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The price of Iranian saffron in China, 38 to 76 million Tomans!

Iranian News Agency Field Report on the Production and Trade of Red Gold in China
The price of Iranian saffron in China is 38 to 76 million Tomans!
Who gets the 100% profit margin from the farmer’s pocket?

Saffron World: According to field reports and statements of traders, Iranian saffron is offered in China from 25 to 50 yuan, which, including the rate of 25 yuan and 1530 tomans per yuan, each kilo of Iranian saffron in the Chinese retail market is priced at more than 38 million tomans. he ate. Even taking into account 38% of Chinese customs duties on imports from Iran, the price per kilo of saffron reaches 27.7 million tomans. If 50% of the commercial profit margin and transportation and marketing costs are considered, the purchase price of saffron from a farmer in Iran should not be less than 20 million Tomans. While the price of saffron in Iran is about 10 million Tomans, who gets a significant profit of more than 100% per kilogram from the pocket of an Iranian farmer ?!


“In recent years, between 25 and 30 yuan per gram of saffron has been sold to local vendors and pharmaceutical companies,” said the manager of a chain store in Chong Min, where 90% of Chinese saffron is grown. But the price in online stores is between 40 to 45 yuan and 50 yuan for ordinary people. Saffron in China is very different from Iran. / Iranian businessman living in China: Example of first-class Iranian saffron, which is sold in the wholesale market for about 20 to 25 yuan per gram. Now, unfortunately, with the arrival of non-business people and the sale of Iranian students, it has reached 6 to 8 yuan per gram. Irani states: Recently, Chinese traders enter the saffron fields directly during their harvest season and buy high quality saffron, which is the result of the farmer’s reach, very cheaply.

What are the saffron cities of China?

According to IRNA, Urumqi province and Xinjiang city are one of the cities where saffron is now grown. In addition, this important crop is also grown in Chong Ming city. Shi Zangbin, director of the city’s agriculture department. Chong Min says that saffron cultivation has started in the village of “Wang Yokha” in the city on the level of 400 to 500 hectares since the 1980s. And pharmaceutical companies are purchased. Apart from these two cities, saffron is also grown in Zhejiang and Henan cities. In Zhejiang city, saffron is produced very little due to poor soil and onions, and in Henan due to cold weather. The growth of saffron is very low and it is frozen in the open air.

Price per kilo of Iranian saffron in China; 25 to 50 yuan!

“In recent years, between 25 and 30 yuan per gram of saffron has been sold to local vendors and pharmaceutical companies,” the manager of a chain store in Chong Min, where 90 percent of China’s saffron is grown, told IRNA. But its price in online stores is between 40 and 45 yuan and 50 yuan for ordinary people. “Sean Liu” adds: Iran is the main producer of saffron, but the greenhouse cultivation of saffron in the city of “Chong Ming” reduces the import of this The product is expensive from Iran. He points out that Iranian saffron has a higher price, he emphasizes: If a seller in virtual and physical stores can prove that his saffron is imported from Iran, he can buy it for about 40 grams per gram. Sell ​​yuan.

According to the world of saffron, in this way and taking into account 1530 Tomans per yuan and that traders can sell the product in China at a price of 30 yuan per gram, each gram of Iranian saffron in China is about 45,900 and each kilo is about 45,900. It will be worth a thousand tomans! Currently, the price of saffron inside is about 10 million tomans!

Consumption of saffron in China; Mostly medicinal

What is certain is that the culture of using saffron in China is very different from Iran, mainly this product is not used in China as a food product, but rather has a medicinal aspect. On the other hand, it is not possible to offer saffron in China in every store, and most grocery stores and various markets are not allowed to do so. In fact, saffron is not easily available as a product in the Chinese market and is offered as an expensive drug, and its main sellers are pharmacies and hospitals, and it is very expensive.

China has no power to compete with Iranian saffron; China’s climate is not good

However, some online stores or some small shops in different parts of China offer this product, which has been exported to this country through various means, including by some Iranian or Chinese businessmen, travelers and students, under the brand of the company. “Wang Yong, the owner of a herbal pharmacy in Beijing, says that this medicinal product is sold to patients with a prescription and because it has a very high price, it is not easily available.” He adds: “Although this product It is sold in China and it is said that its cultivation has started in some areas, but it is not able to compete with Iranian saffron and the climate of most parts of China is not suitable for growing it.

Problems of exporting to China from an Iranian living in China

An Iranian businessman living in China also says about the situation of Iranian saffron in the domestic market of this country: At present, the Iranian saffron market in China is witnessing many problems that require expert and commercial views. “Importing saffron through Chinese legal bases and customs requires health and quarantine licenses, and only companies that have licenses for medicinal raw materials can import saffron,” he said.

Chinese saffron is bought better than Iranian saffron

At present, more than 50% of Iran’s saffron imports to China are smuggled or transported to China. About 500 grams to 10 kilograms are smuggled through a passenger, and more than 10 kilograms are smuggled through Hong Kong and by the Chinese. He pointed out that saffron was also cultivated in an area called “Shijan” in western China. He adds: Chinese-grown saffron is larger and taller in appearance than Iranian saffron, but it does not have the quality of Iranian saffron, and the interesting point is that Chinese saffron is bought and sold more expensive than Iranian saffron, and most Chinese traders in western China in “Shinig” and “Orumchi” regions are mostly engaged in saffron trade. He points out that Iranian saffron has different grades: “Unfortunately, in recent years, Iranian and Chinese profiteers have been producing counterfeit saffron.”

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