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Retail turnover

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Companies typically spend approx.
5-10 minutes on this declaration.

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”How do you declare?”

What is your declaration used for?

Retailers in approx. 40 different subgroups declare monthly turnover from sales to consumers – including turnover via e-commerce (e-retail). The statistic is an important tool for the decision-makers, market analysts and others, to assess the current economic situation and development in Denmark.

More about the declaration:

Declaration deadlines

The 9th of every month.

The first results are published approximately 20 days after the end of the reference month. The quality of the statistic depends on the prompt reporting from all industries.

Request an extension of the deadline.

Which data should you declare?

You declare your monthly turnover – either including or excluding VAT. Some companies have to distribute their turnover into “Food and other groceries”, “Clothing and footwear” and “Other consumables”. All companies must declare the share of the total turnover sold via e-commerce (e-retail).

See all of the questions: Retail turnover - General  (PDF in Danish).

See all of the questions: Retail turnover - Product differentiated  (PDF in Danish).

We are currently developing a form in English for those companies who prefer to declare their turnover in English.

Typical time spent per declaration is approximately 5-10 minutes.

Companies can voluntarily state the time spent in the declaration solution. Companies typically spend approximately 5-10 minutes on a declaration – including access, provision of information, data entry and possible support.

How do you declare?

Report digitally via PC, tablet or smartphone – with or without MitID /NemID Employee signature. Owners of sole-proprietorship can also declare with their MitID /NemID private.

Select START YOUR DECLARATION above and declare with MitID /NemID Employee signature.

  • Once you are logged in, you can declare for several periods and to several statistics.
  • If the declaration is interrupted, you can save a draft.
  • You can reopen and edit the declaration with your MitID /NemID Employee signature.

Select DECLARE WITHOUT MITID/NEMID above and go directly to the declaration without MitID/NemID.

  • Easy access opens the form for the latest month. Previous periods cannot be accessed.
  • Enter the company’s CVR no. and the journal no., which you can find in the request for declaration.
  • You can also start your declaration via the direct link in the request letter.
  • Note: For access without MitID/NemID, you should fill in and declare data in one go, as the data will not be saved if you stop before submitting the declaration. Additionally, it is not possible to reopen or edit your declaration after the submission. Furthermore, you can only declare for the current period, and not for previous declarations you are missing.

Video guide - Declaring without NemID (in Danish).

Why does the company have to declare?

The declaration is mandatory by law

EU legislation obliges Denmark to produce a number of business statistics.

Act on Statistics Denmark, Section 8-12a obliges businesses to declare information for statistics.

The numbers of companies with declaration requirement

The survey is based on a sample of approximately 2000 Danish retail trade enterprises. The companies are selected based on VAT-declarations to the Danish tax administration.

How are the companies chosen?

The sample consist of 42 subgroups and enterprises are sampled based on their share of the yearly turnover for the given subgroup. The companies are ranked from largest to smallest and the companies, whose rank constitutes the bottom 10 pct. of turnover for their subgroup when summed, are never selected to participate. The companies whose rank lies between 11 and 49 pct. of the subgroup’s yearly summed turnover, are randomly selected. Lastly, the larger firms whose turnover altogether lies in the top 50 pct. of the yearly turnover for their subgroup are always included in the sample.

Help with declaration
Do you need help?

Our support team can reply to you via email or call you.

Support request form.

Longer deadline?

Request an extension through our support request form.

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Latest news from the statistic (in Danish)

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Subject page: Retail trade index.

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