Compared with the prior year the variable strongly decreased by 60.2%, according to data published by European Commission. It hit its 14-year minimum as the indicator fell greatly from 9 800 kilogram to 3 900 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it declined by 46.74%. The overall changes for the prior 14 years reached a decrease of 96.77%. Besides, it has attained a fall at a 0.31 percent compound annual growth rate during the five years with a marginal overall diminution since the start of observations. It averaged 32 978.57 kilogram from 2003 to 2016 and it attained its maximum of 120 800 kilogram in 2003.