Import and export of saffron

As we all know saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because it is an extremely labor-intensive crop. Just to give a small hint of how difficult it is to harvest saffron, about 80,000 saffron flowers are harvested to produce one pound (453 grams) of saffron.

The red gold spice has different uses and benefits, and since it needs specific soil and climate for it to grow, most countries have to import saffron.

            The import and export of saffron are a well-known and very beneficial business in the world.

Iran is the biggest producer and exporter in the world the second one being Spain.

The reason that the trade of saffron is lucrative is because of its high price in low amounts, easy storage, and long storage time.

Customs in most countries don’t have strict regulations regarding saffron, since they know that it’s mostly used in foods and recipes and are aware of its medicinal use.

Aerial transportation is mostly used in the import and export of saffron.

The demand for buying saffron in foreign markets is very high.

In order to succeed in exporting saffron, you need to know the global needs for saffron. In other words, you need to know your market. Knowing the target market and ways to penetrate it can help you in how to prepare the product and find customers. That’s why there are so many different types of packaging for saffron.

You can collect information using data, figures, and numbers published in reliable sources regarding import export and information on which country is interested in which kind of saffron and also which countries you can export to.