Compared with 2015 the variable greatly dropped by 93.52%, revised statistics from European Commission highlight. It's new all-time low since 2005 as flax yarn import went down strongly by 1 010 Euro, versus the prior year when it grew by 134.78 percent. Malta saw a diminution of 80.56% in flax yarn import over the past 12 years. As well as it has had a negative average annual growth rate of 0.4% over the last five years with a slight overall decline since the start of time series. It averaged 1 585 Euro from 2005 to 2016 and it reached its maximum of 8 280 Euro in 2011.