Saffron exports increase 33% in 10 months

February 9, 2018

TEHRAN- Iran’s exports of saffron increased 33 percent during the ten months ended on January 20, 2018, vice chairman of Iran’s Saffron National Council told Mehr news agency on Friday.

According to Gholamreza Miri, Iran exported 160 tons of the product during the said time span, registering 33 percent growth in comparison with the same period in the year before.

As previously reported, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hong Kong, Spain, Afghanistan and China were the top importers of Iranian saffron.

Iran’s weight of saffron exports during the past Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017) rose 60 percent compared to that of the preceding year.

HJ/MA