According to updated statistics released by European Commission, the variable grew by 16.35 percent compared with the previous year. The indicator went up by 41 725 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it rose by 7.45%. The overall changes for the previous 17 years hit a decline of 97.72%. Likewise, it has shown a negative compound annual growth rate of 0.02% over the 5 years with a marginal overall drop since the start of time series. It averaged 2 030 369.24 kilogram from 2001 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 12 995 907 kilogram in 2001 and record low of 237 485 kilogram in 2015.