Iran (Persia) is the largest saffron producer in the world and has about 90% of its production.
Iran’s saffron production is about 350 tons per year, with more than 250 tons exported. It’s predected the production volume can reach to 400 tons in 2019-2020.
The largest buyers of Iranian saffron are the United Arab Emirates, Spain. The major purchases by Spain and the United Arab Emirates are offered in their names in the world markets. In addition, Italy, the United States, India, France, Sweden, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Switzerland have been the main buyers of Iranian saffron in recent years.