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Økonomiske nøgletal

Japan er verdens tredjestørste økonomi og Danmarks 13. største eksportmarked for varer i 2017. Nedenfor ses et kort overblik over de seneste nøgletal for Japans økonomi og samhandel med Danmark. 

Danish trade with Japan


  • Japan was Denmark's 15th largest export market in 2020, totalling DKK 21,1 billion in revenues which accounted for 1,6% of danish exports. (BOP)
  • Japan was Denmark's 14th largest export market for goods with 13,8 billion DKK (1,8%) and the 16th biggest market for services grossing 7,3 billion DKK (1,5%). (BOP)
  • Goods exports to Japan rose by 3,7 % in 2021 in relation to 2020. (FOS)
  • The top export in 2021 was medicinal and pharmaceutical products (DKK 6,01 billion). (FOS)


  • Imports of goods and services from Japan totalled DKK 7,0 billion in 2020. (BOP)
  • Imports of goods from Japan totalled DKK 3,0 billion in 2021; a rise of 9,7% relative to 2020.(FOS)
  • The top import good in 2021 was road vehicles (including air-cushion vehicles) (DKK 284,5 million).

Foreign direct investments

  • Denmark's direct investments in Japan were DKK 9,0 billion by the end of 2020.
  • Japan's direct investments in Denmark were DKK 29,4 billion by the end of 2020.
  • In 2019 93 danish subsidiaries employed 5.566 people in Japan.

Economic key figures for Japan

  • Japan is the world's 3rd largest economy in 2020 with a GDP of 5.040 billion USD.
  • In 2020 the country had a population of 126,5 million.
  • According to the World Bank's 2021 classification, Japan belongs to the group of High income countries. The GDP per capita of the country was 39.856 USD in 2020.
  • In 2021 the real growth rate in GDP is expected to be 1,6 pct., and over the following two years real GDP is expected to grow at a rate of 2,6 pct. p.a.
  • In 2020 the current account had a surplus of 2,9 pct. of GDP. Towards 2023, the current account is expected to somewhat worsen and the surplus increases further.
  • In 2019 the government budget balance had a deficit of 9,1 pct. Towards 2023, the budget balance is expected to slightly improve, but remains negative.
  • Exports of services to Japan totalled DKK 7,3 billion in 2020.