Bulgaria- the biggest producer of lavender oil in the world
Bulgaria is acknowledged as number 1 lavender oil producer in the world. In 2011 Bulgaria produced between 45-50 tons of lavender oil. The former leader in the production of lavender oil, France produces only 25-30 tons a year. Bulgaria and France produce 75% of the world production of lavender oil, France press reported. Some 80-90% of the lavender oil production in Bulgaria is exported for France. The greatest number of lavender fields in Bulgaria are in the region of the town of Kazanluk.