The Republic of Italy covers an area of about 301,000 square kilometres and has around 60 million inhabitants, making it the European Union’s fourth largest member state.
Italy is third largest economy in the euro zone, and one of Denmark top ten export markets. In 2017, the total export to Italy was DKK 16,454 million, and the total import of Italian goods to Denmark was DKK 21,000 million. Food and pharmaceuticals are among key Danish export sectors.
Denmark and Italy share the same goals of creating growth and jobs through innovation and trade, and are among the strongest supports of free trade in the EU. Likewise, the two countries also work closely together in international organisations such as the EU, NATO and the United Nations.