In 2017 the indicator grew greatly by 260%, updated figures from European Commission show. Flax yarn import sharply climbed from 500 kilogram to 1 800 kilogram, in contrast to the previous year when it dropped by 96.86 percent. The overall changes for the prior 15 years hit a decline of 75.68%. Moreover, it has shown the compound average annual growth rate of 0.21% during the 5 years with a negligible overall decrease since the start of time series. It averaged 4 953.33 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 15 900 kilogram in 2015 and record low of 300 kilogram in 2014.