A new report by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate presents Danish export of energy technology and services in 2016. According to the report, Danish companies exported energy technology and service for approx. DKK 83.8 billion – a figure covering both green and other energy technology.
Since 2010, the Danish export of green energy technology has increased significantly with 44.1 percent. EU-countries have experienced the same positive development, yet the growth has not been as big as in Denmark with an 17.9 percent increase in energy technology and a 8.3 percent increase in green energy technology since 2010. The Danish export of green energy technology was at its highest in 2014. In the new report, the figure has dropped with an addtional 2.3 percent decrease since 2015.
The biggest export market for Denmark is still the European neighouring markets. In 2016, the Netherlands and Great Britain had greater influence than the year before. Especially when it comes to green energy technology, there has been an increase in both countries of respectively DKK 4.2 billion and 2.6 billion since 2015. However, Germany remains Denmark’s biggest export.
The United States and Sweden purchased a smaller share of energy technology and services compared with the year before. Danish companies purchased a large amount of wind turbines to the American market. However, as the wind turbines are increasingly produced locally, these numbers are not included in the statistics.
“The brand new export figures highlight energy as a continued position of strength within the Danish industry with small fluctuations in the markets. This position of strengthen must not be taken for granted. The energy industry has to keep its finger on the pulse and deliver new solutions while policies in energy, trade and research keep up”, says Anders Stouge, CEO at the Danish Energy Association
Facts about the new report