Privacy and Cookie Policy

We use cookies to improve the user experience. By continuing on this page, you accept our use of cookies.


Please read our Privacy and Cookie Policy here to find out more.

Statistical presentation

Contact info

Government Finance
Helene Gjermansen
+45 39 17 34 65

Get as PDF

The Public Sector Finances

The statistics illustrate the institutional distribution of activities carried out by the public corporations, giving total figures as well as figures divided into industrial groups. Furthermore, the statistics contain figures for the public sector and all public corporations and quasi-corporations. Specified figures for production, value added, gross operating surplus and gross domestic product at factor cost are included in the statistics.

Data description

The statistics gives an economic overview of the public activities in the Danish economy. That is, both general government but also the public corporations. The statistics follows the national account standard and is therefore consistent with other countries' national accounts statistics.

Classification system

The statistics are based on the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA2010) and also the industrial classification DB07 (based on the European classification system NACE Rev. 2).

Sector coverage

The public sector, that is general government and public corporations.

Statistical concepts and definitions

ESA2010: The concepts in this statistics are described in the national account manual ESA2010.


Statistical unit

The entities included in this statistic are all entities in Statistics Denmark's business register which have a public sector sector code. The compilation of the statistics are based on both yearly accounts for institutional units and yearly accounts for central government, regions and municipalities.

Statistical population

Public sector

Reference area

The public sector in Denmark.

Time coverage


Base period

Not relevant for these statistics.

Unit of measure

Million DKK.

Reference period

The figures relate to the financial year. If the financial year for a public corporation is different from the calendar year; the calendar year with the longest accounting period is selected as the financial year

Frequency of dissemination

Yearly publication.

Legal acts and other agreements

Paragraph 6 and 8 of the Act on Statistics Denmark.

  • EU: 549/2013
  • EU: 1893/2006

Cost and burden

  • Large accounting questionnaire: 180 minutes a year.
  • Small accounting questionnaire: 90 minutes a year.


More information.