World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 2019-12-22
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 118 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Saffron | Imports and Exports | 2018

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Saffron | Imports and Exports | 2018

In 2018, the world imports of "Saffron" exceeded $300 million (according to the external trade statistics of 119 countries). It was $259 million in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 135 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such importers as Algeria (0.178% of the world imports in 2017), Dominican Republic (0.093%), Nepal (0.039%), Jamaica (0.011%), Vietnam (0.01%), Mali (0.009%), Sudan (0.007%), Saint Lucia (0.005%), Swaziland (0.005%), Sri Lanka (0.005%), Guatemala (0.004%), Lesotho (0.003%), Cameroon (0.002%), Congo (0.001%)

Top importers of Saffron in 2018

The world's largest importers of this commodity group in 2018 were

  • Hong-Kong - 33% of the world imports ($99 million)
  • Spain - 11.9% ($35 million)
  • United Arab Emirates - 7.16% ($21 million)
  • India - 6.11% ($18.3 million)
  • Saudi Arabia - 5.58% ($16.7 million)

«Saffron» accounted for a substantial share of total imports of

  • Hong-Kong - 0.015% of Hong-Kong's total imports in 2018 ($99 million of $627 billion)
  • Kuwait - 0.015% ($5.38 million of $35 billion)
  • Saudi Arabia - 0.012% ($16.7 million of $135 billion)
  • Bahrain - 0.011% ($2.32 million of $20 billion)
  • Greece - 0.01% ($4.34 million of $39 billion)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 0.009% ($4.21 thousand of $43 million)
  • Spain - 0.009% ($35 million of $376 billion)
  • United Arab Emirates - 0.008% ($21 million of $244 billion)
  • Qatar - 0.008% ($2.66 million of $31 billion)
  • Mauritius - 0.007% ($438 thousand of $5.66 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major importers, the largest flows of imports of «Saffron» in 2018 were

  • Imports to Hong-Kong from India (2.77% of the world imports, $8.32 million according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Hong-Kong from Iran (25% of the world imports, $77 million according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to Hong-Kong from Moldova (2.64% of the world imports, $7.94 million according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Imports to India from Afghanistan (5.74% of the world imports, $17.2 million according to the external trade statistics of India)
  • Imports to Italy from Spain (1.87% of the world imports, $5.63 million according to the external trade statistics of Italy)
  • Imports to Saudi Arabia from Afghanistan (1.87% of the world imports, $5.61 million according to the external trade statistics of Saudi Arabia)
  • Imports to Saudi Arabia from Spain (2.51% of the world imports, $7.53 million according to the external trade statistics of Saudi Arabia)
  • Imports to Spain from Iran (11.2% of the world imports, $33 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Imports to United Arab Emirates from Iran (5.17% of the world imports, $15.5 million according to the external trade statistics of United Arab Emirates)
  • Imports to USA from Spain (4.92% of the world imports, $14.7 million according to the external trade statistics of USA)

In 2018, the world exports of "Saffron" exceeded $118 million (according to the external trade statistics of 66 countries). It was $436 million in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 71 countries).

There are no trade data (2018) for such exporters as Iran (74% of the world exports in 2017), Sri Lanka (0.014%), Vietnam (0.004%), Jordan (0.002%), Argentina (0.002%), Paraguay (0.001%)

Top exporters of Saffron in 2018

The world's largest exporters of this commodity group in 2018 were

  • Spain - 45% of the world exports ($54 million)
  • Afghanistan - 17.8% ($21 million)
  • Hong-Kong - 5.21% ($6.2 million)
  • France - 3.97% ($4.73 million)
  • Portugal - 3.66% ($4.35 million)
  • Greece - 3.65% ($4.34 million)

