You can report your data here(Danish)
NOTE: From 2023 and onwards, reporting is only possible by uploading the provided spreadsheet with the required data. Read more here: How to complete a survey?
Please note, that the report is for the most recent full calendar year. Companies with a staggered financial year need to report for the financial year that has ended between 1 May last year and 30 April of the current year.
What is your data used for?
Companies report data on their foreign affiliates’ location (country), industry, employment, staff costs, net turnover and additions to tangible fixed assets.
Your reporting is necessary as it contributes to comprehensive statistics on the development of globalisation and the activities of Danish businesses abroad through Danish-controlled affiliates.
The statistics are used by the Danish and international authorities and organisations, such as the EU and OECD, as a basis for policy development. Trade associations, researchers and media, among others, with an interest in globalisation and the involvement of Danish business abroad, also use the statistics.
More about the survey:
The statistics are an annual compilation of Danish affiliates abroad, that are owned or controlled by a Danish parent company. Companies report data on their foreign affiliates' location (country), industry, employment, staff costs, net turnover and additions to tangible fixed assets.
You can download the guidelines as a preparation for your report.
Typical time spent per report is approximately 20 minutes
Companies can voluntarily state the time spent in the reporting solution. Companies typically spend approximately 20 minutes on this survey – including getting access, gathering information, data entry and any necessary support. Note that the time spent may vary depending on the number of foreign affiliates within each company.
Report online using MitID Erhverv. Owners of sole proprietorships can also report using their private MitID for business.
Upload your data in a spreadsheet
You have received a spreadsheet in your digital mailbox.
- Fill in the data in the standarised spreadsheet and save the file on your PC or tablet.
- Select START REPORTING at the top of the page and report using MitID Erhverv.
- Choose the journal number and period, and click "".
- Update your contact information.
- Select the file and press "Upload".
Business proxy agreement
With a business proxy agreement, the duty of reporting can be transferred to another company, such as an auditor or administrator. You can find assistance with business proxy agreement here:
Once the proxy agreement is established, the company can locate the CVR number, for which the report must be made, on the overview. See instructions on how to switch between CVR numbers here:
Reporting is mandatory by law
EU legislation obliges Denmark to produce a range of business statistics.
Act on Statistics Denmark, Section 8-12a obliges companies to report data for statistical use.
The number of companies required to report
Statistics Denmark requests approximately 4,900 companies each year for mandatory reporting.
How are the companies selected?
The statistics are a total census. This means that all Danish companies that own affiliates abroad are liable to report annually.
Latest news from the statistics (in Danish)
2. marts 2023
Danske virksomheder havde i 2021 lidt over 15.000 datterselskaber i udlandet. I de udenlandske datterselskaber var der i 2021 1.650.000 ansatte.