Record number of internationals streaming to Denmark
According to new figures from Danmarks Statistik, there has been a considerable influx of internationals coming to Denmark so far this year.
The figures showed that 21,986 foreigners arrived in the first three months of 2023 – the most ever recorded in the first quarter of a year.
And that’s great news, according to SMVdanmark, an advocacy organisation for SMEs (small and medium enterprises).
“It’s super positive for three reasons. It helps companies capitalise on the momentum of the economy, pushes inflation down and boosts public finances at a time with many demographic challenges,” Thomas Gress, a senior economist at SMVdanmark, told Berlingske newspaper.
Closing in on 6 million
The figures showed that 40 percent of the newcomers came from an EU or EEA country, while 45 percent came from outside those areas – 23 percent of whom came from Ukraine.
Meanwhile, there were around 11,000 people who left Denmark over the same period.
The net immigration increase means that the population in Denmark grew to 5,941,388 as of April 1.