Compared to the previous year the variable dropped by 12.55%, updated figures from European Commission show. The indicator decreased by 363 100 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it went down by 4.84 percent. The overall changes for the previous 15 years hit a diminution of 17.47%. Furthermore, it has had a drop at a 0.01% compound average annual growth rate over the last 5 years with a slight overall growth since the 2003. It averaged 2 591 960 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 3 246 500 kilogram in 2014 and record low of 1 872 400 kilogram in 2009.