Factsheet : Denmark

Official Title:
Kingdom of Denmark


General Information

Capital: Copenhagen
Population (million): 5.71
Total Area: 43,094km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.07785 krone (DKK) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: June 5, Constitution Day
Language(s): Danish, Greenlandic, Faroese


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral parliament with a 179-seat People’s Parliament (Folketing) including 2 seats from Greenland & 2 from the Faroe Islands. Cabinet appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 5 regions and 98 municipalities, plus Faroe Islands & Greenland are self-governing administrative divisions. Minority single government led by the Venstre Party (V).

Head of State:
Queen Margrethe II (Accession 1972)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Anders Samuelsen (LA)
Finance: Kristian Jensen (V)
Development Cooperation: Ulla Tornaes (V)

Main Political Parties:
Venstre Party (V), Social Democratic Party (SD), Danish People’s Party (DF), Red-Green Alliance (E), Liberal Alliance Party (LA), Alternative Party (A) , Social Liberal (RV), Socialist People’s Party (SF), Conservative People’s Party (KF). People’s Parliament: V (34), SD (47), DF (37), E (14), LA (13), A (9), RV (8), SF (7), KF (6)

Elections:
Monarchy is hereditary. Members of parliament (4 year term): Next in June 2019 at the latest.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Denmark Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 406.49 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 71,223.65 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.14 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.25 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 6.19 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $378,125,261
Canadian imports from country: $1,024,602,827
FDI in Canada: $623 million
CDI in Denmark: $419 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Emi Furaya


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Denmark
Year Exports Imports
2012 $333,255,541 $948,979,089
2013 $243,005,712 $1,000,100,464
2014 $265,911,848 $992,693,911
2015 $341,661,429 $1,019,121,702
2016 $378,125,261 $1,024,602,827
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Denmark
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $61,443,070 $39,854,780
02 Veg. Prod. $3,840,346 $25,536,434
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $844,854 $5,557,330
04 Food Prod. $55,050,282 $68,668,669
05 Mineral Prod. $12,911,251 $40,053,252
06 Chemical Prod. $24,936,659 $340,124,541
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,680,986 $15,353,881
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,754,931 $1,934,625
09 Wood Prod. $6,602,458 $1,196,694
10 Paper Prod. $3,352,370 $5,669,046
11 Textiles Prod. $1,113,177 $5,363,401
12 Dress Access. $2,477,926 $716,700
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $201,932 $7,333,080
14 Precious Metals/stones $28,613 $588,111
15 Base Metal Prod. $9,237,232 $31,751,639
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $38,846,940 $250,965,352
17 Vehicles and Equip. $20,694,762 $20,037,566
18 Specialized Inst. $21,623,903 $130,442,390
19 Arms & Ammunition $5,896,629 $123,255
20 Misc. Articles $2,802,332 $26,844,437
21 Antiques $94,601,491 $470,138