Flax Fibre and Tow Area Harvested (Ha)
FAOStat Database: Agriculture--Primary Crops.(http://faostat.fao.org/)  
 Accessed 12-15-2005
(2004 data provisional)
 
Year  
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004  
  Argentina 2,905 3,930 2,130 3,146 3,320 3,660 3,600 3,500 5,000 3,650 3,100 3,400 2,150 2,600 2,270 2,450 2,250 2,450 2,250 2,200 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,250 2,200 2,200 2,400 2,400 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700   Argentina
  Australia 168 522 69 295 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Australia
  Austria 88 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Austria
  Belarus                                                               125,000 96,000 83,000 98,000 79,000 72,200 75,100 76,400 82,000 80,000 68,000 72,000 75,000   Belarus
  Belgium-Luxembourg 26,645 32,696 33,917 39,187 27,012 23,554 14,012 14,621 15,576 8,203 12,453 8,051 6,647 9,066 9,291 8,999 9,987 8,548 7,288 7,257 6,352 7,678 7,313 9,662 10,610 7,639 9,835 10,649 11,486 11,722 9,675 7,142 9,218 11,107 11,011 11,261 11,303 10,833 12,003 0 0 0 0 0   Belgium-Luxembourg
  Bulgaria 7,640 8,249 8,385 8,568 8,902 9,038 11,237 12,305 9,775 9,002 9,197 8,354 7,017 6,576 5,878 6,621 4,353 4,804 4,526 5,625 6,236 6,120 5,618 6,034 5,853 4,525 3,864 3,138 2,165 2,806 2,007 251 1 2 346 179 11 58 0 0 0 0 117 125   Bulgaria
  Chile 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 1,700 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,500 1,800 1,900 1,900 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,100 2,200 2,250 2,300 2,400   Chile
  China 37,406 43,089 43,986 49,517 50,524 44,168 43,964 49,489 46,256 48,125 47,378 45,712 47,677 49,501 52,031 53,161 53,795 54,724 103,000 113,000 118,000 123,000 128,000 131,000 135,000 139,000 141,000 145,000 99,900 90,067 107,533 81,000 70,400 94,480 115,110 94,320 62,400 40,300 54,700 97,220 142,300 139,500 156,000 161,000   China
  Croatia                                                               15 15 18 15 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   Croatia
  Czech Republic                                                                 7,571 11,047 10,626 6,836 2,191 4,744 7,315 8,484 6,977 5,843 5,684 5,365   Czech Republic
  Czechoslovakia 46,213 47,403 51,585 51,208 40,774 35,570 34,831 38,776 37,072 30,019 25,518 25,180 29,551 28,424 30,906 30,047 32,834 31,738 31,224 30,417 28,003 27,532 30,089 28,906 28,059 24,343 22,861 24,401 25,990 25,402 17,206 11,433                           Czechoslovakia
  Denmark 876 1,046 1,425 1,445 1,178 783 617 337 267 132 0 0 0 0 0 106 71 41 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Denmark
  Egypt 12,059 11,370 10,944 13,916 10,857 10,082 10,108 15,123 16,383 8,417 9,662 14,703 17,643 19,744 22,684 19,950 24,638 25,211 28,790 28,570 21,840 15,840 16,185 18,400 16,380 18,060 14,700 17,220 17,071 12,910 18,313 12,383 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,200 13,500 14,000 14,500 15,000 7,647 8,000 8,900 8,900   Egypt
  Estonia                                                               783 400 300 200 139 323 84 115 65 101 107 109 100   Estonia
  France 52,000 60,351 73,903 79,099 60,277 62,085 55,576 31,271 42,276 39,703 41,500 34,200 33,100 38,400 48,000 63,000 57,195 49,723 50,438 49,000 44,000 44,000 40,800 45,800 58,900 47,000 51,300 55,200 59,000 60,927 42,281 41,124 49,351 49,491 54,016 51,764 55,816 53,473 59,710 62,925 74,993 68,416 86,034 89,556   France
  Germany 25,701 26,570 17,752 12,089 14,445 16,098 15,063 10,762 10,446 10,649 11,166 8,995 3,847 2,198 1,951 1,395 559 472 286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Germany
  Greece 848 740 550 480 380 290 241 120 90 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 1,100 200 0 0 0 0 0 0   Greece
