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Business Enterprise Research and Development (BERD)

The statistics are published in Focus On Statistics Denmark (Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik) and are available from Statistics Denmark's website at and from the database StatBank Denmark ( The statistics can also be found at the Eurostat databases (under the STI-domain). For the years 2012-2020 Statistics Denmark published a more extensive publication concerning R&D and innovation: "Innovation og Forskning 2020" (Innovation and research 2020).The publication is available (Danish only) on

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

When the statistics is released a Focus on-article is published on Statistics Denmark's website - The articles can be downloaded from


The Business Enterprises' R&D statistics is a part of the publication "Innovation og forskning". The 2019 publication was released in April 2019 and is in Danish only.

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank under Research and development in the following tables:

  • FORSK01: Enterprises expenses for own R&D by industry, sizeclass and region
  • FORSK02: Erhvervslivets udgifter til købte FoU-tjenester
  • CFABNP: Research and Development costs in per cent of GDP

Micro-data access

Researchers and other analysts from authorized research institutions, can be granted access to the underlying Microdata by contacting Research Services.


Statistics Denmark's website ( and on the Eurostat database.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy for Statistics Denmark.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Confidentiality is not an issue because of the used publication level. However the data transmitted to Eurostat demand some anonymization processes to secure the enterprises' confidentiality

Documentation on methodology

See:* where documents on the used methodology can be found.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.