Nikos Patsiouras, president of the Kozani Saffron Producers Cooperative, told the Athens Macedonian News Agency (ANA) that the first consignment of Greek saffron will be exported to China by the end of May.
Patsiouras voiced his satisfaction on behalf of the Kozani saffron producers, and said this commercial development means entering a market of tremendous dynamic potential.
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He added that saffron is being farmed in an area as large as 0.55 hectares, however Kozani producers would be willing to expand on this area should Chinese demand for saffron increase.
Saffron from Kozani, northern Greece, is currently exported to the rest of Europe, the United States, Australia, and more recently Vietnam.