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In 2018, Scotland sold £700 million worth of exports to Denmark. This is 2.1% of Scotland’s total international exports. Scottish exports to Denmark have decreased by 30.8% since 2013, a decrease of £310 million.

An image of Denmark outlined on a map

The benefits of selling to Denmark

The World Bank rates Denmark as the 4th easiest country in the world to do business with.

Denmark’s a good place to export to because it has a:

  • strong economy
  • highly educated workforce

It’s also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:

  • people and businesses look to buy similar things as in the UK
  • it has a high standard of living, so people have money to spend
  • UK brands are trusted there

What we could sell more of

A Trading Nation uses evidence to work out what Scotland could sell more of.

In Denmark, the key sectors where Scotland could sell more are:

  • machinery and equipment
  • computer and information technology (IT) services
  • chemical sciences
  • food
  • transport equipment
  • financial services
  • the manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

An infographic of top opportunities in Denmark

Help with exporting in Denmark

Scottish Development International offices

Scottish Development International can help businesses exporting to Denmark from their offices in:

They have 5 members of staff who are focussed on:

  • energy
  • science and technology
  • industries that produce consumer goods


The GlobalScot network has 2 experts in Denmark covering:

  • financial services
  • life sciences

We’re going to expand the GlobalScot network in Denmark.

Department for International Trade

You can contact the Department for International Trade team in Denmark to find opportunities for doing business there.

Chamber of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce in Denmark can offer members:

  • business support
  • advice
  • introductions

They have an office in Copenhagen.

You can find more help with exporting.

You can also find more information on exporting to Denmark in A Trading Nation.

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