5.8 million (2019) 

Official language



Danish krone (kr.) 

Official Statistics Office

Statistics Denmark is responsible for creating statistics on the Danish society, such as employment statistics, trade balance, and demographics. 

Trade Associations


Annual Book Fairs

Copenhagen Bogforum is held over 3 days in November. 

Translation Programmes

Danish Arts Foundation Literature Translation Fund supports projects that promote literature within fiction, general cultural literature and general non-fiction.

Contact: mhd@kulturstyrelsen.dk 

VAT on Books

25% for books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System


Trade Magazine

BogMarkedetis a web resource for the Danish book industry. 


  • Children's Reading Report (Think Tank Future Libraries, 2017, in Danish) 
  • Reports from the Ministry of Culture's committee of inquiry (Danish Booksellers Association, 2000–2008, in Danish) 
  • Denmarks report to Federation of European Publishers Assembly (Danish Publishers Association, 2017) [link to download/view] 
  • Book market statistics (PA, 2017) [link to download/view] 
  • Scandinavia publishing market profile (PA, 2004) [link to download/view] 


Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: denmark.enquiries@britishcouncil.org 

Department for International Trade
Email: commenq.copenhagen@fco.gov.uk

Directory of Danish Publishers (Danish Publishers Association) 

Directory of Danish Booksellers (Danish Booksellers Association) 

Book Distributors