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Saffron Exports by Country 2024

Saffron is one of the brightest, most widely used, and priciest spices on the market. The list of saffron exports by country reveals the popularity and widespread production of this red-colored spice, in addition to the leading saffron exporters. As of the 2018 data provided by WITS (World Integrated Trade Solution), the leading saffron exporters were Iran and China.

While saffron is produced around the world, there are considerable differences between the major saffron producers and those that simply grow and harvest saffron. As the list shows, some countries produce little to no saffron, and others produce more that 100,000 kg.

  • Data year 2022.

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Country
Saffron Exports (kg)
Trade Value (1000 USD)
Spain199,06251827.07
Belgium105,329928.29
United Kingdom85,308483.63
Netherlands48,3463236.61
United States35,8041103.86
India27,0861105.48
Trinidad and Tobago25,902118.58
Portugal17,9722876.35
France10,7032981.74
Turkey9,305250.36
Costa Rica8,8889.04
Sweden8,704339.22
Italy7,7441208.64
Hong Kong7,156176.42
Austria3,769844.16
Czech Republic3,685295.24
Brazil3,35819.70
Sri Lanka2,93236.43
China2,4491786.59
Denmark2,27728.24
Georgia1,88923.64
Oman1,7482162.43
Poland1,6291909.30
Greece1,5412622.55
Germany1,3651644.04
Singapore1,128319.61
Switzerland650827.34
Australia45030.27
Bahrain42418.21
Thailand3101.45
Morocco309151.02
Tunisia2186.29
Armenia2031.57
Slovakia1594.20
Kuwait118145.74
Malaysia10020.23
Canada8445.80
Mozambique620.33
Mauritius587.04
Dominican Republic500.05
Philippines4855.88
Ireland4339.73
Luxembourg4022.87
Latvia289.14
Croatia2624.51
Vietnam2126.17
Romania2170.49
Estonia1972.09
Finland1521.38
Lithuania1215.12
Bulgaria1133.14
Ivory Coast100.06
Ukraine80.05
Hungary50.55
Moldova236.44
Bosnia and Herzegovina20.21
Uzbekistan11.25
Azerbaijan17.56
Israel11.00
Serbia10.75
New Zealand11.34
Lebanon10.37
Iceland10.07
Indonesia0.56
Nigeria5420.28
Ethiopia13.48
South Africa86.43
Kenya9.83
South Korea0.12
Angola0.07
Madagascar1.18
United Arab Emirates13801.00
Slovenia0.21
Total628,592
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Which country exports the most saffron?

Iran exports more saffron than any other country.

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