In comparison to the prior year flax yarn import decreased by 20.5%, according to data announced by European Commission. It's the lowest ever announced since 2003 as the variable diminished by 16 500 kilogram, as it follows the tendency of the previous year when it dropped by 6.72 percent. The overall changes for the prior 15 years attained a decrease of 79.5%. Likewise, it has shown a negative compound average annual growth rate of 0.11% over the 5 years with a marginal overall diminution since the 2003. It averaged 172 500 kilogram from 2003 to 2017 and it hit its maximum of 357 100 kilogram in 2004.