Saffron is a valuable herbs mostly found in Arabic country. Saffron has many benefits towards health. The history of saffron stretches all the way back to the late Bronze Age and back then it had numerous uses just as it does today.
TEHRAN- Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) will hold the meeting of the National Saffron Export Desk this week, a senior official in the organization announced.
According to Mahmoud Bazari, the director-general of TPO’s Export Coordination Office for agro crops and processing industry products, the mentioned meeting is aimed at investigating the ways for the promotion of saffron exports and releasing the reports on the subject by related organizations including Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC), and National Saffron Council, TPO’s Public Relations Department reported on Sunday.
TPO has recently set up a special task force on the trade of saffron.
Underlining the significance of saffron in Iran’s exports, Hamid Zadboum, the head of TPO, has said that his organization has had supporting the exports of this product through offering different incentives a top agenda of its activities since the Iranian calendar year 1380 (March 2001- March 2002).
Based on the data released by Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Iran earns some $500 million annually by exporting medicinal herbs, of which about $350 million is related to saffron and the rest is the share of other medicinal herbs.
Source: Tehran Times
One of the important reasons that makes saffron more expensive is its scarcity. Because the supply of goods affects its price and the supply of saffron is limited. All of saffron is almost produce in IRAN near 450 tons per year. In this article, we want to show you how big the saffron market is and what effect it has on your marketing and sales.
Akbar Rostami, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, said that saffron cultivation in Afghanistan has increased by 7% in some areas this year. Afghanistan’s saffron fields are expected to increase by up to 10 percent, which will have a direct impact on increasing saffron yields,” He said.
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.
As you know, Iran is the biggets producer of saffron in the world And most of the world’s saffron is originated from Iran. Spain, for example, buys more than 98 percent of its saffron from Iran And exports it to countries around the world. Buying saffron from Iran is associated with challenges that are very difficult for some. To buy saffron from Iran, you can prepare it in one of the following ways:
1- Purchase from major importers of Iranian saffron
You can find the names of these countries with a simple search and also from here. These countries re-export most of Iran’s saffron in their own name, and the price of saffron is usually two to three times higher than price in Iran; if you bulk.
2- Purchase from intermediary companies:
These companies are usually located in Persian Gulf countries such as Dubai. You can contact these companies and buy from them.
3- Purchase from Iranian Company:
They are usually divided into two groups: Brand and non-brand. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. But keep in mind that non-brand companies are more flexible and they are more negotiable and have a higher delivery speed.
Our company is a non-brand company. Our goal is to deliver saffron in fastest way then we work with other Iranian company that supply saffron and we use their production capacity for our customers. It helps us to be more reflex and negotiable and also keep costs down then you have saffron at the best price and quality. Our mission is to be a trustable and accountable saffron supplier.
4- Using a broker
If you are looking for a long-term presence in the saffron market. Using a broker is the best way. This way is like non-brand company but informal. With this way, you can get to know the Iranian saffron market more easily. If your purchasing volume is high, this is a good option. Also keep in mind that you can use a non-brand company as your saffron broker.
Your most important challenge in buying saffron from Iran is money transfer. Depending on the choice of one of the above methods, there are different safe solutions; so do not worry. Contact us if you need help.
The golden rule for buying bulk saffron: you should always try to get the Exwork price from companies so that you can have a better comparison. Because the cost of air transportation can be easily obtained and then You will find out who is the best supplier for you.
The last point
Some countries, such as India, China, the United States, Saudi Arabia, etc., cannot import saffron directly from Iran due to bans or high tariffs. There are very reliable and fast solutions that are currently being used Which can be one of the four methods above!!! Remember we can always help you find the best way.
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.
If you use saffron, you know that there are different types of saffron with different prices and characteristics such as different colors and thicker fragrances and more volumes. Each of these different categories determines which part of the saffron plant is in this package. Then we can say, the name of the company and the city of production and etc do not determine the types of saffron, just the yellow and reddish saffron color only effect on type.