2021 Foreign Direct Investments in Denmark
Foreign Direct investments (FDI) bring technology, capital and jobs to Denmark. FDI inflows
are a critical driver of productivity growth. Historically, Denmark has attracted many foreign
investments and was up until the turn of the century one of the main destinations for FDI
inflows towards Europe.
During the past two decades, FDI flows into DK have fallen behind other countries. At the same
time, Danish FDI outflows have increased, and domestic private investments have stagnated.
In combination, these investment patterns suggest that Denmark has become a less attractive
investment location for both domestic and foreign firms. Europe attracts a smaller and smaller
share of global investments, and the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified competition for
This report is developed by Implement Consulting Group on behalf of AmCham Denmark.