Iran Is the biggest saffron producer in world. Saffron production in Iran this year is 500 tons, which is 402 tons last year and 96 tons has been added to saffron production in Iran. The area under saffron cultivation in Iran this year is 188 thousand hectares, which was 115 thousand hectares last year. This shows that the main reason for the increase of 96 tons of saffron this year is the increase in yield.
Spain harvests about 1.5 tons of saffron a year, but its exports are about 90 tons; this means exporting Iranian saffron with its own brand. Last year, 122,000 hectares of saffron were planted in the world, of which 115,000 hectares belonged to Iran. Performance and production of saffron per hectare in all countries is on average 4 kg, but it is 3.3 kg in Iran. if the conditions and cultivation are done properly and practically, 20 kilos of saffron will be harvested per hectare.
*Please note that all of these statistics are approximate.