«Saffron» accounted for a substantial share of total exports of

  • Afghanistan - 2.4% of Afghanistan's total exports in 2018 ($21 million of $884 million)
  • Spain - 0.016% ($54 million of $328 billion)
  • Hong-Kong - 0.015% ($99 million of $627 billion)
  • Kuwait - 0.015% ($5.38 million of $35 billion)
  • Saudi Arabia - 0.012% ($16.7 million of $135 billion)
  • Bahrain - 0.011% ($2.32 million of $20 billion)
  • Greece - 0.01% ($4.34 million of $39 billion)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 0.009% ($4.21 thousand of $43 million)
  • Spain - 0.009% ($35 million of $376 billion)
  • United Arab Emirates - 0.008% ($21 million of $244 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest flows of exports of «Saffron» in 2018 were

  • Exports from Afghanistan to India: (12.3% of the world exports, $14.6 million according to the external trade statistics of Afghanistan)
  • Exports from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia: (4.74% of the world exports, $5.64 million according to the external trade statistics of Afghanistan)
  • Exports from Hong-Kong to Saudi Arabia: (3.33% of the world exports, $3.97 million according to the external trade statistics of Hong-Kong)
  • Exports from Spain to France: (2.63% of the world exports, $3.12 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to Italy: (5.49% of the world exports, $6.53 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to Saudi Arabia: (2.42% of the world exports, $2.88 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to Sweden: (3.65% of the world exports, $4.35 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to United Arab Emirates: (4.37% of the world exports, $5.2 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to United Kingdom: (2.72% of the world exports, $3.24 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)
  • Exports from Spain to USA: (8.71% of the world exports, $10.3 million according to the external trade statistics of Spain)

