Iran’s saffron exports up by 42%

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Sunday, December 25, 2016
An official said the volume of Iran’s saffron exports has risen by 42 per cent in the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21) as compared with a year before.

Deputy Head of Iran's Union of Sellers and Exporters of Saffron Gholamreza Miri said the harvest season for saffron was over asserting “harvest of saffron in Iran continues as long as December 05 and precise statistics on output levels will be announced by stakeholders.”

The official deemed market conditions as satisfactory highlighting that prices had reached stability.

Miri maintained that the agriculture product is bought from farmers at a minimum of 1423 dollars and a maximum of 1,856 dollars per kilograms.

On exports of the Iranian product, Miri said in the first half of the current year saffron exports were heightened both in value and worth.

He went on to elaborate that in the six-month period a total of 78.513 tons of saffron worth 113.2 million dollars were deployed to destination markets though the figure for the similar period last year stood at 55.273 tons worth 79.337 million dollars.

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