According to the latest data from Danmarks Statistik, Denmark has experienced a significant surge in international arrivals in the early months of 2023. The figures

reveal that a total of 21,986 foreigners entered the country during the first quarter, marking the highest number ever recorded for this period. This influx of internationals is seen as a positive development by SMVdanmark, an organization advocating for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Thomas Gress, a senior economist at SMVdanmark, highlighted the numerous benefits of this trend. He stated that it not only allows companies to leverage the current economic momentum but also helps reduce inflation and strengthen public finances, particularly in light of the demographic challenges facing the nation. The data further indicates that 40 percent of the new arrivals originated from European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries, while 45 percent came from outside these regions. Notably, 23 percent of the non-EU/EEA arrivals were from Ukraine.

Conversely, approximately 11,000 individuals left Denmark during the same period. However, due to the net increase in immigration, Denmark's population reached 5,941,388 as of April 1. These statistics reflect the growing attraction of Denmark as a destination for individuals seeking opportunities and a promising future. Photo by Phil Whitehouse, Wikimedia commons.