Economy, Domestic Economy

Saffron Exports Up

Saffron Exports UpSaffron Exports Up

Nearly 118 metric tons of saffron has been exported from the city of Mashhad during the past 11 months of the current year ( ends March 20), which indicates an increase of about 27% compared with the similar period last year, deputy head of the National Council of Saffron, Gholamreza Miri, said on Monday. “Mashahd accounts for 90% of Iran’s total saffron exports,” he was qouted by Mehr news agency as saying. The price of saffron has increased by 5% since March, mainly due to decline in the supply of the costly spice.