According to figures released by European Commission, in 2017 flax yarn import went up by 23.05%. Flax yarn import rose by 18 430 Euro, versus the previous year when it dropped by 64.76%. The overall changes for the prior 13 years hit a growth of 376.74%. Though, it has shown a drop at a 0.22 percent compound annual growth rate during the last five years with a negligible overall raise since the 2005. It averaged 141 108.46 Euro from 2005 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 342 410 Euro in 2013 and record low of 4 550 Euro in 2007.