Compared to the prior year flax yarn import sharply rose by 241.67 percent, according to numbers issued by European Commission. The indicator greatly went up from 1 200 kilogram in 2016 to 4 100 kilogram previous year, contrarily to the prior year when it fell by 7.69 percent. The overall changes for the previous 15 years attained a fall of 85.14%. Besides, it has had a negative compound average annual growth rate of 0.32 percent during the last five years with a modest overall decrease since the start of time series. It averaged 29 400 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 119 700 kilogram in 2005 and record low of 1 200 kilogram in 2016.