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Manufacturers’ Sales of Goods (quarterly)

These statistics are published annually at the beginning of March in a Danish press release. Quarterly figures are published in the StatBank under Purchases and sales by manufacturing industries. Internationally, these statistics are available through Eurostat's database and at the UN, where the statistics are disseminated under Industrial Commodity Statistics.

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

These statistics are published in a Danish press release once a year in the beginning of March.


Publications only in Danish.

On-line database

These statistics are published in the StatBank under Purchases and sales by manufacturing industries in the following tables:

  • VARER: Industrial commodity statistics (quarterly) by commodity group and unit
  • VARER1: Industrial commodity statistics (annual) by commodity group and unit
  • VARER2S: Manufacturers' sales, SITC (quarter) by main SITC groups and seasonal adjustment
  • VARER3: Manufacturers' sales, SITC (annual) by main SITC groups
  • OMS5: Manufacturers' sales (quarters) by industry (DB07), type of turnover and seasonal adjustment
  • OMS6: Manufacturers' sales (annual) by industry (DB07) and type of turnover

Micro-data access

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


These statistics are transmitted annually to Eurostat, who disseminates Danish figures together with similar statistics from other countries in Eurostat's database. You can read more about these statistics in European context on the Eurostat website on PRODCOM.

These statistics are also transmitted annually to the UN, where figures are disseminated under Industrial Commodity Statistics.

These statistics are part of The Enterprise Package in combination with Foreign Trade in Goods. The Enterprise Package is a standard solution specifically suited for private companies wishing to follow the foreign trade in certain goods. It may be items that you already deal with or goods you intend to import or export in future. Contact DST Consulting for more information.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy for Statistics Denmark.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Confidential codes are defined on the CN level according to our confidentiality policy. Data on these specific codes are never published, nor are aggregates which would make it possible to calculate the values of confidential codes. Prodcom codes are often aggregates of CN codes - so if a Prodcom code contains one CN code flagged as confidential, it will be flagged as confidential as well. In tables on turnover in each industry group. confidentiality is obtained by aggregation of industry groupings if it is necessary in order to avoid that information on individual enterprises could be attained.

Documentation on methodology

Not relevant for these statistics.

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.