According to statistics issued by European Commission, the indicator declined by 22.35% in comparison with the previous year. It hit its 15-year minimum as the variable dropped by 291 000 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it decreased by 9.64 percent. The overall changes for the previous 15 years attained a drop of 72.27%. Besides, it has shown a decline at a 0.07 percent compound average annual growth rate over the last five years with a modest overall fall since the start of observations. It averaged 2 584 033.33 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it reached its maximum of 4 382 700 kilogram in 2007.