The indicator declined sharply by 55.1% in 2017, according to figures published by European Commission. Flax yarn import strongly decreased from 263 570 Euro in 2016 to 118 330 Euro prior year, in contrast to the previous year when it climbed by 9.86 percent. The overall changes for the prior 13 years attained a raise of 276.37%. Still it has had a negative average annual growth rate of 0.19% during the last 5 years with a slight overall growth since the start of time series. It averaged 133 684.62 Euro from 2005 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 333 040 Euro in 2013 and record low of 20 050 Euro in 2010.