According to refreshed figures presented by European Commission, in 2017 the variable climbed by 19.48%. The indicator went up by 14 900 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it rose by 302.63%. The overall changes for the prior 18 years attained a rise of 22 750%. Furthermore, it has had the compound annual growth rate of 0.56% during the five years with a negligible overall growth since the start of observations. It averaged 58 383.33 kilogram from 2000 to 2017 and it hit its all-time high of 207 000 kilogram in 2008 and record low of 400 kilogram in 2000.