In comparison with the prior year the indicator went up sharply by 40.26%, according to figures issued by European Commission. Flax yarn import climbed greatly by 136 220 Euro, in comparison to the previous year when it declined by 3.09%. The overall changes for the prior 15 years attained a decrease of 33.44%. Moreover, it has had the average annual growth rate of 0.07% over the five years with a slight overall decline since the 2003. It averaged 498 322 Euro from 2003 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 831 040 Euro in 2004 and record low of 317 780 Euro in 2014.