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  • Imports from Denmark A$1,203 million
  • Exports to Denmark A$101 million
  • Capital Copenhagen
  • Official Language Danish
  • Area 43,000 sq km
  • Population 5.6 million

Last updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU) and is subject to EU trade regulatory requirements.

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Country Profile

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    Denmark showed signs of recovery in 2010 and 2011 following a downturn, as a result of the global financial crisis. The recovery remains slow; the Danish economy recorded a modest growth of 0.4 per cent in 2013. Exports and imports accounted for 55 per cent and 49 per cent of GDP respectively in 2013.
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    Total two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Denmark in 2013 was A$1.28 billion, weighted heavily in Denmark's favour. Australia's merchandise exports to Denmark were valued at A$189 million in 2013 and consisted mainly of alcoholic beverages, orthopaedic appliances and beef.
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    The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy based on its 1953 Constitution. The reigning monarch is Queen Margrethe II. The heir to the throne, Crown Prince Frederik, is married to Australian-born Crown Princess Mary.
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