Iran exports Saffron to forty-seven countries in the world
Mashhad (IP) - Eighty percent of Saffron produced in Iran is being exported to 47 countries in the world, Chairman of the Union of Exporters and Sellers in Khorasan, in northeast of Iran has said.
Iran Press/Iran news: "92 percent of the saffron in the world is produced in Iran and the country has 400 tons of saffron production a year," Deputy Chairman of the Saffron National Council, Gholamreza Miri stated in an exclusive interview with Iran Press correspondent on Tuesday.
Talking in Mashhad, northeast Iran on Tuesday, Deputy Chairman of the Saffron National Council, talked of Iran's unrivalled position in the world and said: "There are some countries that support Afghanistan's saffron export among them are Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Spain, in an effort to break the monopoly of saffron production in Iran."
Miri also announced the 500-million-dollar revenue from the saffron and stated: "More than one million people in Iran are working in saffron production field."
Chairman of the union of exporters and sellers noted that: "Saffron is produced in 23 provinces in Iran and the production has increased 30 percent this year." 103/211/209