Saffron exports rise 35%

Financial Tribune- A bout 147.2 kilograms of saffron were exported from Iran in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2017), registering a 35% increase compared with the similar period of last year, Deputy Chairman of Iran’s National Saffron Council Gholamreza Miri said.

The UAE, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Belgium, France, Oman, Singapore, the United States, the Philippines, Kuwait, Iraq, Canada, Poland, Japan and Taiwan were the main buyers of Iranian saffron. Iran is the world’s biggest saffron producer and accounts for more than 90% of the global production. Close to 95% of Iranian saffron are grown in the two provinces of South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi in northeastern Iran.