European Commission reported that the variable declined by 18.32 percent in comparison with the prior year. The indicator dropped from 558 900 kilogram in 2016 to 456 500 kilogram previous year, contrarily to the prior year when it grew by 7.65 percent. The overall changes for the previous 15 years reached a drop of 43.64%. Furthermore, it has had a 0.05 percent compound annual growth rate over the last five years with a slight overall growth since the start of observations. It averaged 286 280 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 809 900 kilogram in 2003 and record low of 26 000 kilogram in 2007.