Major manufacturers of saffron are Greece, Spain, Morocco, Iran, India, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Australia. Saffron is also grown in other countries such as New Zealand, USA, Bulgaria and others.
The total area on which saffron is produced in the world is about 700,000 decares.
About 300 tonnes of dried saffron are produced worldwide per year, 90% of this quantity is produced in Iran.
The largest producer and exporter of saffron is Iran, and the biggest importers are the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Turkmenistan, France, Italy, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.