After five years of slow recovery, the Danish economy is expected to pick up in 2015 and 2016. Employment reached a trough in mid-2013 and has since increased, while the unemployment rate has been on a downward trend since mid-2012 and is projected to remain stable over the next two years. Inflation is very low, but is expected to improve slightly in 2015 and again in 2016. The housing market is improving but there are marked regional differences. The current account balance remains in surplus, although it has fallen in the last two years. The general government deficit is projected to turn into a surplus in 2014 on the back of one-off measures, before falling back into deficit in 2015.
Read a complete analysis of Denmark's economy in the country report 2015 [431 KB]
2015 recommendations in brief
The Commission has made two country-specific recommendations to Denmark to help it improve its economic performance. These are in the areas of public finances; productivity and services.