a.    Total Population:

                                         i.     5.5 million

                                         ii.    Agricultural Population – 80,500

                                        iii.    Total labour force – 2.855 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $330.5 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 1% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $40,200 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                          i.    agriculture: 1%

                                         ii.    industry: 22%

                                        iii.    services: 77%

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 17.4% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate:  6% (2011 est.)




a.    Total Exports: $111.1 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, pharmaceuticals, furniture, windmills

c.    Total Import: $96.88 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, raw materials and semimanufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods

e.    CO2 emissions (kt): 47 million tones (2009)

  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  

a.    Climate:

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 66%

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    arable land: 52.59%

                                         ii.    permanent crops: 0.19%

                                        iii.    other: 47.22% (2005)

                                       iv.    Irrigated Land 4,350 sq km (2008)

d.     Major Agricultural commodities: barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets; pork, dairy products; fish

  Major Industrial Activities:  

a.    Industries: iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.

b.     Industrial production growth rate: 0.8% (2011 est.)

  Environmental information & data:  

·         party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling

·         signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

  Jute Statistics:  


Value of Export











                Source: UNcomtrade 2012


List of the jute products that Denmark imports:

  • Sacks & bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute/of other textile bast fibres of 53.03

  • Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.

  • Woven fabrics of jute/other textile bast fibres of 53.03, unbleached

  • Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.

  • Woven fabrics of jute/other textile bast fibres of 53.03, other than unbleached

  • Jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun; tow and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
  Other Information:  

·         Denmark imposed levies on plastic bags in 1994

·         DKK 22 for per kg of plastic bag used (on retailer not on consumer)

·         Retailers cut 66% plastic bags usage

·         Collected 170 million DKK and spent the money in environmental projects.

·         Currently hold the chair of steering committee of Environmental team of EC

  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    

Ministry of Environment

Miljøministeriets Informationscenter
Strandgade 29
1401 Copenhagen K
Tel.: + 45 70 12 02 11



·         Denmark grants an annual approximately DKK 15 billion in development assistance.

·         Denmark is one of five countries in the world to live up to the UN's recommendation to grant a minimum of 0.7 per cent GNI in development assistance.

·         Denmark has been granting development assistance since the end of the Second World War. 

·         The Danida supports activities within the areas of Water and Sanitation, Crops production, Fisheries and livestock, Rural Roads, Human Rights and Good Governance, and Minor projects as Culture and Development. 


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