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FACTS & FIGURES
Sales figures for Growing and Scutching of European flax:

225 Million €
(Source C.I.P.A.LIN average harvest for 2003/2010)

European linen

= N° 1 in the world with 85% of the worldwide production
of scutched flax fibers

Cultivation and Scutching

+ 7,500 agricultural companies within 14 European countries

Average land surface for flax grower

11 hectares per farm
(Source C.I.P.A.LIN)

81 300 hectares of flax cultivated in the E.U.

2014 - sources C.I.P.A.LIN (FR), ABV (BE),Vlas en Hennep.Nl (NL)

90% of scutched flax is destined for the textile market including

60% for clothing
15% for household linens
15% for furniture and lifestyle
10% of scutched flax is destined for new technical opportunities

1 hectare of scutched European flax

= 6 tons of straw
= 1,5 tons of scutched flax
= 0,65 ton of yarn
= 3,750 sq. meters of fabric / 4,000 shirts / 431 bedsheets
(Source : CELC and C.I.P.A. LIN)

Linen textile consumption in Europe

<1%
of textile fibers consumed worldwide