Strong competitiveness, favourable exchange rates, lower oil prices and continuing positive growth outlooks in Europe and the US will result in a 35 billion kroner increase in Danish exports in 2015.
This is the message from the Foreign Ministry, which last week announced its export forecast for 2015 and 2016. Danish exports are expected to increase by 6.2 percent in 2015 and 5.4 percent in 2016.
The foreign minister was quick to link the state of overseas exports to the health of the economy at large.
“It’s good news for the Danish economy, but we need to strengthen the export sectors further for the benefit of growth and employment. That is one of the government’s most important priorities,” he said.
“Every time we export for a billion kroner, 500-600 new jobs in Denmark are created shortly afterwards. Therefore the government has a special focus on getting more small and medium-sized companies into the export market, so that the derivative growth from the exports benefits the whole of Denmark.”