KRAKS EXPORT DIRECTORY OF DENMARK Kraks Legat, the publishers of the standard work Kraks Vejviser (address book and commercial directory of Den- mark) have pleasure in presenting the fourth edition of Kraks Export Directory of Denmark. Kraks Vejviser, established in 1770, is the oldest existing directory in the world. It has in the course of time, be- come an indispensable hand-book to the Danish coinmunity; the contents, particularly the sections relative to trade con- ditions, being invariably consulted when-ever and wherever the establishment of business connexions is contemplatod, whether in Denmark or between parties in Denmark and abroad. This is evidenced among other things by the faet that the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs dispatches the Directory regularly to the Danish Embassies, Consulates and the more important Vice-consulates abroad. The last decades have witnessed a very eonsiderable growth of the commercial intercourse between Denmark and other countries. This faet has been experienced by Kraks in many ways; not only by the inereasing demand for the Directory abroad, but also by the constantly growing number of inquiries the editors receive from abroad touching Danish commerce and industry. As a consequence of this the publishers resolved in 1926 to publish Kraks Export Directory of Denmark in the form of a comprehensive compendium precisely calculated to facilitate and promote commercial intercourse, the plan hav ing the support of the Chairmen of the two leading trade organizations in Denmark: The Merchants Guild Committee end the Chamber of Commerce for the Provinces. In the following pages some details are given of Denmark’s export trade together with brief directions for using the dif ferent sections. The list of firms and the list of products contain, as far as possible, the names of all exporting firms in Denmark arranged townwise and according to the nature of the article exported. In the Advertisement sectiou several of the exporting firms have had supplementary information inserted respecting their goods. The publishers purpose issuing annually in the month of January a new edition of this directory, so that fully reliable and up-to-date information may always be available.
Danish Export Trade.
Notwithstanding Denmark being in a marked degree devoid of natural sources of wealth in the way of mine- ralia the Danish people have proved themselves capable of making up for this handicap by evolving a scientifi- cally carnied out process of amelioratiion appb'ed to Da nish agriomltural products „and a'lso to raw materials and semi-worked goods imported from .countries more,favou- red from the band of nature. The Danish people have also with no small mcasure of success cxiploited the fa- vourable geographical situation of the country, forming as it does a connecting link between several of the leading countries in the world — not unlike Hellas in the Mediterranean world of antiquity — and a trade has been developcd which in proportion to the size of the country and its population is second only to that of one or two European states. The exchange of goods conse- quent hereupon has rendered possible a highly develop- ed industry and trade, and the production of first quality goods in more and more ficlds, is calculatod to satisfy the most fastidious demands of the wide range of consuniers catered for. The development of Denmark’s foreign trade during the last fifty years appears from the following figures:
the island of Zealand, and a similar number in the 76 market towns. Agrlculture In Denmark. About 78 % of the total land area of Denmark is under cidtivation, and some 8,5% is oovered with forests and plantations. During the period from 1866 to 1919 the cul- tivated acreage has been inereased by 420,000 hectares and the woodland acreage by 170,000 hectares. It follows from what has been stated above touching the natura! conditions of the country, tliat agriculituro should become the leading industry in the modern trade development, or what may be termed the industrinl revo lution in Denmark. The decisive change took place in the period between 1870 and 1890 when as a consequence of the priccs on the world market (grain supplies frem oversea countries) developing in the disfavour the Danish farmers, who had hitherto mainly cultivated grain, now promptly ahd with unique adaptitude took up the intensive production of raw materials for the food indu stry with a view’to extensive exiportation. Since the yenr 1880 the barvest \yield in Denmark has doubled, and during the same period the number of head of horned cattle has likewLse\ doubled. There are now five times as many pigs and five times as mueh poultry as in the named year. It may be Vreckoned that about 90 % of the crops of grain, grass 'and turnips serves as fodder for the livestocks. The retmaining 10% covers the culti vation of sugar beet and 'the important export acticles seeds and malt barley. At the same time agricullure imports a very large quantity of feeding stufif, fertilizers etc. to a value of in all about 350 million Kroner. The greater part of the products of agriculture undergo a finishing industrial
Total imports Mill. Kr.
Total exports Mill. Kr. 172
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1885............... .................. 249
1913............... .................. 855
1928............. 1657 The total population of Denmark is about 3,500,000, sonae 750,000 of whoni live in the Capital Copenhagen, on