Compared to the prior year the indicator dropped by 13.38%, adjusted statistics from European Commission highlight. It hit its 15-year minimum as flax yarn import decreased from 4 075 580 Euro to 3 530 110 Euro, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it diminished by 4.96%. Germany saw a decrease of 54.19% in flax yarn import over the past 15 years. Moreover, it has had a negative average annual growth rate of 0.05% over the last 5 years with a slight overall decline since the start of time series. It averaged 5 376 449.33 Euro from 2003 to 2017 and it attained its maximum of 8 141 810 Euro in 2004.