Explore the footprints of the creative industries in Denmark
Danish creativity in numbers
The creative industries are important trade and export industries for Denmark, and they leave a significant imprint on the economy. In 2020, the industries employed 119,000 people, hereof 86,000 full-time and 33,000 part-time workers. With derived effects from other industries*, they created a turnover of €55.6bn in 2021.
Since 2012, the creative industries have reached an annual export growth of 6.6%. A large part of the turnover is generated through exports abroad, which in 2021 was just over €17.5bn.
Creative solutions significantly impact the Danish economy – both in terms of employment and economic footprints.
The circle diagrams illustrate the direct and derived effect in terms of employment in 2020 and revenue in 2021. The derived effects indicate how activity in the creative industries creates input and gives rise to activity in other professions and industries. For example, designers, architects or digital marketing agencies who provide services or consultancy for other sectors, thereby contributing to both jobs and growth.
Domestic sales and export
The pie chart illustrates the sizes of each of the creative industries in terms of revenue. The bar chart below specifies the revenue as domestic sales and exports calculated in billions of Euro for 2021.
of international turnover created by Danish architects is generated in Europe
of employees within the Danish Design ecosystem is constituted of visual and graphic designers
of Danish design professionals hold a formal design education
games are developed each year by Danish game developers, ranging from huge AAA titles to small mobile app experiments
of all XR content in 2018 was made with the Danish game engine Unity
of the collective Danish labour force are design professionals
largest export industry in Denmark is fashion, when including footwear
Explore key figures for each of the creative industries.