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Interna­tional trade in services

The International trade in services Statistics describes the trade in services (imports and exports) with other countries. International trade in services is used in the compilation of the Balance of payments. Services comprise all intangible goods, e.g. transport services. Transport by sea is by far the most important service for Denmark.

Information on trade in services is primarily collected by Statistics Denmark directly from the enterprises, monthly as well as annually – depending on size. To this is added supplementary information from other data sources, especially with regard to travels, where exports are compiled in cooperation with VisitDenmark.
The statistics on international trade in services are published quarterly and distributed by selected countries and service groups. The statistics published annually are more detailed and are distributed by countries and 50 service categories.


External trade in services is compiled on the basis of:

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