Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.


Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic and North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula and many islands referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Neighboring countries include Germany, Norway, and Sweden (1).

Denmark’s natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, stone, gravel and sand (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 76.8%, industry 21.7% and agriculture 1.5% (2013) (1).

Denmark’s agriculture products include barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, pork, dairy products, fish (1). Its industries include iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment (1).

Denmark’s top exports commodities include machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, chemicals, furniture, ships, windmills (2). Its top imports commodities include machinery and equipment, raw materials and semi manufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods (2).

Denmark’s mains ports and terminals are Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Ensted, Esbjerg, Fredericia and Kalundborg (2).

Trade Statistics
The United States is Denmark's largest non-European trade partner (3). In 2012, United-States was Denmark's 4th main export partner (1).

Denmark is proud to be one of the America’s closest allies. The close relationship between Denmark and the United States has a long and storied history. Diplomatic relations between our countries date all the way back to 1801. In fact, the United States has not maintained such long and unbroken diplomatic ties with any other country (4).

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods import from European Union in 2013: $387.3 billion (8)
  • United States’ goods exports to European Union in 2013: $262.3 billion (8)
  • United States’ goods import from Denmark in 2013:  6,486.3 millions of U.S. dollars (5)
  • United States’ goods exports to Denmark in 2013:  2,230.9 millions of U.S. dollars (5)
  • Imports from Denmark to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $8,072,950 (6)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Denmark in 2010: $0 (6)

Export Companies
Denmark owns 5 companies in Tampa Bay (7)

Company City Parent Country # of Employees 6 Digit NAICS Titles
Amenitique, Inc. Tampa Denmark <10 423850 - Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Danisco USA Inc. Lakeland Denmark 50 to 99 311930 - Flavoring Syrup and Concentrate Manufacturing
Gn Hearing Care Corporation Clearwater Denmark <10 621111 - Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)
Gram Equipment of America Inc Tampa Denmark 10 to 29 423740 - Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Novo Nordisk Inc. Lakeland Denmark <10 424210 - Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers

  1. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/europe-middle-east/europe/european-union
  2. http://www.tampabay.org/sites/default/files/NEW%202011%20FDI%20STUDY_0.pdf
  3. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/DNK/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php
  4. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c4099.html
  5. http://usa.um.dk/en/denmark-in-us/
  6. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3167.htm
  7. http://www.infoplease.com/country/denmark.html?pageno=5
  8. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/da.html