According to new data published by European Commission, flax yarn import decreased greatly by 67.01% in 2017. The indicator sharply declined by 51 600 kilogram, in contrast to the prior year when it went up by 18.83%. The overall changes for the previous 15 years attained a decline of 55.9%. Besides, it has had a negative average annual growth rate of 0.32% over the 5 years with a modest overall rise since the start of observations. It averaged 116 633.33 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it hit its all-time high of 341 100 kilogram in 2011 and record low of 23 500 kilogram in 2008.