Iran’s Q1-3 saffron exports earn $200m

Financial Tribune – A total of 186 tons of saffron worth $200 million were exported from Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2019), according to the executive manager of the Agriculture Ministry’s National Medicinal Plants Project.

“This year, more than 404 tons of saffron were harvested from over 114,000 hectares of land,” Hossein Zeynali was also quoted as saying by ILNA.

“Iran exports saffron to 10 countries, mostly through the UAE,” Mohsen Ehtesham, the head of Iran’s National Council of Saffron, has been quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.

Spain, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar, India, Germany and France are the main destinations of Iranian saffron.