The indicator fell by 12.13 percent in comparison with the prior year, adjusted statistics from European Commission illustrate. The variable diminished by 377 700 kilogram, contrarily to the prior year when it went up by 8.03%. France saw a decrease of 39.98% in flax yarn import during the last 17 years. Besides, it has shown a negative compound annual growth rate of 0.05 percent during the last five years with a slight overall diminution since the start of time series. It averaged 4 589 735.29 kilogram from 2001 to 2017 and it attained its all-time high of 7 269 100 kilogram in 2003 and record low of 2 490 600 kilogram in 2009.