According to new data published by European Commission, the variable rose strongly by 47.34 percent compared with 2016. Flax yarn import sharply grew by 495 080 Euro, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it increased by 3.71%. The overall changes for the prior 15 years reached a drop of 28.23%. Moreover, it has had a 0.12 percent compound annual growth rate during the 5 years with a modest overall fall since the start of time series. It averaged 1 348 126 Euro from 2003 to 2017 and it hit its all-time high of 2 918 110 Euro in 2004 and record low of 580 850 Euro in 2010.