Iran saffron exports reach $78m in five months

Financial Tribune – Iran exported 74 tons of saffron worth $78 million during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22), the executive manager of Agriculture Ministry’s National Medicinal Plants Project said.

“More than 40 countries were customers of Iranian saffron during the period. Spain, Vietnam, Qatar and the UAE were the biggest exporters,” Hossein Zeinali was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

Saffron exports hit 280 tons worth $351 million in the last fiscal year (March 2018-19).

A total of 404 tons of the precious spice was produced from 113,000 hectares in Iran last year.