In comparison with the prior year the indicator decreased by 5.94 percent, according to figures presented by European Commission. The variable went down by 208 900 kilogram, versus the previous year when it increased by 3.76%. Belgium saw a decline of 34.13% in flax yarn import over the past 15 years. Likewise, it has attained an increase at a 0.01% compound annual growth rate during the last five years with a negligible overall drop since the 2003. It averaged 4 195 466.67 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it hit its all-time high of 6 949 000 kilogram in 2007 and record low of 3 048 800 kilogram in 2009.