Saffron is currently being cultivated more or less intensely in Iran, India (Kashmir valley), Greece, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, China, Japan, Afghanistan and recently in Australia. By the way, Iran is the world’s most important producer.
In an interview with Tehran-based English newspaper, Iran Daily, Gholamreza Miri added Iran produced saffron valued at $373.33 million in the year to March 2018. He noted that according to figures released by Iran’s Agricultural Jihad Ministry, Iran produced 336 tons of saffron in the year to March 2018. That 20% percent of it is used for internal usage and 80% , near 270 tons, for export.