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Contribution to the economy

Turnover related to the wind industry
The Danish wind industry had a direct turnover of just over 13 billion EUR in 2016.

This revenue created a demand in other industries equivalant to roughly 6 billion EUR. In addition, turnover due to consumer spending amount to approximately 13 billion EUR as a result of the consumption generated from the employee's incomes.
The wind industry's contribution to GDP
The Danish wind industry's direct GDP contribution in 2016 was 2.9 billion EUR. 

The activities of the industry futhermore led to a contribution of deflected effects of 1.7 billion EUR and 3 billion EUR as a consequence of consumer spending. 
In 2016, Denmark's total GDP was 274.8 billion EUR, which means that the wind industry accounted for just under 2.8 per cent of the total Danish GDP.
Impact on employment
In 2016, more than 85,000 full-time positions were linked to the wind industry, when the direct value chain, the deflected effects and consumer spending is included.  

In the primary value chain there are 31,194 full-time employees. In the secondary value chain (deflected effects) there are more than 25,000 employees. In addition, more than 29,000 people are employed as a result of the consumption impacts of the wind industry when the income of households is spent.
The wind industry's primary value chain contributed with more than 1,77 billion EUR in taxes, including both corporate taxes and income taxes.
Including the deflected effects and consumer spending, the industry contributed with 787 million EUR in corporate taxes and around 2.95 billion EUR in income taxes, a total of more than 3.7 billion EUR.

Danish Wind Industry Association

Vodroffsvej 59
DK-1900 Frederiksberg

Tel: +45 3373 0330