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Reporter 091020. Saffron
Exports Imports
2018 2018
Value (US$) World Share ($), % Value (US$) World Share ($), %
Spain 54 552 220.00 45.858 35 938 616.00 11.973
Afghanistan 21 234 727.00 17.85 1 555.00 0.00
Hong-Kong 6 203 167.00 5.214 99 683 050.00 33.211
France 4 730 294.00 3.976 9 844 989.00 3.28
Portugal 4 355 346.00 3.661 3 504 839.00 1.167
Greece 4 342 550.00 3.65 78 237.00 0.026
Netherlands 3 453 430.00 2.903 2 314 033.00 0.77
Poland 3 108 198.00 2.612 2 460 813.00 0.819
China 3 002 760.00 2.524 3 679 984.00 1.226
Germany 2 911 026.00 2.447 5 392 793.00 1.796
United Arab Emirates 2 339 782.00 1.966 21 505 078.00 7.164
Italy 1 267 403.00 1.065 12 958 275.00 4.317
Morocco 965 404.00 0.811 594 379.00 0.198
United Kingdom 854 264.00 0.718 4 103 968.00 1.367
India 833 193.00 0.70 18 358 421.00 6.116
Sweden 775 808.00 0.652 7 022 313.00 2.339
Austria 748 858.00 0.629 868 120.00 0.289
Belgium 655 472.00 0.551 2 479 725.00 0.826
USA 521 021.00 0.437 16 559 696.00 5.517
Czech Republic 402 593.00 0.338 473 789.00 0.157
Switzerland 398 613.00 0.335 3 784 720.00 1.26
Singapore 359 982.00 0.302 697 086.00 0.232
Saudi Arabia 133 440.00 0.112 16 750 726.00 5.58
Australia 118 696.00 0.099 1 208 940.00 0.402
Estonia 92 046.00 0.077 59 555.00 0.019
Turkey 91 835.00 0.077 20 187.00 0.006
South Africa 91 610.00 0.077 577 261.00 0.192
New Zealand 42 710.00 0.035 242 017.00 0.08
Kuwait 35 809.00 0.03 5 387 557.00 1.794
Bulgaria 32 050.00 0.026 50 617.00 0.016
Oman 30 257.00 0.025 1 721 843.00 0.573
Malaysia 29 389.00 0.024 382 684.00 0.127
Thailand 27 507.00 0.023 33 120.00 0.011
Denmark 22 250.00 0.018 518 219.00 0.172
Egypt 21 991.00 0.018 57.00 0.00
Luxembourg 21 508.00 0.018 201 106.00 0.067
Croatia 18 383.00 0.015 51 582.00 0.017
Canada 15 453.00 0.012 1 754 576.00 0.584
Finland 11 356.00 0.009 197 253.00 0.065
Kenya 10 374.00 0.008 14 353.00 0.004
Bahrain 10 336.00 0.008 2 327 296.00 0.775
Lithuania 9 655.00 0.008 29 602.00 0.009
Russia 8 523.00 0.007 374 410.00 0.124
Senegal 7 385.00 0.006 13 907.00 0.004
Romania 6 918.00 0.005 133 917.00 0.044
Ireland 6 782.00 0.005 1 173 909.00 0.391
Georgia 6 564.00 0.005 8 137.00 0.002
Other Asia, nes 5 636.00 0.004 2 747 783.00 0.915
Brazil 5 602.00 0.004 356 529.00 0.118
Azerbaijan 5 029.00 0.004 3 958.00 0.001
Latvia 4 822.00 0.004 24 675.00 0.008
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 217.00 0.003 5 972.00 0.001
Costa Rica 3 890.00 0.003 38 046.00 0.012
Uzbekistan 2 403.00 0.002
Hungary 2 059.00 0.001 102 712.00 0.034
Armenia 2 000.00 0.001 347.00 0.00
Madagascar 1 724.00 0.001 1 443.00 0.00
Mauritius 493.00 0.00 438 485.00 0.146
Peru 480.00 0.00 45 203.00 0.015
Indonesia 425.00 0.00 13 590.00 0.004
Bosnia and Herzegovina 252.00 0.00 6 912.00 0.002
Serbia 139.00 0.00 34 159.00 0.011
State of Palestine 120.00 0.00
Ukraine 15.00 0.00 13 369.00 0.004
Montenegro 8.00 0.00 26 271.00 0.008
Slovenia 1.00 0.00 36 643.00 0.012
Zimbabwe 205.00 0.00
Zambia 1 140.00 0.00
Uruguay 78 555.00 0.026
Uganda 4 280.00 0.001
Tanzania 574.00 0.00
Slovak Republic 97 719.00 0.032
Seychelles 13 666.00 0.004
São Tomé and Principe 3 128.00 0.001
Qatar 2 665 019.00 0.887
Philippines 93 820.00 0.031
Paraguay 1 274.00 0.00
Palau 120.00 0.00
Pakistan 3 683.00 0.001
Norway 295 222.00 0.098
Nicaragua 2 257.00 0.00
Namibia 1 503.00 0.00
Myanmar 37 535.00 0.012
Mozambique 3 174.00 0.001
Moldova 3 201.00 0.001
Mexico 793 388.00 0.264
Malta 30 085.00 0.01
Maldives 117 800.00 0.039
Macedonia 9 524.00 0.003
Lebanon 71 033.00 0.023
Kyrgyz Republic 4.00 0.00
Korea 104 411.00 0.034
Kazakhstan 58 447.00 0.019
Jordan 53 481.00 0.017
Japan 2 862 994.00 0.953
Israel 219 000.00 0.072
Iceland 29 726.00 0.009
Greenland 1 574.00 0.00
Ghana 5 652.00 0.001
Fiji 3 429.00 0.001
El Salvador 9 188.00 0.003
Cyprus 7 556.00 0.002
Côte d`Ivoire 9 685.00 0.003
Colombia 45 225.00 0.015
Chile 99 835.00 0.033
Cabo Verde 11 055.00 0.003
Burundi 75.00 0.00
Brunei 122.00 0.00
Botswana 624.00 0.00
Bolivia 5 152.00 0.001
Bermuda 19 075.00 0.006
Benin 42.00 0.00
Belize 2 520.00 0.00
Belarus 10 200.00 0.003
Barbados 20 710.00 0.006
Aruba 3 234.00 0.001
Argentina 2 673 938.00 0.89
Antigua and Barbuda 10 891.00 0.003
Angola 75 549.00 0.025
Andorra 40 341.00 0.013
Albania 1 075.00 0.00