The variable declined by 21.2 percent compared with the same time an year ago, according to data published by European Commission. The indicator diminished by 6 047 970 Euro, contrarily to the prior year when it rose by 16.62 percent. Portugal saw a rise of 308.3% in flax yarn import during the last 15 years. Though, it has had a decline at a 0.04 percent compound annual growth rate during the last five years with a slight overall growth since the start of observations. It averaged 15 599 053.33 Euro from 2003 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 36 179 180 Euro in 2012 and record low of 4 431 720 Euro in 2004.