Globalisation is increasingly important to the development of the Danish economy and society. Goods, services, labour and capital increasingly move across national borders, and this entails a growing need to measure the quantities, significance and characteristics of these transnational activities.
Official statistics have traditionally focused on measuring domestic activities, external trade and balance of payments statistics being the classic exceptions to this. Statistics Denmark is committed to shedding light on the central characteristics of society, and the development of globalisation statistics has therefore been a high priority of Statistics Denmark.
In recent years, new annual statistics on foreign controlled enterprises in Denmark as well as Danish controlled enterprises abroad have been established. Moreover, in 2012 Statistics Denmark carried out a large survey on the international organisation and sourcing by Danish enterprises.
Statistics Denmark has, in the past years, been actively involved in the work at European level under Eurostat, on developing the statistical coverage of the globalisation of business. As part of this, Statistics Denmark is actively engaged in micro data linking as an approach to further exploit existing data to shed light on globalisation. An example of this work is the analysis of exporting enterprises in the Nordic countries, which was published in March of 2014.
Den internationale finanskrise, eurokrisen og efterfølgende økonomiske afmatning ramte Grækenland, Italien, Portugal og Spanien hårdt. Det betød blandt andet, at den danske vareeksport til disse fire lande faldt med ca. 20 pct. fra 2007 til 2014. Et eksportfald der - isoleret set - kostede 10.400 arbejdspladser i Danmark.
The report analyses the participation of Nordic enterprises in global value chains. A new, innovative dataset enables analyses of, for example, the different patterns of large, small and multinational enterprises’ participation in international trade as well as their impact on value added.
Strongholds and profiles of exporting enterprises
Main findings for Denmark:
The analysis was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and carried out by the national statistical institutes in the Nordic countries.
For further information please contact Peter Bøegh Nielsen, (+45) 39 17 31 11