Value of Iran’s saffron exports exceeds $53mln in five months

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s saffron exports have seen an eye-catching growth in the first five months of the current Iranian year (started March 21), new customs data showed.

The Islamic Republic Iran has exported a total sum of 39,557 kilograms of saffron worth $53.5 million in the first five months of the current year, the data by the Customs Administration displayed.

Spain, France, Germany, China, Turkey and Oman have been the major importers of Iran’s saffron cargos in the said periodm, it added.

Iran accounts for around 96 percent of the world’s total saffron production. The country exports saffron to 46 countries, including European and the Persian Gulf countries.

Due to its diverse climate and fertile soil, Iran’s agriculture products are rated among the best in the world with its saffron standing second to none.

Around 300 tons of saffron, which is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus, are produced worldwide each year, with Iran, Spain, India, Greece, Azerbaijan, Morocco and Italy accounting for the largest shares.

By Fars News Agency


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