Economic Trivia

Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus but depends on imports of raw materials for the manufacturing sector.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Germany, Sweden, and Netherlands
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Industrial Machinery, Pharmaceuticals, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Iron; Steel; Nonferrous Metals; Chemicals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $284,813,453,896 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.288% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $49,696 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 57/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.25% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 24.2% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.643% (2002)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 15.56% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $24,836,549,494 (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,978,340 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.51% (2016)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.43% (2016)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 77.95% (2016)
Unemployment Rate 6.025% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $141,508,744,662 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $162,558,942,336 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 59.053% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $454,651,280 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $58,411,987,635 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Denmark’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank