Domestic Economy

Iran Saffron Exports at Record High

Iran is the world’s biggest saffron producer and accounts for more than 90% of the global production
Iran produces more than 300 tons of saffron annually.Iran produces more than 300 tons of saffron annually.
Around 77% of Iran’s saffron exports are dispatched to three countries, namely Hong Kong, the UAE and Spain

About 236 tons of saffron worth more than $325 million were exported from Iran during the last fiscal year (March 2017-18), indicating a 55% and 56% growth in weight and value respectively compared with the year before. 
This marks a 10-year record and growth in exports for two consecutive years, the head of Agriculture, Water and Food Industries Commission with Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said.
“Some 20 countries were among our main export destinations. 


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