direct Media Holdings
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  • 35 pages

This report profiles India's agriculture industry, discussing market trends and outlook into 2015 and beyond. The report also highlights leading players in the sector including Tata Coffee Ltd, Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd and McLeod Russel India Ltd.



Agriculture is the third largest sector of India's economy after services and industry. Though the country's dependence on agriculture has fallen considerably, its importance cannot be forsaken. Still, more than half of the Indian population depends on this sector for their livelihood. India has emerged as a global power in the agriculture sector by becoming a leading producer of food grains, oilseeds, commercial crops, fruits and vegetables. Yet, the country needs to increase the yield of crops to feed its ever-growing population. India continued to lead the world in the production of rice, wheat, cotton, sugarcane, tobacco, fruits and vegetables. But, the major challenge for the country is the insufficient production of pulses and oilseeds.



FYE Mar-15 was a tough year for the Indian agriculture sector due to deficient rainfall. Scanty rainfall was recorded in the monsoon season, which led to the decline in agricultural harvest with lower production in all the major crops. The declining trend continued in the FY16 monsoon season as India saw deficit in rainfall yet again, which led to drought like conditions in many parts of the country. This will likely result in lower agricultural output in FY16.



The long-term outlook for Indian agriculture is firm because of growing production and improving yields. Reforms, such as the opening of retail sector to foreign companies and adoption of model APMC Act by states, will increase direct sourcing from farmers and in turn benefit the farmer and the sector as a whole. The only concern for India is to match the agricultural growth with population growth. The country needs to restrain its reliance on agricultural imports which may put the currency under pressure and cause an imbalance in the current account.



Key Points:



o According to MOSPI, the agriculture and allied sectors contributed around 16% to the country's GDP at factor prices as of FY15.



o The country's food grain production grew at a CAGR of 3% during 2005-14. Scanty monsoon rainfall received by the country in FY15 led to a decline of 4% y/y in food grain production.



o Agriculture sector saw strong growth in FY14 backed by good monsoon rainfall. The sector registered a GVA growth of 3.6% in FY14 against 1.2% in FY13. However, the growth dipped to 0.6% y/y in FY15, due to draught like conditions as a result of deficient monsoon rainfall. In 1HFY16, growth was at 2.0%, lower than the 2.4% growth recorded in 1HFY15, due to less than adequate rainfall in some parts of the country.

Table Of Contents

India Agriculture Industry Report - 2015
1. Industry Profile

1.1 Sector overview

1.2 Sector size

1.3 Competitive landscape

1.4 Environmental scanning



2. Market Trends and Outlook

2.1 Key economic indicators-India

2.2 Food grains

2.3 Oilseeds

2.4 Commercial crops

2.5 Fruits and vegetables

2.6 Sector outlook



3. Leading Players and Comparative Matrix

3.1 Leading players

3.1.1 Tata Coffee Limited (TCL)

3.1.2 Ruchi Soya Industries Limited (RSIL)

3.1.3 McLeod Russel India Limited (MRIL)

3.2 Comparative matrix

3.3 SWOT analysis



4. Tables and Charts

Table 1: Major crops grown in India

Table 2: Major canals in India

Table 3: Major recommendations of the committee of state agriculture marketing

Table 4: Major food grain producing states in India

Table 5: Major oilseeds producing states in India

Table 6: Key financial ratios of the leading players (FYE Mar 15)

Table 7: Latest financial results of the leading players (1HFY16)



Chart 1: Annual food grain production-India

Chart 2: GDP contribution by sectors-India

Chart 3: Agriculture sector growth rate

Chart 4: Cumulative FDI inflows in the agriculture services

Chart 5: Position of constituent parties in lower house of parliament

Chart 6: Agricultural value added per worker

Chart 7: Employment in agriculture- India

Chart 8: Quarterly GDP growth rate-India

Chart 9: Average monthly USD to INR exchange rate

Chart 10: Inflation-India

Chart 11: Repo rate

Chart 12: Food grains yield in India

Chart 13: All India rice production

Chart 14: Major rice producing states of India

Chart 15: All India wheat production

Chart 16: Major wheat producing states of India

Chart 17: All India production-other cereals

Chart 18: Annual pulses production

Chart 19: Major pulses producing states in India

Chart 20: Share of food grain by production in MT

Chart 21: Pulses import in India

Chart 22: Basmati rice exports from India

Chart 23: Oilseeds production in India

Chart 24: Major oilseeds of India by production volume

Chart 25: Edible oil imports

Chart 26: Cotton production in India

Chart 27: Sugarcane production in India

Chart 28: Annual tobacco production and exports

Chart 29: Tea and coffee exports from India

Chart 30: Fruit production in India

Chart 31: Annual production of major fruits in India

Chart 32: Vegetable production in India

Chart 33: Annual production of major vegetables in India

Chart 34: Average annual rainfall in India

Chart 35: Deviation from normal rainfall during monsoon months

Chart 36: Annual coffee production by TCL

Chart 37: Net sales of TCL

Chart 38: Profit margins of TCL

Chart 39: Annual edible oil sales of RSIL

Chart 40: Net sales of RSIL

Chart 41: Profit margins of RSIL

Chart 42: Annual saleable tea production by MRIL

Chart 43: Net sales of MRIL

Chart 44: Profit margins of MRIL

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