  Hungary 7,014 8,146 8,749 9,478 10,621 10,947 10,789 8,227 8,586 10,678 11,773 9,249 6,314 5,824 8,009 7,453 7,870 7,896 6,652 3,906 4,214 4,332 4,175 3,762 4,182 4,177 4,502 2,842 1,876 1,380 3,689 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Hungary
  Italy 7,275 6,662 6,019 5,094 4,647 3,950 3,694 1,353 1,137 875 823 2,724 2,575 1,994 2,567 5,199 10,232 2,608 1,745 1,562 1,397 1,039 480 631 564 642 367 392 517 530 800 1,548 1,121 1,120 3,520 1,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000   Italy
  Japan 11,200 11,200 8,730 8,120 5,240 3,000 1,040 405 400 350 350 300 300 250 250 200 200 150 150 100 100 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Japan
  Korea, Republic of 291 715 653 562 829 1,173 915 974 1,065 862 552 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Korea, Republic of
  Latvia                                                               7,600 600 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,600 2,200 2,000 1,600 1,400 2,100 2,100 2,700   Latvia
  Lithuania                                                               21,200 4,500 9,800 13,200 5,600 6,100 6,200 8,800 8,600 10,200 9,500 9,400 5,800   Lithuania
  Netherlands 21,663 23,956 26,608 30,651 21,623 18,317 9,529 10,370 8,940 5,188 7,118 6,099 4,955 7,388 5,126 5,337 5,711 5,170 3,603 4,058 2,905 3,179 3,000 4,112 4,368 3,000 4,000 4,451 5,176 5,535 4,500 2,593 3,800 4,700 4,300 3,900 4,300 3,500 3,800 4,400 4,755 4,461 4,500 4,500   Netherlands
  New Zealand 213 263 203 208 115 180 170 150 200 200 200 200 210 210 210 210 205 216 156 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   New Zealand
  Poland 111,000 131,000 116,000 125,000 113,700 105,700 122,600 116,600 99,800 98,300 100,500 96,400 77,300 73,900 79,069 86,545 62,346 83,922 100,905 82,144 58,668 42,092 47,527 44,476 43,053 36,486 27,713 31,258 34,289 29,630 9,672 5,505 4,003 8,120 13,742 5,859 3,724 2,373 3,109 4,100 5,200 5,100 2,900 5,100   Poland
  Portugal 271 273 270 271 287 290 313 307 279 131 177 197 201 178 60 53 30 20 13 25 48 55 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Portugal
  Romania 27,600 29,200 30,300 25,000 22,785 29,400 32,500 34,275 34,798 35,800 40,300 46,200 47,900 51,200 59,900 65,900 65,200 67,600 66,600 70,900 73,300 68,400 65,800 67,500 76,300 71,900 67,100 69,100 70,100 21,300 10,800 11,400 3,200 2,700 2,300 2,300 800 300 300 400 300 400 400 200   Romania
  Russian Federation                                                               327,240 262,890 134,770 177,000 153,460 113,860 107,340 66,700 92,720 116,000 80,800 83,300 85,000   Russian Federation
  Slovakia                                                                 1,276 1,193 1,145 1,361 1,188 1,455 1,595 581 915 538 520 500   Slovakia
  Spain 5,312 7,310 6,220 2,894 957 1,270 447 416 280 89 53 146 168 494 21 14 409 35 10 4 1 1 1 1 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 185 3,231 8,134 39,848 42,834 86,613 126,582 13,547 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000   Spain
  Sweden 1,837 1,875 1,937 2,180 1,405 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Sweden
  Ukraine                                                               158,407 128,000 80,000 96,000 53,000 32,000 26,000 21,000 20,000 24,000 25,000 27,000 25,000   Ukraine
  United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 2,188 17,700 11,000 17,000 19,000 16,700 15,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000   United Kingdom
  USSR 1,625,000 1,697,000 1,465,000 1,569,000 1,476,000 1,403,000 1,375,000 1,334,000 1,309,000 1,284,000 1,244,000 1,251,000 1,248,000 1,210,000 1,215,000 1,214,000 1,209,000 1,197,000 1,046,000 1,119,600 946,000 1,012,000 1,063,000 1,067,000 1,014,000 975,000 971,000 931,000 871,350 772,600 632,000                            USSR
  Yugoslavia SFR 7,900 5,840 5,880 5,370 4,840 4,400 4,150 3,180 2,806 2,218 2,048 1,631 1,284 920 629 568 569 383 412 310 291 201 296 288 303 474 674 222 122 35 30                             Yugoslavia SFR